Infection Code take inspiration from a great many places on new album IN.R.I. Building from a solid thrash base, the Italian veterans sprinkle in sounds from across the spectrum. IN.R.I. will definitely appeal to Devin Townshend fans who are eagerly clamoring for a Strapping Young Lad reunion—Infection Code share the same penchant for industrial stylings and frenzied death-thrash on songs like “”Unholy Demo(n)cracy” and “Alteration.”
There are plenty of electronic moments on the album; the spacey synthesizers are a contrast to the down-tuned riffs and chugging that drives much of IN.R.I. Infection Code are talented musicians—beneath the sleek production and outside influences on each song is a solid thrash metal skeleton. It’s rare to find a band where the comparisons range from Carcass to White Zombie and it actually works, but Infection Code do it in style on IN.R.I.
IN.R.I is out on Friday via Argonauta but Decibel has a full stream of the album for you below. Head to the label website to score a copy.