The Greek Symphonic Death Metal masters recorded a special live show in the Metropolitan Theatre in Mexico City back in February 2019, with the band utilizing over 100 musicians from the Symphonic Experience Orchestra, the Enharmonia Vocalis Choir and the National University of Mexico Children’s and Youth Choir as part of the largest production of any event at the location and now the event is about to be available on Blu-Ray to relive this momentous occasion.
There is no doubt that this gig is special even if just from the audible experience, however when you start to watch the footage, he enormity of this event can start to be appreciated as the stage is full of more classical musicians before the Death Metallers join them on stage and the scene is set.
The conductor for the classical aspect of the music is unwavering as the baton continues to lead the special additions to this live experience and the was that the band from Athens utilize and let this addition show just how good they are is testament to the band and then Septicflesh are also on fire as if the two different aspects of this concoction are pushing the best out each other and feeding off the energy of each other.
The lighting is as special as the music and the crowd seems to lap it up in droves and it is easy to understand why we are witnessing something stunning. The audible recording is a perfect balance, whereby the crowd can be heard but not at the expense of the music, something that sometimes live recordings can suffer from.
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX is pretty much the perfect gig for any fan of Symphonic Death Metal and should be witnessed by the masses because in this case, seeing is truly believing and the scale of this occasion cannot be fully appreciated without understanding how the orchestra, choir, and Death Metal can work so naturally together. Simply this is over 80 minutes of stunning Death Metal in a stunning venue that is enhanced by a stunning supporting cast.
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX is released Friday, July 31st via Season of Mist
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