In all the universe there may be nothing more unequivocally awesome than heavy metal music. The only thing which even comes close is comic books. Fortunately the two worlds sometimes merge, although not nearly often enough.
Thus, I was drawn in by a band called Infinite Earths (as I assume the name harkens to the classic DC comics storyline "Crisis on Infinite Earths").
When I read the band bio and learned the album is a soundtrack to vocalist Josh Mazzora's H.P. Lovecraft inspired comic book, I was automatically enamored with the band before hearing a single note.
My expectations for this album were similar to stepping into the theater to see Star Wars Episode I. Happily, unlike that fateful day in 1999 when midiclorians spoiled my stew, "Into the Void" has met my lofty expectations. It is brilliant album which contains all the virtuosic guitar playing of technical death metal with blast beat drumming and a vocal delivery which hovers within the glorious realm of black metal.