New York City progressive rock/metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM has issued a new lyric video from their H. P. Lovecraft-inspired Haunter Of The Dark album, out now on Sensory Records. The captivating new video was created for the band by Wayne Joyner for the track “The Stranger Things I’ve Learned.”
Offers INFINITE SPECTRUM, “This track is roughly at the halfway point of the album and has a very melancholy feel. It’s at this point in the story that our narrator finds himself longing for the innocence he once knew and simultaneously overcome with anxiety from the occult knowledge he has attained. It’s a rather introspective and haunting track. ‘The Stranger Things I’ve Learned’ is one of a few low-key numbers on Haunter Of The Dark where we went for more of a classic prog feel. The arrangement slightly veers into the orchestral, but in a way the supports the main instrumentation of the band. It’s sonically open and ebbs and flows musically in a very dreamlike way.”
With the video premiere, Svbterranean calls Haunter Of The Dark, “a progressive metal opus that rivals the material of acts like Dream Theater and Symphony X.”
See INFINITE SPECTRUM’s “The Stranger Things I’ve Learned” lyric video RIGHT HERE.
INFINITE SPECTRUM’s Haunter Of The Dark was released in June of 2016, a full-length concept recording based on the short story by master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft, which brings the band’s interpretation of the story to life through ambitious compositions featuring an abundance of dynamic, virtuosic playing, and powerful, melodic vocals. Teaming up with Grammy award-winning engineer Chris Theis, the band created a remarkable sonic journey combining theatrical elements with the progressive metal genre, the band has crafted their own brand of musical storytelling, which includes elements of radio-style drama for a uniquely cinematic listening experience.
Outburn Magazine’s featured 9/10 review praised, “While Haunter Of The Dark may only be a sophomore outing, INFINITE SPECTRUM plays with all of the technique and finesse that more experienced counterparts like Symphony X are known for, and in the pantheon of epic concept albums, this record will surely be remembered.” Bloody-Disgusting noted of the album, “If you’re a fan of bands like Symphony X or Dream Theater but always wanted them to have a little bit of a horror twist, this is right up your alley,” and Music Street Journal wrote, “While still possessing a strong metal edge, they are much more melodic than the death metal bands and not as suffocating in their approach. Their musical style can best be compared to the likes of Symphony X, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus, although with a much darker edge. They are the only Lovecraftian prog metal band I know of.”