Infera Bruo might translate as 'hellish noise' in the Esperanto language - as their bio purports - and play the type of black metal that first saw the light (?) of day in the early 90's, but the band orginate from the very un-black metal capital of Boston, Massachusetts. Of course we should never judge a band from where they originate.
The Devils Eyes is the first song off this four song mini album, and almost instantly it brings to mind the sound of latter Emperor, who it seems, have undoubtably been a large influence upon Infera Bruo, especially with the vocals of Galen and Ardroth. Upon Stone is more of the same, but what really dominates here, like the rest of Infera Bruo, are the vocals. Code Of Will is a little less melodic, though with a few interchangeable riffs, while A Path Unwritten, reverts back to a similar style as the first two songs, though with a few notable solos.
As has already been mentioned, Infera Bruo heavily worship at the alter of Emperor, which in itself is fine, but listening to Infera Bruo, some might say that they do it just a little too much. Its understandable that any band would want to emulate their influnences, but not to the point where it retards them in finding their own sounds and path.
Overall, Infera Bruo are capable musicians, but in a world of musical downloading and a critical listening public, one has to question if this is really enough. Its even more admirable then that they have opted to self release their debut, but if Infera Bruo hope to survive in this climate, then they are going to need either some really good promotion, or the backing of a strong record label, otherwise they will just drown in a musical pool of mediocrity.
Infera Bruo is out now.