‘Stoned Meadow of Doom : Sorrows Path – Touching Infinity (Full Album)’

Sorrows Path – Touching Infinity (Full Album) When you think doom metal, you usually think of a dirge. Sorrows Path is a refreshing change of pace from that stereotype. The instrumental intro lets you know this will be something different, a very dark acoustic passage reminiscent of Nile. A calm before the storm. The strongest song on the album is right afterwards, “Fantasies Will Never Die”. Soaring vocals and guitar theatrics belie a dark undertone throughout, to take nothing at all away from the whiplash timing changes a la Fates Warning and the sweep arpeggios in the solo are the icing on the cake. Don’t sell Sorrows Path short as a one-trick pony. Go to track four and get pummeled by the dynamic “My Chosen God”, a chilling contrast between acoustic dirge and almost thrash-like chorus. Angelos Ioannidis shows the full range of his capabilities going from a calm whisper to a vocal fry growl, all the way to the soaring head voice and sustained notes of “Fantasies” before it. It all comes to a climax during the solo, a barely controlled maelstrom bursting at the seams.

Sorrows Path most definitely have the mechanics of dynamics refined to a science, knowing that keeping things changing is what keeps the pulse going. While every single song mentioned so far have had that dynamic in mind, “Revival of Feminine Grandeur” breaks from the pattern right off the starting blocks. An unabashedly heavy and notably faster paced epic, it too even has a hidden gem in the form of a piano-laden bridge, building to a crescendo of machine gunned double-kick madness and a neo-classical solo with the fire to match. The album closes with the title track, a statement in itself that their final song is anything but. “Touching Infinity” is an instrumental as well, very short and incredibly dark. Contrasting the opening track, it is more like a sleeping volcano than an eruption building. Played as intended as the outtro to “Revival”, it showcases a band that have reached a certain maturity in their songwriting and have mastered the art of musically telling the audience they have more to say.

Review by Anita Malloy https://www.themetalchannel.net/album-reviews/sorrows-path-touching-infinity/

1. Intro To Infinity – 0:00
2. Fantasies Will Never Die – 0:28
3. Leneh – 4:47
4. My Chosen God – 9:15
5. Metaphysical Song – 12:58
6. The Subconscious – 17:26
7. Beauty – 22:06
8. Forgiveness – 27:56
9. Revival Of Feminine Grandeur – 31:23
10. Touching Infinity – 36:20

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