Formed in 2014 in the USA (Toledo, Ohio to be specific), The Infinity Process is a trio with some hard-hitting attitude. Bringing together the sounds of Evanescence, The Pretty Reckless and Seether, Kimberly Tingley (vocals), Jason Tingley (guitar and bass) and Brent Gfell (drums) easily send shivers down your spine with their music. With experience in performance as well as recording music, The Infinity Process has gained a reputation for energetic and enthusiastic gigs. The latest addition to their critically acclaimed repertoire is the single ‘Sinister’.
Following their 2020 EP The Unknown, ‘Sinister’ retains The Infinity Process’s melodic metal style with a hardcore metal undertone. Inspired by acts like System of a Down, Muse and Foo Fighters, the band offers a forceful sound with the pounding drums and screeching guitars. What I find intriguing is how the heavy style elegantly incorporates Kimberley Tingley’s breathtakingly sweet vocals finding the line between severity and innocence. Yes, there is an ethereal quality to the Amy Lee-reminiscent voice, however, Jason Tingley ensures the “metal-ness” of their sound with throaty screams throughout the song.
‘Sinister’ has a sinister melody but this only enhances the deeper meaning of the track. The Infinity Process shares that ‘Sinister’ is “…about being manipulated, consumed or controlled by something and not even being fully aware of it. Being unable to escape any type of vice that has control of you. This could be a toxic relationship, an addiction, an obsessive controlling belief system or anything else that is able to consume a person mentally or spiritually and change them into something or someone that is barely recognisable to those around them.”
Inspired by the decline of empathy in modern society, The Infinity Process use the conceptual ‘Sinister’ to connect with audiences on an intimate level. While the track has a brashness to it, the intimacy shared melts all boundaries bringing listener and singer together in a kaleidoscopic soundscape. ‘Sinister’ may be in line with much of what The Infinity Process has done before but the sophistication of its execution definitely shows a polishing of their boundary-breaking style. I had not heard of The Infinity Process before, but I believe they may be rivalling Evanescence in the not-too-distant future. Can’t wait to hear more!
In addition to their single, the US-based trio released an official music video for ‘Sinister’. Please note: this video uses strobe-like lighting effects that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.