Infected Rain

Live at 1720

Los Angeles, CA

May 10th, 2022

Review and photos by Travis Baumann

Infected Rain return to North America for a head lining tour! Back in October, they set foot in the USA for the first time and had an amazing tour with Butcher Babies and Stitched up Heart. Even though the world still feels the effects of the pandemic and a war raging in the country next to their homeland, Infected Rain brave the global situation to bring us more of their progressive metalcore music.

Lena Scissorhands is as captivating and forceful as ever, showcasing the new album, "Ecdysis" and giving lots of fan-favorite songs from their previous albums as well.

The band joining her includes Vidick on guitars, Sergey also on guitars, Vladamir on bass guitar, and Eugene on drums. The five from Moldava produce a chunky, heavy mix of dark metal with Lena's vocals occilating between death metal style growls and melodic, uplifting clean singing. She definitely has a super star aura to her that emenates with charisma and nuance.

It was great getting to see them with a full set, giving them time to delve into the lastest album that came out between this and their previous time through. The entire album is amazing but stand out tracks include "Fighter" and "Postmortem Pt. 1" which were even better live. They prove once again they are force to be reckoned with and hopefully we will see them many times in the future.

Set list:

Pendulum

Mold

Black Gold

Longing

The Earth Mantra

The Realm of Chaos

Postmortem Pt. 1

Passerby

Fighter

Orphan Soul

Encore:

Fool the Gravity

Sweet, Sweet Lies