Inifinitus Mortus is the New Jersey, USA, based brainchild of Steve "Stoki" Megna. Inifinitus Mortus started out in 2008 and in 2010 the first album "2012" - based up the Mayan calender's prediction for the end of the world - was released, featuring the vocals of Tara Ortiz. Now it's 2012,and Infinitus Mortus are back with a second concept-album based upon the superficiality of love featuring a dual-vocal of the brother/sister duo VJ and Caitlin, as well as the lyrical talents of Rebeca Proano Pasquel.
Since the release of "2012" there's been a strong curiosity in my mind as to where Steve will take Infinitus Mortus next. On the first listen "The Conspiracy Of Love" is a definite follow on from the previous album, yet you can hear that Steve's writing has progressed and developed, whilst not altogether changing the style too dramatically. The album has more dark tones than "2012", and certainly is more progressive and melodic, which coupled with the dual-vocals of brother/sister pairing VJ and Caitlin give the album alot more depth and contrast.
The vocal style of VJ and Caitlin has a kind of blues-y tone to it, whilst being very fitting to the album it can, at times come off a bit blunt. While this doesn't take anything away from the album musically - as both vocalists fit the style much better than previous vocalist - it doesn't really capitalise on it as it has the potential to do.
Musically "Dissolve" is a stand-out track from the album, with a heavy mix of dark melodies and fast-paced drumming to rival many black metal bands. The use of oriental style influences in "Dissolve" are particularly grabbing. The way Steve draws up on many different influences throughout "The Conspiracy Of Love" is evident, and with strong, varying songs such as "Plain Hearts" and "Your Sin", makes this album more solid than the previous.
Overall, in comparison to "2012" I much prefer "The Conspiracy Of Love", loving it's depth and dark tones and very much look forward to seeing where Steve takes Inifinitus Mortus with a third album!
Highlights: Plain Hearts, Dissolve, Your Sin