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"Twisted Turns" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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Missing Infinity describes their music thusly: "Appreciating their love for all types of music yet yearning to help push rock/metal back to the forefront of the music scene, Missing Infinity came together to write music based on all members' influences which include a myriad of styles such as classic rock, hard rock/metal, industrial, jazz, progressive rock, pop, theatrical music and classical/symphonic music. With songs ranging from mystical ballads to fist-raising anthems, to over-the-top gut-wrenching, emotionally driven songs, Missing Infinity likes to run the gamut of song styles while continuing to keep their harder edge style that gives the listener something to sink their teeth, ears, mind and soul into."

And that's what "Twisted Turns" is: Melodic, 80s-style rock with a modern sophistication. "Twisted Turns" is an interesting collection of hard rock tunes that focus more on the melodic than the really heavy; not that the band lacks any edge. The CD is filled with chunky guitars and killer leads and the pace is always driving forward. What I really like about this band, however, is their willingness to experiment and to take chances, especially in the vocals department. Although the band takes chances musically as well, "Twisted Turns" is full of all kinds of vocal surprises, some of which work and some of which don't. But the band's willingness to take those chances - and the results that most of these risks produce - make Missing Infinity a fascinating listen.

MISSING INFINITY: Brian Wootten, lead vocals, keyboards; Chris Floyd, vocals, guitars; Jason Cotton, bass, backing vocals; Justin Beard, drums.

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Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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