The time you've been waiting has finally come. Tragedy just released their new full length lp and I think it's the right time for a review. So the new album kicks in with the song “No cemeteries here” that more or less is a let down. Every single tragedy record starts with a dynamite. The self titled had the “point of no return”, Vengeance had “conflicting ideas” and Nerve damage had “eyes of madness”. A mid-tempo (as the majority of the album tracks) song that bets more on the guitar's harpist than the urge and rage the tragedy's song occasionally offers. “close at hand” continues were “no cemeteries” just started. Mid-tempo and a bit boring without a glimpse of d-beat. “the grim infinite” it's the first powerful track that really can nail you alongside “Wail of sirens”, “Darker days ahead” and my favorite “Power fades” with the great double vocals that really try to sing instead of just yelling. Four good songs outta nine isn't the best score i guess. I have to say that I wasn't so fulfilled with what I listened here. Too much Amebix influences, maybe a lit bit Killing Joke and (as a Portland based bro told me) the todd's latest obsession with black metal and Pink Floyd. I think that the band lost their ability to create violent and menacing environments. This album unfortunately doesn't “bite”, it doesn't “catch you from the neck”. I like the progression and evolution and finally the new road the band chosen to walk and I wish for a more raging album in the next few years. Notice : I will definitely buy the album because I think Tragedy is more or less a classical band and their big plus is always the lyrics. Support the band, support the underground and as my friend asthma told me “I respect the bands that play what THEY want to play and not what their FANS want them to PLAY. I don’t get why so much criticism against TRAGEDY. They did enough good albums that will for ever stand the time. Get instruments and produce better music. Let the bands breath for once! Nobody has to like TRAGEDY FOR EVER”.