EP Year: 2013
Location: Johnston, RI
Although I am a native of the “great-ish” state of Rhode Island, and still currently reside there, I must confess I have little to no knowledge of the local metal scene; partially due to the fact that I lived in New Hampshire for the past 4 years. So when I stumbled across Constructing Infinity, a one-piece instrumental prog project from Johnston, I was giddy with excitement.
The man behind the madness is Alex Quaglieri, who handled the guitar, bass and drum duties on his project’s debut EP, “Stonewall.” Within the first few seconds of the opening track, I knew he was onto something great. The EP is brief, coming in at just over 20 minutes in length, but in those 20 minutes Quaglieri showcases the absolute best of what he’s got. His flawless cloud-gazing riffs are played with laser like precision, and his drum programming is so good I doubted it when he listed it as “programming.” Each track is its own unique journey into the lush, green fields of human consciousness, with a detour into the clear blue heavens of infinity.
Constructing Infinity has all the makings of the next Animals as Leaders or Scale the Summit, the only pieces that are missing are an equally skilled bassist and drummer who can keep pace with Quaglieri. So please, GET THIS MAN SOME OTHER BAND MEMBERS! This is the kind of music that needs to be heard, especially in my home state, where metal has never been the forefront of the music scene…god damn hipsters.
If you’re into instrumental bands, then Constructing Infinity is a perfect match for you. The fact that he has yet to reach 1000 likes on his Facebook is a crying shame! So if you’re reading this, please take the time to head over to his bandcamp and take a listen. I promise you won’t regret it. And to my fellow Rhode Islander Alex, major props to you brother! You’re in a league of your own, and you excel at it! You may not be Tosin Abasi, but if you keep at it you’re going to be pretty god damn close.
For fans of : Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit, Volumes, etc.