Vera : Infy Snow is a twenty-four years old Dutch lady who resides in Israel now. There she got a lot of help from the multilateral musician Omri Lahav who plays guitar, bass and keyboards, but he also took care of the symphonic arrangements and lend a hand with composing. ‘This Mortal’s Tear’ is the debut album with lyrics about the fear of death and the certain end of our earthly existence.
Infy already got any success in Israel with the single and video clip ‘Vanishing’. Her first appearance on stage was as guest singer during a Warrel Dane show in Tel Aviv, later she sang one song with the Israeli band Desert as support act of Eluveitie and on top of that she also cooperated with the Russian band Catharsis. Thus a busy lady who makes a bid for recognition now with thirteen self-written songs that varies between steady rock, pop and heavy metal. Infy has a rather high angelic voice with mostly a dreamy timbre. That’s surely the case in ‘Mindfuck’ that includes a melodic guitar solo and piano piece as well. Many of the songs are relished with cello, played by Hamutal Tsur Marom. We can hear that instrument also in the catchy single ‘Vanishing’, but here it is played by More Engel. Flutes add a nice zest to the poppy ‘The Flower Collector’. The compact songs are often made up with sturdy riffs and loads of vocals, all this is neatly arranged. It never gets real heavy, with the ballad ‘Sojourn At The Astrals’ as most sensitive moment. In ‘To Your Loneliness’ we hear harmony vocals with male guest singer Yochai Davidoff, but that is too long and mellifluent. ‘Greed’ and ‘A Battle Lost’ are catchy rock songs with fine guitar solos and in ‘Nightmares’ we hear some grunts of guest singer Yotam ‘Defiler’ Avni. However, Infy mostly comes up with more sensitive stuff, which is illustrated by the last two songs: ‘Love Song’ and the symphonic arranged ‘Goddess Machine’. Not a weak or bad album, but the songs are not always that strong.