Exit Ten have the chops, tunes and let's face it the looks to be huge. That this has not happened says less about their music and more about the storm of misfortune which has befallen them since they released their début EP in 2006.
With 'Give Me Infinity', the band have shed the 'metalcore' tag which has arguably held them back from a wider audience and grown into a heavy, melodic ROCK band. There's no other word for this - no pinched harmonics, no blastbeats; just massive riffs, huge grooves and anthemic choruses.
Album highlights: Curtain Call', which sees the groove-grunge of Pearl Jam get a 21st Century reboot; Suggest A Path, which has to be the best movie theme song never to have been used in a movie and the absolutely gigantic album-closer Lion.
The production, by John Mitchell, is gigantic and serves to emphasise just how much the band's playing has come on. Then there's vocalist Ryan Redman, giving the performance of his life on every single track.
What I would say is this - don't writ Exit Ten off based on a dislike of their previous material, but similarly if you're an established fan don't be afraid to give this a listen. Radiohead following OK Computer with Kid A this is not - this is an organic progression for a band who were always more about the melody than the brutality.