Infected Rain’s Lena: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

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Moldova may not be a hot bed of heavy metal, but it is the homeland of rising stars Infected Rain. The heavy-music veterans are set to release their fourth album, Endorphin, on October 18th via Napalm Records, and it’s a take-no-prisoners assault full of abrasive riffage and harrowing vocals, the latter courtesy of red dreadlocked singer Lena. Ahead of the LP’s big release (you can pre-order it here), we caught up with her to find out what five albums that changed her life. Not surprisingly, she had some very hard-hitting picks.

Nirvana – Nevermind

This band slowly swallowed me into the underground and alternative world. I spent a lot on my teen years with this album. It helped me see and appreciate what I had.

Slipknot – Iowa

This was one of the first albums that I bought by myself, with my first salary. I think I was 16 when I purchased this album on cassette.

Deftones – White Pony

Absolutely genius album. I love it a lot and it is always been in my top favorites. With this band and this album, I learned that it is OK to be open with all kinds of emotions and not be ashamed of what and how you feel.

Suicide Silence – The Black Crown

This album is absolute perfection when it comes to more brutal and heavy music for me. I love Mitch [Lucker]’s vocals a lot. This album inspired me to incorporate more metal-sounding vocals in Infected Rain.

Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together

Architects is one of my favorite bands, in general. This specific album takes me through so many emotions. I listen to it every time I need to be motivated or inspired.