Hard to believe the month of May is nearly behind us. Almost five full months in the books, and we are chugging right along on our journey through the 2013 metal scene. This week taught us not to make assumptions for any reason. The new Infinita Symphonia album left us scratching our heads, while the boy band look of Polyphia almost made us pass on what turned out to be a gem. Shade Empire is sure to make some of the best in the business jealous, and Churchburn fooled us into thinking we had them figured out before ever hitting play. And lastly, the stereotypes of French weakness were quickly extinguished by the new Eibon opus, "II." And that is why you have to listen before you decide.