Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Amenta/Vo1d/Listenable Records/2011 CD Review

 The Amenta are a band from Austria that mixes death and black metal together with industrial/experimental and ambient music and this is a review of their 2011 album "Vo!d" which was released by Listenable Records.

Drum programming is a mixture of slow to mid paced beats that have a very heavy and mechanical feel to them, while the samples and synths bring in some very dark and drone sounding elements to the music with a lot of remixes being done on this recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone which is kind of mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that have influences from death, black, thrash and industrial metal with a great amount of heavy riffing and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on the recording.

Vocals are a mixture of screams and growls that have a lot of influences from any different styles of extreme metal without being limited to one genre and on one song there is a small amount of clean singing, while the lyrics cover occultism, nihilism, drugs and some hateful topics, as for the production it sounds very raw but heavy and at the same time.

In my opinion The Amenta are a very good and original sounding industrial death/black metal band, and if you are looking for something different, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ache" "Erubus" "Junky" and "Vermin". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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