MASS VI may well be the most vivid, transcendent and dynamic recorded representation of the band yet, a searing 41 minute exploration of loss, grief, sorrow and the passing of time.
Amenra is a Belgian band from Kortrijk. It was formed in 1999 by vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout and guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove, who now perform alongside drummer Bjorn Lebon, guitarist Lennart Bossu and bassist Levy Seynaeve. Among a number of other works, they have released six studio albums in the Mass series, the latest of them through Neurot Recordings
Amenra – Mass VI Released: 20th October 2017. Amenra Line up -. Colin H Van Eeckhout // Vocals Bjorn Lebon // Drums Mathieu Van De Kerckhove // Guitars Lennart Bossu // Guitars Levy Seynaeve // Bass. There is something truly magical about good post-rock and sludge. Despite the amazing exhaustion that is felt whilst listening to the album, it isn’t exhaustion borne of boredom, it derives from the crushing despair of Amenra’s music, and the crushing despair that is Seynaeve’s rumbling, unstoppable bass. The drone behind it is so mesmerising, the whole time spent listening to Mass VI was probably spent trying to not choke to death on your own tongue and tears, but due to that mesmerisation, before you know it, you’ve reached the climax of the entire album.
Mass VI (LP, Album, Whi). Not On Label (Amenra Self-released).
Amenra : Mass VI,album, artykuł, lista piosenek, mp3, teksty. Data wpisu 20 Październik 2017. Wydawcy Neurot Recordings. Styl muzycznyAtmospheric Sludge. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album19.
Overall, Mass VI is the most naked, raw, passionate album Amenra has released and dissecting it reveals how steeped it is with the trauma of personal tragedies from each band member. Acting more as a platform for self-reflection than an enjoyable listening experience for around 40 minutes, confrontation, acceptance, sympathy, bravery, apprehension and god knows how many other nouns define the feelings that Amenra emanate over the duration of Mass VI. The instrumentation of their new album is simply colossal
Over the course of the last fifteen years, Belgian outfit Amenra has been steadily amassing one of the most devastating discographies in all of metal. On Mass VI, Amenra’s music takes on a character that I don’t recall from 2012’s Mass V: fragility. Whereas on past releases their modus operandi seemed to be attempting to very slowly bludgeon the listener into submission, they spend just as much (if not more) time on the new album striving to leave the listener emotionally unsettled as well. Long passages of distortion-free guitars and surprisingly expressive cleans from vocalist Colin H. Van Eeckhout give the album a kind of depth listeners likely haven’t heard before from the band. Ultimately, this works to accomplish two things.
|Children Of The Eye||9:41|
|Plus Près De Toi (Closer To You)||8:40|
|A Solitary Reign||9:04|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (CD, Album)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||Europe||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (2x12", Album)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Europe||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (2x12", Album, Ltd, Blu)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Europe||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (2x12", Album, Ltd, Opa)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Europe||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (2x12", Album, Num, S/Edition, 180)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Belgium||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (6xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Belgium||2017|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (6xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||US||2017|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (CD, Album)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||US||2017|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (CD, Album, Ltd)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Europe||2017|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (Cass, Album)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||US||2017|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (LP, Album)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||US||2017|
|NR108||Amenra||Mass VI (LP, Album, Whi)||Neurot Recordings||NR108||US||2017|
|COR 006||Amenra||Mass VI (2x12", Album, 180)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR 006||Belgium||2018|
|COR006||Amenra||Mass VI (2xLP, Ltd, RP, Red)||Not On Label (Amenra Self-released)||COR006||Belgium||2018|
|TAR||Amenra||Mass VI (Cass, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE, Box)||Tartarus Records||TAR||Netherlands||2018|