The Amenta Flesh is Heir

The Amenta Flesh is Heir
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Australian extreme metallers the Amenta have always been a consistent bunch, creating innovative aggressive music containing the perfect balance of crushing groove and brutal blasts. With third album Flesh is Heir, their full-length follow-up to 2008's N0n, they've stepped up their game several notches. The Amenta's unique mix of industrial, death and black metal comes together to create a sense of organized chaos, as dissonant sounds are carried out with technical precision. "Ego Ergo Sum" features a Meshuggah-esque groove, with heavy riffs and unorthodox time signatures, as well as an intense, dynamic vocal performance. "Teeth" is a massive track that amalgamates the group's various influences, combining unrelenting machine-gun drumming with chugging guitars and industrial flourishes. But it's numbers like "A Womb Tone" and "A Palimpeset" that stand out from the rest of the album, showcasing the Amenta as a powerful force of progressive, industrial-influenced metal, with cacophonous noise, encompassing a mixture of haunting sounds, tones and effects. (Listenable)