Seven years after the critically acclaimed “Flesh Is Heir”, Australian extreme metal innovators The Amenta are due to release 4th full-length album “ Revelator” in under a week on February 19th through Debemur Morti Productions and EVP Recordings, and I recently caught up with Tim Pope from The Amenta to talk about the latest album “The Revelator”.
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THE AMENTA have used their 7-year hiatus to methodically deconstruct and reimagine their already distinctive core sound: incorporating maximalist Industrial Black Metal ballast, disturbingly cinematic Ambient/Noise textures, treated violin, dread acoustics and circuit-bent electronics into a labyrinthine set of infectious hymns to societal collapse which juxtapose dreamlike moments of strange calm with sensory overload, savage discord and unease.
Recorded by the band and mixed by guitarist Erik Miehs, “Revelator” is the most openly organic and crushing the band has sounded to date. Mastering has been meticulously crafted by Maor Applebaum (FAITH NO MORE, SEPULTURA) and the album features artwork by the legendary Metastazis (MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH). Graced with an incisively dynamic pummelling from drummer-extraordinaire David Haley (PSYCROPTIC, ex-PESTILENCE) and an avowedly contemporary, genre-defying performance from vocalist Cain Cressall, “Revelator” sees a band always dead-set on boundary-pushing revelling in a fresh sense of renewal as they combine harrowing conceptuals, inventively virtuosic musicianship and immediate songcraft into the landmark record of a lauded career.
The Amenta are Cain Cressall (Vocals)
Erik Miehs (Guitars)
Timothy Pope (Samples, Keyboards)
Dan Quinlan (Bass)
David Haley (Drums)
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“Revelator” was recorded by THE AMENTA at “n0n” Studios in Sydney and London. Drums recorded by Joe Haley at “AAA Recording”, Hobart. Vocals were recorded by Cain Cressall at “Violent Voice” Studios, Perth. Additional Lead Guitar on “An Epoch Ellipsis” by Joe Haley. Mixed by Erik Miehs at “n0n” Studios, London. Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – U.S.A. Cover Art, Layout and Design by Metastazis.