Origin: Australia  
Genres: Black Metal, Industrial
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Last update/review: March 30, 2013

The Amenta

The Amenta formed when members of various Sydney-based bands decided to band together and attempt something unique in the realm of extreme metal. The various members' real names are mostly unknown, with the exception of a couple of guys from Psycroptic. Essentially the band plays post-black metal with industrial touches, though that description only hints at their overall style. To these ears, they lie somewhere between Red Harvest and Anaal Nathrakh, as they are less industrial than the former, less caustic and harsh than the latter, and more dynamic than either of the two. The vocals are an almost death-ish growl, yet not monotonous, and the guitars are superbly crunchy. But it's the keyboards, though not at the forefront, that are the differentiator here, as they convey a futuristic atmosphere and perfectly complement the guitar riffs. Most importantly, this band writes real songs, not just the stringing together of riffs and noise like many extreme bands are prone to do. Occasus is an outstanding extreme metal album, easily one of the best of the year, and hopefully the start of something big for this down-under band.

Current Members

Cain Cressall

vocals

Erik Miehs

guitars

Dan Quinlan

bass

Chlordane (Timothy Pope)

keyboards

Diazonon (David Haley)

drums (guest for Aborted, ex-Pestilence, Psycroptic)

Former Members/Guests

Cesium 137 (Mark Bevan)

vocals

Jarrod Krafzcyk

vocals

Ethion (Joe Haley)

guitars (Psycroptic)

Endrin (Dale Harrison)

bass

Robin Stone

drums



Discography


Mictlan  EP
2002 self-released
  1. Mictlan
  2. Ennea
  3. Nekuia
  • Cesium 137
  • Erik Miehs
  • Endrin
  • Chlordane
  • Diazonon



Occasus  
2004 Listenable
  1. Erebus
  2. Mictlan
  3. Zero
  4. Senium
  5. Nihil
  6. Geilt
  7. Sekem
  8. Occasus
  9. Ennea
  10. Sangre
  • Cesium 137
  • Erik Miehs
  • Endrin
  • Chlordane
  • Diazonon




nOn  
2008 Listenable
  1. On
  2. Junky
  3. Vermin
  4. Entropy
  5. Slave
  6. Whore
  7. Spine
  8. Skin
  9. Dirt
  10. Atrophy
  11. Cancer
  12. Rape
  • Jarrod Krafzcyk
  • Erik Miehs
  • Chlordane
  • Diazonon



VO1D  
2011 self-released
  • Cain Cressall
  • Erik Miehs
  • Dan Quinlan
  • Chlordane
  • Robin Stone



Chokehold  EP
2012 Listenable
  1. Chokehold
  2. Christ Bait (Godflesh cover)
  3. Vo1d (remix)
  4. Sekem (live)
  5. Vermin (Live)



Teeth  EP
2013 Listenable
  1. Teeth
  2. The Arc
  3. A Sullen Cremation
  4. V01D (Live)
  5. Teeth (Remix)



Flesh Is Heir  
2013 Listenable
  1. Flesh Is Heir
  2. Ego Ergo Sum
  3. Teeth
  4. A Womb Tone
  5. Obliterate's Prayer
  6. Sewer
  7. The Argument
  8. Cell
  9. Disintergrate
  10. A Palimpsest
  11. Tabula Rasa
  • Cain Cressall
  • Erik Miehs
  • Dan Quinlan
  • Chlordane
  • Robin Stone




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