Eternaaaaaal…. Haaaaaaillllsssss! I love this band more with every release. Of course their classic records are important, but I especially appreciate how much fun and energy there is in their later work. They’ve got that special balance between being young and just playing the shit they like, while also being very experienced, knowing exactly how to do it. And the riffs man. And Fenriz yelling ‘Eternal Hails!’. All of it.
(post/sludge from Belgium)
I remember walking into the first Amenra concert I went to thinking: this is not really a band for me. I walked out intensely moved, changed almost. Amenra is a live band to me and the new record doesn’t do much to change my position. But this is still a very very good album that I’ll invest in more than I have done with their previous records. I promise. Until I see them live again and all their albums seem a little thin in comparison.
But wait there’s more
: Thy Catafalque
(avantgarde black from Hungary), Anti-God Hand
(black from Canada), White Ward
(saxophone black from Ukraine - 2 track ep), Whitered
(black/death from the USA), Cerebral Rot
(death from the USA), Soul Glo
(hardcore from the USA), A Pregnant Light
(post-black from the USA), Urne
(stoner/sludge/metalcore from the UK), Hellish Form
(funeral doom/sludge from the USA), Fractal Universe
(tech/prog death from France), Irae
(black from Portugal), The Absence
(melodic death from the USA), live albums from Lacuna Coil
(gothic from Italy) and Dream Theater
(prog from the USA), and a box set of last years streaming live shows Enslaved
(prog black/viking from Norway) did. There is more in the playlist!