February 19th marks the date of the official return of Australian avantgarde metal band THE AMENTA. Their fourth album “Revelator”, a complex, yet highly engaging puzzle of nine compositions, is now released and officially available via EVP Recordings. Ornated by a thoughtful cover artwork designed by Metastazis (MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH), “Revelator” highlights on all layers the pounding energy and fanatic will of THE AMENTA to develop and to create art which does accept any borders.
To immerse oneself into this heartbeat, stream the entire album at:
This is precisely what composer and keyboard player Timothy Pope answered, when asked where to find the key to understanding “Revelator” and how to find one’s way into this musical and aesthetical labyrinth:
“I think the key to understanding this music is to have a completely open mind, no preconceptions about the band or the genre. That’s the mindset that we were in when creating the album so I believe that that is how it will best translate to a listener. I honestly don’t believe that this is an “industrial” or “death metal” album, it’s extreme music, exclusively. Moments of extreme blasting are leavened by weightless ambience. It’s an organic album, not the digital industrial noise that we are constantly expected to produce.
“When I think back on the writing of “Revelator” I remember feeling like all the doors were opening to us. There were so many inspiring ideas that led us down very different paths than we have trod in the past; these ideas came very naturally to us and were not forced in anyway so we would hope that listeners can approach the album as a journey that maps our journey in creating it.
“In the modern world, listening habits are changing and the album is being sliced and diced into its smallest parts for playlist and algorithmic consumption, but I think this release is best appreciated as a whole. The sequence of songs was agonized over to provide the ideal push and pull; to create an experience and a journey. So, start from the start, end at the end. That is the best way to understand and appreciate the album. At the centre of “Revelator” is the track that we consider the beating heart, represented in the cover. ‘Twined Towers’ encapsulates the album’s themes and melodic ideas, but it gains its power from the songs around it; that lead to it and from it.”
THE AMENTA is ugly, dissonant, electronically-lacerated extreme metal from Australia, featuring the core creative line-up of:
Cain Cressall (vocals)
Erik Miehs (guitars)
Timothy Pope (keyboards, samples and effects)
Dan Quinlan (bass)
David Haley (PSYCROPTIC, ex-ABORTED) on drums
Vinyl, CD purchases available at direct-merch.com/collections/the-amenta
Digital purchases at evp-recordings.lnk.to/revelator