ZT PREMIERE: Australia’s The Amenta unleash full album stream of ‘Revelator’

With about a week to survive before the official release date of avantgarde death metal band The Amenta’s fourth album Revelator, Debemur Morti Productions are streaming the album in its entirety. The nine compositions on Revelator show a band storming into new musical terriority and deliver a puzzle of numerous influences and stylistic directions.

Revelator is The Amenta’s comeback album after nearly eight years of silence during which the guys – mainly Cain Cressall (vocals), Timothy Pope (samples, programming), and Erik Miehs (guitars) – worked on this successor and decided to re-invent themselves. For the promotion of Revelator, three singles were unleashed during the last months by their new label Debemur Morti Productions, and each of the tracks showed a different face to their new direction. Now, we here at Zero Tolerance are excited to be an official partner to premiere the full album stream of Revelator which should – according to the band – finally disclose how all those compositions go together.

Composer Timothy Pope wrote a lenghty statement about Revelator and the ideas behind it: “Revelator is a very important release for The Amenta, for several reasons. Not least that it has been eight years since our last release, it’s also a culmination of many years of experimentation and trial and error to find an organic new direction for our music. Finally, it’s our first album with Debemur Morti Productions and we are excited for this album to find a home amongst a slew of groundbreaking releases.

It is a cliché to say that the newest album is the best of a band’s career, so let us just say that Revelator is the closest The Amenta has come to capturing the sound we hear in our heads. In the lowest hells of our blackened hearts, we are an extreme metal band, still enamoured of blastbeats and tearing off faces but Revelator also gives us a chance to explore new ways to capture unease and tension. The album has an open, organic quality that many people will find surprising. Everything was run through more guitar pedals than is healthy, the sounds are all twisted and grimy, and Cain Cressall’s vocal performance still gives us chills after all this time.

“After such a long break, it would have felt anti-climactic and cowardly to come back with just ‘more of the same’. Revelator is the grimy beginning of the next chapter of The Amenta.

Revelator was recorded and mixed by guitarist Erik Miehs, while Maor Appelbaum – who is famous for mastering work for the likes of Sepultura and Faith No More – took care of it on this release. The album artwork was designed by Metastazis.

Revelator tracklist:
01. An Epoch Ellipsis
02. Sere Money
03. Silent Twin
04. Psoriastasis
05. Twined Towers
06. Parasight Lost
07. Wonderlost
08. Overpast
09. Parse Over

Pre-orders for Revelator can be placed via the European webshop of Debemur Morti Productions or via the Bandcamp page of the band. More information about the band can be found on their Facebook page.

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