Cain Cressall, singer for Australia’s THE AMENTA talks about the band's new album, Flesh Is Heir, in the video below:
The first full length to be written by the current lineup, Flesh Is Heir was also recorded and mixed completely by the band. Lyrically the album deals with the two warring sides of the human psyche: The Obliterate (which desires to be subsumed and therefore free) and the Realist (which embraces pain as a life truth).
The music, true to form, is a step forward for The Amenta, according to a press release. 2004's Occasus was the band's modern death metal album, fusing subtle electronics to grinding riffs and pummelling drums. 2008's n0n was the bands Extreme Industrial album, densely layering fragmented electronics and micro-programming over digitally destroyed guitars. Flesh Is Heir is an organic extreme metal album. Real sounds recorded in real spaces, demixed and torn apart in real time. Huge riffs that foreground The Amenta's hitherto buried sense of melody. The most versatile and haunting vocal performance The Amenta have achieved. Elements of what has gone before but consumed and re-constituted. A bleak and dirty journey through mental decay and pressure.
Check out the video for 'Teeth below:
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