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2 stars Amenra's compilation "Mass II - III + III" is a doomy gloomy post metal attempt. Read about the band from this website and borrowed the CD from a friend, I thereafter returned it without any regret.

My subjective impression of this album is "very dark, slow and atmospheric". Imagine black clouds (nothing to do with DT latest album) cover the sky in a cold winter night. While the guitarist keeps his strum down and hard constantly with his superlow tuning guitar on a heavily distorted amp, the drummer hits very hard and slow, bassist keeps playing the same low note over and over again and the vocalist keeps shouting or screaming (i'm not sure) out of his lungs, I experienced no apparent melody in the music. If I were younger, I might enjoy it--a bit.

Here, these cacophony of competing noises, in result, barren me from a full comprehension of the message they were trying to convey-- apart from raw violence (and maybe that is all). I have to resist my urge to turn it off after first 3 minutes. I nonetheless tried to listen to the whole album for 4 times and still felt nothing better about this album. Maybe it is because I am too shallow, too weak or just being too radical to appreciate their music, I have no absolute certain. It contains too many element of doom metal for my taste.

Conceivably, it might be because of this album, the band or the whole post metal genre that makes me bored, I have to say that I have a strong feeling against the sound. For me, this CD is worthless. If it were my CD, I will trade it for a roll of tissue paper.

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Posted Monday, September 14, 2009 | Review Permalink

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