On May 8, Satanath Records (Russia) and Amputated Vein Records (Japan) will release Scourge, the new third album by Amentia from Belarus. We’re fortunate to bring you the premiere of one of the new songs, “Sentence Executioner“, along with a previously released track named “Slow Decay“.
Amentia began as a studio project more than a dozen years ago and the veteran line-up includes members of Deathbringer, Thy Disease, and Disloyal, and former members of Posthumous Blasphemer. The labels recommend the album to fans of Blotted Science, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Misery Index, and The Faceless, among others.
“Sentence Executioner” is a turbocharged, pulse-pounding rush of technical death metal that’s brutal, alien, and rhythmically riveting. The technical virtuosity of all the performers is undeniable, but on this particular track they’ve harnessed their blazing fast agility in a framework of jackhammering grooves, with the lyrics voiced in deep, guttural growls.
The song is loaded with guitar leads and soloing that contrast with the punishing rhythms. While the riffs and rhythms jab and pulse in staccato bursts of skull-cracking percussive force, guitarist Artyom‘s fretwork generates fluid streams of notes that swirl, flicker, and spiral, adding an otherworldly dimension to the music’s adrenalizing physical impact.
We also encourage you to listen to the previously released track, “Slow Decay“. It reveals a more avant-garde, more head-twisting approach, one with more prominent progressive and fusion elements in the mix, but no less riveting in its force.
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