Amebix - Sonic Mass


7.8 | 37 votes |
Release date: 23 September 2011
Style: Heavy metal, Crust Punk

Owners:

23 have it
7 want it


01. Days
02. Shield Wall
03. The Messenger
04. God Of The Grain
05. Visitation
06. Sonic Mass Part 1
07. Sonic Mass Part 2
08. Here Come The Wolf
09. The One
10. Knights Of The Black Sun

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26.09.2011 - 23:13
Rating: 2
Noj
Massive Amebix fan and really appreciate what they have done for the Crust/punk/metal/ad nauseum scenes.
However, this album is a pile of dogshit.

I was sceptical if not a little worried when i paid for the sampler off Amazon for Knights of the Black Sun - but that still had some (well hidden) crust in. The album though is more of the softer hidden-political-metaphor laden drivel i have become more than fed up with over the last few years.
Yes i'm more than aware that the world is going to utter shit, however i don't need cryptic messages to make me rebel against it, least of all from a band that has essentially wiped their own arses with their reputation having released this album.

It's a case of ignore this and move swiftly onwards to Monolith or Arise.
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13.10.2011 - 06:18
Rating: 8
Promonex
Cathemeral
So this was my first contact with the band, and I definitely expected something different. What I got sounds A LOT like Killing Joke's more visceral stuff. Which certainly isn't a bad thing in my book. I'm not quite sure what to make of this album yet, but I think I'll rate it somewhere between good and bloody good.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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30.12.2011 - 14:03
Susan
Smeghead
Still undecided on the music however I really like the vocals. Every once in a while he would remind me of Alan Averill of Primordial. Strange.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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16.01.2012 - 20:31
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Best production in a metal album in 2011. A solid 8 material for me.
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16.09.2016 - 13:09
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I'm really really digging this. I knew like 1 song from Amebix until this record.

Edit: there is really nothing else I listen to since I find this album. It's fucking gold. I also started digging into their early stuff and I completely understand why people might diss their newfound direction, but in all honesty I think they just moved on. Punk has its restrictions. Lyric-wise what they did here is very inspiring and thought-provoking, and interestingly if any other band would've pulled this (with the exception of just a handful) it would've come across like a joke.

And to be honest I'm totally puzzled how this record is not more known...
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