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Release date: 23 September 2011
Style: Heavy metal, Crust Punk


7.7 | 38 votes


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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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Noj - 26.09.2011 at 23:13  
Rating: 2 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.
Promonex - 13.10.2011 at 06:18  
Rating: 8 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.
Susan - 30.12.2011 at 14:03  
  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.
3rdWorld - 16.01.2012 at 20:31  
  Best production in a metal album in 2011. A solid 8 material for me.
qlacs - 16.09.2016 at 13:09  
Rating: 9 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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