The debut album of the Greek Amniac belongs to that category of events capable, I won’t say to change the course of a day, but certainly to make it much better. This happens despite the fact that the post metal bastardised by a heavy sludge component is certainly not a musical genre by its nature comforting, on the contrary; it must be said, however, that the approach to the matter of the band from Piraeus shows melodic traits much more pronounced than, for example, the equally valid compatriots Allochiria, interpreters instead of a version of the genre rabidly moved in a more decisive way towards hardcore. Amniac rather prefer atmospheres of the most melancholic setting on which are grafted the abrasive vocals of Upsetter and heavy riffs but always measured, like threatening clouds about to download from one moment to another tons of water. The Hellenic band places the best at the extremes of the album, which begins with And The Others Just Survive, intense song with valuable melodic lines and closes with the more elaborate Our Kind, The Plague, which seals the quality of the work embellishing it with the guitar crescendo placed in conclusion. Everything in the middle is not less, with other episodes of great emotional impact interspersed with short but effective instrumental tracks, as evidence of such quality and above all of compositional skills always at the height that allow Amniac never lose sight of the idea of the song form. Infinite is a really convincing debut that makes the greek band a reality with great potential and, consequently, to be kept under close observation for the immediate future.
2014 – Independent
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