I don’t know what it is about this album, but the only way that I can describe Amenize’s latest album, “Black Sky”, is just metal. It does not fall into on or even two definitive sub-genres for me because it’s just such a well rounded album that I can’t pick out any certain elements from any sub-genre, which is not necessarily bad in any sort of way, just very unexpected when I went to listen to “Black Sky”. But the only way I can describe Amenize’s sound is if you took bits and pieces from both Slipknot and Sevendust and then sprinkled in a little of Killswitch Engage. That sounds like a big mess, I know, but Amenize really make it work with this album as each track has a great intensity that persists through all 30+ minutes of “Black Sky”. The vocals had a great power to them that went very, very well with the heavy guitars that also had a good melodic element to them that was only emphasized immensely by the drums. What’s really awesome is the fact that each song had a nice kick to it that really drew you in and fully immerses you in some intense metal with a great sound to it. “Black Sky” is an impressive album that while it could use a little bit of tweaking and work on, Amenize prove that they know what they’re doing. If there was ever a young band that has come out of Brazil this year that I’d say you should watch out for, Amenize is definitely that band. Mark my fucking words.
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