Amenra & Boris – Thekla, Bristol, UK February 14th 2018 The pairing of Belgian post-metal masters Amenra and experimental Japanese noise-makers Boris on this co-headlong European tour of which the setting of the Thekla in Bristol was the first date was always going to be a dream match for music
Mass VI is one of the best albums of 2017. This is because Amenra‘s music is real and comes across as brutally honest. The band is now on tour across Europe. I attended their show at the end of January 2018 in Berlin during the CTM Festival and it was
If there was award for the most emotional and moving release of 2017, Amenra’s Mass VI would win hands down! This epic sonic storm of emotion helps me navigate through all of life’s pressures. This is a record that will not get old to me, but grow with me as I grow.
One of the most prolific post-metal acts, at least in the European side, Amenra helped shape the sound of sludge and doom combining with post-hardcore influences. It has now been 14 years since the band started out, releasing its Prayers and performing their Masses, establishing a work of great continuation.
Mass VI (2017), the new Amenra album, is not only their best record, but most probably the best one of 2017, a year full of incredible releases from artists like Oxbow, Chelsea Wolfe, Protomartyr, Grave Pleasures, among many others. Recorded with the legendary Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Melvins), the new