An odd trend that has been around for some time now involves death metal bands switching their sound to that of a power metal style. We’ve seen Katatonia, Amorphis and also recently Finland’s Amoral take on this makeover. Using their melodic/technical techniques, Amoral have transferred their sound and skills over into their “revised” sonic attack which can yet again be heard on Beneath, their fifth full-length.
On this album Amoral’s excellent musicianship abounds; they’ve produced a mature sound with some very heavy instrumentals combined with soaring, melodic guitar leads. Generally speaking the singing is all quite calm and gives the music a rich texture. Occasionally however, Amoral rear their death metal side with nice vocal growls.
Beneath, ballads included, truly demonstrates the extent of this band’s musical talents; they hammer out some of their best songs with world class technicalities throughout. I highly recommend that all metal lovers check out Amoral’s latest sounds.
02. Wrapped In Barbwire
04. Things Left Unsaid
05. (Won’t Go) Home
07. Same Difference
08. Hours Of Simplicity
10. This Ever Ending Game
11. No Future
12. Of Silent Stares & Fire Lost
13. Sleeping With Strangers
Run Time: 1:03:23
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Check out the song: “Beneath”