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Amos/Anon - Album Review: Anomy

15 May 2015 // A review by Andrew Smit

A quite untraditional creation is this Anomy album, best described as an expressive and dark “sound art”, the fluid melodious music has a slow and steady rhythm, with coarse demon vocals. The images and feelings it invokes leave you in no doubt you’re in for a trip, and whether you like it or not you’re going to escape to a place that is dark and gothic.

1st track: “nihil” begins with a very moody intro and then we hear a typical rant from a critical mother to a teenager, which conjures up familiar feelings of alienation and torment where frustration and misunderstanding are becoming the crutch of the relationship, and could potentially turn a young soul to the dark side. An engrossing composition that draws you in and leaves you a little afraid of the future.

We enter “the great deluge” with a chilling raspy abrasive vocal, this track conjures up dark atmospheres of doom and gloom, all very surreal and disturbing. Which leads nicely into “hell is for other people” another journey to a hard place, this time with some chilling guitar work. The intimidating “bow before the demiurge’ has an impressive storm of power guitars, leading to more devilish vocal death growls.

Overall the gentle slow flow of each track tends to leave you on edge, as it’s all very angst driven with a gothic intensity that conjures up deep feelings and draws images of apocalyptic doom, and depressive pain. An impressive work that shows how far the power of sound  can take you from your reality, if you let it, where you may face a demon of your own, or be involuntary exposed to the pain of someone else’s reality.

 

About Amos/Anon

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"...it’s Kiwi from end to end, indie and awesome. The more I listen, the more I want!"

"...unashamedly bolshie and brazen. There is no room for tenderness here."

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Releases

The Empty Afterwards
Year: 2021
Type: Album
V H E M T
Year: 2019
Type: EP
Demos
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Postmortem
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Toil On, Poor Heart
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Anomy
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Gothique Doesn't Exist
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Beneath The Pound Of Flesh
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Thanatos
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Songs of a Tortured Soul
Year: 2012
Type: EP
Demos
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Darkness From Light
Year: 2011
Type: Album
My Schizophrenic Acoustic
Year: 2010
Type: EP
theLachrymist
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Systema
Year: 2008
Type: EP
Gothique
Year: 2007
Type: EP

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