Friday, December 30, 2011

Tamut Amen: Demo (2011)


I'm not quite sure why it is that I've talked about Israeli metal so many times in the past year, but I've run across some very good bands from the holy land. Tamut Amen (Hebrew for "May you die") is no exception.

This 2010 demo is five songs of high-speed, no-bullshit black metal. Perhaps owing to various members' tenure in grind-related bands Whorecore and Tea with Satan, the songs are all short and blistering, with no extra fat.

Their sound should be familiar enough. The guitar tone is warmer than your typical BM, and the production is top-notch for a demo, but otherwise it's pretty standard. Musically, what stands out is the excellent drumming, which is more fill than blast but no less violent for it.

The Verdict: The world is just starting to discover Israeli metal, and Tamut Amen is good enough to be among the vanguard for their home country. I give the demo 4 out of 5 stars.

Download the demo from Mediafire

Tamut Amen on Soundcloud

Tamut Amen on Facebook

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