Amenra: Alive album review
Belgian post-metallers go acoustic, with mixed results.
If you like your prog buoyant, busy and brimming with major-key majesty, then turn away now. But if you like your music darkly atmospheric and earthily rudimental, keep reading. Belgian septet Amenra are best known for their swaying, doomy post-metal crunch, but it seems they are becoming more open to peeling back the layers and revealing an aching vulnerability. Alive was recorded live in 2014 as the group reimagined their songs acoustically, but MTV Unplugged this ain’t.