Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, December 23, 2013

Amon-Liar In Wait


Amon is back, and yes, that Amon. Liar in Wait is the triumphant return of one of the most significant bands in the Tampa Bay death metal scene. Despite not having Glenn Benton, the brothers Hoffman have put out 9 tracks that represent all that fans have loved them for. This is old school death metal at its finest, sure it doesn't break boundaries, it simply makes better music within the boundaries. Suffice to say, with the vinyl coming out in a little more than a month, I felt it was time to take an interest in this classic comeback record and by Thor am I glad that I did.

One of the first things that will strike you about this record is the muddy and destructive riffage that dominates so much of the music. This is music in the grand old style, capable of invoking the might of times long past. There is something primal in the riffs on this record, as if they have come from a place best left untouched, and for that, Amon is great. These guys are crafting death metal on the forefront of what is possible, filled with destructive riffs, unapologetic solos and a dedication to brutality that exceeds all expectations, perhaps because Amon was one of the bands who invented brutality. Death metal lovers one and all, this is what you have been waiting for.

In short the Hoffman's show themselves to be elder gods who have returned triumphant, drowning the listener in never ending ways of death metal madness. Ready yourselves for the altar of sacrifice and prepare to meet the undead, Liar in Wait is the kind of death metal record that takes you back to an older, perhaps better time, when men were men, women were women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. So let your hair down and commence windmilling, this batch death metal madness will smash in your face and murder your wife.

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