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On disc: Ammentia



- Old Skull - Claudia Ehrhardt - 6 stars


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Old Skull

Old Skull
(self-released - 2008)


Ammentia is a one-man project from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alejandro started Ammentia in 2007 and Old Skull is the first demo. But what makes the demo stick out is, that it's released on tape! But by now you might find it on the net...
Fast, brutal riffs and a scream lead in Cold Lips Of Death. But soon Ammentia slows down a bit and the raspy vocals make this part hymn-like - reminds me a bit of mid-80's German metal bands... But then back to fast riffs and deep growls. Even faster is Y la Tierra bebió sangre... The growls give it a touch of death metal, but the riffing is thrashy and breaks show some variety while the refrain is almost catchy. More melodic and based in traditional metal starts In The Night Of Desperation. The more mid-paced track allows Alejandro to show more variety and melody. The song isn't an ear catcher, but easier to get into then the others. With El Hambre del Chacal is also a fast one, but offers beside fast riffing also some slower parts.
In my opinion In The Night Of Desperation is the highlight of Old Skull as it shows different facets of Ammentia - not just fast drumming and riffs. But the song doesn't represent the demo, coz the other tracks are faster and somehow one-dimensional...


6 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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