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Review: Ammyt - New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 40:54
Tracks: 11
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: November 14, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
New Perspectives

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

The popularity of Melodic Death Metal, while fluctuating a bit over the years, has remained consistently high for Metalheads worldwide for decades, in no small part due to the bands that can stand out from the pack both past and present. German act Ammyt happens to be one of those bands, having formed in 2012 and not getting much attention in that time. If their latest, New Perspectives, is anything to go by, then that's a damn shame, because this is some solid stuff.

The nearest comparisons I can make are with bands like Æolian, Bloodred Hourglass, Cryhavoc, and even Reinkaos-era Dissection in spots. The musicianship is professional, the riffs are solid, and the vocals are a serviceable grunt, but the band really shines when they wring out the often-captivating melodies found throughout. The album is consistent in terms of quality, and highlights like "Dreamcatcher" and "Valkyr" will get your air guitar out in no time. This doesn't reinvent the wheel for Melodeath, but it does remind us why it got rolling in the first place, and why it's worth spinning again when done well. Here's hoping this release garners Ammyt the attention that they deserve.

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