|Review: Amebix - Redux|
Label: Profane Existence Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: July 17, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.7/5 (74%) (10 Votes)
I always thought Amebix was a "pure" punk band and therefore didn't bother checking them out – though I have some friends who are big fans. Well, it turns out that this is more like punk-influenced Thrash than just plain punk, and it's actually pretty cool. Redux is apparently a (small) collection of live and re-recorded songs, but since I had no prior exposure to Amebix, this is all new to me.
What struck me the most here are some similarities with early Venom – a lot to do with the vocals, and the music to a slightly lesser extent. It's the same kind of galloping, raw and simple riffage, which makes this kind catchy but not too melodic, and the raspy/raucous vocals give this an added raw edge. I found the songs a bit repetitive, especially "Winter", but the damn thing sure sticks in your head. "Chain Reaction" has a bit of a Venom-meets-Metal Church feel, with a haunting, sometimes doomy feel. While this is not the most exciting release out there, I found it fun to listen to on repeated listens.
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