Heavy Hops Ep. 055: Tension (Tim Pope/The Amenta)

Joining us this week is Tim Pope, keyboardist, programmer and lyricist for Australian extreme metal band The Amenta. Describing this band’s sound – whether on a single album or as a characterization over time – in a two or three word genre title is challenging. Maybe that’s the point. 

Revelator, the band’s fourth album, which was released in February by Debemur Morti Productions, represents the biggest stylistic jump between albums to date. Tim identifies the use of organic sounds and process which recast the role his instrument plays in the context of the bands sound; a shift towards spontaneity, deconstruction and re-contextualization in the lyrical composition; and an exploration of the tension between atmosphere and pace as key factors in the construction of Revelator. We also discuss incorporating a vocalist into the writing process for the first time in the band’s twenty plus year career and the emphasis on visual presentation through three haunting music videos.

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Revelator music videos: An Epoch Ellipsis, Sere Money, Psoriastasis
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