• AMENRA - Mass I CD
As the Masses amassed, it became clear Amenra was a serious contender within the post/sludge/doom genre. Last year s Mass V (Neurot, 2012), released to universal acclaim, further highlighted the gravity and sincerity of Amenra s unique vision. Now, with this reissue of the long out-of-print debut album, we take a step back to celebrate the album that started the procession a decade ago. Mass I, rooted in the (post)-hardcore and noise scene, reveals an ambitious outfit set to preach their distinctive blurring of genres and musical conventions, and the original recording s brilliance is finally revealed by Billy Anderson's (Eyehategod, Melvins, Neurosis, Swans) tremendous remastering. Mass I never sounded this full and powerful. If you want to know what Amenra is all about, start praying with us from the beginning.