Amenra

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Amenra is a Belgian atmospheric sludge metal band, formed in 1999 in Western Flanders.

Formed in 1999 by three former members of Belgian metalcore/hardcore/death metal band Spineless (2) (Colin Van Eeckhout, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and Kristof Mondy) after Spineless split up in 1999.

Lineup:
Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove - guitars (1999-present)
Colin H. Van Eeckhout - vocals (1999-present)
Bjorn J. Lebon - drums (2003-present)
Lennart Bossu - guitars (2008-present)
Tim De Gieter - bass (2020-present)
Caro Tanghe - vocals (2021-present)

Former members:
Kristof J. Mondy - bass (1999-2006)
Vincent F. Tetaert - guitars (2003-2008)
Maarten P. Kinet - bass (2006-2012)
Levy Seynaeve - bass (2012-2020)
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Albums

FIVE 005 Amenra - Mass III album art Amen Ra* Mass III (Album) Fivestar Recordings FIVE 005 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
none Amenra - Mass IIII album art Amenra Mass IIII (Album) Hypertension Records none Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
SOUL0019 Amenra - Live album art AmenRa Live (Album) ConSouling Sounds SOUL0019 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
COR 005 Amenra - Mass V album art Amenra Mass V (Album) Neurot Recordings COR 005 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
MPM 008 CD Amenra - Live II album art Amenra Live II (Album) My Proud Mountain MPM 008 CD Germany 2014 Sell This Version
SOUL0074 Amenra - Alive album art Amenra Alive (Album) Consouling Sounds SOUL0074 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
NR108 Amenra - Mass VI album art Amenra Mass VI (Album) Neurot Recordings NR108 US 2017 Sell This Version
TAR158 Amenra - The Cradle: Demos album art Amenra The Cradle: Demos Tartarus Records TAR158 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
none Amenra - Acoustic Live (Vivid) album art Amenra Acoustic Live (Vivid) Not On Label (Amenra Self-released) none Belgium 2020

Singles & EPs

AOF 04 Amenra - Mass I: Prayer I - VI album art Amenra Mass I: Prayer I - VI (EP) Anvil Of Fury AOF 04 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
none Amenra - Prayers 09+10 album art Amenra Prayers 09+10 Grave Escape Records none Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
F004 Amenra - Vuur / Amenra album art Vuur / Amenra Vuur / Amenra - Vuur / Amenra(7", EP) Fivestar Recordings F004 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
none Amenra - Mass II album art Amenra Mass II (EP, Album) Not On Label (Amenra Self-Released) none Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
VVR008 Amenra - Amenra / Hitch album art Amenra / Hitch Amenra / Hitch - Amenra / Hitch(7", Single, Ltd) Vlas Vegas Records VVR008 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
none Amenra - Afterlife album art Amenra Afterlife (EP) Not On Label (Amenra Self-Released) none Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
Init - 70 Amenra - Brethren Bound By Blood 2/3 album art AmenRa / Hive Destruction AmenRa / Hive Destruction - Brethren Bound By Blood 2/3(10", Single, Ltd, Cle) Init Records Init - 70 US 2011 Sell This Version
C.O.R. Amenra - Brethren Bound By Blood 3/3 album art Amenra / Oathbreaker Amenra / Oathbreaker - Brethren Bound By Blood 3/3(7", Single, Cle) Not On Label (Amenra Self-Released) C.O.R. Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
SAD004 Amenra - Brethren Bound By Blood 1/3 album art Amenra / The Black Heart Rebellion Amenra / The Black Heart Rebellion - Brethren Bound By Blood 1/3(12", S/Sided, Single, Etch, Ltd, Cle) Smoke And Dust Records SAD004 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
013 Amenra - Brethren Bound By Blood 4/3 album art Amenra / Hessian (3) Amenra / Hessian (3) - Brethren Bound By Blood 4/3(7") Smoke And Dust Records 013 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
CON020 Amenra - Amenra / Madensuyu album art Amenra / Madensuyu Amenra / Madensuyu - Amenra / Madensuyu Consouling Sounds CON020 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
HYPE 015 Amenra - The Abyss Stares Back - Vol. I album art Amenra / VVovnds* Amenra / VVovnds* - The Abyss Stares Back - Vol. I Hypertension Records HYPE 015 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
CON017 Amenra - Amenra / Eleanora album art Amenra / Eleanora (2) Amenra / Eleanora (2) - Amenra / Eleanora(10", Cle) Consouling Sounds CON017 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
CON018 Amenra - Amenra / Treha Sektori album art Amenra / Treha Sektori Amenra / Treha Sektori - Amenra / Treha Sektori(10", Cle) Consouling Sounds CON018 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
CON023 Amenra - September / Buiten Datum album art Amenra & Sofie Verdoodt Amenra & Sofie Verdoodt - September / Buiten Datum(7") Consouling Sounds CON023 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
CON025 Amenra - Nachtschade / Bohr album art Amenra / Raketkanon Amenra / Raketkanon - Nachtschade / Bohr (EP) Consouling Sounds CON025 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

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April 26, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I usually don't write crap about bands, but I must make an exception for Amenra after seeing both their live shows at this year's Roadburn Festival in Holland.

Their singer is a Maynard clone. And absolutely shameless at that too. He doesn't even TRY to be himself. He wants so bad to be Maynard it's painful to watch. I wonder if he's also become an amateur viniculturist, to further resemble his idol...
Plus, the band's music is boring drivel compared to other sludge and doom bands. A couple of chords, an eerie arpeggio here, a drone there.... It's so shoddy, predictable and unmemorable I can't even retain it.
It's almost as if the whole Amenra experience revolves around VOLUME. Yes, they're loud. But that's about it. Take away the video projection (which they lifted from Neurosis), the gimmicky live shows (which they copied from Folk Black Metal bands) and the singer's stage persona (which isn't his, at all), and what you are left with is this second-rate doom metal music with no heart nor brains.

Biggest crime an artist can commit, in my book, is to not have their own character/voice/stage presence, and deliberately steal from their more accomplished, successful peers, so it's a big fat ZERO for Amenra from me.

Sorry Amenra, you're totally underwhelming. Try harder.

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