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AmebixSonic Mass

Genre:Rock
Style:Hardcore, Punk, Heavy Metal
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Tracklist

Days4:05
Shield Wall1:54
The Messenger4:16
God Of The Grain4:14
Visitation6:46
Sonic Mass Part 13:36
Sonic Mass Part 23:54
Here Come The Wolf3:46
The One5:12
Knights Of The Black Sun5:46

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According to the Easy Action website, first press is limited on red vinyl, the next one will be on black and starting from the third one it's going to be housed in a regular single LP sleeve instead of the gatefold.

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    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011-09-23, CDSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AMBEA002CD, Easy Action – AMBEA002CDUK2011UK2011
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    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011-09-23, VinylSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AMBEA002LP, Easy Action – AMBEA002LPUK2011UK2011
    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011-09-23, VinylSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AMBEA002PD, Easy Action – AMBEA002PDUK2011UK2011
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    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011-09-23, CDSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AUREA002CD, Easy Action – AUREA002CDUK2011UK2011
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    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011, CDSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AMBEA002CD, Easy Action – AMBEA002CDUK2011UK2011
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    Cover of Sonic Mass, 2011-09-23, CDSonic Mass
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    Amebix Records – AMBEA002CD, Easy Action – AMBEA002CDUK2011UK2011
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    Cover of Sonic Mass , 2019-04-12, VinylSonic Mass
    LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Special Edition, Silver
    Amebix Records – AMBEA002LP, Easy Action – AMBEA002LPUK, Europe & US2019UK, Europe & US2019
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    • TheThresher's avatar
      TheThresher
      Edited one year ago

      An amazing comeback album.

      If the fictional band in ’The Thresher’ were real, they would probably sound something like track three (‘The Messenger’).
      • freeturd's avatar
        freeturd
        Just a warning... I ordered the first pressing directly from Easy Action a few years ago. It arrived fairly damaged due to the extremely poor packaging. We're talking like cardboard that was as sturdy as the back of a pad of paper. Easy Action shit the bed.
        • hammerheartaus's avatar
          Amebix is a name that you’ll have come up against more than once if you’re a long-in-the-tooth fan of heavy music. The band's squalid, uncomfortable mix of anarcho-crust lyrical drive and sludgy death metal sonic dynamics has proved a fertile template for more than one bunch of noisy upstarts since the band’s Devon-based inception in the late seventies.

          In its 2011 incarnation, Amebix is an altogether more sophisticated beast, plying a riff-heavy trade that, especially on the likes of the strident God of the Grain or the utterly convincing Here Come the Wolf (sic), comes on like a reggae/electronica-free version of the mighty Killing Joke. There’s literally no fat on this release at all, as each one of the ten tracks gets straight to the point, the result being an album that delivers a constant stream of high quality, intelligently bombastic doom, interspersed with the likes of the quasi-title track, Sonic Mass Part 1 where the band ventures into the kind of neofolk territory that’s usually the domain of acts such as Sol Invictus . Follow up track Sonic Mass Part 2 adds a bit of Motorhead and Hawkwind to the mix, but this album is more – so much more – than a mere game of spot the influence.

          By the time you reach the final brace of tracks – the swirlingly maelstromic The One and the space/goth rock armageddon of Knights of the Black Sun (where the band throws in a huge dollop of Bauhaus into the mix in a move guaranteed to throw you into a gleeful black-clad meltdown) you’ll have been rendered speechless by the consistent assault of quality sonic bombardments you’ve just been subjected to. Much like Killing Joke’s last album, Sonic Mass is a record that synthesises bang your head gonzoid mayhem to intelligent lyrical observation to such an effective extent that you’ll find yourself returning to it again and again. Fantastic stuff, and definite album of the year material.

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