Monday, August 22, 2011

Amebix - "Knights of the Black Sun" (2011)

AMEBIX "Knights Of The Black Sun" (single)

Year: 2011
Genre: Epic Crust/Metal
Country: UK

Track List:
  1. Knights of the Black Sun
Finally, the first new track in more than 20 years! And who said "it isn't real Amebix"? Of course it doesn't sound like their early-80s' releases, but that's what is called evolution. There was very strong post-punk, gothic rock and maybe even doom metal influence on their album "Monolith" (1987), and I'm not surprised that they're still heading in this direction. Moreover, it's a visible tendency: many of those who played crust and hardcore in the 80s and 90s, now are playing not only black metal, but also doom (see my posts under the label "doom/sludge" - there are quite a few), and even gothic metal. And of course it's only a single, let's wait for a full-length album...

P.S. An awesome animation video for this track:


  1. Totally weak track. It begins like a mixture of Manowar and Bon Jovi. Somehow the raw shit of today is much more convincing.

  2. Awesome song after 20 years. Early Amebix is killer but this is like a dragon rising after a deep slumber. I think it's just showing off how far they've come from being gutterpunks.