May 05, 2018

Sentenced - Amok (1995)

Country: Finland
Language: English
Genre: Death Metal
Style: Melodic Death Metal
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© 1995 Century Media
AllMusic Review by Antti J. Ravelin
After Sentenced moved to a bigger record company, their style changed as well. While North From Here was almost categorized as black metal, Amok is pure rock & roll. And looking at that change afterwards, it seems that a rockish style fits better with Taneli Jarva's voice and Miika Tenkula's riffs. In particular, the large guitar wall and amazing ambition don't fail even for a second during Amok, even when Jarva's songs "Funeral Spring" and "Moon Magic" seem to be a little frustrating for a moment. However, as a vocalist, Jarva succeeds in creating a depressive mood for every song, and that mood and the sound of Amok are traditional to a Finnish heavy metal band. Still, Amok is a perfect choice for everyone who likes heavy metal with complex rockish guitar riffs.

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