Amplified Memory are a band from Germany that plays a very progressive and melodic form of death metal with some elements of doom and black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Vas Hermeticum" which was released by Sliptrick Records.
Dark sounding keyboards start off the album and they also mix in with the more heavier and melodic side of the music while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and screams along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
During the slower sections of the songs the music mixes in elements of 90's era melodic doom/death metal while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion along with riffs also mixing in elements of modern prog metal at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Elements of black metal can be heard in the fast tremolo picking while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with acoustic guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of saxophones and stringed instruments on a couple of the tracks, a couple of the later songs also brings in a small amount of clean female and male vocals.
Amplified Memory plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in melodic death metal while also mixing in elements of black, doom meta, progressive rock and avant garde music to create something very original, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover dreams, personal/psychological concepts. philosophy and cosmology themes.
In my opinion Amplified Memory are a very great sounding melodic and progressive death metal band with elements of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maze Of Gyri" "The Aether Apparatus" "Ammon's Eclipse" and "Into The Shelter Of A Mind". 8 out of 10.