Week 82 – AMTHRYA

Welcome my HeadBangers from Italy/Switzerland, the Avantgarde Death Black Metal Band:

AMTHRYA

Amthrya represents a journey, a destination into infinite space.

“Letters to my Dears Thought of a Lost Man”

Yes my HeadBangers sometimes you have to have something a little different.

“Chapter IV – Human Confrontation”

Let’s look at some bio (taken from their site) on this band:

Amthrya represent a journey, a destination into infinite spaces, a complex and contradictory research and a continuous change. Lead character is the Man and his projection into the cradle of the world and his frightening of mortality, fragility and the precarious equilibrium of it. Amthrya represent the fragility of Man, of his mind and it opens on a insanity abyss of his paranoid and of his distortion of reality. It’s a Diary of Alienation, a guide map of himself Ego. Images of Gem is the new Chapter open on this distorted vision of the World, that takes you to the madness, follies and suicide. From the mind of Barry, the creative Ego of project Amthrÿa, will guide you into the obscure abyss of human mind. Kasumi Onryo is the grudge voice, the return from the Death abyss and she’ll guide you in a nightmare world..

Amthrya was born in 2004 as a one man band project from an idea of Barry. In 2012 came out the first album “Authentic Way” by the label Depressive Illusion. It’s a cd and a tape that has for theme the suicide in a surreal contest, with a symphonic black metal sound. In 2016, Barry started the composing of the album “Incision of Gem”, pointing new sounds more near on Black Death metal. In August 2017 Kasumi Onryo became the new vocalist and actually Amthrya has completed the formation with Ale MsT (Drums) and Vins (Bass Guitar).

Images of Gem was released in November 2018.

In January 2019, Ale MsT left the band.  The new drummer, Fabius, completed now the formation.

Let’s meet the band:

 Barry – Guitar – Vocals 

Kasumi Onryo – Vocals (Grudge Voice)

Vins – Bass

Fabius – Drums

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Kasumi told me she had started to sing in the death and black metal genre about ten years ago.  Barry, the founder, asked her to sing and she said she simply fell into the mood and the journey.  Amthrya is not just music, but it is a journey in other spaces of the Human mind and opens the doors on other worlds.  I didn’t choose this path…   simply I had found it.

Kasumi is from Italy and the rest of the band is from Switzerland.  Concerning gigs, unfortunately this Covid 19 had deleted our plans, but for sure the next year we will reorganize the two tours that we missed out on  Actually we finished the pre-production of our third album, a concept, that is more depressed than the previous ne “Incision of Gem”.  The sound is more evocative and we choose for a twist into it, trying to create a particular sound.  The concept is based on a story of two damned souls…..But it is too early to reveal it!:)

“Anesthesia Survival”

This is what Avantgarde Death Black Metal sounds like.  What do you think my HeadBangers?  Does it speak to you?

My thoughts:

Well my HeadBangers this is a very interesting band to say the least.  Their videos are quite dark as is their music and lyrics.  But that’s what Avantgarde Death Black Metal is all about.  

According to Wikipedia:

Definition of Black Death Metal is:

Blackened death metal (also known as black death metal) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that fuses elements of black metal and death metal.

The genre emerged in early 1990s when black metal bands began incorporating elements of death metal and vice versa. The genre typically employs death growls, tremolo picking, blast beats, and Satanic lyrics and imagery. Bands of the genre typically employ corpse paint, which was adapted from black metal.

Who doesn’t like a little corpse paint with their metal.  I do know you either love this genre of music or you don’t.  For some it is to extreme and for the rest it is just right.  That’s what music is all about my HeadBangers, what speaks to me may not speak to you, no one is right or wrong.  But being HeadBangers we all have our passions in metal, so listen to something outside your comfort zone, you’re experiencing something different that’s what life is about.  Just don’t ask me to listen to country western ok I draw the line there.  Seriously, every band works their asses off, whether you like their music or not, they are committed and work hard to bring it to us.  Listen to them, you just might find something to add to your collection.

Well that’s it for this week,  join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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