After slaying the world with North From Here, Sentenced reverted to the Iron Maiden and Queenrsyche side of the equation, trying to come up with a hard rockin’ version of death metal, in the process turning off most of their fans.
However, if taken as a heavy metal album instead, Amok offers an interesting melodic journey that comes by its quirks honestly, unlike most of what followed. The label issued the following statement:
Changes with every step…
The Finns of Sentenced are a band that presented themselves in a new stylistic guise with almost every release in the first years of their existence. From the extreme Finnish Ur-Death-Metal formation of the early days to the end of their career, the band’s path was quite changeable.
Especially on the album “Amok” presented here, the band once again reinvented themselves and created a long player that was groundbreaking for their further development.
With “Nespenthe”, for which an elaborate video clip was also shot, the band created their first big hit, which was also noticed outside the then manageable metal cosmos through airplay and thus paved a new path for the band.
01. The War Ain’t Over!
03. New Age Messiah
04. Forever Lost
05. Funeral Spring
07. Dance On The Graves (Lil’ Siztah’)
08. Moon Magick
09. The Golden Stream Of Lapland