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'Liar In Wait'
(FDA Rekotz)

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Jools Green


Floridian death Metal quartet Amon formed in 1987 and originally put out two demos; 'Feasting The Beast' in 1987 and 'Sacrificial' in 1989 before changing their name to Deicide.

Following their split from Deicide in 2007, the Hoffman brothers resurrected Amon. Their first full length, 'Liar In Wait', was self released last May in CD format and is now available as a vinyl release through FDA Rekotz.

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'Liar In Wait' does contain nine absolutely bone-crushing songs, and there are a lot of things that I like about the album, great vocals, in the form of a deep, harsh growl from bass player Jechael as well as some tasty riffs and solos from the Hoffman brothers, in fact pretty much every track has at least one blistering solo, executed to complete perfection and on top of this, the drum work from Mike Petrak is intense, powerful and packed with blasts.

But despite all that, it doesn't quite sit right with me as a whole package. I can't decide quite what it is, but I can't help feel they think they have something to prove or a point to make or are just trying too hard to be fast, intense and extreme at the cost of a well constructed track.

At times it is over manic and chaotic and in the next instant completely brilliant.


I have no strong favourite but the first couple of tracks, namely the album opener 'Among Us' and second track 'Eye Of The Infinite' really impacted on me for their solos, which are the best aspect of the whole album. However, the closer I got towards the end of the album the more my interest was lost, to a certain extent.

The album was recorded at Red Room Recorders with Mark Prator and will be released in Europe with and new and exclusive artwork created by Misanthropic Artwork, with the layout done by ArtWars Mediadesign.

The European edition is limited to 200 gold/black marbled copies and 400 Satanic black copies. Package deals that include the new Amon t-shirt are being offered as well.

If you are a big Deicide fan, especially their early work, 'Liar In Wait' may well appeal to you, particularly in this collectable format.

I think it is OK but I am hoping that this first full length release is a somewhat experimental offering and that subsequent releases will gel into a more cohesive style. There is certainly the potential there.

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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