Amber - S/T

Amber comes to us from Germany and play an epic brand of heavy, yet melodic, tunes.  The band comes off sounding similar to bands like Japan's Envy but with perhaps a bit of the instrumental sensibilities of bands like Pelican or Disappearer.

There's a pretty wide range of dynamics happening here that run the gambit of ultra slow and moody to a more high powered and intense sound.  The songs are lengthy and jam packed full of peaks and valleys.  The production quality is crystal clear and gives you a nice glimpse of all the moving parts.

The focus here seems to be more on creating the intensity and mood rather than focusing on anything overly technical or intricate. They pull it off pretty well, so if this sounds like your type of flavor then you'll be eating up with a spoon.

Have a listen here.