Sound — 9
Sentenced's last album as a death metal band and in my opinion, the best. The guitar sound is amazing, bass is loud enough that you can hear it. Composing of the album must have been hard to Miika Tenkula, lead guitarist of the band, and to whole Sentenced. All the songs are very good, but some shine a little bit more than others. The album is death metal. For all the songs, composing has been made by only Miika Tenkula or with the whole band.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics take control of your mind. There is hatred, anger, death, misery and other strangling topics behind them. The lyrics have a lot of meaning behind them, that is why I love them. Some might get frightened of those topics, but they are real. The riffs and melodies are meant to catch the lyrics so that they would make all the songs whole. The singer, Taneli Jarva, is a really skilled singer. He sings all the songs from his heart, you can see him live and tell that he really does.
Overall Impression — 9
Compared to North from Here (the previous album before Amok), this album has slightly better guitarwork, the lyrics are more impressing and stunning than on North from Here. The most impressive songs on this album are probably The War Ain't Over!; Phenix; Nepenthe and Dance on The Graves (Lil' Siztah). I never get bored of those songs. The love that I have towards this album is huge and it is hard to describe in words. The songs on this album take over my heart while I listen to it, both in lyrics and guitar playing, it simply rocks. What I hate about this album is that Jarva doesn't have any bass solos here. If I lost this album or it was stolen, I'd definitely buy it back. This album is way more worth than what it costs.