From Consouling Sounds, Belgium
"As the Masses amassed, it became clear AMENRA was a serious contender within the post/sludge/doom genre. Mass V (Neurot, 2012) highlighted the gravity and sincerity of AMENRA's unique vision, as they were heralded to universal acclaim. With this reissue of the long out of print debut album we take a step back, and celebrate the album that started the procession now exactly a decade ago. Mass I, rooted in the (post)hardcore and noise scene, reveals an ambitious outfit that are set to preach their distinctive blurring of genres and musical conventions. The original recordings' brilliance is finally revealed by Billy Anderson's (Eyehategod, Melvins, Neurosis, Swans, ...) tremendous remastering of the album. Mass I never sounded this full and powerful. If you want to know what AMENRA is all about, start praying with us from the beginning.
Mass I is for the very first time available on 180 grams audiophile quality vinyl. CHVE about the artwork and photographs by Jeroen Mylle: "since it can be seen as our inception, we decided to use our own, old cradles and veils, where me, Bjorn and our children dreamt our first dreams and felt the first warmth of home"