by Amiensus

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Matthew Rukgaber
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Matthew Rukgaber I like Amiensus because they are in the Arcturus/Vintersorg vein of pagan folk /Black Metal fusion. The melodic DM aspects that crop up occasionally in these songs really make them for me. Traditional BM or atmospheric BM bores my socks off. But this is neither of those: it is progressive enough and metal enough to constantly keep my attention. Favorite track: Morgawr.
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Sam v Amniesus does an amazing job at writing music that blends different genres of metal from black, progressives, melodic, and symphonic metal. I also really enjoy the lyrics, they seem very meaningful to me on a personal level. Love the cleans they add a lot actually. Favorite track: I Am.
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Christina Metal This album has intense atmosphere. So much more than 'Black Metal' they incorporate beautiful keys, lovely clean vocals and more that make up their own unique sound. While still maintaing heavy and solid. This isn't really an album or band for that matter that you just listen to. You experience it and let them take you on a journey. Favorite track: Thanatos.
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Long in the making, Amiensus started recording Restoration in Winter 2010. Setting out, we had no real idea what our finished product would sound like. We simply wanted to make a unique metal album that blended beauty and decay harmoniously.

We recorded it ourselves in our homes and dorm rooms and finished recording in Fall 2011. We sent it off to Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) to mix/master it and re-amp our guitars, drums, and keyboards.

Writing this album was our release. Because of this, Restoration reflects and explores many personal things that members of the band have been through and were dealing with around the time of it's writing process. The album also discusses psychological, theological, and religious concepts that interest members of the band.

Thank you again for your support!


released December 31, 2012

Everyone in Amiensus tended to pass the guitar, microphone and even the keyboard around while recording this, but this is a good summary of what everyone did in this project.

James Benson - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Joe Waller - Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Bass, Vocals
Zack Morgenthaler - Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard
Aaron McKinney - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Chelsi Igel - Keyboards, Vocals

Logo Design by Lord of the Logos: Christophe Szpadjel
Album Artwork designed by Zack Morgenthaler

Mixing/Mastering: Ken Sorceron
Prometheus Mixed/Mastered by Max Karon



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In 2010 the members of Amiensus came together to collectively pool their multi-talented minds and forge something that Minnesota, not even the world had seen musically. The result can be heard HERE.

The Last EP [2010] out August 2010

RESTORATION: Out January 1st 2013

"The Gathering" Split with Oak Pantheon; OUT NOW

Ascension- OUT JULY 1st, 2015
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Track Name: Dawn of Release
We Embraced the cold
shrouded by dawn
The morning frost
Wind on our faces
Through time we travelled
We embraced the cold
Towards the light we struggled
And from despair we ran
We embraced the cold
And opened our eyes
It only held death for us
We'd been deceived-
From despair we ran
Towards the light we struggled
Sinking slowly into a cold white sea
(Lyrics by James Benson)
Track Name: Deeper Than Blood
Dust is crushed mountains and the ashes of everything that ever
Specs of life dissolving into a void which we cannot know.

Dust has covered the planets and the moons' gleam is reflected upon it
For we all are dust of the Earth

Time is fleeting, awaiting a dreaming state and promise of after life
Track Name: Become the Fear
Burned and consumed, like ashen memories
Pale and undone, distant seems the world
Like freezing arctic wind, the blade of loss cuts through
To find myself again, I cannot comprehend
To walk this road, the path of desolation
Far from the sun, cold isolation
Abandoned here, in silent apathy
By all those, once so endeared
To understand, I must become the fear
To prevail, I must become the enemy
To reclaim dominion, surrender to defeat
To rise to elation, I must fall into despair

Crushed by the weight of an impending failure I endeavor in vain toward the fading sun Paralyzed in this aphotic void My strength it is lost, in the absence of light Before my eyes, as if frozen in time The rise and fall of everything once defined To acquiesce to the arms of negation Denial at once my comfort and my shame The dark that once seemed so false, so distant Now engulfs every aspect of my sight The understanding lies entwined with all I fear I am the enemy, I am the light Accept that forever, is a mere perception Relative to our own minds Every moment elapsed is an eternity In the shadow of our fleeting time Those once beloved, will fade to dust Nothing sacred, cannot be undone To overcome is to embrace our fear To forge ahead, and walk alone Reclaim desire, to see the unknown Abandon time, erase eternity Strength is attained by the fire of yearning The path to acceptance is a journey without end
Track Name: Morgawr
Bring forth the time that remains,

To those who seek the meaning of the Word,

The will to break a system,

A need for those who can create,

Words are what make us,

Are what we create, language is dimensional,

In the midst of chaos showing

This love is ever flowing

Monuments can be turned to ruins

But words cannot decay, cannot decay

The universe is an extortionist

Forever slowly bleeding us dry

And the will to thrive is denied

By contextual divides

Separation of word and void.

A structured cluster of pre-conceived ideas, schemas, Schema

Can Create.

Words may transform into cosmic entities

Structured by the will of man to design infinity

Separate, word and void become one with the aethyr

Bring together dark and light and incarnate all that we fear
Track Name: I Am
I am the glacier’s crest above the forests, freezing you mid thought and the ancient voices from the greying fog I am the thought that overtakes your mind and fills you with a singular happiness. I am your third hand and your second I am the shadow, the grey one Who cannot ever forget you.

I am the leaves the you burn in the fall

the swift cleansing of your conscious

I am the glistening of the leaves

and I am.
Track Name: Millenium [feat. Ken Sorceron]
Further from sane, In time I'll break

mechanical processes leading my way

reality ceases to be, divulging from actuality

alien phenomenon wiping our dreams

harvesting our thoughts and beliefs

what is to be, or the non-being

a warped vision and safety

theories of absurdity washing our faces

corrupted societies plot to end the nations

Diverging resources to fatten the people

The starving revolt and empty the steeple

Rotting and porous the end of our world

the character of mankind becomes unfurled

a king on his throne, sovereign rules

while citizens burn, despairing and doomed

No stone left unturned, no soul left alive

Fiery landscapes brighten the skies

Bereft of the living, a land of the dead

Defeated and giving, the world has bled
Track Name: Healer
And I see the light ,surrounding you
from a blinded hollow I gaze I stare
Fallen not unveiling, fallen not waning
From hollowed ground, fallen I stare
For life was not meant to despair
I pry through the crowd to catch a glimpse
The power leaves me weak at my knees
Fallen not waning, fallen unveiling
Restoring, like air to drowning lungs

like fire to burning wood
inside a lifeless tomb
the after, the mending, the air
resurrecting so breath in, again, breath in again and restore.
Track Name: Thanatos
There's a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you're gone

A sickening feeling of emptiness no longer prolongs

Residing within me, the place you shall be,

a deepening rift that slowly impedes

the ability to know you after death

Humanity deciphers your holy texts

withering the body to the illiterate

Falsely identifying with ignorance

The word corrupted to bend to the will of Man.
Track Name: Prometheus [Bonus]
From the Dawn of Mankind, in the bleakness of night
From the formless and void, of his birth
A journey, a struggle, endless in time
To attain understanding and strength

The fire of will, Prometheus gave
So they, as gods, could create and destroy
A light on the path, of prosperity
From archaic void, to an ending unknown

Within mankind's hand, the greatest of power
To consume and to reign upon earth
But restraint he disdained, consequence ignored
In blind search of truth, wisdom was lost

Formed from the earth, from whence given life
Bestowed with the fire of gods
Heedless of presage, resolved to defy
The cause of this mortal design

As civilization reaches its end
From origin, primordial, to the status of gods
The fire of power, burns in their minds
For their creation, an agony of suicide

For the gift of fire, a consequence of torment
Bound to knowledge, to suffer its wrath
For the knowing negates, the innocent mind
As clear sight is gained, darkness consumes