New York City’s Amarth seems intent on taking the music of the Netherworld seriously. Four years after releasing her debut LP Tender, Amarth has sifted through the wreckage of that city’s past and found a new, darker, more menacing glow. The entirety of her career has been a relentless search for a better life, and her past music – including a string of highly personal EPs – has found its home in that search. A Special Place In The Netherworld is a solid outing, albeit one without the usual nervy urgency or disquiet. Instead, it is a gravelly ballad in the vein with a soul like a slow night’s walk through the woods.
(Music courtesy of wib)