Label: Relapse Records Limited gold colored vinyl LP pressing. Amenra's first release for Relapse Records is at once a departure and a momentous act of deliverance. Stepping outside the run of albums titled Mass I-VI, de Doorn casts a 21-year journey from the heart of Belgium's crusading hardcore scene to world-renowned, spiritually guided innovators in an enthralling new light. Written for the purpose of that rite, de Doorn ('The Thorn') occupies a place between Amenra's recorded and live work, less a testimony to the band's individual bereavements, more an invitation for others to come forward, and to pass through darkness into light. Where the Mass albums have taken the form of solitary struggles whose fearless honesty has aligned itself to the most intrinsically human of chords, the dynamics of de Doorn are as stricken by destiny as ever, but sonically looser.