It's been nearly 3 years since filter released a record and with the amount of work that's gone into their latest offering, "The Amalgamut", it's plain to see why. Filter have released 3 albums since their conception some 8 or 9 years ago and with each album they've shown more confidence and musical progression than many artists in their field. This album not only shows their energy and aggressive passion but it also contains the more melodic moments that nearly all metal bands of this generation fail to produce. From the albums start with "You Walk Away" the memories of 3 years ago come pouring out once more from the band that screams more emotion than any band has done since the mid nineties, it's an energetic start to the album and a good benchmark too as the music is generally speaking a damn site heavier than their previous offerings. As we progress through the album, stand out tracks such as "The Missing", "God Damn Me" and the first single from the album, "Where do we go from here" flaunt their melodic talent which was prominent on their previous work such with tracks like "Take A Picture", though as I've said before, the general feel of the album is a lot more heavier with songs like "American Cliché", "Columbind" and the mental sound of "So I Quit" keeping very much alive their heavy aggression fuelled alter ego. Just promise yourself that on the 30th of July you dig deep and purchase this album, from die hard filter fan to general metal music lover, disappointment will not be a word used in your describing this gem of an album.