This album reminds me why I loved Monuments so much when I first heard Gnosis. Chris Barretto's vocals are AWESOME addition to the band. He has a lot more range and power than the previous guy. The riffs are brought and the technicality is certainly there.
Easily one of my favourite releases of 2014. Musicianship is crisp (especially the drums) and Chris Barretto has a fantastic voice. I, the Destroyer, Garden of Sankhara and Atlas are my favourite tracks.
i enjoyed Gnosis, but this album is just miles ahead of their first. while i will forever love We Are The Foundation, The Amanuensis is a very possible contender for the best monuments release to date. more groovy riffs, more unique tracks, Barretto sounds phenomenal. my only gripe is the quality of the recordings, but that may very possibly be the result of the leak being of low quality.