Amniote is a progressive metal band from Lorain County, Ohio.
- Cole Robertson (guitar, 2016 )
- Tyler Corlett (vocals, 2018 ; bass and backup vocals, 2016 2018)
- Galen Buttitta (drums, 2016 )
- Brandon "Mongo" Smith (bass, 2019 )
- Jake Norris (bass, 2016)
- Brandyn Waggoner (vocals, 2016 2018)
- Relish West (bass, 2018)
- Alex Johnson (bass, 2019)
- Amniote EP (2017)
- Counterfeit Gods (2018)
Amniote contains examples of the following tropes:
- Artifact Title: "555" has completely different lyrics than what it started out with. It retains its name partially because of the time signature and partially because that's how the band knows it.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: While Brandyn was a member, this could have been applied to the band:
- Cole: Phlegmatic
- Brandyn: Sanguine
- Tyler: Choleric
- Galen: Melancholic
- 555: Subverted. The band has a song called "555", but the lyrics were completely changed and now have nothing to do with the title. The original lyrics play the trope straight, albeit metaphorically.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: The band usually lands between 6 and 8, but runs the gamut from 1 (the interlude in "Washed Up") to 9 ("Rooster" and "Geriatricide"). "Cloak of Selene", from the Counterfeit Gods EP, may reach 10.
- Heavy Mithril: "The Pyramid I: Landfall" was based on a D&D campaign the band plays.
- Punny Name: Galen has said that the title of "Rooster" is wordplay on the name of one of his childhood bullies.
- Refrain from Assuming: It isn't "Have You Come to See My Fangs", it's "Cloak of Selene".
- Self-Backing Vocalist: In "Cloak of Selene", there are parts where Tyler backs himself, most noticeably at the end of the song.
- Something Completely Different: The interlude in "Washed Up" is much, much lighter than the rest of the song.
- Song Style Shift: "Washed Up" has a noticeably lighter interlude about a third of the way through.
- Soprano and Gravel: Tyler does this to himself on "Cloak of Selene".
- Take That!:
- The song "Washed Up" contains one to one of Brandyn's former bands.
- "Moons of Mercury" and "Geriatricide" are written about some of Galen's extended family.
- To the Tune of...: The music for "Rooster" was originally the song "Revealment" from Cole Robertson's solo project Arc Shock.
- Uncommon Time:
- "How the Gods Punish" is composed in 15/8, varying between triple time (3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3) and quintuple time (5 + 5 + 5).
- "Geriatricide" is written in seven.
- "555" well, guess.