agonia records Archive

Aosoth – IV: Arrow in Heart

By this point anybody who knows anything at all about Black Metal should be more than familiar with the workings of France’s, “Aosoth.” With a vocal assault spearheaded by none other than Mr. MkM (also of Antaeus) it’s easy to expect an all-out assault. Not necessarily so. If you’ve paid attention to the band as [&hellip

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Svartsyn – The True Legend

Svartsyn are one of those triumphant and long running black metal cults that never seem to wane to lame trends or flatten with time, and with this re-release of The True Legend, this album is not only serious inferno of melodic and solid black metal, but it is a slightly modified and improved upon version [&hellip

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Enthroned

With: Nornagest (lead vocals/guitars) Enthroned Hail Enthroned! Let’s talk about Obsidium for a moment. How did the songwriting process for this album come about? “Obsidium” is probably the most spontaneous album Enthroned ever recorded; the whole process from the composition and recording happened in more or less six month, a way to express certain intensity. [&hellip

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Enthroned – Obsidium

Enthroned has been at the black metal game for quite a while, almost 20 years at the time of this writing! While they’ve never been the most innovative or groundbreaking band, their sound has certainly evolved over the years, but not so much so that they’ve become a completely different band (even if that’s literally [&hellip

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Temple of Baal / Ritualization – The Vision of Fading Mankind

When two bands join in conspiracy with each other, what do you get? A split, of course! And in The Vision of Fading Mankind, we find two French bands that ride the line between death and black metal in Temple of Baal and Ritualization. Temple of Baal leads the way, charging forth with their modernistic [&hellip

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Root – Heritage of Satan

If there’s one thing that can be said about Czech black metal stalwarts Root, it’s that they aren’t satisfied with repeating themselves. Each record they release has seen the band expand its sound, ranging anywhere from subtle changes to outright genre shifts. Heritage of Satan, the band’s latest full-length, shows the band once again change [&hellip

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Sounds for the Psychotic Feature

Sounds for the Psychotic I’m always looking for stuff that surprises me and makes me remember it specifically, and I get a huge share of the obscure and unusual from all over the globe…stuff that I just really feel needs to be unearthed for others to discover as well. There’s too much good stuff being [&hellip

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Spearhead – Theomachia

First off, let’s just get one thing straight; this is NOT that joke of a band consisting of a bunch of “multicultural” overglorified neo-hippies gathered together and making every single nerve they happen to twitch into some sort of laughable socio-political “message” that has been assailing the airwaves left-and-right lately (not that I bother letting [&hellip

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Aosoth – III

Ugly, unmelodic melodies, screeching almost industrial distorted guitar tones, percussion that explodes as the combination with the guitars sounds like bombing raid sirens and artillery fire, but heard through some barbiturate induced state. That may turn many away, but it’s actually a compliment!!!! That ugly, awkward guitar tone that spread rapidly after Deathspell Omega’s well [&hellip

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Forgotten Tomb – Under Saturn Retrograde

Under Saturn Retrograde is the 6th studio album for these Italians that manage to defy exact classification and avoid surrendering to confinement within a style that tends to hinder creativity. The phrase being used to promote this release, “Nihilistic Black Rock Unlimited”, which fits, but it’s surely more metal than rock, definitely black overall but [&hellip

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