AGRIMONIA

AWAKEN (SOUTH­ERN LORD)

Kerrang! (UK) - - REVIEWS - OLLY THOMAS

KKKK FOURTH AL­BUM OF PROGGY HEAV­I­NESS FROM CRUSTY GOTHENBURG CREW

■ IF EVER there were a prog metal band for peo­ple who nor­mally hate prog metal, it’d be Agrimonia. true, their tunes tend to be 10-minute epics con­sist­ing of ever-shift­ing sonic shapes, and the Swedish quin­tet don’t ap­pear too keen on catchy cho­ruses. How­ever, there’s a vigour and ab­so­lute lack of bull­shit to their de­liv­ery that at­tests to the mem­bers’ day jobs in ex­cel­lent crust punk bands Mar­tyrdöd and Sk­it­sys­tem, as well as Swedish death metal icons At The Gates. On top of that, fear­some front­woman Christina Blom is ev­i­dently too busy gar­gling gravel to tone things down with any clean vo­cals. this ex­pan­sive, awe-in­spir­ing al­bum breathes new life into the post-metal mi­asma. DOWN­LOAD: The Spar­row. FOR FANS OF: Amenra, Cult Of Luna.

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