Agrimonia - Awaken album download
In the same way that metal proper has its progressive off-shoots and prog-metal as a subgenre, there exists a more immersive, involved and progressive segment of hardcore punk. It’s a world those more apt to D-beat their brains out at a hundred miles an hour from behind an album cover front of black.
Awaken was recorded, mixed and mastered in gothenburg, sweden during summer 2017. Drums recorded at welfare studios. The rest was recorded at the recording machine.
The five colossal compositions on Agrimonia’s fourth album Awaken are massively heavy pieces of music, defined less by tone or sheer rawness than by the scope of the compositions themselves. Not that they aren’t capable of a righteous chug or an intense sequence of circle-pit mayhem. It’s not what drives these songs, however, the band’s pursuit of compelling song structures and breathtaking melodies a far more interesting path than the well-worn trope of vintage Entombed worship
Data de aparición 26 Enero 2018. Labels Southern Lord Records. Estilo MusicalSludge Metal. Miembros poseen este álbum1.
Awaken, the band’s fourth album, naturally expands on the proficient interplay of the aforementioned subgenres that Rites of Separation skilfully established previously. Now, Agrimonia focusses on emphasising and perfecting their knack for creating progressive soundscapes without surrendering their vicious edge. Not only does Awaken successfully combine these various sounds as well as maintaining the continuously ominous tone that the combined genres produce, but, within these lengthy compositions they frequently glide from movement to movement. Consequently, Awaken is never still.
The six songs on Awaken are outstanding, with nary a throwaway track. Agrimonia have crafted an album that surpasses genre labels. The crust and sludge from earlier days is almost a distant memory. What the band has evolved into has crystallized into a fantastically played and written slab of metal littered with influences but beholden to none.
Album (Studio full-length). Atmospheric Sludge Metal. Southern Lord Recordings. Track listing (Songs).
Gothenburg metal linchpins perfect the art of extreme progression. By Dean Brown 2018-01-04T00:47:00. New album Awaken naturally expands upon the complementary interplay between crystalline post-metal, rampaging crustpunk and black metal, which made their previous album so engaging. On Astray and The Sparrow, Agrimonia’s adventurous musicianship even displays an Opeth-ian grandeur, and yet, such progressive nous is never at the expense of their extreme edge – mostly because of Christina Blom’s raw, dominant screams and some punishing riff progressions.
Awaken, then, is a manifold improvement. Riffs run the gamut here. There is no grand restructuring or reinventing that occurs, and yet they chime in with something vital that was sort of missed out on in the earlier release - a thoroughly enveloping sense of atmosphere, which is here the figurehead, omniscient and yet never overbearing. On the other hand, as an album with a clearly formed aesthetic it has becomes its creators’ namesake, the herb Agrimonia of yore. Entrancing and healing in quality, and yet strong enough to induce a state of wakefulness. Bleak and winding it may be, yet hope ever lingers in this conjuration.