Sunday, September 18, 2011

Agathocles/Black Clouds Determine/Cyber Music/1995 CD Review

Agathocles are a band from Belguim that has a history that dates back as far as the 1980's and are known as the creators of mincecore which is a crust/noise/grindcore hyybrid and this is a review of their 1995 album "Black Clouds Determine" which was released by Cyber Music.

Drums are mostly fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats with some midpaced parts being used at times, while the bass playing is all simple rhythm bass that follows the riffs coming out of the guitars and at times it has a heavy and powerful sound.

Guitars are all fast rhythm's that give grind/crust and noisecore together with some heavy midpaced riffing being used at times that has a death metal feel and there are no guitar leads or solos present on the album.

Vocals are a mixture of deep death metal growls and high pitched grindcore screams with some ocassional crust/hardcore style yelling vocals, while the lyrics cover political type issues with an extreme left wing liberal approach which is common in crust and D Beat, as for the production it has a raw feel that makes the music sound very primitive.

In my opinion Agathocles are a very good crust/noise/grind band and if you are a fan of those styles you probably have already heard this band.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Megalomaniac Stupidity" "Triple Murder Flesh" "Musicianship-Musicianshit" and "Teachers". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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