Agathocles are a band from Belguim that play a mixture of noisecore, crust and grindcore and are also known as the creators of mincecore who have also had their music reviewed before in this zine and this is a review of their 2010 album "This Is Not A Threat It Is A Promise" which was released by SelfMadeGodRecords.
Drums alternate between midpaced to fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats, while the bass playing follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a thick and heavy tone that dominate throughout the album.
Rhythm guitars are mostly midpaced to fast crust/noise/grindcore riffs and there are no lead guitars or solos present on this recording.
Vocals are a mixture of high pitched grindcore screams with alot of deep death metal growls being thrown in as as well as some hardcore influenced vocals and the brief clean singing parts, while the lyrics touch on political issues and everyday themes, as for the production it sounds very professional and you can hear all of the instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another good album from Agathocles and if you enjoyed their previous works you should enjoy this album as well. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Tea" "People's Party" "Financial Cris-is" and "After The Battle". RECEMMONDED BUY