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Agrimonia + Support – Thursday 14th November
November 14, 2019 @ 19:00 - 23:00140 SEK
Göteborgs finest Post Metal Crusters are gonna shake the foundations of The Abyss!!!!!!
poster art by K. Witczak
For over a decade Agrimonia has been crafting their sound with a mixture of influences that combined Crust Punk, Sludge, Hardcore, Post Metal and some touch of Death/Black Metal among others.
Dark melancholic yet powerful melodies, with ambient passages, dissonances, direct Heavy riffs and a great heartbreaking lead singing that gives a perfect drive through this dark journey with a coherent musical narrative.
2008 saw their demo and first LP came into the light, having a big impact in the Underground and DIY scene, related with important local acts as At The Gates, Miasmal and Martyrdöd, they grow notoriety and their sound developed at every release.
Creating a particular sound and atmosphere the band got to an inflection point on their 2013 LP “Rites of Separation” (Southern Lord), giving form to a more complex but effective and solid composition, progressive elements get in the picture adding a deeper layer in the music, all commanded with the very strong and distinctive voice of Christina and a great sense of heavy melodies.
Latest album “Awaken” 2918(Southern Lord) consolidates the band, performing an even darker music.
(…) “Five years after Rites of Separation, Agrimonia returns with Awaken, a record that sees them building on the foundation that their Southern Lord debut explored and taking things up a notch. Awaken is a record that is melodic to its very core, and that’s an element that Agrimonia has inherited from a great tradition of Swedish extreme bands that fearlessly incorporated melodic lead work into their works. The main part of “A World Unseen” oozes with that melodic presence, while a more rocking characteristic is examined in the energetic parts of “Astray” and modernization of old-school tactics is revealed in “Foreshadowed”.
On the other end, the crust influence while it provides the aesthetics in aspects of progression and the overall aggressive outlook of the band, highlighted brilliantly through Christina Blom’s vocal delivery, does not see Agrimonia go into full-blown punk outbreaks. It is a fine balancing act that is performed, almost like a time bomb that never actually goes off, which in turn creates a looming menace over the music.
What brings these two worlds together is the progressive sensibility that Agrimonia have discovered. The progression of “Foreshadowed” suggests that switch in mentality, taking on a dark prog outlook as it slowly morphs the atmosphere around it. When this attribute is combined with the post-metal factor, it turns the lead work and feeling of the performance down to a more expressive and at the same time melancholic path, as is explored in the start of “Withering” and the ending of “The Sparrow”. Certain black metal-esque leanings also add to this rounded point of view, injecting the necessary dissonance that enhances the brutality and conviction in which the brutal moments of “Withering” arrive.
As Agrimonia builds an equilibrium out of this collage of sounds, when it comes to exploring experimental aspects of their identity, the band also does not go extravagant and treads rather carefully over the balance. But, the sparse notions of this viewpoint do make an appearance and are able of altering the atmosphere and flavor of the various parts. The keyboards play a significant part in this, capable of either acting as a background element or taking on a more centric role. The opening track, for instance, is a brilliant example of where the keys are adding that much more depth to the track, with the blinking, electrifying characteristic mutating the post-metal structures.” (…)
POP MATTERS REVIEW 2018
HEAVY BLEEDING (Göteborg).
This all female band deliver a hard angry music, loud and piercing sound, very dark and heavy element with a metallic but still punk based structure.
Their strong live performances gained attention as one of the most interesting underground bands of the local punk scene.
“HB play dark and desperate blood rock with punk and black metal influences.
They are well rooted in the DIY punk scene.”
Doors 19:00 hrs
120 kr + serviceavgift
Presented in cooperation with Amplified Medborgarskolan