As The World Dies – Agonist (Album Review)

Release Date: March 25th 2022 - Transcending Obscurity Records

As The World Dies - Agonist

Agonist is not just another fantastic debut death metal record. It is probably the ultimate death metal record paying homage to fellow UK countrymen Bolt Thrower and the first original wave of utter heaviness that placed pummelling over speed. As The World Dies might be a new band but its members from both Memorian and Pemphigold have delivered a world-class record that’s pedigree is so strong its guests include Karl Willets (Bolt Thrower) Kam Lee (Massacre) and David Ingram (Benediction).

The tempo and time changes are natural, the riffs gloriously heavy and excellently recorded. Whilst it may stay in the mid-tempo range, As the World Des Music is dynamic, pure, and forceful. ‘’As The World Dies’’, ‘’ Desolate’’ and the “The Tempest” are mere highlights of a record that is so musically strong across the board, you will revel in its unapologetic brutality. This is infectious, groove-laden first wave death metal. Masterfully heavy, the atmosphere shines throughout, there is no compromise As The World Dies is direct and commands attention.

Agonist is the death metal perfection, excellently executed, pure undiluted music that is both savage and memorable, it takes the traditional elements and refreshes them, making them heavier, compelling, and irresistible in getting a physical reaction.

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Release Year: 2022
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Category: Album
Country: UK

Reviewed by Sparky