Brooding ambiance and steadily overpowering noise punctuate this debut release by southern California's Agowilt. A combination of crust, doom, and black metal influences that hops over the cliches to deliver pure impact. Melodies a la Asunder that blend into black metal blasting, high pitched shrieking and thundering, pronounced bass slides. The hardcore component is not lost at all. Astute listeners will note Abnegation-like moments. Equal parts atmosphere and rage that prove evil doesn't have to wear horns or live in a forest. For fans of Thou, His Hero Is Gone, Unruh and Suffering Luna.
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