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  • Angist - "Circle Of Suffering" 2011 / EP
    ABYSS RECORDS/HAMMERHEART RECORDS
    ICELAND

    Angist - Circle Of Suffering There is metal in Iceland? For fucken reals? Who knew… There’s currently a lot to do about Angist, this fucken death metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland – although I couldn’t tell you why. Well, I can but it has jack shit to do with music. I mean, it isn’t fucken bad or anything, it is just so fucken… uhm, non-commital. You play death metal, tear shit up already. Geez. Not that there isn’t enough totally fucken amazing music in Iceland. Björk is more metal than the lot of you will ever fucken be. I love the crunchy, warm organic production this band has, and the drums don’t sound fucken plastic. Thank Odin for that. The slow part in ‘Godless’ and the intro to ‘Silence’ was kinda nice. You can hear the bass guitar too, which is always a plus. The rest of it is kinda there, and that’s about it. At least these girls (and two guys, actually) have the right influences: mid-era Death, early Pestilence, old Morbid Angel, some old doom metal bands three people remember. Doesn’t fucken matter anyway. Now that I think about it, ‘Silence’ is just like “The Dance Of December Souls” era Katatonia, “Pentecost III” Anathema or, like, what the fuck ever. For fucken reals. I could stomach an entire record like that. Trudging, dirgey dark death/doom metal with wailing tortured vocals. This shit just fucken owns. Odin knows there can be never of that sort of stuff. Holy fucken crap, dudes. Edda’s vocals, by the fucken way, are totally in the Karl Willets and Sauron school, which is actually a pretty good combination. I like this Edda chica, I’d appreciate it even more if she would just stop fucken growling at me. No, you fucken halfwit, she is not that Edda. Stop fucken staring at her. It is embarrassing. Katerina Bardo is not singing in this band. For two obvious reasons, you know which ones. Just fucken saying. That doesn’t change the fucken obvious fact that this Edda is too cute for this metal thing. She has a mean grunt, tho – that, and an unpronounceable last name. ‘Unwelcome Thoughts’ sounds like an old Death, or early Pestilence song. “Circle Of Suffering” is pretty good once it decides what it wants to fucken be. Most of the time however this thing meanders around not fucken sure if it wants to be death, thrash or death/doom metal. Decide already, for fuck’s sake. This is too good a formula to let go to to waste. Work it, goddammit. I realize you have two hot tall blondes in your band, and that writing music is kinda secondary – but for fuck’s sake: make your mind up. I don’t remember too much metal coming from Iceland. You know, besides that horrible band Fortid, but they have been living in Norway for ages now. The artwork is fucken excellent, and I wish more of these fucken stupid bands would use art like that, but it’s not like anybody reads what I write anyway.

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