Agatha – Gravis Atque Gravior

I do not, as a rule, review albums that have been out for a considerable length of time, unless it is a classic Metal album from the distant past that is celebrating a milestone anniversary of course. However, in the case of Agatha’s “Gravis Atque Gravior”, I am prepared to burn the rule book, and I do not, as a rule, review albums that have been out for a considerable length of time, unless it is a classic Metal album from the distant past that is celebrating a milestone anniversary of course. However, in the case of Agatha’s “Gravis Atque Gravior”, I am prepared to burn the rule book, and throw caution to the wind. The female duo from Milan have been peddling their wares for over ten years now, releasing “Gravis..” in 2014, very much on a shoestring and with very little promotional exposure. Black Birch and Chaos Rural Records have now decided to give it a well warranted second push, and so here we are. Branded as Sludge/Doom/Punk, I had no inkling of what lay in store, bar a few snippets gleaned from You Tube. The first thing to hit me was the sheer raw intensity and downright dirty stance taken. A sound stripped back so far to the bone that I could almost taste the marrow. Incredibly complex in its simplicity, with a guitar sound that reverberates through the rib cage, and a drum beat to smash through walls, this is as pure and undiluted as it […]

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