Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse

Agoraphobic Nosebleed Agorapocalypse:

The last thing that comes to mind when one things of Agoraphobic Nosebleed is females. Well you better start since Kat, from the band Salome, has joined this constantly changing project. Her vocals are fierce enough to hold up with any of the guys, but still it’s a nice change and really adds to the songs. Another big change is the way the band has slowed down. This album seems almost glacially slow compared to Altered States of America, but that’s not a bad thing. Rather songs are usually made up of at least two parts. This adds depth and variety, curing the one weakness the band ever had. Also Scott Hull has been really practicing with his digital work station since the drum beats have never sound better. Also his playing is just top notch on this album. While it was a wait, Agorapocalypse completely delivers and maybe a high point for extreme music in 2009.

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Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb

Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb:

Vicious is the best way to describe this album. JR Hayes’ vocals have never sounded angrier, snarling through the tracks like enraged animal. Scott Hull shows off his skills in full. He easily switches from shredding riffs to something equally heavy, but catchy. This is all bolster by the new drummer who’s ability to not only keep up with Hull, but also add some grove is impressive. An artistic high point for this band.

Rating: 14/15 songs that should be the plots of movies