Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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"commence to mince"
Year:  2017
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Self Made God
Format:  CD
Tracks:  35
Time:  34 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:         Grindcore























Belgian mince kings AGATHOCLES return with a brand new 2016 studio album in their plus 30-years period of musical and rock star destruction. 35 raw, anarchist, short grindcore songs in 34 minutes. Including a cover song of one of the best veteran Brazilian punk bands DESNUTRICAO. Simply put this is top-notch AGx release comparable to evergreen full lengths like "Black Clouds Determinate", "Razor Sharp Daggers" and "Grind Is Protest".
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"Never mind the..."
Year:  2015
Country:  Belgium
Label:  Grind Your Mind
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  26 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:         Grindcore






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"Superiority overdose"
Year:  2001
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Uxicon
Format:  CD
Tracks:  25
Genre:  rock
Style:         Grindcore




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http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/1/0/1/210120.jpg"Grind is protest"
Year:  2009
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Cyber Music
Format:  CD , LP , cassette
Tracks:  40
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Grindcore





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"Razor sharp daggers"
Year:  1995
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Cyber Music
Format:  CD , LP , cassette
Tracks:  44
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Grindcore

























"Razor Sharp Daggers" is Easily one of the greatest albums of all time grindcore. Up There With Napalm's legendary "From Enslavement to Obliteration". What makes it so good? Pretty much everything. There's the speed, the vocals, the all out insanity of good grindcore, Could you ask for anything in grindcore is on this album.





Production wise this album delivers. The drums are loud, Which is Important Because blast beats Tend to lose some of the power if the drums are too low. The guitars are heavy as hell. The bass is pretty heavily distorted and sounds kinda fuzzy, similar to what Cliff Burton did With His bass. The vocals are all over the place in the best way imaginable. Pitch-shifted sections are there, screaming vocals are vomity type Also present, and of course the vocals are guttural type Gorguts The most common. The back and forth Between the vocals are perfect.




The music itself is pretty much straight grindcore, lots of blast beats, lots of thrash beats, and very heavy riffs like the one found in "A for Arrogance." This album is very balanced as far as song lengths go. A lot of songs under a minute long, awesome Which are the typical grindcore songs with tons of blast beats. The longer songs, usually we Between 1 and 2 minutes long are perfect. The few longer songs are the only songs I have a problem comfortable with. The songs longer than 3 or 4 minutes are just plain boring. At song 26 May you notice a production shift. Songs are off after 25 number of splits and EPs.




Pretty much every song on this album is amazing. It's got everything to grindcore fan could want. If you enjoy "From Enslavement to Obliteration" you will like this. An essential album to own if you like grindcore. Essential. (NOTE = this review was written by Grain ).
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"Black clouds determinate"
Year:  1994
Country:  Belgium
City:  Mol
Label:  Cyber music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  37
Time: 42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Grindcore






























Agathocles is a Belgian political grindcore band that they began in 1985. They are mainly known for producing a large quantity of split seven-inch EPs (144) but less long albums. They play a style of grindcore that they have dubbed "mincecore". Agathocles first started doing concerts a year later, in 1985, although audiences were always small due to there only being a small minority who listened to the type of extreme music the band was producing. The band also made a radio appearance, being interviewed on the local radio station, in the same year. The Agathocles styles has changed according the albums, some ones sound very close to metal genre (death, doom, thrash, etc.) and other more to punk genre (hardcore, crustcore, d-beat, etc.). The only one element in all albums is musically the grindcore base and lyrical, with political / social lyrics. This "Black clouds determinate" had a lot of metal influences, specially doom metal.
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"theatric symbolisation of life"
Year:  1992
Country:  Belgium
City:  Bruxelles
Label:  Cyber Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  30
Time:  73 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore



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