Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc (2016, Relapse Records)
Form in Springfield in 1994, Agoraphobic Nosebleed as been at the forefront of extreme Metal. Defined as grindcore but obviously incorporating many genres they are releasing a series of four EPs that is the musical interest of each member of the band.
Starting with ‘’Gnaw’’, song number 3 on the record, that was written by Scott Hull (guitars/drum programming) many years before, the EP is standing strong in the doom metal buzz of the recent years. In fact, I liked Arc’s heaviness and the production. The guitar riffs and full of fuzz and the vocals are violent. I just wished they would have had a real drummer for once.
Finally, Arc is like my reunion with Agoraphobic Nosebleed a band I spinned its split with Converge The Poacher Diairies, Honky Reduction, and Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope like a thousand times each. Let’s hope that the next three EPs will be as well executed and that they will bring us into the different territories of each band member.