Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse


8.1 | 52 votes |
Release date: 14 April 2009
Style: Grindcore

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01. Agorapocalypse Now
02. Timelord One (Loneliness Of The Long Distance Drug Runner)
03. Dick To Mouth Resuscitation
04. Moral Distortion
05. Hung From The Rising Sun
06. First National Stem Cell And Clone
07. Question Of Integrity
08. Timelord Two (Paradoxical Reaction)
09. Trauma Queen
10. White On White Crime
11. Druggernaut Jug Fuck
12. Ex-Cop
13. Flamingo Snuff
14. Crypto-Zoology [Japanese bonus]
15. Werewolf Women Of The U.S. [Japanese bonus]
16. Dis-Order Of Species [Japanese bonus]
17. Un-Natural Selection [Japanese bonus]

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Release Dates:

14 Apr: N. America
17 Apr: Germany and Benelux
20 Apr: World
05 May: UK

Staff review by
jupitreas
Rating:
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Amongst the many politically incorrect and absurd rants bellowed throughout Agorapocalypse is one little nugget that perfectly encapsulates the idea behind this album. Said line is '...no purpose in being offensive', which appears in "Question Of Integrity". Indeed, Agoraphobic Nosebleed in the past sounded much like unleashing a spastic raccoon on a drum machine; however, Agorapocalypse sees the band exploring groove and memorable riffage instead.

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published 12.05.2009 | Comments (9)

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27.10.2018 - 21:58
Mercurial
Written by Guest on 27.10.2018 at 20:40

Actually, I've changed my mind, because I realized this album is actually not grindcore. I hate being a genre elitist or whatever, but this is actually much closer to something I'd call thrash metal or hardcore. It doesn't have death metal elements and it is way more mid-paced, therefore it really isn't that grind. Still really awesome album though, I've heard it many times.

I think you're overthinking it. AnB have never had much death metal in their sound (and I don't consider that important anyway, look at Repulsion) and what you call thrash I would probably call more crossover influence. It's highly metallic but still retains the punk aesthetic, so this is easily a grindcore album, even if it thrashy. I certainly don't think pace is a factor.
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27.10.2018 - 22:03
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Written by Mercurial on 27.10.2018 at 21:58

I think you're overthinking it. AnB have never had much death metal in their sound (and I don't consider that important anyway, look at Repulsion) and what you call thrash I would probably call more crossover influence. It's highly metallic but still retains the punk aesthetic, so this is easily a grindcore album, even if it thrashy.

I mean there is a lot of grindcore that is pretty much thrash and hardcore combined, not all of it is death, you are right, and I think you are also right about ANb never having death metal elements (I would actually call a lot of their previous works noisecore, noisey grind/powerviolence), but I still don't want to call this grind, even if it means thrash + hardcore kind of grind. I think the fact that it's so mid-paced has a lot to do with that. I think it is metallic and punky but maybe not grind.

But you are probably right, I am overthinking it which is completely unnecessary...
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27.10.2018 - 22:08
Mercurial
Written by Guest on 27.10.2018 at 22:03

I mean there is a lot of grindcore that is pretty much thrash and hardcore combined, not all of it is death, you are right, and I think you are also right about ANb never having death metal elements (I would actually call a lot of their previous works noisecore, noisey grind/powerviolence), but I still don't want to call this grind, even if it means thrash + hardcore kind of grind. I think the fact that it's so mid-paced has a lot to do with that. I think it is metallic and punky but maybe not grind.

But you are probably right, I am overthinking it which is completely unnecessary...

I'm not sure I would even call this that midpaced, at least not consistently. It had moments and songs, but that's probably because they were messing around with longer song lengths. There's different kinds of doom and black, and grind comes in different flavours too, so I'm not quite willing to boot this out the genre just yet
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27.10.2018 - 22:11
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Written by Mercurial on 27.10.2018 at 22:08

I'm not sure I would even call this that midpaced, at least not consistently. It had moments and songs, but that's probably because they were messing around with longer song lengths.


Yeah, it's spread out, but there are for sure songs and moments on here that are really slow (which makes for an awesome, sludgy sound, which at the end of the day shows that this album is great, regardless of genre).
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