Agrimonia – Rites Of Separation 2×12″
Agrimonia are a very angry band, but the shades of light and beauty that seep from the cracks of their filth are where they truly shine. This nether region between light and dark is a compositional tool Agrimonia wield powerfully and with purpose. Rites of Separation exists in a lingering agony of life, knee-deep in the existential pain of living. This is a suffocating soundtrack to misanthropy that will infect your brain.
Agrimonia’s sound could be described as the bastard child of the epic, bittersweet sounds of bands like Counterblast and Neurosis, together with the simplicity and murk of bands like Bolt Thrower and Bathory. Thundering death and black metal soaked doom, with hints of crust, as well as atmospheric and epic darkness. The guitars range from devastating heaviness to gloomy acoustic sections, with piercing leads that flash through the darkness “Rites of Separation” was recorded at Studio Fredman in Sweden by Fredrik Nordstrom in the winter of 2012/2013.