Let’s get this straight. Austin’s ANCIENT VVISDOM contributed one half of a split with CHARLES MANSON, includes alumni of hardcore head splitters INTEGRITY and IRON AGE, and their style of acoustic-driven music has been called death rock through which Lucifer’s praises are sung. That’s an interesting laundry list to pique’s one interest. The music is interesting as well, not to mention memorable. Change of pace anyone?
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.
Following their acclaimed Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything released in January, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra dust off an old chesnut from their 2005 album Horses In The Sky and coat it in glitter and shards of glass; not remixes really, but brand new recordings that use set-closing live favourite “Hang On To Each Other” as a launching point for some rather glorious dancefloor excursions.