THIS IS NOT A THREAT, ITíS A PROMISE
Prolific veteran grindcore troupe from Belgium Agothacles are difficult to keep up with, as they have appeared on over 200 (!) releases throughout their two-decade plus tenure, but theyíve remained a consistent force in the underground extreme scene. This latest offering from the band is a full-length, meaning 27 songs in 32 minutes for this velocity driven unit, entitled THIS IS NOT A THREAT, ITíS A PROMISE. Mixing it up between slightly sloppy D-Beat and crusty nihilistic grind with a few slow grinders strewn in for some variation, this grizzled crew offers no mercy when serving up their punk propelled attitude flanked with guttural growls and intentionally undercooked production values, an action endearing to some yet too simplistic for others. Nonetheless, this is a durable album for fans of Discharge, Entombed, and Napalm Death to bond over, truly embodying a crossover mentality with the intent to annihilate everything in their path.