Background/Info: Driven by the creative spirit of the Autodafeh members Mika Rossi and Jesper Nilsson, Swedish hard EBM-ers Agrezzior are back on track unleashing the third full length of this project.
Content: Agrezzior remains for 100% driven and inspired by good-old EBM. It’s a furious electronic format, which sometimes moves at the edge of hardcore and electro-punk. The fast sequences and Jesper’s typical ‘aaw aaw’ screams reminding me of Nitzer Ebb, which clearly sounds as the main source of inspiration. I also noticed some engaged lyrics, which maybe is one of the main differences with other bands in the genre.
+ + + : With Mika Rossi behind the operating desk you clearly have one of the most talented contemporary EBM composers while Jesper Nilsson is a charismatic singer with a powerful voice. So Agrezzior is made of a winning team, which resulted in an old-school, but well-crafted opus. The songs are enraged and clearly composed to make your body sweat. The production is carried by solid bass lines and achieved with little details, which make the difference with most of the EBM bands. Autodafeh however is more straightforward and less elaborate than Autodafeh, but still very efficient. One of the songs has been composed together with Orange Sector, which is a pretty cool surprise.
– – – : The main point with this album is that it becomes rapidly predictable. The sound formula is quite easy and even if it’s efficient it also is a bit repetitive.
Conclusion: Autodafeh stands for intelligent EBM while Agrezzior sounds like pure fun! But there clearly is ‘fun’ that has been accomplished by knowledge and professionalism. This is a hard-hitting production that will conquer the EBM community.
Best songs: “Youth”, “Master”, “Never Wait To Hate”, “Strike Back”, “Kraft (Orange Sector & Agrezzior)”.