Review by Mike Bax Photos by Tim Snow and Eva Blue The seventh presentation of Heavy Montréal once again…
Following the upheaval of vocalist Alissa White-Gluz leaving to join Arch Enemy, Canadian shredders The Agonist return with their first album featuring her replacement. So, how does it fair?
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Extreme metallers The Agonist will finally be unleashing their long-awaited third studio album, Prisoners, on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America via Century Media Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now premiered a new track, “Predator & Prayer” online – check it out below.
Prisoners is the third release by Montreal’s The Agonist, and again the band offers mellow death metal with the occasional clean vocals. I’ve seen the group occasionally referred to as metalcore due to this approach, but really they’re not. The Agonist writes some crunchy, brutal songs that will have even the most jaded metalhead, fist-pumping along.
Alissa White-Gluz is a vocalist I have a ton of respect for (not for her looks, though admittedly she’s very cute).
The Agonist drummer Simon McKay has been busy in the studio working on a follow up album to Lullabies For The Dormant Mind and getting ready for some heavy touring. I recently met up with him in Oshawa, Ontario to ask him about his 22 inch Paiste Reflector Bell Ride. Read on to find out why this cymbal helps to define Simon’s sound and can be expected on the upcoming album.