The Agonist


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.

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.