Agony Face are a band from Italy that plays a musical style they describe as being surrealistic death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "CLX Stormy Quiblings" which was released by My Kingdom Music.
"XVI - The Sublimation" which is also the first song on the album starts up with nature sounds before adding in drums and melodic guitar riffs along with some high pitched screams before going into a heavier direction along with blast beats and deep growls as well as technical guitar riffing and halfway through the song there are some heavy bass guitars and guitar leads being utilized as well as more blast beats.
"XVIII - Into The Keyhole" starts up with clock noises before adding in blast beats, melodic guitar and bass riffs along with screams and a few seconds alter blast beats kick in along with progressive metal guitar leads which also lead up to growls being utilized.
"XIV - Ice, Smoke And Horses" begins with blast beats, deep growls and blast beats before adding in brutal guitar riffs which also utilize melody and technical elements and a few seconds alter the music starts adding in mid paced sections along with a brief use of clean playing and you can also heat the bass guitars which also leads to the music getting heavy again along with guitar solos and leads and halfway through the song there is a brief use of acoustic guitars for a few seconds as well as coming in and out and psychedelic sounds are also added in for a few seconds.
"XV - What? Chimera!" opens up with heavy and technical sounding guitar and bass riffs along with drums and high pitched screams and a few seconds alter blast beats start coming in and out before adding in a small amount of pianos for only a couple of seconds before getting heavy again along with growls and guitar solos and the song alternates between mid paced and fast parts along with psychedelic elements.
"CLX _ Quibblings" comes in with avant garde sound effects and a few seconds alter acoustic guitars and synths kick in along with bass guitars which also leads up to drums a few seconds later and towards the end distorted spoken word parts come in as well as a guitar solo.
'XI - Sophisticated Telescopes" kicks in with melodic guitar leads before adding in drums, bass and rhythm guitars which also bring in technical and progressive elements and after a minute growls, screams and blast beats kick in.
"XVII - Golden Waterfalls part IX" makes it way in with synths, drums and screams before adding into technical and heavy guitar and bass riffs as well as blast beats an d a few seconds alter guitar solos start coming in and out.
"XVII - Golden Waterfalls Part Vi" is introduced with blast beats, heavy and technical guitar riffs along with screams before going into a faster direction and also utilizes a small amount of mid paced sections at times.
"XII - To (t)rust the T(rust)" which is also the last song begins with blast beats, heavy guitar riffs and screams and sticking to a mid paced direction along with a small amount of growls before adding in technical guitar leads and you can also hear bass guitars in certain sections and the song ads in progressive rock elements towards the end
Song lyrics cover surrealism and philosophy themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Agony Face are a very great sounding progressive, technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "XVI - The Sublimation" "XV - What? Chimera!" "XI - Sophisticated Telescopes" and "XII - To (t)rust the T(rust). RECOMMENDED BUY.