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Agnostic Front - Get Loud! Award winner

Agnostic Front
Get Loud!
by Craig Rider at 08 December 2019, 4:20 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: AGNOSTIC FRONT; signed via Nuclear Blast Records, hailing from the United States of America - performing Hardcore, on their 12th Studio Album entitled: "Get Loud!" (released Novemeber 8th, 2019).

Since formation in 1980; the quintet in question have 12 albums in their discography so far, I am introduced to their 12th album entitled: "Get Loud!". 14 tracks ranging at around 27:28; AGNOSTIC FRONT arrange an intricately designed formula of hard-hitting Hardcore developments. "Spray Painted Walls" begins the record; conveying amplified adrenaline, boistrously bouncy crunchiness & crazy gnarliness - flamboyantly fabricating hasty grooves that ultilizes uniquely versatile vehemence with quintessential vibrancy. Potently showcasing quirky snappiness, virtuosic speed & meticulous mayhem that manifests galloping frolicking with a blistering barrage of frenzied chugs while galloping with energetic firepower. Forging a borderline foundation of punchline subtlety; monstrously meaty strikes, relentlessly rhythmic solidities & a concretely gritty flair of dynamic finesse.

Consisting of Roger Miret on vocals; the frontman demonstrates an adroit attribute of punky pipes, with raw lungs of rough raspiness. "Anti Social" excels with volatile sound production originalities while supplying originally memorable songwriting substance. The titular track organically provides thunderous pandemonium; ruthlessly ripping with razor-sharp riffing from guitar duo Vinnie Stigma & Craig Silverman, shredding with complex dexterity & seamlessly sonic thickness. "Conquer And Divide" embellishes on experimental grinds; amalgamating chunky instrumentation with killer lacerations & a thumpy, vicious strain of pulsating bass audibility from Mike Gallo – injecting infectious doses of tight panache & momentously primitive rebellion. Most songs are around the one minute mark, but also while packing a helluva slab of repeatable yet timeless malevolence & nihilistic lyricism.

"I Remember" implements harmonic hostility; elementing euphonic angst, flowing into an incredibly melodic & mellifluous outrè of rambunctious drum hammering from Pokey - as he batters into a furociously flexible aesthetic of tight pounding…while pummeling with profusely robust organics while stomping with stylish savagery - juxtaposed with some bellowing gang chants at the end. "Dead Silence" is an equally fantastic bombardment of steely precision; rumbling with constructively immersive detail, throaty snarls and a mandatory pursuit of thrashy musicanship. "AF Stomp" is a berserking empowerment of rich yet riveting breakdowns; deadly assaults attack eardrums like an extremely rampent maelstrom of trailblazing velocity. "Urban Decay" consistently contrasts a breakneck combustion of distinctively crushing embodiments of rapidly swift nimbleness, impactfully distinguished tempos & patterns that salubriously revolve around a exhilerating boost of buoyancy.

"Snitches Get Stitches" is another captivating burst of anger-driven havoc; hell bent on unleashing stampeding passion, rampaging uproar & upbeat madness. "Isolated" establishes more speedy tactics; as it slowly melts the tempo into a down-tuned trigger with a gripping hook. "In My Blood" rushes with wild wrath; scattering the speakers with mean malice. "Attention" certainly grabs it with the pumping vigour AGNOSTIC FRONT still surprisingly produce with their 30+ years of professional weight. The mighty "Pull The Trigger" explodes with another craft of demolition, and dynamite of heavy hymns while "Devastated" overall concludes "Get Loud!" completing this test of persistently muscular perseverence.

Bottom line; "Get Loud!" Is my first AGNOSTIC FRONT experience, and it is indefinitely an enjoyably entertaining one. They deserve a bunch of credit from me, while earning another fan in the process. This is a discovery all new metal maniacs will want to listen to at least once; for me, I jammed to it a good handful of times so that alone should say something. A potentially rewarding & talented record indeed! Play it loud!

Songwriting: 9
Musicianship: 9
Memorability: 9
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Spray Painted Walls 2:45
2. Anti Social 1:06
3. Get Loud 2:22
4. Conquer And Divide 2:18
5. I Remember 3:11
6. Dead Silence 2:23
7. AF Stomp 1:29
8. Urban Decay 1:57
9. Snitches Get Stitches 1:47
10. Isolated 1:51
11. In My Blood 2:32
12. Attention 1:49
13. Pull The Trigger 2:00
14. Devastated 2:38
Mike Gallo - Bass
Craig Silverman - Guitar
Pokey - Drums
Vinnie Stigma - Guitar
Roger Miret - Vocals
Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records


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