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Argash – Unleash [EP]

argash – unleash [ep]

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A raw and urgent sounding debut EP that is aptly entitled ‘Unleash’. Featuring three members of the German Progressive Black Metal band Nihilation, Argash formed in 2020 but only put this first offering out in 2022. It has a regimented, almost mechanical aspect to the guitar rhythms and riffs, though the drums are more standard sounding, though no less frenetic and punishing for that. That desperate, urgent drive that is so powerful and prominent within the riffs also translates into the vocals too, whose surging animal ferocity is the perfect accompaniment to the savage unrelenting onslaught from the rest of the band. Given the bands cataclysmic sounding style, you’ll not be surprised to learn that their music and lyrics centre around apocalyptic themes, devastation and natural disasters, and in the case of opening track ‘Protoplanet’. just a touch of sci-fi horror.

This EP gets more impressive the deeper in you wade. Second track ‘Frozen Wastelands’ is an abrasive slab of unrelenting Blackened Death Metal that describes in intricate details the unbridled terror of an ice age as it occurs. Musically, Argash keep their riffs suitably ice, and the soaring guitar rhythms are something to behold. In a complete juxtaposition that this track, ‘Inferno’ tips the scales completely with an slow, subtle intro, like pressure building up gradually before a volcanic eruption of wild and frenzied guitars and the bands usual barrage of primordial drums. And so the EP continues along its devastating journey. The intensity with which Argash perform, and the savage barbarity that they create never wavers.

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