After releasing their 30th anniversary release in ‘Tales of Madness’ and giving us a glimpse of their progressive approach in the two new songs that were part of that compilation, Wombbath return with the mightiest album of their career.
Called ‘Agma’, it this new chapter in the Wombbath story will be released on December 31st, 2021 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
16… yes, 16 tracks long. One of the more amazing things about Agma is how none of it is filler. Simply put, Wombbath were on a creative high when it came to writing this album and every single track sounds necessary. The other amazing thing is how Wombbath sustain their old-school death metal by adapting and experimenting with interesting new elements.
Be it melodies, a violin, high clean singing, thrashy and heavy metal orientated sounds… Wombbath are proving that they have plenty of life in them still.
Though be under no false pretentions, Agma is still out and out death metal chaos. A fiery and destructive blast of aggression, noise and intensity as only the best of the best in this field are capable of producing.
If you’re not sitting in awe of what you’re hearing, it’s because you’re too busy head-banging.
Tracks like The Seventh Seal, Inquisition Reborn, Blindly They Follow, Breath in the Flames, The Ages of Death and Scorned Existence are tracks with elaborate detail. Fascinating elaborate detail. Whereas tracks like The Law of Everything, A World of Destruction, Breathe in the Flames, Divine Pain, and The Dead And the Dying are just straight-up psychotic blasts of death metal.
Pick a track, any bloody track and be prepared to be wowed. To call this a triumph is to understate just how brilliant it is. Coming right at the end of the year means it’s likely to be missed off many ‘best of 2021’ lists which is a shame as it more than deserves to be mentioned.
Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this one.
Wombbath – Agma Full Track Listing:
1. The Law of Everything
2. At The Giant’s Feet
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Inquisition Reborn
5. Blindly They Follow
6. A World of Destruction
7. Misantropi Och Förakt
8. Breathe In the Flames
9. The Age of Death
10. Oh, Fire of Hate
11. In Decay They Shall All Fester
12. Divine Pain
13. The Dead and The Dying
14. Departure From the Light
15. Scorned Existence
16. On A Path of Repulsion
Wombbath - Agma (Transcending Obscurity Records)
The Final Score - 10/10