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Agents of Oblivion
S/T
Type: CD
Company: Rotten Records
Release: 2000
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Nate Turpin
Published: 4/14/2003
A lot slower and just mellow as fuck
Agents of Oblivion - S/T 2000 Rotten Records - reviewed by: SoulDestroyer

Track Listing
1. Endsmouth
2. Slave Riot
3. A song that crawls
4. Dead Girl
5. Phantom Green
6. The Hangman's Daughter
7. Ladybug
8. Ash of the Mind
9. Wither
10. Paroled in '54
11. Anthem (for this haunted city)
12. Cosmic Dancer
13. Big Black Backwards

Its only the end of the world again!

Dax is back with another band. The trademark Acid Bath sound is here somewhat but the songs are more centered around a depressive theme. The lyrics are very poetic seeing as how none of them make a damn bit of sense. A remake of the old song Dead Girl is on this one from Acid Bath's Paegan Terrorism Tactics. A lot slower and just mellow as fuck. I think if our other reviewer EC heard this he would say "oh it sounds like Pink Floyd".

Granted this album is experimental and soft in many terms its still good to just sit back and take it in. The rest of the band seems to flow just as well as Dax's singing which complements the whole feel of the album. All in all I would have to say that this is one of those cds that when you leave a metal show and need something to relax to you could just pop this one in your cd player.

Rating 7 out of 10 --SoulDestroyer 4.14.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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