This is my very first encounter with Antigama, a Polish Grindcore Death Metal band.
After what I can understand this is their 3rd full length album and must admit that I had almost no expectations to this brand new release called “Resonance” at first. I threw it in my CD-player and my first reaction was; Chaos, noisy, and somehow the music went in one ear and out the other. But of course I gave it another chance and after a few listens, Antigama – Resonance
started to open up to me.
We get 17 tracks… yes 17, but most of them are quite short, so… but 17 tracks and most of them are really enjoyable. We are talking Grindcore Death Metal here, spastic acrobatic guitar riffs, Modern Technical Metal, Industrial Metal and blast-beats. Their music is really powerful and even after numerous spins you find something new with every listen. I could very well describe Antigama’s music as Avantgarde/Grindcore Metal. Just think Napalm Death mixed with an Industrial, Progressive, Thrash band and maybe you get some kind of idea what this band stands for.
It’s not every day that you discover a band with a sound like this! -Groundbreaking? -Maybe a tad! -Chaotic? -At first listens, yes! –Different? – Yes indeed! Their music is almost “psychotic at times and “Resonance” needs maybe 4 to 5 spins in your CD-player before you can tell the numbers apart. Once the music is under your skin, you can’t get enough of it… and even though that their music is fucking brutal at times, you can easily find melody here as well as pure noisy Metal.
With absolutely no expectations to this album I can only say that Antigama did took me by surprise. I will sure try to hunt down their back catalogue, that’s for sure.
Check them out if you’re a genre-fan and give their music the time it needs to sink in and then you have a quite good album that could stay in your player for days.
Grind ‘em down, boys!