Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Agresiva- Eternal Foe
Agresiva are a thrash band hailing from Madrid, Spain, having released their debut album, Eternal Foe, earlier this year. They really capture the late 80s speed/crossover sound much like Anthrax did years before.
The band sounds like a blend of Anthrax and Megadeth, with the punky feel and chunky riffage. Don't pelt me with beer cans for this, but they're almost like Spain's Gama Bomb. The vocals are reminiscent of Joey Belladonna with a Spanish accent.The production is a bit modern and has a bit more spit and polish than a normal thrasher would be used to, but it doesn't take away from the songs at all, it works for their "cleaner" sound.
There aren't exactly very any horrible songs per se, but only those like "Hell Town," "The Glorious Revolution," "Eternal Foe," and "Sent to War" really capture any attention. The album is chock full of those great mid-tempo and speedy riffs to satisfy all your moshing needs. The solos aren't choppy and tend to flow like liquid gold down your ear canals.
Like many other contemporary thrash bands, they don't seem to gone out of their way to break any barriers or change any rules, just make good music. And that's what it boils down to. I've spoken/written about this "problem" with modern thrash bands before, hardly few of them do anything new, but that doesn't discount that they can make decent music. If one just wants to listen to a band that puts out solid riffs without caring if they do anything new, then I don't see a problem with this at all.