Agrimonia Rites Of Separation on 2LP
Gothenburg-based quintet Agrimonia has lead a fruitful existence since their 2005 foundation, a steady diet of live appearances and European tours being an immediate part of the band’s ethos from day one, the ranks of the band featuring members of other notable Swedish infiltrators including Martyrdöd, Skitsystem, At the Gates and others. Their initial self-titled recording - a massive nearly hour-long undertaking - spread through the post-rock and crust legions, eventually seeing official release on European label Skuld.
Following their sophomore LP - the 2010-released Host Of The Winged, again via Skuld - the band traversed on American and Mexican soil for the first time with a brief but rampant West Coast North American tour. Having signed with Southern Lord mid-2012, Agrimonia bunkered into the studio over the turn of the year to record their label debut Rites Of Separation, the final product then mixed by mastermind Fredrik Nordstrom at infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy).
With just seconds short of a full hour of material harnessed, the completed recordings boast the most mammoth and varied sounds in the band’s already diversified and expansive sound, their bustling slow-motion post-rock builds displayed with the most epic refinement. The band’s unconcealed crustpunk ethos and scathing elements shine through the pristine devastation, with elements of Summoning, Damad, Pelican, Opeth, Crisis, Bolt Thrower, Nausea and countless more shining within Agrimonia's crushing, poignant and unique new LP. Deluxe vinyl version with gatefold jacket from Southern Lord.
Agrimonia Rites Of Separation Track Listing:
1. While Life Lies
2. The Battle Fought