Agony, that vital state that transits between life and death diminishing several of our vital functions, serves to give the title (“Agony”) to the second EP of these five musicians from Illinois, Chicago, and that after their debut “Sovereigns of Death ”from 2019, also in EP format.
There are four themes that they offer us of a fairly forceful, rhythmic and well executed Thrash Metal, demonstrating a good technical handling in their instruments, which is complemented by some good ideas and that make the compositions are good cannon shots and where they are not lacking different moments that fans of the style will enjoy. The initial "Tools of the Tormentor" begins with Angelo Hakey giving us a heartrending scream that introduces us to a pounding and rhythmic theme, quite catchy and direct, perfect to start any recording, very well executed riffs that already leaves us wanting to listen to a next song. "Blood Eagle" is the second song, and with a very strong beginning and an epic melody, they lead us to riffs somewhat closer to Death Metal, with a lot of string roll and doubled guitars. but that soon they return to the catchier riffs and that they are perfectly combined, perhaps it is my favorite subject of the recording. Fans of the purest and kaffir Thrash will enjoy “Hell Priest”, a track where the rhythms are faster and are combined with other more forceful ones to enhance these continuous changes of rhythm, it is undoubtedly the most kaffir theme of the entire EP, but not For this reason it is neglected in the technical section, highlighting some good guitar solos in the middle of the song, making it clear that we are facing good instrumentalists. “An End to Agony” closes the EP, being the longest song reaching almost six minutes. The song begins in a very moving and rhythmic way, giving way to good changes in speed and intensity, which make our head not stop shaking violently, all this seasoned by the torn voice of Angelo Hakey, who does not let his vocal cords rest with heartrending screams. Musically it is the most varied subject with a multitude of changes and rhythms, some sounding quite personal and which make the recording end in a very attractive way.
Very good EP that VILE CYNIC offers us with “Agony”, without a doubt, if yours is rhythmic Thrash, forceful, well played and with some slight reminiscence of Death Metal, then don't hesitate to listen to this band. - Necromance Magazine
For fans of: The Absence, Skeletonwitch, Iron Maiden, Vital Remains
Chicago-based Vile Cynic have recently released their latest EP, Agony. With lyrical themes centred around suffering, torture, and the band’s personal experiences with suicide, this latest EP provides a powerful and deeply resonating message with a ferocious and relentless thrash/death assault.
Stream the full EP here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7uV10nBA0nYKLqdecBJtUh
Vile Cynic, ...an emerging metal band based out of Chicago. Their dynamic blend of death and thrash metal was inspired by bands such as Pantera, Iron Maiden, Dissection, Vital Remains, Lamb of God and Behemoth. The combination of aggressive vocals, harmonic riffs, heavy bass, and powerful drums merge to form their savage sound.
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