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The Darkest Red
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2006
Wow i was impressed final a Band which lives up to the hype.

The darkest red is metalcore at its best.

The Good

Theres some realy great songs on it , the drumming is brilliant ,as is the singing/screaming , guitars a realy good and brutal yet melodic at the same time (no solo's though but that is a good thing as it would not work with the brutality and lyrics , like say a band like trivium (who are also great))

the thing i realy loved is how good the lyrics are on the darkest red.

The Not So Good

Some of the songs are not even on the same class as each other like the darkest red and other songs are pure genious and life changingly good. where as offers like sacrifice and suffer a good but thats all. so the cd fluctuates between god like and average in instances.

the songs that are good put it up to a 4.5 stars out of 5

i cant realy say its for fans of trivium because its not as light as them or guitar focused or for slipknot fans as its not that heavy .

its metalcore of its own brutal and brilliant
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
this is stunning,their debut was great but this is brilliant,so angry ,so intense ,so much passion
get this
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on 8 January 2008
This is one of the finest albums in my collection. I have often tried to think of a band to compare The Agony Scene to, and there really aren't any. The album has an almost non-stop intensity that is rare in music today. Yes, it stumbles in a few places, but for the most part, this is as good as it gets.

If you like your music heavy, fast and capable of making your ears bleed, then this is for you. The drumming is simply fantastic. The guitars, while not the most technical playing you will ever find, offer up some fantastic riffs and add to the onslaught of the drumming. The almost demonic sounding vocals top everything off perfectly.

Another thing I must add that I love about this album are the lyrics. The album has a darker than dark feel, and it is topped off beautifully by the writing of the lyrics. One thing I always love about an album is when you can build a picture in your mind, and you can almost visualise what the vocals are portraying (Iron Maiden for me are one of the best bands for this). With this album, almost all of the lyrics fill my mind with vivid images (mostly about suffering and death though), but they play with your imagination fantastically.

And to top it off, when the violence in the music stops, you are left with some fantastic melodic breakdowns.

If you are in two minds whether or not to go for it, listen to the songs:

Prey
Scars of your Disease
My Dark Desire (My personal favourite. Lyrically, it always makes me think of Poison by Alice Cooper).

Anyway, enough waffling, just buy it already. If you like your music heavy, your drumming manic, your riffs furious and your vocals screamed, this album is definitely for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2005
This is without a doubt the best album I have heard this year. I bought the first album and that was good too, but this album seem's to move in to new territory.
If you like band like killswitch Engage, Slipknot, walls of jerico, you will totally love this! Even though you can make comparisons with other bands there's a real freshness to the album. It sounds new every time I listen to it-which is a lot!!
If you are impulse buying or wanna take a risk hearing a new band-try this album...You may be surprised.
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on 27 March 2015
Spewing darkness, filth and boiling spittle, the Agony Scene somehow put a harness on some truly spectacular energy and rage when they turned in this album.

Catchy, heavy, and dirty, there is a very "punk" feel running through this album, bolstered by their willingness to stray from formula. You think they can't put cowbell on a metalcore record? They can, and it's the blackest, grimiest cowbell you're ever likely to hear. Want singy bits that don't dilute the impact of the song? They're here and there, but certainly far from every chorus like some metalcore.

The guitars are great on this album, technical but catchy, somehow simultaneously complex and viscerally satisfying. The drumming is brilliant as well, really slamming home the punk/metal fusion they nailed so well here.

Scars of Your Disease is probably the best place to start, but really I love the whole album. Pick it up, and dive into the filthy metalcore underground!
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on 18 April 2008
I don't usually review anything, even if I like it alot, but this album is something special in every sense. First off, Rob Caggiano does a fantastic job of producing, making everything sound amazing and fit so well. The sound is like nothing I've ever heard. The low B which starts and finishes (and often in between!) every song never fails to send a tingle down my neck. The band's other albums, newer and older, are by different producers, and unfortunately suffer somewhat in the full-on department and fail to live up to The Darkest Red. This is a collection of 10 amazing songs (and 1 rather sinister mood setting intro), which as others have mentioned, do vary in quality, but after a few listens all earn a place on the album amongst the masterpeices, Notabley Procession, My Dark Desire, and Scapegoat. After a year this intense, angry yet still beautiful and emotional album still hogs my stereo's cd tray.
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on 5 June 2005
The Agony Scene's first album was a vicious blow to the senses and the pace hasn't been sacrificed for this next album.
Much more melody and harmony than the debut but at no cost to pure metallic fury, this album sees the band explore gentler moments (such as opening moment Prelude) and bring out the ferocity of other songs even more by doing so.
Highlights include the snarling Scars of Your Disease and the memorable Prey, which sit amongst songs that make up an excellent modern metal album devoid of filler.
Great stuff and certainly a worthy follow up to a cracking debut.
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on 6 June 2005
If you want hard and heavy metal then you cannot afford to miss out on this album. It is metal to the max and starts off as it means to go on........... nice and heavy. This is a band that have emerged with a new and incredibly well played album, with a rawness about it that is inspiring. From the first song I was hooked on this album and think that they will do so well out of this, don't be afraid to try something new just give it a try you will not be disappointed !
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2005
Thsi album will grab you by the mayne and kick you violently between the legs!This really is the cream of the NWOAHM crop.The instrumental opener goes into a violent machinegun bashing snare intro and into the guitars,they wail out while your wondering if this blood curdling scream can really be real.This band have managed to fuse beautiful ass kicking riffs with really nice melody in the chorus,though some songs become a little repetitive only with guitars,it is a really fine work from these guys.The emo name didnt put me off so dont let it put you off,they really are amazing.Best songs off the album are,darkest red,scapegoat,prey,scars of your disease,and screams turn into silence.Just buy this album and listen to it,pure metal till the end!Joey
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2005
I first heard this band on an e-card with trivium and still remains and the song prey just blew me away so much so that i bought this album after that one track which is a rarity for me. the great riffs and the amazing drumming are the albums strong points as it combines all sorts of metal
Scapegoat is,in my opinion, the best song on this album what with it being so hardcore but the rest of the songs are still worthy of the music communites praise *bows to the album*
and with that said all there is left to say is BUY THIS ALBUM
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