Artist: Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Label: Relapse Records
Reviewer: Jay Watson
Website: www.agoraphobicnosebleed.com and www.relapse.com
I have been waiting for this release for months. It finally came, and so did I.
Ha! A bit of sick humor for you in the vein of AGNB. This is the band that inspired me the most to make noise. I have been addicted to these guys for like 10 years. Most people know Scott Hull for his amazing guitar work with Pig Destroyer, but AGNB is his fucking baby. The current line up is Scott Hull, Jay Randall (The two original members), Richard Johnson, and new comer female vocalist Kat. It's hard to imagine AGNB with a female vocalist, being one of the most extreme grind/noise/thrash bands EVER, but she pulls off her new duties with awesome grit , grind, and grace. This album was recorded at the infamous Visceralsound Studio in Bethesda, MD. The outstanding cover art was done by the genius Florian. The inside comic art was done by Brian Walsby, and the inside
tray illustrations by Jose Carrasquilo. This band always has the coolest fucking art work in the music scene. Look at all of their previous releases, you will not be let down visually or musically. Just like this album. I was surprised to see that this album only has 13 tracks, most of their other stuff has like 60-100 songs! They did an excellent job within those 13 songs though...an aggressive mix of grind, humor, noise, reality, samples, thrash, art, sex, needle drugs, and stem cell research. Every song is brilliant, but my favorites include "Dick To Mouth Resuscitation", "First National Stem Cell And Clone"(the lyrics in this one are just simply great), "Question Of Integrity",
"White On White Crime", "Druggernaut Jug Fuck", "Ex-Cop", and the climax "Flamingo Snuff". I love that last song...the lyrics are so fucking hilarious. A blizzard of cocaine and gore. In the end, go get this album. If you have never heard AGNB, what the fuck is wrong with you? Do it! I give this cd 12 points out of 10. That must be pretty damn good.
Relapse Records has outdone themselves again! Even if you don’t check this amazing album out, at least remember the words of AGNB: "You're Born, You Do Shit, You Die!