Agonie are a band from Germany that plays a very fast and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Nemesis".
Raw tremolo picking riffs start off the ep before going into a faster black metal direction adding in programmed blast beats and grim yet high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and th e music is also very heavily rooted in the early to mid 90's.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very melodic sounding and also bring in a classic metal feeling at times while also still having a blackened atmosphere and on the second tracks some of the riffs have a slight Swedish black metal feeling to them but done with more of a raw approach along with a brief use of spoken word parts and they close the ep with a cover of Zerfall's "Kriech Zu Kreuze".
Agonie plays a style of black metal that is very fast and raw and also goes for a more traditional second wave sound, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and German and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Agonie are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Nemesis". 8 out of 10.