Christ Agony - Elysium

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is the latest album by Poland’s second most well known Death Metal act, Christ Agony. One of the things that always seemed to hold this band back was the fact that they always sounded a bit too much like Vader. Musically, that has changed quite a bit since the old days. This album sounds slower and less “Death Metal” than any of the older material. If I’m not mistaken, there are more “traditional” Heavy Metal riffs on this CD and the music itself is not as brutal or heavy. That doesn’t mean that this album is the least bit gay. This is just a different direction (musically) than I was expecting. When a band does Death Metal for a really long time and had, regardless of comparisons, developed a trademark sound, this kind of a change in direction is almost always controversial. After a couple listens, this album grew on me, in the same way that Unleashed’s Warrior album grew on me. It was less heavy than I wanted and less aggressive but at the same time, this is more memorable and more distinctive than all of Christ Agony’s albums combined. All of the songs on Elysium have their own identity, something that was lacking in the older albums. After all of these changes in the music, one thing that has remained constant is Cezar’s lyrics. He still can’t speak proper English but his black heart is still in the right place. Give this one a couple spins before you shelve this album, it takes a while but most Christ Agony fans will not be disappointed.

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