may not be the most famous Extreme Metal
band hailing from Poland but they've been around for some time now. Releasing their debut back in 1993 and with Condemnation
, their seventh full-length album out since 2008, the band tries to perpetuate their adventure in musical horizons.
First albums from the said band offered a fine mixture of Black Metal
and Death Metal
with elegant undertones and some kind of gothic feeling to it rather than relying intensely on pure brutality with an over-abundance of blast beats. To a certain extent, it may be even fine to consider Christ Agony
falling into the "blurry" genre of Dark Metal
. Except the musicality of Christ Agony
and their ability to actually compose songs make them somehow a bit different than, let's say, bands like Benighted In Sodom
Still, since 1993 and two very good first records, Christ Agony
had been something of a let down and we can only be glad that in 2008 with the release of Condemnation
(and by now the release in 2011 of Nocturn
which also garnered positive reviews), the Poles were able to somehow recapture their basics and offer a decent follow-up to their not so impressive weaker underbelly.
, the band can count on songs where both melody and brutality reign supreme with some arrangements sometimes more leaning on Black Metal
, some bordering on Death Metal
but also some with goth/pop’ish feel to them though never quite sounding like attention-whores like some other more despicable bands.
I’m not sure if the band’s first records are still readily available on the net or if they sell at abominable prices but people that would want to check on the band may very well start with Condemnation
and enjoy it for the time being.