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Antigama – The Insolent

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In an instant, I knew The Insolent (Selfmadegod) from Warsaw, Poland’s Antigama was a stellar pursuit—the seventh full-length installment from the avant-garde Grind act cracks open new dimensionality in their already complex and angular brutality.

The ten tracks comprising The Insolent play as the culmination of Antigama’s aural evolution, where their Napalm Death-style intoning is augmented by ambient qualities, which synthesize into an aura of hauntingly ominous hues.

Opening track ‘Reward or Punishment’ splays with righteous indignation, as vocalist Lukasz Myszkowski’s high throat barks and sneers grate atop guitarist Sebastian Rokicki’s asymmetrical chord progressions, materializing into a din of riffs and unpredictability.

Antigama cozies up to instrumental interludes on tracks like ‘Out and Beyond,’ which resonate with meditative impulses, while maintaining momentum and push via Paweł “Paul” Jaroszewicz’s consistent, atomic-tight percussive timing.

Focused and capable, The Insolent also proves Antigama has mastered the art of maintaining decipherability, which speaks to a maturity heard rarely in Grind: tracks like ‘The Land of Monotony’ impress breathing room between the impulses of Antigama’s cacophony, rendering the requisite sound all the more impactful, impressive, and harrowing.

Recorded in February 2015 at JNS Studio in Warsaw, The Insolent was engineered by Pawel Grabowski, mixed by Pawel Grabowski and Antigama. Mastered by the venerable Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound in Bethesda, Maryland, the album also features a guest appearance from Władysław “Gudonis” Komendarek, and cover art from Bartek Rogalewicz.

8.0/10

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LINDSAY O’CONNOR

Audio + Tour: Antigama – Foul Play + East Coast Tour With Drugs Of Faith

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Polish grinders Antigama is streaming “Foul Play” off of their seventh album The Insolent, out via Selfmadegod Records here.The band is currently on their brief East Coast run with Drugs Of Faith.

May 16: Second Empire – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Infernal Stronghold)
May 17: Smash! – Washington, DC
May 18: Cellar Door – Annandale, VA
May 19: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 20: Main Street Annex – Charlottesville, VA (w/ Earthling)
May 23: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) [no Drugs of Faith]

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Antigama – The Insolent

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Hailing from Poland, Antigama are an absolute wrecking ball. Their breed of Grindcore is relentless, and has been since their inception way back in 2000. Now with the release of The Insolent (Selfmadegod) they’re looking to launch another assault within the scene.

The make-up of the band has certainly been very tumultuous since 2000, with only two of the four in the band still original members, but it doesn’t seem to have affected the tightness and fury in the music as formula wise this is very similar to their previous output. They’ve got a system and they pretty much stick to it – a series of short, punchy and breathless tracks.

What makes Antigama a bit more interesting than some of the others in the Grindcore scene is the fact that they’ve clearly got other avenues of influence which they’re keen to explore. Some of the tracks display an erratic series of time signatures and an all around neurotic level of chaos, with influence possibly coming from the Math-y side of heavy music.

This is most clear in the tracks ‘Used To’ and ‘Foul Play’ which both smash by in less than three minutes. Frankly though as the album progresses it all becomes a bit tiresome. Each track feels like they’ve been melded in to one, so unless you’re actually looking at whatever device you’re listening from, you’ll struggle to pick up on track changes. That is until we reach ‘The Land Of Monotony’, the final track on the album. Ironically you’ll feel that your experience getting through the album has become rather monotonous when this track hits, but this seven minute song showcases what exactly the band are capable of if they move away from their standard formula. The track is atmospheric, heavy and chaotic all at the same time and only leaves you wondering why there isn’t more of the same across the album. As good as they are at thrashing their instruments into oblivion; this song alone shows that there could be so much more to this band.

Overall then, a lot of this album is largely forgettable. If you obsess over a good blast beat and chaotic two minute tracks, then you’ll absolutely love this but with this being a seventh studio album the fact that there are only glimpses of different and exciting things being explored is a bit of a shame.

 

6.5/10

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TOM DONNO

 

Music Video + Trailer: Antigama – Album Trailer + Used To

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Polish grinders Antigama has posted a trailer created by Bartek Rogalewicz of HELLYWOOD.net for their forthcoming seventh full length album The Insolent, out May 7, 2015 via Selfmadegod Records. Stream it below.

Stream the music video for “Used To” below.

The band will be doing an upcoming Blast The East Coast Northeastern US tour with Drugs Of Faith.

May 13: Nihil Gallery – Brooklyn, NY (w/ The Communion)
May 14: The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI (w/ The Communion)
May 15: Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ (Mildfest) (w/ The Communion, Organ Dealer, Pink Mass, more)
May 16: Second Empire – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Infernal Stronghold)
May 17: TBA – Washington, DC
May 18: Cellar Door – Annandale, VA
May 19: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 20: Main Street Annex – Charlottesville, VA
May 23: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest – no Drugs of Faith)

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Drugs Of Faith Book May Tour With Antigama, Split Seven Inch With Cloud Rat

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Northern Virginia grinders Drugs Of Faith will be doing a brief Northeastern US run with Antigama, as well as releasing a split seven inch with Cloud Rat. They recorded their share for the joint effort at Developing Nations in Baltimore, Maryland with Kevin Bernsten, while Cloud Rat captured their end at Lakebottom Recording House in Toledo, Ohio, with J.C. Griffin. The platter is being finalized now for release in May via Selfmadegod Records. Stream their version of Godflesh’s “Paralyzed” below.

DRUGS OF FAITH Blast the East Coast US Tour w/ Antigama:
May 13: Nihil Gallery – Brooklyn, NY (w/ The Communion, Buckshot Facelift)
May 14: The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI (w/ The Communion)
May 15: Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ (Mildfest) (w/ The Communion, Organ Dealer, Pink Mass, more)
May 16: Second Empire – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Infernal Stronghold)
May 17: TBA – Washington, DC
May 18: Cellar Door – Annandale, VA
May 19: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 20: Main Street Annex – Charlottesville, VA

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Antigama Releasing The Insolent on May 7th

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Polish grinders Antigama have completed their seventh full length release titled The Insolent, out May 7, 2015 via Selfmadegod Records. The band has booked a May run of US dates tied into the release of their record, which is posted below.

ANTIGAMA Blast the East Coast US Tour w/ Drugs Of Faith:
May 13: Nihil Gallery – Brooklyn, NY (w/ The Communion)
May 14: The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI (w/ The Communion)
May 15: Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ (Mildfest) (w/ The Communion, Organ Dealer, Pink Mass, more)
May 16: Second Empire – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Infernal Stronghold)
May 17: TBA – Washington, DC
May 18: Cellar Door – Annandale, VA
May 19: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 20: Main Street Annex – Charlottesville, VA
May 23: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) [no Drugs of Faith]

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Recorded in February at JNS Studio in Warsaw, The Insolent was engineered by Pawel Grabowski, mixed by Grabowski and the band, and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound in Bethesda, Maryland (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), the album features a very special guest appearance of the legend of Polish electronic music scene, Władysław “Gudonis” Komendarek, and bears cover art designed by Bartek Rogalewicz. The first single from the album comes through a new Youtube video for the fourth track, “Used To,” cut from footage filmed by Paweł “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz and Łukasz Myszkowski during the recording sessions.

The Insolent Track Listing:
01: Reward Or Punishment
02: Foul Play
03: Data Overload
04: Used To
05: Randomize The Algorithm
06: The Insolent
07: Sentenced To The Void
08: Out Beyond
09: Eraser
10: The Land Of Monotony

ANTIGAMA:
Łukasz Myszkowski – vocals, electronics
Sebastian Rokicki – guitars
Paweł Jaroszewicz – drums, percussion
Sebastian Kucharski – bass

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