Antigama

Resonance

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A certain rap-metal band once stated "Anger is a gift," in one of their songs, and Warsaw's Antigama couldn't agree more, especially on 2007's Resonance. The quintet has been lurking around since 2000, having issued several releases in their homeland before inking a deal with Relapse (a label that was never ashamed of their love for delicious cacophony) and issuing Resonance, their first domestically available album. Antigama is a group that certainly puts the grind into grindcore, as they push all their instruments -- vocals especially -- to the max throughout, especially on such easy listening works as "Seismic Report" and "Ecstasy." And just when you think there are no trapdoor detours into la-la land here, along comes a strange, Mr. Bungle-esque ditty, "Barbapapex," before the venom resumes on such tracks as "No" and "By and By." Resonance is the sound of four pissed-off lads bashing and screaming away almost exclusively from beginning to end.

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