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The Agonist

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The Agonist ist eine kanadische Metalcore-Band. Sie wurde im Jahr 2004 unter dem Namen The Tempest in Montreal gegründet

2004 gründeten Alissa White-Gluz, Danny Marino, Chris Kells und Simon McKay die Band The Tempest, mit der sie ausschließlich in Kanada unterwegs waren. Nachdem sie einen Plattenvertrag bei Century Media unterschrieben hatten, benannten sie sich auf Wunsch von Alissa in The Agonist um, weil Agonist im Griechischen Kämpfer bedeutet, was gut zur Einstellung der Frontfrau der Band passt, die sich sowohl politisch engagiert als auch für die Umwelt einsetzt[1]. So trat die Band zum Erscheinen ihres ersten Albums Once Only Imagined am 14. August 2007 bei Century Media Records schon unter ihrem neuem Namen auf. Am 28. August erschien das erste Video zu dem Stück „Business Suits and Combat Boots“. Die Regie übernahm David Brodsky, der bereits für zahlreiche andere Bands, unter anderem für Gwar, arbeitete. Das Video wurde von der MTV 2-Sendung Headbanger’s Ball auf Platz 6 der besten Videos des Jahres 2007 gewählt.[2] Das zweite Album Lullabies for the Dormant Mind wurde am 10. März 2009 veröffentlicht, das Video zur Single „…and Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep“ am 18. April desselben Jahres. Die Regie übernahm abermals David Brodsky. Zwei weiter Videos zu „Birds Elope With The Sun“ und „Thank You Pain“, ebenfalls vom Album Lullabies for the Dormant Mind, folgten.

The Agonist baut auf die selbstgeschrieben Songtexte von Sängerin Alissa und E-Gitarrist Danny.

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  • Morray92

    best of the best

    1. Aug., 19:54 Antworten
  • HerrLeonLiddell

    A shame they don't know how to use Vicki...

    30. Jul., 6:56 Antworten
  • redfan978

    Favorite albums in order: 1. Lullabies For The Dormant Mind. 2. Prisoners. 3. Once Only Imagined. 4. Eye of Providence.

    21. Jul., 16:02 Antworten
  • mikenike925

    eye of providence was mediocre overall. they were heading in a great direction with prisoners but its almost as if they went backwards to more of a business suits and combat boots amature-ish style. no singer bias but angela has more of a metal voice that fit the band better. vicky's voice doesn't feel very metal-ish, whatever that means

    21. Jul., 7:03 Antworten
  • Idiots-Rule

    Kinda liked the music on their latest, but not the vocals as much. The new chick has annoying (clean) screams, almost a bit nasal and false-y at times, and I never was a big fan of the typical inhale screams either. I think she'll get better down the line, though. One more album or two and she should do great. Right now she kinda reminds me of a young female version of Mike Patton (Faith No More).

    29. Jun., 0:25 Antworten
  • Isis-Osiris

    In the case of The Agonist, Vicky is a pretty good studio vocalist but her lives are very so so. She is often out of breath and misses almost half of the words in harsh parts, especially performing their older songs. The only thing I try to convince myself is that it's the matter of time, she'll get the necessary experience and her screaming/growling will improve 'cause she's definitely talented. But at the moment her harsh vocals seem to be a lot less versatile than Alissa's, they sound superficially and lack power though her cleans are pretty awesome, btw.

    24. Jun., 19:10 Antworten
  • Pheneks

    I actually think Vicky is a much better vocalist than Alissa, but damn, I wish the rest of the band would match her talent though.

    23. Jun., 18:46 Antworten
  • Rotkvaaa

    New album is better imho than new Arch Enemy one.

    9. Jun., 9:59 Antworten
  • sizoxxx

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCcpgFiOx5Q

    9. Mai., 15:13 Antworten
  • Unknowndarkgirl

    Gates of Horn and Ivory. very funny video))

    1. Apr., 10:45 Antworten
  • Schander

    I don't get it, I'm hearing much more structure than before. If anything, they're moving away from that "discordant-core"... but hey, to each his own.

    7. Mär., 23:21 Antworten
  • VoodooMadMike

    Regarding songwriting, you can safely say that all the great songwriting came from Alissa. The intelligent messages composed into mesmerisingly addictive rhyming songs made them unique and addicting. The new album is very good but the songwriting and the growls could improve. Well, it is safe to say they will improve :)

    5. Mär., 21:35 Antworten
  • Sqvoll91

    Альбом понравился, и вокалистка тоже )

    4. Mär., 16:25 Antworten
  • Vanjavit

    When I heard the EP 'Disconnect Me' I was sceptic. But the new album is great. It's not perfect, things can be improved. I think The Agonist is a band that's grows with time. I really like when they become more Progressive, 'As Above, So Belov' is fantastic! And Vicky shows her talent in 'A Necessary Evil' and 'Danse Macabre'

    3. Mär., 16:55 Antworten
  • spikedylacid

    The song writing is appalling. All their releases have been fantastic before this, but the instruments just lack so much, or maybe they're just moving so close to Metalcore now that I'm simply not interested? Regardless Vicky's cleans are phenomenal, shame about the growls.

    1. Mär., 18:06 Antworten
  • VoodooMadMike

    Now, if Vicky practises the technique of her screaming and growling The Agonist will be amazing. The new album is great but some of the growls are lacking that 'spark' that Alissa had. Nevertheless, both bands benefited from the singer change :)

    1. Mär., 0:33 Antworten
  • Disillusion1313

    Another nice band's pic with Vicky

    26. Feb., 17:42 Antworten
  • Boulesis

    Yeah, I prefer Vicky's cleans but Alissa's harsh vocals aswell.

    25. Feb., 17:57 Antworten
  • RunAwayFromHere

    Alissa's clean vocals are absolutely nothing compared to Vicky's. Now the screaming part.. well , she will get better, it's a good start! And I have to agree that the band didn't took advantage of Vicky's potential in the 'Eye of Providence' . Not bad though.

    24. Feb., 19:02 Antworten
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at metal4.de. "Eye Of Providence" gets 8 out of 10! http://www.metal4.de/review/the-agonist-eye-of-providence/

    24. Feb., 18:56 Antworten
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