January 31, 2013

Angist - Circle of Suffering

Art by Christian Sloan Hall

Angist is from Iceland and Circle of Suffering is an EP of uncompromising death metal. They band take in many influences, a little doom, a little black, a little old-school - the latter mainly in the great live sounding drumming - and a little experimental. All this is mixed into a cohesive and atmospheric sound. It may not be entirely original, but Angist carve their own path in between the swe-death clones and the current crop of death/doom bands.

The growls of Edda Tegeder Óskarsdóttir are deep and throaty, and the interplay between her and lead guitarist Gyða Hrund Þorvaldsdóttir is fluid; as can be witnessed in this live video from Wacken Metal Battle 2012.

No Clean Singing published an interesting interview with three of the four members of Angist. Read it and listen to some excellent death metal below.

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