BY: GAVIN BROWN
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Released on March 13, 2016 via WOOAAARGH Records
In a career that has lasted over thirty years and literally thousands of demos/albums/splits/7 inches etc, it is great to see that cult Belgian grindcore (or mincecore as the band themselves would have it) maniacsAgathocles still sound as raw and vital in 2016 and this split release with brutal German grinders Cause of Divorce is as raw and intense as well as vital as it gets.
Agathocles kick things off with ‘My Ride Goes On’ and after a lengthy sample, the grind madness explodes and doesn’t let up for the duration of the split with both Agathocles and Cause of Divorce blasting through their tracks with aplomb.
Agathocles don’t let up after that furious opening and completely tear through their tracks with typical unhinged glee, with the furiously raw ‘Zie Mijn Gelaat’ and the more punky grind of ‘Emptiness’ being particular highlights and just shows that over the past 30 years, the band have honed their grind assault to perfection.