This is part one in a two part review I am doing on the Despise You/Agoraphobic Nosebleed split, And On And On... For Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side I will be doing a track by track review.
This song continues the slowed down pace that Despise You's last track"Cedar Ave." just had. This song kind of reminds me of Autopsy with it's slow pace, doom like guitar playing, and drawn out vocals. This song keeps the signature sound of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, while still being a departure from their usual style and fast songs. This is a great start to Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side of the split. I really love this song and think that it is cool for Agoraphobic Nosebleed to do a slower song like this.
As Bad As It Is...
Bam, this song is back to the normal style of Agoraphobic Nosebleed. This song continues with the thrash influenced sound of Agorapocalypse, but it still sounds new and different. I really dig the guitar playing on this song and I think it is cool for Agoraphobic Nosebleed to have solos in this song, where most grind bands don't use guitar solos. This song comes in at around two minutes, but it doesn't feel too long and it features a ton cool riffs from Scott Hull and the vocals are killer.
This song is only 25 seconds, but it still rocks. "Miscommunication" sounds like a very good hybrid of Agoraphobic Nosebleed's new sound and their older sound on albums like Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States of America. The slowed down part that comes in at around the middle of the song really makes this song very memorable.
Much like "Miscommunication", "Los Infernos" is a very short song similar to Agoraphobic Nosebleed's older material. This song has some great guitar playing and the vocals also sound great.
"Ungrateful" is a short 50 second song that starts off really fast, but then goes into this crushing, groove-like part that is awesome. This is probably the catchiest song on Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side and I can't get this song out of my head, which is not a bad thing. Kat also makes her appearance on this song and as always her vocals are absolutely incredible. The lyrics are really funny also.
This is probably my favorite song on Agoraphobic Nosebleeds side of And On And On... Everything about this song is awesome, the guitar playing, the riffs, the awesome solo, and the extremely angry vocal performance. The drums also sound great, with every release that Agoraphobic Nosebleed have put out, the drums seem to sound more and more natural.
This song is slow paced, much like "Half Dead". "Burlap Sack" starts off with a slow, heavy riff and then Kat's vocals come in. The riffs then become even slower and as the song goes on it goes into a almost straight doom song. With Kat's vocals and the slow guitar riffs I am reminded of Salome, but almost as soon as this happens the singing and guitar playing stop and the song fades out with some cool sounding noise/feedback.
Overall, I really love Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side of And On And On..., I think that this is some of their best material and I think that they really topped Agorapocalypse. Everything I love about Agoraphobic Nosebleed is full on display on this split, Scott Hull's guitar playing, the three person vocal attack, the sound of the drum machine, and the lyrics.
I give Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side on And On And On... a solid 9 out of 10