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Review: 'AVAGRACE'
'The Witching Hours'   

-  Label: 'Self Released'
-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '30th August 2019'

Our Rating:
We are promised “delectable hooks and colossal riffs” from this English nu-metal band’s debut album and, although ‘delectable’ is a strange adjective to use, this is more or less what you get. The new-agey cover art is seriously misleading.

“Let’s talk about the things we know” is a suggestion from the title track and the topics that they know about include relationship issues, addiction, depression and anxiety. They are not happy campers.

Aside from a one minute instrumental Interlude these angst-filled snapshots of their lives address these emotionally-charged subjects of falling and failing while offering few glimmers of hope.

If the goal is to sonically bludgeon the listener into submission then it’s a success. No ways out of the mess are offered. By the end, on Consumer Consumed, they complain of “getting nowhere fast” and of being “stuck inside this hole”. I feel their pain without empathizing with any of it.

Avagrace’s website
  author: Martin Raybould

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AVAGRACE - The Witching Hours