The impact of Meteor, the pulverizing sixth full-length from revolutionary Polish grindcore mercenaries ANTIGAMA, is becoming more apparent, as the album has hit the streets worldwide via Selfmadegod Records.
Brutally discharging just-under a half hour of their prime, forward thinking and calculated concoction of blast-strewn devastation, Meteor once again proves why ANTIGAMA remains one of the most cutting-edge bands of the grindcore genre. Recorded at Progresja Studio in Warsaw with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski (Masachist, Lost Soul) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer), the album also features a guest appearance by Michal Lapaj from world renowned Polish progressive rock band Riverside. Over the course of its eleven tracks, in some ways Meteor reverts back to the band’s more primal early material yet continues to carry ANTIGAMA‘s explosively inventive edge, integrating brief progressive soundtrack ventures, programmed noise and abstract elements of auditory chaos.
Meteor is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Revolver; be destroyed HERE.
“…having six strings sound like John Rambo’s bowie knife artfully scraping a sheet of burning tinfoil while cracking out staccato pattters like Sugar Ray Robinson on a lead speedbag. 8/10” – Decibel
“With its surgical attack and effective use of sci-fi sampling that ties everything together instead of distracting from the audio violence, Antigama have a solid album here that stands out in a year that’s already seen its fair share of quality grind. 4/5” – About.com
“…it slowly builds and builds into a swirling tech metal vortex before ending suddenly, perfectly. 8/10” – Exclaim!
“It’s only halfway through the year, but it might not be too early to hand 2013’s grindcore crown to Antigama… more of the same first-class metalcore-indebted, science-fiction-tinted grinding with the occasional burst of electro-noise. 9/10” – Last Rites
“…a visceral 30-minute grind showcase…” – Dead Rhetoric