Agoraphobic Nosebleed "Arc"

While probably not the most accessible acts in extreme music, Agoraphobic Nosebleed have gone through enough amalgamations of their lineup that you literally have to Wikipedia the band every once in a while just to make sure Scott Hull is still spearheading the outfit. With Katherine on vocal duties, Arc finds the typical grindcore group in different form. 
     Agoraphobic used to dish up somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-30 songs per album just under a minute a piece. However this collection finds the band spreading their wings a bit and wailing their efforts for the gods of rock. Arc sounds like an invitation from Sabbath to cross over into cherub territory, and the group bangs out three tracks that slowly carry across the clock time. 
     Although it's the freshest thing we've gotten from the group in a while, it's probably not the best place to start for first timers as this is hardly the group is proper uniform. Apparently there's supposed to be a collection of EPs released that speak to each members influences, with Arc being Katherine's direction. Although the release keeps the group's namesake relevant and reignites interest in the band's prior catalogue, it falls a little short of expectations from a band that's usually operating on twelve or more cylinders.

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