Agvirre are a band from the United Kingdom that plays post black metal with elements of shoegaze, noise and electronic music and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Silence" which will be released on January 24th as a joint effort between Trepnation Recordings and Surviving Sounds.
Elements of noise start off the ep along with some voice samples a few seconds later before going into a heavier musical direction. A couple of tracks are also very long and epic in length while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams while stringed instruments are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some clean vocals also being utilized briefly.
At times the music also gets very experimental sounding as well as some spoken word parts also being used briefly. Influences of shoegaze and electronic music are also added into some parts of the recording, clean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover cathartic and personal themes surrounding anxiety, depression, grief, loss, abuse and self-worth.
In my opinion Agvirre are a very great sounding experimental post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Abandonment". 8 out of 10.