Agiel are a band from New York that plays a mixture of symphonic black metal and brutal death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Dark Pantheons" which was released by Deepsend.
The album starts out with a fast and brutal yet symphonic sound along with some death metal growls and technical guitar leads and you can also hear black metal screams along with powerful sounding bass guitars and brutal blast beats and on the nest song the music starts mixing epic parts with the heavier elements of the record.
The album remains in a brutal and symphonic direction on the other songs and with this combination it brings out a very original and occult sound and music wise the album is closer to death than black metal and they also bring in melodic choirs at times.
Agiel show a great amount of talent and diversity with their music and they seem to have a perfect balance when it comes to mixing heaviness, brutality, melody, technical and symphonic parts together and this is some great quality blackened death metal.
Song lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Agiel are a very great sounding mixture of symphonic black metal and brutal death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Pantheons" and "Serpent Masquearade". 8 out of 10.