AGATHODAIMON - In Darkness (2013)

Agathodaimon’s sixth full-length release, “In Darkness” is one of those albums that makes me really happy I have this job. I probably would not have happened upon its delicious mixture of melody, melancholy, and aggression otherwise. Despite hailing from Germany, the band reminds me much more of moody bands like Woods of Ypres and Enslaved than of the gritty thrash of Sodom or the grandiloquent pomp of Blind Guardian. “Somewhere, Somewhen” reminds me of Summoning and there are hints of Type O Negative as well. Indeed, despite initially presenting itself…

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