Watch the video for Agriculture's newest single 'The Glory of the Ocean.'
Agriculture’s self-titled full-length will be released by The Flenser on July 21st.
Ecstatic joy isn’t just happiness; it’s a feeling of jubilation which impacts us emotionally and in a metaphysical, arguably spiritual sense too. Although it has long been associated with connotations of the dark and macabre, extreme music has the ability to be a powerful mode of expression for these feelings of absolute bliss, overwhelming love, and awe-inspiring sublimity. Extreme emotions no less and those which black metal quartet Agriculture evokes with its ecstatic subversion of the subgenre’s tropes.
With Agriculture’s self-titled record and first full-length LP, it’s abundantly clear that the band’s use of heavy music to showcase the most resplendent emotions and moments of the human experience has a far deeper meaning. Woven between the flurries of soaring tremolo picking, crescendoing guitar harmonies, celebratory screamed vocals, thoughtful improvisation, and meditative atmospheric passages is the record’s mission statement to experience the wonders and joys of both the esoteric and physical world. From examinations of self-acceptance, identity, and finding strength in others to depictions of deep communion with nature, the self, and the people we surround ourselves within the concepts and thematic questions previously planted by the band have blossomed into powerful, fully-realized artistic and philosophical statements.
I LOVE THE SPIRITUAL SOUND OF ECSTATIC BLACK METAL BY THE BAND AGRICULTURE