Origin: Canada
Genres: Metalcore
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The Agonist  


Montreal metalcore here, with a band who signed to Century Media for their 2007 debut album, Once Only Imagined. The star of the show here is clearly vocalist Alyssa White-Gluz, who's getting all sorts of attention for her looks, her social and political views, and her voice (a pretty fair clean voice as well as a nasty hardcore snarl). Extreme female vocalists aren't quite as rare as some seem to think, though there are those who still want to make a big deal about it ("A girl who screams? Wow!") -- nevertheless, Alyssa holds her own here. Musically Once Only Imagined is relatively standard metalcore, with a fair amount of bite from guitarist Danny Marino backed by a capable rhythm section, though really this band will only go as far as White-Gluz takes them. On a purely musical level, The Agonist isn't quite unique enough to rise above a still-crowded metalcore scene, but Imagined is a solid debut effort.

Current Members

Vicky Psarakis

vocals

Danny Marino

guitars

Pascal Jobin

guitars

Chris Kells

bass

Simon McKay

drums

Former Members/Guests

Alyssa White-Gluz

vocals (Arch Enemy)

Derek Nadon

drums


Discography



Once Only Imagined 
2007 Century Media
  1. Synopsis
  2. Rise and Fall
  3. Born Dead; Buried Alive
  4. Take a Bow
  5. Trophy Kill
  6. Business Suits and Combat Boots
  7. Serendipity
  8. Memento Mori
  9. Voice of Sympathy
  10. Chiaroscuro
  11. Forget Tomorrow
  • Alyssa White-Gluz
  • Danny Marino
  • Chris Kells
  • Derek Nadon

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Lullabies For A Dormant Mind 
2009 Century Media
  1. The Tempest (the Siren's Song; The Banshee's Cry)
  2. ...And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep
  3. Thank You, Pain
  4. Birds Elope With The Sun
  5. Waiting Out The Winter
  6. Martyr Art
  7. Globus Hystericus
  8. Swan Lake, Op. 20 Scene, Act 2, #10 Tchaikovsky (A Cappella)
  9. The Sentient
  10. When The Bough Breaks
  11. Chlorpromazine
  • Alyssa White-Gluz
  • Danny Marino
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay




(EP) The Escape 
2011 Century Media
  1. Lonely Solipsist
  2. The Escape
  • Alyssa White-Gluz
  • Danny Marino
  • Pascal Jobin
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay




Prisoners 
2012 Century Media
  1. You're Coming With Me
  2. The Escape
  3. Predator & Prayer
  4. Anxious Darwinians
  5. Panophobia
  6. Ideomotor
  7. Lonely Solipsist
  8. Dead Ocean
  9. The Mass Of The Earth
  10. Everybody Wants You (Dead)
  11. Revenge Of The Dadaists
  • Alyssa White-Gluz
  • Danny Marino
  • Pascal Jobin
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay


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