Christ Agony is one of Poland's cult underground extreme metal
bands, having formed in 1990 by guitarist/vocalist Cezar.
Cezar has been the one mainstay in the band, the lineups
frequently changing over the years.
Reviewed here are two mid-period albums, 1995's
Moonlight Act III and its successor,
Darkside, released in 1997.
The band is broadly in the black metal camp, though their style
isn't quite the traditional black metal style, instead borrowing more
from traditional metal riffing, with an epic, drawn-out songwriting
Moonlight is the more conventional of the two albums, as
Darkside is much more experimental, with industrial touches,
a more somber, melancholic feel (in places), and
some clean singing.
On the strength of these two albums, Christ Agony hasn't quite
reached must-hear status, but their somewhat original style is
commendable, and that alone makes them an interesting listen.