Origin: Canada  
Genres: Metalcore
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Page online: September 14, 2008
Last update/review: October 25, 2019

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


Danny Marino


Pascal Jobin


Chris Kells


Simon McKay


Former Members/Guests

Alyssa White-Gluz

vocals (Arch Enemy)

Derek Nadon



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

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

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

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

Eye Of Providence  
2015 Century Media
  1. Gates Of Horn And Ivory
  2. My Witness, Your Victim
  3. Danse Macabre
  4. I Endeavor
  5. Faceless Messenger
  6. Perpetual Notion
  7. A Necessary Evil
  8. Architects Hallucinate
  9. Disconnect Me
  10. The Perfect Embodiment
  11. A Gentle Disease
  12. Follow The Crossed Line
  13. As Above, So Below
  • Vicky Psarakis
  • Danny Marino
  • Pascal Jobin
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay

2016 Napalm
  1. The Moment
  2. The Chain
  3. The Anchor and The Sail
  4. The Game
  5. The Ocean
  6. The Hunt
  7. The Raven Eyes
  8. The Wake
  9. The Resurrection
  10. The Villain
  11. The Pursuit of Emptiness
  12. The Man Who Fell to Earth
  13. The Trial
  14. Take Me to Church (HOZIER cover) (bonus edition only)
  • Vicky Psarakis
  • Danny Marino
  • Pascal Jobin
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay

2019 Napalm
  1. In Vertigo
  2. As One We Survive
  3. The Gift of Silence
  4. Blood as My Guide
  5. Mr. Cold
  6. Dust to Dust
  7. A Devil Made Me Do It
  8. The Killing I
  9. Orphans
  10. Burn It All Down
  • Vicky Psarakis
  • Danny Marino
  • Pascal Jobin
  • Chris Kells
  • Simon McKay

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