Swedish crust punkster Adrestia are proud to present their new video for the track “Rise Up” (feat. Nastya Palamar), taken from “The Wrath Of Euphrates” out via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Wormholedeath USA.
“Rise Up is a song about breaking up traditional gender roles and fighting stereotypical and oppressive views on femininity and masculinity. Society’s expectations on us as individuals is a heavy weight to carry for those who doesn’t fit into the stereotypical roles. Since we are products of a patriarchal system, we are part of the problem too. The truth is, we don’t know who we would have been, or what we would have become if we would have had access to the whole spectrum of what is traditionally seen as male or female interests, clothes, playthings, feelings and ways of self expression. The least we can do is to try our best to make sure that kids of future generations are able to shape their identity without these boundaries”.
I once saw Norway˙s Agenda play in my hometown when they were touring like six years ago with Swedes Myteri and the show was great, I was blown away with force and energy that Agenda provided that evening on stage of the small club.
Although I know Norway mainly because of black metal, Stavanger based Agenda play hardcore punk/crust with mainly fast songs, screaming vocals and good lyrics. This is not your usual d-beat clicheed crust band, this is mainly hardcore punk par excellence. There are 10 songs on this record and they are all fantastic, I enjoyed listening to them so much. What I love about the music of Agenda is that besides harsh atmosphere, they also make a great feeling of cold and melancholy with their subtle melodies in the song structures. Besides fast songs, there are couple of more sludge, doomy songs for example Life Left Behind or Road To Hell, which fit perfectly in the soundtrack for apocalypse. Songs like Walls and City Dies Tonight are sure to become your favorites like they are mine. Love this record, would love to see them play live again soon!