8 o’clock in the morning, everybody’s sleeping, just started staying somewhere in the mountains in Sörenberg after our worlds changed with the Russian invasion of Ukraine which just passed its 100th day, I’m sitting here in front of my laptop and listening to this monstrous song Agenda at max volume in my headphones. Weird shit. But the good thing is, this is the second or the third time I am enjoying listening to this song regardless of how I feel myself since my discovery. These British gentlemen show potential.
First of all, Akkadian has been sending me their music for a very long time. Whenever I get a new song I simply remember, “super tight fellas but not sure if I’ll hear any music that I’ve never heard before this time? Not sure”. I think this was until the moment I heard of Agenda and they simply earned my respect. With the right professional approach and guidance, the collective can become the next big thing in metal from the United Kingdom.
Agenda’s first impression on me was positive from its first second mainly because I felt some Gojira vibes in their sound. They are modern but they don’t sound like digital-metalcore which is my red line, when metal sounds digital it just doesn’t speak to me anymore. The tightness in the musicality was so flawlessly represented and supported by the sound design, you immediately get into the music and enjoy the monstrous metal sound.
The musical part rather has a simple approach to its composition, but I love the simplicity and enjoyed it very much. The journey begins with one of the tightest metals in Akkadian’s repertoire, which is one of the main strengths of this band, where you also feel Gojira presence. My mention of Gojira stands as a positive thing in my heart while saying it, and that’s only because we all have to focus on how we can help Akkadian to make it work.
Additionally, Akkadian is a good-looking band with the necessary amount of artistic character in their frontman Danny Thurston. I also appreciated that Danny Thurston (vocalist, frontman) and Aaron Wright (drummer) were capable of showing personalities and adding character, but in the end, the collective convinced me with their performances in the music video.
Lastly, I also appreciate the artistic approach, vision, and quality of the music video by Life Is Art Visuals, rather than just their efforts. I think this level of work would show any band fantastic there, leaving a beautiful work in the art history, a timeless Akkadian experience for the viewers.