Sentient Ruin Laboratories have teamed up with Canadian nuclear wasteland raw hardcore noise-punk incursors LAST AGONY to issue their pulverizing debut album “The Imminent Slaughter” on May 7 2021 on vinyl, cassette tape and digital formats, all now pre-ordeable on our Bandcamp and webshop. An introductory taste of the savage album has been provided by notorious underground blog No Echo, who premiered the song “Diabolism” remarking that “the Toronto-based outfit specializes in a particular strain of raw-as-fuck hardcore punk they’ve mastered by studying the greats, namely bands like Anti Cimex, Extreme Noise Terror, and Lärm.“ Today, we’re giving you the full stream of the venomous offering, along with some more extra content from the band.
Last Agony are an unrivaled hardcore punk assault in the vein of bands like Doom, Anti-Cimex, and Cult Ritual, specifically operating in the fields of raw punk, noise punk, crust, d-beat and japanese blown own-styled hardcore in the vein of Death Side, Gauze etc.
On “The Imminent Slaughter” debut album Last Agony let loose all their most negative and harrowing visions of a polluted, dark and violent world, birthing one of the most unnerving and lawless strains of primitive aural chaos to have been vomited from the North American punk scene this year. In the war-torn twenty minutes of weaponized aural mayhem, Last Agony put on display an unrivaled sonic assault of primitive cruelty and raw hostility, thrusting influences ranging from European early heavy punk bastions like Doom, Anti-Cimex and Electro Hippies, to Japanese d-beat noise deviants in the vein of Gauze and Deathside, all the way to primitive grindcore vanguards like Repulsion, Extreme Noise Terror, early Napalm Death and Terrorizer into a blown out and noise-corroded terrorscape of total anarchy and chaos. If you like it fast, loud, raw, visceral and lawless, search no further, because Last Agony have brought us one of the most nerve-shattering and apocalyptic storms of unhinged and primordial punk-metal wrath that you will hear all year.
Disgusted by visions of a dark, doomed and fucked up world, the Canadian raw hardcore legion Last Agony formed in a freezing hell of 2017 in Toronto, with the aim of creating devastatingly fast, raw, and unhinged metallic hardcore punk to resound the sirens of the apocalypse and reduce humanity’s senses to ash. With a pulverizing and blown out sound inspired by 80s and 90s defining acts of early grindcore and crust, the band’s members are bastions of their local scene, also militating in other well established bands like Absolut, Dragged In, Make No Gains, Murder Squad, IDNS, and Endprogram. An experienced and established unit of sonic pillagers with a unique pedigree which has made of Last Agony an unstoppable and fucked up aural assault weapon. Since forming, Last Agony have slaughtered venues and crowds on the East Coast and West Coast of Canada as well unleashing two demos and a self titled 7” released on Phobia Records. Yet, the nightmare continues… and their most savage and weaponized work to date – the incinerating debut full-length LP “The Imminent Slaughter” is a punk-metal firestorm of wounds and shrapnel that will resound humanity’s last breath.
“Last Agony is a wave of snarling shit washing dead corpses upon the shore.” – comments the band. “The world could only be better for not having birthed this throbbing monstrosity, a coursing gurgle of blood soaked bile, and shit soaked sheets, puking dog shit blackened bullshit fuck. Last Agony, covered in piss.”
𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑠𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑐𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑦, 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦 ,𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑤. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑛𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐿𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝐴𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑦.
Track by track rundown:
the imminent slaughter: you’re fucked, right from the get go
closing curtain: we live in darkness,. All. The. Fucking. Time.
diabolism: the devil is cool as fuck
maniac: get fucked up and do fucked up things
vile egotistical conduct: shut your fucking mouth
hack to pieces: fuuuuuuuuuuuuck
unbridled lunacy: losing our shit
propaganda bleeds: its a fucking class war
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑢𝑛𝑘𝑠, 𝑠𝑜 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑦 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡.
“This leads to many fights which we always win. Just some of the bands we have beaten up: Absolut, Maldita, Make No Gains, Dragged In. All were weaklings and their amps were on 6, pathetic” – says the band. Asked about more crushing bands worth a check, they recommend Occult Burial, Ritual Warfare, Svaveldioxid, and Mueco.
10 things LAST AGONY hates about you:
1. your riffs are malnourished and underweight
2. you care about things
3. you have feelings
4. nice shorts
5. your riffs have muscular atrophy
6. tone. The fact that you care so much about it
7. slow songs
8. fast songs
9. your riffs have osteogenesis imperfecta
10. you rock like you read a list of the top 10 ways to rock
The foundation of Last Agony’s savagery lies is in the stench-ridden pandemonium of Sanctum, Hellshock and Stormcrow blended with a destructive vortex of primitive cruelty and raw hostility found in early grindcore, d-beat and noise-drenched Japanese hardcore punk. The band’s output also includes a 2018’s demo tape and a menacing 7″ released by Phobia Records in 2020. / DIYConspiracy
Inspired by “visions of a dark, doomed and fucked up world,” Last Agony formed in 2017. The Toronto-based outfit specializes in a particular strain of raw-as-fuck hardcore punk they’ve mastered by studying the greats, namely bands like Anti Cimex, Extreme Noise Terror, and Lärm. / NoEcho