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Desire for Agony
Zeni Geva
Desire for Agony
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Zeni Geva
Title: Desire for Agony
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alternative Tentacles
Release Date: 11/5/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Far East & Asia, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 721616013528, 721616013542

CD Reviews

Stopheles | Ridgewood, NY United States | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I mean that in the best possible way. Zeni Geva will be sorely missed, and this is my favorite of their many records. Seriously BRUTAL interplay between free-jazz drums and tweo guitars: one washed-out psychedelic guitar and one brittle Steve Albini-ish "ching ching" type. The vocals consist mainly of shouted/grunted/whispered chants, some in English and some in Japanese, and the combined result is sort of like a mix of the Swans, Godflesh, Big Black, Slayer, Cop Shoot Cop, Sepultura, as well as Os Mutantes, Goblin, Naked City, and the Ruins...NOBODY sounds like Zeni Geva, and NOBODY who loves the sort of metal that bludgeons you (when it isn't caressing you) should be without this record.Download the sample of "Dead Sun Rising" and you will see exactly why I am gushing over this obscure Japanese noiserock band. You will too."
An unsung classic in extreme rock...
Telly Gonzalez | New Britain, CT United States | 09/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've never accually seen someone strangle himself to death, but this album probably gives me a good idea what it would sound like. Zeni Geva is a rock band only in the most grotesque and distorted sense of the phrase, combining jazz and punk with pure noise to create a sonic doorway into blinding pain, both emotional and physical. "Stigma" and "Dead Sun Rising" open the portal wide to introduce the listener to new dimensions of suffering, while the title track and "Heathen Blood" shove you straight into it. By the time "Autopsy Love" and "The Body" wind down, your senses are all but hemmoraging.
Japanese-sung lyrics become billy clubs to the head and body, guitar riffs become steak knives in the neck. Melodies exist only to amplify feelings of dread and terror. If anyone feels scared upon first listen, that's the point.
Recommended for those who think Swans and Godflesh aren't dark enough."