With his current album, the debut of Matthew Collings, with which the musician had consistently renounced the 'pure' ambience of his former project Sketches For Albinos, is re-released once again.
Agents come from New Zealand, but recognised early on that a move was necessary if the dream of a career in the rock business was to become a reality. For six years the quartet has been based in London and has released two EPs as well as the studio album "Expand/Contract". Kingdom Of Fear" is the second longplayer produced by Paul Matthews (I Am Giant) that is close to Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus. Like the last Karnivool CD, this album also contains several small interludes, with the bass occasionally acting as lead instrument ("Lost In Transience"). The remaining nine songs, on the other hand, cover the mandatory program of a modern prog band: tool references ("Collecting Scars", "Kingdom Of Fear"), an acoustic ballad ("Like You Never Left") as well as powerful rock songs with catchy choruses ("Dark Dreams", "Made Of Golden"). "Kingdom Of Fear" still lacks the last bit of independence, but agents have enough potential to soon break away from their role models.
Top track: Made Of Gold