Angist / Press

“All hell was unleashed and we were suddenly in old school death metal heaven. Or hell, if that best suits the metaphor. Whatever. While the vocalist's surprisingly harsh and well-placed roars, growls and screams (she still sounds like a woman, unlike most female growlers, but a damn savage one at that) are the first obvious highlight of Angist, the sorrowful yet brutal riffing of the axe-slinging team of Gyða Þorvaldsdóttir and Edda soon reveals itself as elaborate and captivating, all while the rhythm section provides a solid foundation, with Haraldur Shoshan’s resounding bass and new drummer Tumi Gíslason, also of Ophidian I, pounding the shit out of his kit at the back. Playing the best cuts off their only release so far, the "Circle Of Suffering" EP, plus a couple of new songs, Angist were one of the best acts of the weekend and a promising act to follow very closely from now on.”

"Petrifyingly powerful, their relentless, atmosphere-steeped and blackened thrust should take its rightful place amongst DM’s kvlt elite"

Metal Hammer Magazine

“This is Angist. It’s dark, thrashy, black metal and it’s bloody brilliant. You will struggle not to headbang to their music.”

“„Arguably, talk of the scene is Angist, who stick out not only due to the savage female vocals but the fact they might be serving up the most evil sounding death metal going right now. It’s plenty cold too, giving them a special edge that will certainly make people stick around and anticipate future endeavors“. 12/10'10”

The Reykjavík Grapevine


Encomium webzine

“Demo Review: Xtreem Music, magazine, webzine, label and distro. 8/10”

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Encomium webzine

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“Seeing eight bands, all of them offering a tremendous variation in style and playing at highest standards in songwriting and musicianship, speaks volumes for the quality of metal being made in Iceland. Though people at the festival had to find that out in the first place, which is maybe why the first band of the evening, Angist, opened the night to barely thirty people. Everyone else missed a good half hour of old-school European death metal in the vein of Asphyx or Pestilence: heavy and fast with down-tuned guitars and decent raspy growls. A slew of breakdowns and complex song-structures kept Angist from being boring. -Metal Hammer show/Iceland Airwaves”

The Reykjavík Grapevine