I recently stumbled across Agonal as I was perusing through the Internet and was just stunned by how good this project is. This album is beautifully composed melodic doom metal, with both heavy and clean vocals.
There are also some death, atmospheric, and rock influences in here, too, and this has been done with a real spirit of excellence. This album is not perfect; I wish that the lead guitar had been done with a tube amp and that you could hear the tubes sizzling, but, with that said, I did not expect Agonal to be anywhere near this good when I found them—and they turned out to be good.
A Suffering Complete is actually now the third album in a trilogy. Thankfully, the first two albums are available for download from the band’s Facebook page. I hope that the label eventually gives the first two a proper release, but for now I am content that this one is available on CD.