AGENT STEEL

Thrash Metal / Speed Metal • United States
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Agent Steel are a speed metal band from Los Angeles, California that was formed in 1984 by singer John Cyriis and drummer Chuck Profus. The band released two full length albums and one EP before ending in 1988. They were most notable for John Cyriis's high-pitched vocals, catchy songs, melodic riffs and fast tempos mixed in with their unusual (in heavy metal) UFO imagery. The band reformed in 1999 and has released three full length albums since.

History In 1983 a demo was released by a speed metal band named Sceptre which contained two future Agent Steel songs: Taken By Force and 144,000 Gone. The guitarist on this demo was John Camps who is believed to be John Cyriis, a founder of Agent Steel. Taken By Force also appeared on the Metal Massacre IV compilation from Metal Blade.

John Camps left Sceptre (which then disbanded) and went on to join
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Skeptics ApocalypseSkeptics Apocalypse
Did 2011
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Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force
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Omega ConspiracyOmega Conspiracy
Did 2013
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AlienigmaAlienigma
Mascot Records 2007
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Order of the IlluminatiOrder of the Illuminati
Scarlet Italy 2003
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Earth Under Lucifer by Agent SteelEarth Under Lucifer by Agent Steel
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Agent Steel by Agent Steel (1999-06-01)Agent Steel by Agent Steel (1999-06-01)
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Unstoppable Force by Agent Steel (1999-11-17)Unstoppable Force by Agent Steel (1999-11-17)
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AGENT STEEL Skeptics Apocalypse album cover 3.60 | 13 ratings
Skeptics Apocalypse
Speed Metal 1985
AGENT STEEL Unstoppable Force album cover 4.26 | 13 ratings
Unstoppable Force
Speed Metal 1987
AGENT STEEL Omega Conspiracy album cover 3.69 | 8 ratings
Omega Conspiracy
Thrash Metal 1999
AGENT STEEL Order of the Illuminati album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
Order of the Illuminati
Thrash Metal 2003
AGENT STEEL Alienigma album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Alienigma
Thrash Metal 2007

AGENT STEEL EPs & splits

AGENT STEEL Mad Locust Rising album cover 3.38 | 4 ratings
Mad Locust Rising
Speed Metal 1986
AGENT STEEL Earth Under Lucifer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth Under Lucifer
Thrash Metal 2003

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AGENT STEEL 144,000 Gone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
144,000 Gone
Speed Metal 1984
AGENT STEEL Second Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Second Demo
Speed Metal 1984
AGENT STEEL Agents of Steel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Agents of Steel
Thrash Metal 1998
AGENT STEEL Agents of Steel 1998 demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Agents of Steel 1998 demo
Thrash Metal 1998
AGENT STEEL Deny the Poison album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deny the Poison
Thrash Metal 1999

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US Speed Metal Attack
Speed Metal 1986
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Mad Locust Rising: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon June '87
Thrash Metal 1989
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Live at Dynamo Open Air
Thrash Metal 2005

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AGENT STEEL Skeptics Apocalypse

Album · 1985 · Speed Metal
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Agent Steel is a US-based thrash/sped metal band with a long and quirky history. Skeptics Apocalypse is their début album, and it caused quite a stir when released in 1985.

Musically Agent Steel play some sort of speed metal or thrash metal. Fast paced, melodic riffing over simple and at times primitive rhythms, with fast paced melodic soloing in the middle and John Cyriis melodic wailing combined with aggressive sneers is what's on offer on this release. Speed is more important than complexity on most tracks here; and the melody lines are simple and quite straight forward. This limits the bands opportunities when writing songs, as there are few options to create variations here. The band tries to slow down a bit on a few songs, but at this point in time are unable to utilize the slower pace for much more than showing that they probably are quite familiar with NWoBHM in general, and Iron Maiden in particular. Which probably are among the bands greatest influences musically.

The songs on this release are varied. The limitations of the bands style and songwriting skills makes the short songs the most interesting on this release; as the songs ends before the melody patterns becomes repetitive and uninteresting. The pure energy and enthusiasm of the band also sees to it that these rather limited songs comes across as interesting rather than primitive; and ultimately results in a release worthwhile adding to your collection if speed metal or thrash metal is to your liking.

On newer releases of this album a couple of bonus tracks is added. None of these are any good though; but should be of interest to fans of this band.

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