“Clean Plate” EP
The Clean Plate EP, as it’s popularly known, is actually the self-titled Agoraphobic Nosebleed EP, which was released on Clean Plate Records. This 7” is some of the early-early, pre-Relapse Agoraphobic Nosebleed material. These songs sound the most like Godflesh of all the ANb releases, at least during the slow parts.
That said, I swear that I hear some DRI-type riffing. The Clean Plate EP really fits the old cliché about cramming 10 pounds of shit into a two-pound bag. The racket this band makes is legendary. The music is denser and busier than a (sort-of) three-piece should (theoretically) be able to make. Yes, Roland played drums for ANb after Big Black broke up. Was this the material that got them their contract with Relapse? I don’t know but, if in Relapse’s situation, I’d sign them immediately. I’m sure that they did. Recommended for drug-crazed grind freaks.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Clean Plate EP
2 years ago