Agador Spartacus, from Germany, describes itself as “Epic Destruction Rock.” I can only assume one of two things: 1) Their English isn’t great or 2) They’re joking. This is neither epic, nor destructive. I suppose it’s rock, but anymore, who can say? Is this style of generic emo pop rock the new “alternative”? What does “alternative” even mean anymore? It all sounds the same to me. I suppose there are nuances and unique angles Agador Spartacus is playing on these five songs, but I don’t really care enough to dissect them in depth. After a dozen listens, I will admit they’re catchy, but so are a lot of bands. Nothing new here. Next, please. 

 –kurt (Self-released)