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One of France's few death metal bands of note, Agressor (the second "g" is invisible as well as silent) was founded in the mid-'80s by singer/guitarist Alex Colin-Tocquaine, who worked with numerous sidemen before settling on bassist J-M Libeer and drummer Jean-Luc Falsini. Following a couple of split LPs with countrymen Loudblast (including 1987's wonderfully named Satan's S****y), Agressor signed to the Black Mark label, for which the band recorded 1990's Neverending Destiny, 1992's Towards Beyond, and 1994's Symposium of Rebirth. All the while, Colin-Tocquaine continually shuffled his supporting cohorts, making it clear that Agressor was very much his baby. An extended silence was finally broken with 1999's Medieval Rites LP.