Agni was one of the bands of the first wave of Indian Rock, back in the mid-90s, when they released their debut album Wind Dance with Fire in 1995. The album was well-received despite the somewhat poorly-produced videos, a testament to the inherent musical quality of their compositions. Their video for Darkening Light, a brilliant Classic Rock track, received a fair amount of airplay on MTV Asia and the band looked set to go places. But as with most bands of that first wave prior to the phenomenon called Internet, their popularity did not translate to commercial viability because of relatively poor album sales and absence of other avenues of revenue generation, such as concerts and merchandise, and after another album a few years later the band faded into oblivion. Their appears to have been a resurgence of the band in recent times, but whether they will be able to attain their former heights once more remains to be seen. Agni’s fans, yours truly included, waits patiently for the next Agni classic.
Here is their debut album, Wind Dance with Fire. Look out for Darkening Light, a personal favourite. There’s also one of their videos at the bottom.
Download all the songs as a zip file.