LIFE OF AGONY
A PLACE WHERE THERE’S NO MORE PAIN (NAPALM)
BROOKLYN HEROES GET DEEPLY PERSONAL ON THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 12 YEARS
■ KNOWN FOR their introspection, Life Of Agony’s first album in over a decade is an open book. In part documenting Mina caputo’s transition to a woman, it has an important story to tell, and does so openly.yet her tale doesn’t take centre stage.the spotlight remains firmly on the driving guitars, as LOA find a seat between the thunderous, hardcore-infused metal of their early years and gritty rock.as occasional experimental moments break up the relentless riffs, not least the unusually beautiful Little spots Ofyou, elsewhere the record struggles for variety. Fortunately, the likes of the deeply personal title-track and the Faith no More-inspired Meet My Maker push things back from the verges of monotony, elevating a poignant, if occasionally flawed, comeback. DOWNLOAD: Meet My Maker. FOR FANS OF: Faith no More, helmet.