LIFE OF AGONY

A PLACE WHERE THERE’S NO MORE PAIN (NA­PALM)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews - BEN TIP­PLE

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.

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