Life of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain (album review)

A Place Where There's No More Pain
Napalm Records
Release: 28 April 2017

I'm a long time Life of Agony fan. They are "locals". I've seen them live in Brooklyn (although, I've seen them live more in Germany). They are a solid heavy metal band. The new album on Napalm Records is wicked groovilicious. Yes, I'm biased. But Life of Agony's A Place Where's No More Pain is gobsmackingly amazing.

The songs are harsh; I mean they are like a punch to the gut. The feels. Zomg the feels. The lyrics just make you go, 'God Damn!' (said in Sweet D's voice). There is so much to headbang or pole dance (whatever you predilection).

'Dead Speak Kindly' and 'A New Low' puts me in the mind of Alice in Chains. Ted Jensen's fingerprints are all in this pie. He worked with Alice in Chains and you can tell. This is a good thing as you are familiar with the overall tone of the music.

What I really like about A Place Where There's No More Pain is that you can sing along to it. Yes, an old school heavy metal album you can sing along to! Nifty! It's super hard to think it's been 12 years since Life of Agony has released an album together. You totally can't tell as A Place Where There's No More Pain is fucking solid. Mina Caputo sounds fierce as hell. Just listen to 'Walking Catastrophe'. Alan Robert and Sal Abruscato are killing it in the rhythm section. And yes, Joey Z's guitars are shred-tastic.

A Place Where There's No More Pain is going to get heavy rotation on what ever device you choose to play it on. It's just that damn good!

12.08.17 NL - Leeuwarden / Into The Grave Festival
13.08.17 BE - Kortryjik / Alcatraz Festival
14.08.17 NL - Eindhoven / Effenaar
16.08.17 DE -  Münster / Jovel
17.08.17 DE - Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze Festival
20.08.17 AT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
22.08.17 CZ - Prague / Futurum
18.08.17 DE - Essen / Turock Festival
23.08.17 DE - Leipzig / Werk2
24.08.17 DE - Berlin / Huxleys
25.08.17 DE - Sulingen / Reload Festival


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