Agony (Fleshgod Apocalypse album)

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Agony
Studio album by Fleshgod Apocalypse
Released August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
Genre Technical death metal, symphonic metal
Length 49:26
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Stefano "Saul" Morabito
Fleshgod Apocalypse chronology
Mafia
(2010)
Agony
(2011)
Labyrinth
(2013)

Agony is the second studio album by Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse.

On July 18, 2011, Fleshgod Apocalypse released a music video for "The Violation".[1] On December 22, 2012, Fleshgod Apocalypse released a music video for "The Forsaking".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The NewReview 3/5 stars[3]
Metal Underground.com 4/5 stars[4]

Max Lussier of The NewReview said that Agony "is a very different album than its predecessors". While he praised the speed of the songs and the guitar and drum work, he thought that the orchestral parts were "too large a part of the album's sound", resulting in "the guitar playing [becoming] slightly muddled and lost in the shuffle".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Temptation"   1:47
2. "The Hypocrisy"   5:31
3. "The Imposition"   4:58
4. "The Deceit"   6:03
5. "The Violation"   4:19
6. "The Egoism"   6:22
7. "The Betrayal"   5:31
8. "The Forsaking"   5:37
9. "The Oppression"   6:04
10. "Agony"   3:34
11. "Heartwork" (iTunes bonus Carcass cover) 4:23
Total length:
53:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Billboard Top Hotseekers[5] 18

Personnel[edit]

  • Tommaso Riccardi – lead vocals, guitars
  • Paolo Rossi – vocals, bass
  • Cristiano Trionfera – vocals, guitars
  • Francesco Paoli – drums, guitars, vocals
  • Francesco Ferrini – piano, orchestral arrangements
  • Veronica "ValchiRea" Bordacchini – operatic vocals ("Temptation", "The Egoism")

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