River Runs Red

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River Runs Red
Studio album by Life of Agony
Released October 12, 1993
Recorded System Two, Brooklyn, NY
Genre Hardcore punk, alternative metal, crossover thrash, sludge metal
Length 50:32
Label Roadrunner
Producer Josh Silver
Life of Agony chronology
River Runs Red

River Runs Red is the debut album released by Life of Agony in 1993 through Roadrunner Records (see 1993 in music). The album is considered a concept album. This album was reissued as part of Roadrunner Records Top Shelf Edition series on April 29, 2008, with bonus tracks and a DVD featuring music videos and live videos.

On October 7, 2009, it was announced that for the first time ever the band would perform the album in its entirety at Starland Ballroom on Saturday, November 28, 2009. In 2010, a CD/DVD package entitled "20 Years Strong - River Runs Red: Live In Brussels" was published which features a complete performance of the album at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Time" – 6:00
  2. "Underground" – 4:44
  3. "Monday" – 1:31
  4. "River Runs Red" – 2:00
  5. "Through and Through" – 3:10
  6. "Words and Music" – 5:21
  7. "Thursday" – 2:10
  8. "Bad Seed" – 6:02
  9. "My Eyes" – 2:58
  10. "Respect" – 4:27
  11. "Method of Groove" – 5:29
  12. "The Stain Remains" – 4:39
  13. "Friday" – 3:42

All Music & Arrangements by Life of Agony (Alan Robert)

All Lyrics, Melodies and Musical Concepts by Alan Robert

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bonus tracks[edit]

A digipack version of River Runs Red released in 1994 contains additional tracks:

  • "Plexi Intro (live)"
  • "Respect (live)"
  • "This Time (live)"
  • "Through and Through (live)"

A re-issue version of River Runs Red released in 2008 contains the additional tracks:

  • "Here I Am, Here I Stay"
  • "Depression"
  • "3 Companions"
  • "Plexiglass Gate"