Agony (Fleshgod Apocalypse album)

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Agony
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
GenreTechnical death metal, symphonic metal
Length49:26
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerStefano "Saul" Morabito
Fleshgod Apocalypse chronology
Mafia
(2010)
Agony
(2011)
Labyrinth
(2013)

Agony is the second studio album by Italian 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
SourceRating
The NewReview3/5 stars[3]
Metal Underground.com4/5 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.TitleLength
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]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fleshgod Apocalypse Release "The Violation" Music Video". www.theprp.com. Retrieved December 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: 'The Forsaking' Video Released - Dec. 22, 2012". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 23, 2012.
  3. ^ a b http://thenewreview.net/reviews/fleshgod-apocalypse-agony[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=5431
  5. ^ "Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse : Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 22, 2013.