Agony (Fleshgod Apocalypse album)

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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

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The NewReview 3/5 stars[3]
Metal 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
Billboard Top Hotseekers[5] 18


  • 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")