Album Review: Life of Agony – “A Place Where There’s No Pain”


Walk through the list of trials, tribulations, and transformations — physical and emotional — Life of Agony underwent in order to reach a point where we now have A Place Where There’s No Pain, their first album in 12 years.  Watch and read the interviews.  Then go back and listen to an album molded in the most classic of hard rock shells, where voice, guitar, bass and drums meet to craft a journey through dark and messy corners, guilt and shame and rage that reaches a level of catharsis over the course of its ten tracks.  It’s also a monster of a record refreshingly unapologetic in its approach to what Life of Agony is in 2017. Continue reading

Retrospective: A Pale Horse Named Death – “Lay My Soul to Waste”


One of my favorite album purchases of the last two years may not be what most would expect. Risen from the ashes left by Type O Negative, we have ourselves a project that may be a bit under-appreciated in A Pale Horse Named Death. Formed by Sal Abruscato, the ex-drummer of the aforementioned Type O, this young project has only seen the release of two albums since 2011. The most recent of these is Lay My Soul to Waste, and it’s one that I will be fond of for quite some time.

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