Sound — 10
This album entitled, "Agony", is one of the best albums I have ever had the privelage to listen to. Fleshgod Apocalypse definitely out did themselves with this one. By adding a more symphonic tone to their already crushing technical death metal riffs and crushing blast beats, F.G. brings you a journey through epic classical music and some of the best death metal I have ever heard.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are absolutely great. This bands previous EP, "Mafia", had lyrical themes about the politics in Italy (The bands origin), and they seemed to have brought some of that influence to "Agony". Considering the lead singer is also the lead guitarist, the singers skills are amazing. The clean vocalist (The bassist) brings a great sound into this album and makes it 10x better.
Overall Impression — 10
Right now, this album is one of my "Top 3" albums of the year, and it is Fleshgod Apocalypse's best record thus far. My favorite songs on this 10 track record are "The Imposition", "The Violation", "The Egoism", and "The Oppression". I love this band, and I love that they've brought more symphonic elements to their music. It's good to see a tech. Death metal band out of Italy too which is another plus. If I were to lose this album, I would go out and buy another one because this is a must have album.