River Runs Red [Bonus DVD]

River Runs Red [Bonus DVD]

by Life of Agony
     
 

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With their unique combination of New York hardcore, metal, and a touch of spooky grunge vaguely reminiscent of Alice in Chains, Life of Agony got their career off to a fine critical and commercial beginning with their debut release, River Runs Red. Brooklynite veterans of their city's legendary

Overview

With their unique combination of New York hardcore, metal, and a touch of spooky grunge vaguely reminiscent of Alice in Chains, Life of Agony got their career off to a fine critical and commercial beginning with their debut release, River Runs Red. Brooklynite veterans of their city's legendary hardcore scene, vocalist Keith Caputo, guitarist Joey Z., and bassist Alan Robert were joined by former Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato in 1993. The group released this disc on Roadrunner records shortly thereafter. Dark is probably the first word that comes to mind when listening to River Runs Red. Z.'s grinding guitars dominate the mix with a metallic croaking that's distinctive and sonically ahead of its time. The grungier tracks featured at the beginning of the record ("This Time," "Underground") stand out, along with some more reckless hardcore material like "Method of Groove." Caputo's howling tenor has a muffled tone that while passionate, sounds undeveloped. The singer's delivery is unique, however, and it must have grown on more than a few listeners, as this debut garnered respectable sales numbers and the band was given plenty of choice opening slots on their tour to support it. Passionate, serious, and heavy, River Runs Red is one of the better metal debuts of the early '90s. [Roadrunner's 2008 edition included four bonus tracks and a bonus DVD featuring two videos and two live performances.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861804725
catalogNumber:
180472
Rank:
100672

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Life of Agony   Primary Artist
Sal Abruscato   Drums,Interviewee,Group Member
Keith Caputo   Keyboards,Vocals,Interviewee,Group Member
Monte Conner   Interviewee
Josh Silver   Interviewee
Joey Z.   Guitar,Vocals,Interviewee,Group Member
Eric Chan   Drums
Mike Palmeri   Drums
Alan Robert   Bass,Vocals,Interviewee,Group Member

Technical Credits

Keith Caputo   Composer
Monte Conner   Reissue Producer
Joe Marciano   Engineer
Josh Silver   Producer,Engineer
Joey Z.   Composer
Life of Agony   Composer
Alan Robert   Composer,Concept,Logo
J. Bennett   Liner Notes

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