A sure fire classic. Being at 38 years of age this album brings on many nostalgic feelings. From start to finish this 20 plus year old album was pushing 100% on every track. Keith Caputo's vocals were so very on point. Joey Z laid down some very heavy riffs that seem to reach out and punch you in the face! Now on with the review
The Good: Gruff vocals, coupled with melodic tones carry the lyrics into a more visual sound. Anger, rejection, self-loathing are found in many songs. Yet we have a sense of some hope until it is pulled out from us in the very last track. Guitars, bass and drums are all in perfect unison , one not overshadowing the other.
The Bad: Not much to be said about LOA in this album. Maybe the suicidal ideology was overbearing at points, but thus was the staple of the angst laiden scene of the 90's.
The Ugly: The ugly truth is this was their masterpiece. They had the formula to truly break through and reinvent the scene, yet the dramatic shift in style in their sophmore album took all momentum from it.
Overall a phenomenal album from a band that has shaped an unknowning modern Metal scene
- Audio CD (5 February 2004)
- Original Release Date: 5 February 2004
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Audiobook, CD, Import
- Label: ROADRUNNER
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- ASIN: B000000H6N
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)