Graveyard occult metal from Mexico; it’s hard to believe AGONY LORDS are from the land of tacos and tequila as their haunting sound has much more in common with Finland’s funeral directors SENTENCED and Britain’s masters of the morose PARADISE LOST. In fact, Agony Lords vocalist Lord Brave sounds a tad like LG Petrov from Sweden’s kings of death ‘n roll ENTOMBED. A ten-track conceptual affair set in 1890, A Tomb For The Haunted centres around one man’s passing, a particular mausoleum, the Ouija board and attempted suicide. Song length ranges from the 77-second instrumental ‘Witches Board’ to the 11-minute title track. Packaged in a six-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet that details the story, A Tomb For The Haunted is a great return to form for a band that spent more than a decade in the shadows of inactivity. A special edition (limited to 500 copies) is also available containing a rough-sounding cover of W.A.S.P.’s ‘The Torture Never Stops’, as well as a bonus DVD. Included on the DVD is the video for first single ‘The Spirit In The Tower’, a making of the video feature, interviews conducted in both Spanish and English, bootleg videos, a photo gallery and biography.