i can count those cd which i loved from start to finish, on one hand. Life is killing me makes no exception, it’s just 75 minutes of sheer gothic/groovy/doom/punk goodness. TON makes a jaw-droppingly (does such term exist?) organic music that meanders through all the above mentioned styles (and then some) and still comes out as in-your-face, remarkably tight music. jee, i almost forgot about the lyrics!well just like the music, they also range from doomy lyrics about loss and despair, to happy-go-lucky downright hilarious (try the exquisitely ‘macho’ , “I like Goils”), more than a mere passing nod at punk (Angry inch) as well as tunes in the purest heavy metal vain such as “i dont wanna be me”. this is greatness from start to finish and i’m even tempted to place it above “Bloody Kisses” because TON never sounded that good and catchy. well at least not for a whole straight 75 minutes! for all of you cynics out there, this album is for you! Thank you, TON, for a blinding return to form.