Sea Of Tranquility



The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Who's Online
There are currently 46 guests online.

Google Ads





Agonist, The: Lullabies for the Dormant Mind

The Agonist's second album, Lullabies for the Dormant Mind, has the Canadian group presenting metal fans with an album sure to quench their thirst for stirring hard metal.

This band sure are exciting performers; they regularly exhibit their flair delivering complicated music on this their newest release. Alissa Whit-Ghiz is undeniably a fine and diverse vocalist, don't let her angelic looks deceive you, this is one scary lady, transforming between the voice of a demon spewing its anger to lighter clean melodic tones, for quite the contrast in vocal ranges.

Forget any peaceful introduction, as "The Tempest (The Siren's Song; The Banshee's Cry)" shatters any tranquility you may be experiencing, this furious amalgamation of vocals and instruments sounds great. Screaming infuriated vocals introduce "And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep",which is a wild animated track. "Swan Lake" sees the light again, also making an appearance on the latest Dark Moor album. With no metal what so ever The Agonist use this as a vocal showcase with their interpretation of the classic original, also quite a different addition in the context of the other tracks. The Agonist set out with this album lyrically to tackle "Some of society's biggest issues, including animal testing, drug abuse, eating disorders, environmental protection and man's inhumanity towards animals and each other", and they are certainly a poignant read.

The Agonist's Lullabies for the Dormant Mind, is, with the exception of "Swan Lake", a vigorous, complex undertaking for those who will take the chance to listen.


Track List:
1. The Tempest (The Siren's Song; The Banshee's Cry)
2. And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep
3. Thank You, Pain
4. Birds Elope With The Sun
5. Waiting Out The Winter
6. Martyr Art
7. Globus Hystericus
8. Swan Lake (A Capella)
9. The Sentient
10. When The Bough Breaks
11. Chlorpromazine

Added: April 18th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Score:
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 831
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]

  

[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]




2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by SpeedSoft.com