Lullabies for the Dormant Mind is the sophomore full-length studio album by Canadian melodic death metal/metalcore band the Agonist. It was recorded at Studio Garage in Montreal, Quebec and produced by Christian R. Donaldson in 2008. It was released on February 23rd, 2009 through Century Media. The album peaked at 174 on the Japanese albums chart in 2012.
The album lineup consists of frontwoman and lyricist Alissa White-Gluz on leading vocals, Danny Marino on guitars, Chris Kells on bass & backing vocals, and Simon McKay on drums & percussions. All tracks were written by the Agonist, except for “Swan Lake” by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Lullabies for the Dormant Mind guest features singer Youri Raymond on second track “...and Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep"; violins by Mahogany Rush’s Avi Ludmer on closing track “Chlorpromazine”, and orchestrations by classical pianists Melina Soochan and Blackguard’s Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc. Artwork was provided by Natalie Shau, while photography was shot by Georgios Sousa.
The band demonstrate a more diverse array of sound than their previous, debut Once Only Imagined (2007) and features a wide range of classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash metal, gothic metal, power metal and black metal influences.
The Japanese version contains a cover for Dark Tranquillity's "Monochromatic Stains" as a bonus track. In 2009, the band released two video clips for tracks “…and Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep” and "Thank You, Pain", respectively.
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