Bilateral (album)

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Cover bilateral.jpg
Studio album by Leprous
Released August 24, 2011
Recorded Spring 2011
Genre Progressive rock, progressive metal, avant-garde metal
Length 58:11
Label Inside Out Music
Leprous chronology
Tall Poppy Syndrome
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Bilateral [2] is the second studio album released by the Norwegian progressive metal band, Leprous. It was recorded in Ivory Shoulder Studios and Juke Joint Studio by Vegard Tveitan and Heidi Solberg Tveitan, and mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio by Jens Bogren. Additional editing by Ivar Barstad. The music is arranged by the whole band and the lyrics are the work of Einar Solberg, Øystein Landsverk and Tor Oddmund Suhrke. Art direction and design by Ritxi Ostáriz. Cover painting by Jeff Jordan. All songs published by Magic Art Publishing.

In order to define the band's vision about music and what it means to be progressive, guitarist Tor Oddmund Shurke provided his insight on this matter and other subjects in an interview with the monthly music magazine Guitar World.[3]

The album features guest vocals by Ihsahn[4] on the 4th track of the album, "Thorn", and the trumpet on "Thorn" and "Painful Detour" are played by Vegard Sandbukt. Trumpet and additional keyboards were recorded in Kulturkirken Jacob, in Oslo by Rune Børø.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Leprous; all lyrics by Tor Oddmund Suhrke.

No. Title Length
1. "Bilateral" 4:00
2. "Forced Entry" 10:20
3. "Restless" 3:30
4. "Thorn" 5:47
5. "Mb. Indifferentia" 6:33
6. "Waste of Air" 5:32
7. "Mediocrity Wins" 6:07
8. "Cryptogenic Desires" 2:45
9. "Acquired Taste" 5:13
10. "Painful Detour" 8:18
Total length: 58:11


  • Einar Solberg - keyboards, lead vocals
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke - guitars, vocals
  • Øystein Landsverk - guitars, backing vocals
  • Rein Blomquist - bass guitar
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums, percussion
  • Ihsahn – vocals on "Thorn"
  • Vegard Sandbukt - trumpet on "Thorn" and "Painful Detour"
  • Jens Bogren - mixing and mastering


  1. ^ "Bilateral - Leprous : AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Leprous Discography". Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Tor Oddmund Shurke at Guitar World". Archived from the original on 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Bilateral release info". Retrieved 2015-05-21.