Anesthetic (album)

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Anesthetic
Anesthetic Mark Morton album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
Studio
GenreHeavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal
Length42:38
LabelSpinefarm
Producer
  • Mark Morton
  • Josh Wilbur
  • Jake Oni
Singles from Anesthetic
  1. "The Truth Is Dead"
    Released: December 14, 2018[1]
  2. "Cross Off"
    Released: January 8, 2019
  3. "Save Defiance"
    Released: February 22, 2019

Anesthetic is the first solo album by American guitarist Mark Morton, released on March 1, 2019 via Spinefarm. The album features guest performances by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Josh Todd of Buckcherry, Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God. According to Morton, he had been writing new material for his solo record for "quite some time".[2]

Release[edit]

The first single, titled "The Truth Is Dead" was released on December 13, 2018 premiering on Sirius XM Liquid Metal. The song features Morton's Lamb of God bandmate Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz on vocals.[1][3] The second single off the record, "Cross Off", which features the late Chester Bennington debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard Hard Rock Digital Song Sales with 2,000 downloads and 209,000 streams in its first week.[4]

A music video for "Cross Off" was released on March 5. The video was directed by Roboshobo.[5]

Reception[edit]

Wall of Sound gave the album a 7/10 and stated: "On the one hand he has nabbed some great artists to assist him get this album a release, however I think he has missed the mark on half the tracks by playing along with the Lamb of God playbook too often."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cross Off" (featuring Chester Bennington)
4:14
2."Sworn Apart" (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Shaddix
3:57
3."Axis" (featuring Mark Lanegan)
  • Morton
  • Lanegan
4:13
4."The Never" (featuring Chuck Billy and Jake Oni)
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Oni
4:06
5."Save Defiance" (featuring Myles Kennedy)
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Kennedy
4:37
6."Blur" (featuring Mark Morales)
5:21
7."Back from the Dead" (featuring Josh Todd)
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Todd
4:03
8."Reveal" (featuring Naeemah Maddox)
4:12
9."Imaginary Days"
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Morales
3:45
10."The Truth Is Dead" (featuring Randy Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz)
  • Morton
  • Wilbur
  • Blythe
  • White-Gluz
4:13
Total length:42:38

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 97
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 98

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  2. ^ "LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "HEAR LAMB OF GOD GUITARIST MARK MORTON'S NEW SONG WITH RANDY BLYTHE, ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ". Revolver. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ "Chester Bennington Returns to Billboard Charts on Mark Morton's 'Cross Off'". Billboard. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Releases Video For 'Cross Off' Song Featuring CHESTER BENNINGTON". www.blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  6. ^ Plugga73 (2019-02-24). "Mark Morton – Anesthetic (Album Review)". Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #515". auspOp. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mark Morton – Anesthetic". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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