Lullabies for the Dormant Mind

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Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
The Agonist – Lullabies for the Dormant Mind.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2009
StudioStudio Garage, Montreal, Canada
GenreMelodic death metal, metalcore
LabelCentury Media
ProducerThe Agonist, Christian Donaldson
The Agonist chronology
Once Only Imagined
Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
Singles from Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
  1. "And Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep"
    Released: 15 March 2009
  2. "Birds Elope With the Sun"
    Released: 20 August 2009
  3. "Thank You, Pain"
    Released: 13 September 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Alter the Press3/5 stars[3]
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe7/10 stars[4]

Lullabies for the Dormant Mind is the second studio album by Canadian metal band The Agonist. It was produced by Christian R. Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Mythosis). The album demonstrates a more diverse sound than the Agonist's debut album and features classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash metal, and black metal influences. It features guest violins by Avi Ludmer (Mahogany Rush) and orchestrations by classical pianists Melina Soochan and Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc (Blackguard).[5] In 2009 the band released two videos from the album, "...And Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep" and "Thank You, Pain".


Lullabies for the Dormant Mind contains a wide range of songs including ones described as gothic metal and power metal.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Agonist, except for Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

1."The Tempest (The Siren's Song; The Banshee's Cry)"4:46
2."...and Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep."3:33
3."Thank You, Pain."3:45
4."Birds Elope with the Sun"4:30
5."Waiting Out the Winter"4:03
6."Martyr Art"4:31
7."Globus Hystericus"3:41
8."Swan Lake (A Cappella)"2:53
9."The Sentient"3:40
10."When the Bough Breaks"4:13
Total length:43:37
Bonus Track
12."Monochromatic Stains" (Dark Tranquility Cover, Japanese Bonus Track)3:33


The Agonist



Chart (2012) Peak
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 174


  1. ^ review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Alter the Press review
  4. ^ The Heaviest Matter of the Universe review
  5. ^ The Agonist | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos
  6. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Lullabies for the Dormant Mind - The Agonist".
  7. ^ The Agonistのアルバム売上ランキング | ORICON STYLE