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 The Agonist
Released February 23, 2009 (Europe)
March 10, 2009 (US)
Recorded 2008
Studio Studio Garage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genre Melodic death metal, metalcore


47:10 (Japanese Edition)
Label Century Media Records
Producer The 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
Source Rating 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alter the Press 3/5 stars[3]
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe 7/10 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.

No. Title Length
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
11. "Chlorpromazine" 4:08
Total length: 43:37
Bonus Track
No. Title Length
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

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