Metatron (Praxis album)

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Studio album by Praxis
Released August 12, 1994
Genre Avant-garde, experimental metal, dark ambient, dub, funk metal, progressive rock
Length 47:47
Label Subharmonic
Praxis chronology
Live in Poland
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Metatron is the third album of Bill Laswell and Buckethead's project Praxis. This album concentrates on the core band of Buckethead, Brain and Laswell, rather than featuring a large number of guests like the earlier albums.

This album includes calm interludes like the songs "Cathedral Space" and "Double Vision", as well as some mysterious voice samples like in the song "We Are Not Sick Men!" and some of Buckethead's typical noises that are well known. For example, in the song "Armed (TSA Agent #5)" Buckethead plays the melody of "Jingle Bells" with a distorted sampler guitar; also, the song "Warcraft (Bruce Lee's Black Hour of Chaos)" features kung fu inspired screaming.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Wake the Dead" 3:41
2. "Skull Crack (We Are Not Sick Men)" 5:16
3. "Meta-Matic" 2:30
4. "Cathedral Space (Soft Hail of Electrons)" 1:20
5. "Turbine" 2:36
6. "Vacuum-Mass" 1:01
7. "Cannibal (Heart Shape of the Iron Blade)" 3:07
8. "Inferno/Heatseeker/Exploded Heart" 9:21
9. "Warm Time Machine/Low End Transmission/Over the Foaming Deep" 4:14
10. "Double Vision" 3:11
11. "Armed (T.S.A. Agent #5)" 2:16
12. "Warcraft (Bruce Lee's Black Hour of Chaos)" 3:07
13. "Triad (The Saw is Family)" 3:13
14. "Space After (The Consciousness That Dances and Kills)" 2:54