Planetary Duality

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Planetary Duality
Planetary Duality.jpg
Studio album by The Faceless
Released November 11, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Technical death metal, progressive metal
Length 31:42
Label Sumerian
Producer Michael Keene
The Faceless chronology
Akeldama (2006) Planetary Duality
(2008)
Autotheism (2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Der Metal Krieger (9/10)[1]
Ultimate Guitar 9.5/10 stars[2]
MetalSucks 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth (8.5/10)[4]

Planetary Duality is the second full-length album by American death metal band The Faceless. It was released on November 11, 2008 through Sumerian Records (in Europe through Lifeforce Records). It is a concept album with the lyrics following a science fiction theme of an extraterrestrial race controlling the world and is inspired by the book The Children of the Matrix by David Icke. The album debuted at number 119 on the Billboard 200 selling around 5,600 copies in its first week of being on shelves.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Prison Born" 1:59
2. "The Ancient Covenant" 4:02
3. "Shape Shifters" 0:44
4. "Coldly Calculated Design" 3:41
5. "Xenochrist" 5:01
6. "Sons of Belial" 4:46
7. "Legion of the Serpent" 4:27
8. "Planetary Duality I (Hideous Revelation)" 1:34
9. "Planetary Duality II (A Prophecies Fruition)" 5:28
Total length: 31:42

Personnel[edit]

The Faceless
  • Derek Rydquist - lead vocals
  • Michael Keene - lead guitar, clean vocals
  • Steve Jones - rhythm guitar
  • Brandon Giffin - bass
  • Lyle Cooper - drums
Artwork and design
  • Artwork - Pär Olofsson[6]
  • Layout - Kilebong.com
Other
  • Matthew Blackmar - Keyboards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Faceless-Planetary Duality". Der Metal Krieger. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Planetary Duality Review | The Faceless | Compact Discs | Reviews ...". Ultimate Guitar. Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "A SUCCINCT REVIEW OF THE FACELESS' PLANETARY DUALITY ...". MetalSucks. Axl Rosenberg. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "CD Reviews - Planetary Duality The Faceless - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net. Scott Alisoglu. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Faceless: 'Planetary Duality' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.com. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Pär Olofsson's portfolio". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

Appearances[edit]

The fifth song "XenoChrist" is featured in Rock Band 3 as downloadable content via the Rock Band Network

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