Prisoners (album)

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Prisoners
TheAgonist Prisoners.png
Studio album by The Agonist
Released June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)
Genre Melodic death metal, metalcore, progressive metal[1][2][3]
Length 58:37
Label Century Media Records
Producer The Agonist, Christian Donaldson
The Agonist chronology
Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
(2009)
Prisoners
(2012)
Eye of Providence
(2015)
Singles from Prisoners
  1. "Ideomotor"
    Released: May 8, 2012
  2. "Panophobia"
    Released: October 24, 2012

Prisoners is the third studio album by Canadian metal band The Agonist. It was released on June 4 in Europe and June 5, 2012 in North America via Century Media records and was produced by the band's longtime producer Christian Donaldson. "Ideomotor" has been confirmed as the first single.[4] The album sold 1,400 copies in the United States in the first week of its release and debuted at No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.[5] This is the last album with original singer Alissa White-Gluz before she joined Arch Enemy in 2014.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Heavy Blog is Heavy 4.5/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Style[edit]

About.com's Dan Marsicano described the album as a "focused blend of straight-laced metalcore and technical craftsmanship that borders on the progressive front"[1] and Sputnik Music wrote that the album is "oozing with inspiration from a plethora of genres, such as melodeath, thrash and progressive metal."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Agonist.

No. Title Length
1. "You're Coming with Me" 5:35
2. "The Escape" 4:08
3. "Predator & Prayer" 5:04
4. "Anxious Darwinians" 5:23
5. "Panophobia" 3:54
6. "Ideomotor" 8:07
7. "Lonely Solipsist" 3:45
8. "Dead Ocean" 6:19
9. "The Mass of the Earth" 4:40
10. "Everybody Wants You (Dead)" 5:00
11. "Revenge of the Dadaists" 6:42
12. "Jesters Rejoice Where Wise Men Weep" (Japan bonus track) 4:37
Total length: 1:03:04

Personnel[edit]

The Agonist[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Heatseekers Albums[7] 19
Japanese Albums Chart[8] 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marsicano, Dan. "The Agonist Prisoners Review". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Prisoners The Agonist Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards Allmusic". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Jacquibim (June 16, 2012). "The Agonist Prisoners album review Sputnikmusic". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "THE AGONIST To Release 'The Escape' EP – Aug. 25, 2011". blabbermouth.net. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. ^ "THE AGONIST: Prisoners First-Week Sales Revealed". June 13, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Tokgozoglu, Noyan (July 5, 2012). "The Agonist Prisoners Heavy Blog is Heavy". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/1496594/the+agonist/chart
  8. ^ The Agonistのアルバム売上ランキング | ORICON STYLE

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