Son of the Morning

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Son of the Morning
Oh Sleeper Son of the Morning.jpg
Studio album by Oh, Sleeper
Released August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)
Recorded 2009 at Planet Red Studios, Richmond, Virginia
Genre Metalcore
Length 33:55
Label Solid State
Producer Andreas Lars Magnusson
Oh, Sleeper chronology
When I Am God
(2007)When I Am God2007
Son of the Morning
(2009)
Children of Fire
(2011)Children of Fire2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Hearwax Media(5.8/10)[1]
Bring On Mixed Reviews4.5/5 stars[2]
BLARE Magazine3.5/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[4]

Son of the Morning is the second studio album by American metalcore band Oh, Sleeper. It was released on August 25, 2009, through Solid State Records.[5]

Background and concept[edit]

Son of the Morning was recorded in 2009 at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The album is a concept album based on the epic battle between Satan and God.[6] Described by Kinard, the lyrics to the title track are the Devil calling out with threats to God and the chorus to the song is God's reply. The rest of the album as follows is based on God talking to people of the earth and gathering upon angels before reaching the final track "The Finisher" wherein God prevails in banishing Satan and cuts off his horns.

Cover art[edit]

The cover for the album is known as a "broken pentagram". It follows exactly the same design as an inverted pentagram, but with the horns atop of it missing hence the final line of lyrics on the album.[7] The broken pentagram was designed by the band and, since the release of Son of the Morning, it has become their trademark symbol.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Micah Kinard; all music composed by Oh, Sleeper.

No.TitleLength
1."Son of the Morning"3:24
2."The New Breed"3:47
3."In All Honesty" (featuring Cody Bonnette of As Cities Burn)3:55
4."Breathing Blood"4:10
5."Reveries of Flight"2:37
6."World Without a Sun"2:25
7."The Fire Dawn"3:32
8."A Banquet for Traitors"3:12
9."Commissioned by Kings"3:42
10."The Finisher"3:04
Total length:33:55

Personnel[edit]

Oh, Sleeper
  • Micah Kinard - lead vocals, programming, additional guitar
  • Shane Blay - lead guitar, clean vocals
  • James Erwin - rhythm guitar
  • Lucas Starr - bass guitar
  • Matt Davis - drums, percussion
Production
  • Produced by Andreas Magnusson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hearwax Media review
  2. ^ Bring On Mixed Reviews review
  3. ^ BLARE Magazine review
  4. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  5. ^ Solid State Records | Artist
  6. ^ "Solid State Records | Oh, Sleeper | Son Of The Morning". Solid State. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Oh, Sleeper - Explanation of "Son Of The Morning" Album Concept & Broken Pentagram Artwork (Video Interview)". Bands on Fire. Retrieved 19 July 2011.