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Prisoners

The AgonistAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Canada’s most exciting female fronted export, THE AGONIST, strikes back with their second full-length offering, Lullabies For The Dormant Mind, which combines shredding leads with pure technicality, topped off with the glamorous Alissa White-Gluz’s brutal growls, as well as dramatically melodic clean vocals, that take THE AGONIST to a new level of musical grandeur. It is extremely ... Read more in Amazon's The Agonist Store

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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Century Media
  • ASIN: B007WFQZG4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You're Coming with Me
2. The Escape
3. Predator and Prayer
4. Anxious Darwinians
5. Panophobia
6. Ideomotor
7. Lonely Solipsist
8. Dead Ocean
9. The Mass of the Earth
10. Everybody Wants You (dead).
11. Revenge of the Dadaists

Editorial Reviews

Combining elements that draw from numerous metal
subgenres to create a whole that is much greater than
the sum of its parts, THE AGONIST s new album
Prisoners picks up where 2009's Lullabies for the
Dormant Mind left off, with a dizzying array of musical
time changes, complex riffing and lyrics as dense and
heady as Stephen Hawking drowned in a sea of lead.
Their attention to detail and willingness to paint outside
of the lines pays off in spades with Prisoners, highlighting
THE AGONIST's place among metal's fearless sonic
innovators.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
(23)
4.6 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great June 8, 2012
By Me
Format:Audio CD
This a band which continues to improve with each consecutive album. They caught my attention in "once only imagined." "Lullabies for the dormant mind" snagged me. Excellent instrumentals accompanied by Alyssa's incredible ability to transition between angelic vocals and growling is amazing. This album, "Prisoners," feels like the natural evolution for this band. The past two albums were incredible, and I don't mean to discredit them. However, this album exudes maturity. I thoroughly enjoy this album and cannot wait until their next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite bands of all time July 13, 2013
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I've been listening to metal for about 24 years now, and The Agonist are by far one of my favorite bands. I discovered them a couple years back as an opening act. I had never heard of them, and actually probably would have missed them as our plan was to show up late and just catch the headlining act, but it was winter time and weather had held up The Agonist arrival in our town so the show started about 2 hours late. So we ended up catching them and thank goodness. They absolutely blew my mind. I've seen them live 4 times since and they never disappoint. Every one of their albums is pure metal magic. Thrashy, heavy, melodic, and technical. Songs are well structured and original, with plenty of tempo changes, guitar solos, etc. And Alissa's voice is unbelievable.

This album took me a some time to get into to be honest. I was very excited when it came out, and after the first couple of listenings I wasn't quite sold. But I stuck with it and it's really grown on me. Sometime albums that don't click immediately end up being some of your favorites (example: I hated Megadeth's Rust in Piece when it came out and now I consider it to be the best metal album of all time).

Do yourself a favor and check this band out...and if you're an Agonist fan, I don't think this will disappoint.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!! August 31, 2012
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I loved this cd i listen to it constantly, great voice great background the total package i will reccomend this to all of my friends
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet! August 29, 2012
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This album is the best album the band has put out so far. If your a fan I recommend purchasing it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, extreme, mature, simply beautiful July 8, 2012
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The Agonist is like a good wine. They get better with time. And Prisoners truly is a masterpiece. A melodic death album that takes turns from extreme, heavy death metal to melodic, sometimes even jazzy, parts, led by Alissa's amazing and captivating voice. And yes, that girl does the growls too.
The lead guitar was amazing as well, and the album as a whole reflects maturity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good band June 26, 2012
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I love these guys live and enjoy their music. The vocalist has a great range and the guitar work is impressive! My only qualm is that the second half of the album seems too similar for me. That doesn't make it bad, just not all the songs are extremely unique. I'm trying to keep this review short, so in conclusion it was a good album. I'm glad I bought it to support the band. This is a solid album if your into the band's sound. Check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums in years June 25, 2012
By RFD
Format:MP3 Music
Their best album yet; even better than Once Only Imagined (which I also recommend). It's not just a great album, it's one of the best albums I've heard in years. The production quality, riffs, song structures, complexity, hooks, lyrics, clean vocals, and growls/screams are all perfect. These songs get stuck in my head all the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars solid album.. get it. August 24, 2014
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The vocal range is awesome on this album, from clean melodic to growling fry vocals. In comparison to White-Gluz's work with Arch Enemy, this album has far more diversity. The guitars are solid with intertwining melodies. The drums are flawless on the rhythm.

Overall it is just a great album with solid source sound, great production, and good song writing. Panophobia is probably my favorite track on the album, balancing heavy and melodic parts extremely well while keeping the driving rhythm throughout the song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love Alissa's voice, and she gets better with each album
Published 2 months ago by Dakota
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice
Published 2 months ago by Brad Howerton
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as good but o.k.
3.5 stars.

I got this album at the same time as their previous release, "Lullabies for the Dormant Mind." I think I like "Lullabies" a little more. Read more
Published 6 months ago by N. Perz
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I fail to notice these guys?
It is embarrassing that I only recently found this band. The story is that I heard Alissa White-Gluz on tour with Kamelot, and thought I should check out her band. Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then expected.
Been following this band since their first CD. I wasn't crazy about the second one, which was still good, but this album is great. Her vocals have definitely improved.
Published 11 months ago by Melanie
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
they have made their best album yet in my opinion. great solos and better sound from the guitar. it doesnt sound so tinny as their other albums. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kyle Fountain
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
This album is excellent. As with any album, I would recommend listening to it before buying. Youtube can help with this in most cases. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. LaBine
4.0 out of 5 stars Its ok
They are a good band for their type of music and the female singer really sets them apart. Good buy.
Published 13 months ago by Charles Nichols-Redman
4.0 out of 5 stars Prisoners
The Agonist's third album, Prisoners, is a breath of fresh air in the midst of so much overrated and overproduced crap in mainstream metal. Read more
Published 14 months ago by M. Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great band
This is one of my favorite bands. I love her voice and what she can do with it. The cool blue and sometimes purple hair is fun as well. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mike
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