It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that's led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. But it is exactly this unique dynamic that led Century Media Records to sign Montreal's THE AGONIST to a worldwide deal. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, and their debut album, Once Only Imagined, caught the attention of the metal press and the underground as a whole when it impacted in the summer of 2007 and laid the foundation for what lay ahead.
Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz's vegan roots fuel her need to promote the protection of the planet and its inhabitants, and she does so through this outlet. Along with guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay, each member brings their own rich musical backgrounds to the table, creating the perfect expression of melody and madness. Make no mistake, this is a straight-up metal band that holds nothing back with one goal in mind: to make music that is as catchy as it is heavy; as sweet as it is loud; and as angry as it is melancholy. With their sophomore release, Lullabies For The Dormant Mind, they have achived just that.