Animations - "Contemporary Guide to Modern Living" (Progressive Metal from Poland)

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Artist: Animations
Release Title: Contemporary Guide to Modern Living
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 17 October 2023
Format: Digital, CD, LP
Genre: Progressive Metal
Country: Poland
For Fans Of: Dream Theater, Periphery, Leprous, Vola, Liquid Tension Experiment


  1. Ashwagandha Propaganda (04:57)
  2. Visions (04:27)
  3. Donor of Consciousness (04:57)
  4. Digital Royalty (05:40)
  5. An Epitaph for the Wasted Childhood (04:26)
  6. Broken Clock (Instrumental, 06:32)
  7. The Final Bow (03:31)
  8. Modern Suicide (05:46)
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"Contemporary Guide to Modern Living" is the fifth studio record from Animations, a band hailing from Jaworzno, Poland. Following their 2017 release "Without The Sun," this album marks a new chapter for the band, now operating as a quartet since the departure of long-time keyboardist Tomek Konopka. This concept album, recorded between 2020 and 2023, is a reflection on the digital revolution and its impact on modern life, as seen through the eyes of a generation that matured alongside the internet.

Featuring eight tracks, including an instrumental piece as a tribute to their oldest fans and the first single "Visions" with lyrics entirely in Polish, the album showcases a shift towards more melodic vocal parts, while still retaining the band's signature growls and screams. The album's themes are a commentary on the current state of the world, written from the perspective of those who have witnessed significant digital changes.

The album cover, part of Maciek Zieliński's Masks Series, continues the band's tradition of collaborating with this talented artist. "Contemporary Guide to Modern Living" is available in two physical formats: a CD/Digipack limited to 300 units and a white 180g vinyl LP limited to 100 units. It will also be accessible on all streaming services.

Recording Info:

  • Recorded between October 2020 and March 2023 at Sonic Maze Studios.
  • Produced by Animations.
  • Mixed and mastered by Kuba Debski.

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