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Acceleration is the first full-length album by Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 avant-garde progressive metal
Progressive metal
Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal originating in the United Kingdom and North America in the late 1980s...

 band Age of Silence
Age Of Silence
Age of Silence is a Norwegian avant-garde progressive metal band formed in 2004 by Andy Winter of Winds.-Current members:* Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland - Vocals...

. It was released on September 14, 2004.

Track listing

  1. "Auditorium of Modern Movements" (Winter, Lazare) – 3:36
  2. "Acceleration" (Winter, Lazare) – 4:30
  3. "The Concept of Hate" (Winter, Lazare) – 4:09
  4. "A Song for D. Incorporated" (Winter, Lazare) – 4:58
  5. "The Green Office and the Dark Desk Drawer" (Winter, Lazare) – 4:17
  6. "The Flow at 9:30 am" (Winter, Lazare) – 6:25
  7. "Of Concrete and Glass" (Winter, Lazare) – 3:14
  8. "90° Angles" (Extant, Lazare) – 7:19
  9. "I No Longer Know If I Am Mad" (Extant, Kobbergaard) – 2:28
  10. "Synthetic, Fabricated, Calculated" (Extant, Lazare) – 4:11

Personnel

  • Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland
    Lars Nedland
    Lars Are Nedland , known also as Lazare, from Kristiansand, Norway, is the vocalist, drummer and keyboardist for acclaimed avant-garde black metal band Solefald. He is also keyboardist for the progressive black metal act Borknagar...

     – vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg
    Jan Axel Blomberg
    Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg is a three time Spellemannprisen award-winning heavy metal drummer. He is most well known for his drumming with the band Mayhem, with which he began his career...

     – drums
    Drum kit
    A drum kit is a collection of drums, cymbals and often other percussion instruments, such as cowbells, wood blocks, triangles, chimes, or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single person ....

  • Lars Eikind "Si" – bass
    Bass guitar
    The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

    , backing vocals
    Backing vocalist
    A backing vocalist or backing singer is a singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists...

  • Joacim "Extant" Solheim – guitar
  • Helge "Kobbergaard" Haugen – guitar
    Electric guitar
    An electric guitar is a guitar that uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction to convert vibrations of its metal strings into electric audio signals. The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker, so it is amplified before sending it to a loudspeaker...

    , vocals on “I No Longer Know If I Am Mad”
  • Andy Winter
    Andy Winter (musician)
    Andy Winter is a Norwegian keyboardist that is a founding member of the Norwegian bands Winds and Age of Silence and is part of the American bands Sculptured and formerly Subterranean Masquerade....

     – keyboards
    Keyboard instrument
    A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard. The most common of these is the piano. Other widely used keyboard instruments include organs of various types as well as other mechanical, electromechanical and electronic instruments...