The Grand Contraction

by The Foetal Mind

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Intro 02:27
Big Crunch 05:11
Silence 06:14
Instrumental 05:22
The Collapse 06:09
Nobody 06:37
Nothingness 08:13
Outro 02:06


A largely instrumental (post)metal album, filled with powerful, catchy and atmospheric riffs that bring about the concept of The Grand Contraction. The Foetal Mind's change in sound shows an incredible evolution in the concept of the project. The overall atmosphere of the music is perhaps stronger than ever for this project, albeit approached in a different waty. This album itself can be described as a mixture of post-metal/rock, doom, black metal, and traditional metal with a strong emphasis on melody and atmosphere.


released December 16, 2010

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