„Heliocentric“ was the first album with current vocalist Loïc Rossetti, a game changer in the band’s history. The album is characterized by his shimmering cleans alongside abrasive, powerful screams. „Heliocentric“ sees the band venture into calmer territories as compared to its predecessors: the album is defined not solely by walls of guitars, but also by careful orchestrations of piano, upright bass, strings and textural electronics.
Conceptually, „Heliocentric“ is a comprehensive critique of the legacy of christianity: the iconic opening track „Firmament“, still a fan’s favourite, starts off with original text from the bible; while „Ptolemy Was Wrong“ and „Catharsis of A Heretic“ tackle Gallilei’s and Copernicus’ discoveries that Earth is not at the center of the universe, for which Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake. The album concludes with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and considerations by Richard Dawkins’, the spearhead of modern day’s aetheism, in the epic 14 minutes closing track duality „The Origin Of Species“ and „The Origin Of God“.
03. The First Commandment Of The Luminaries
04. Ptolemy Was Wrong
05. Metaphysics Of The Hangman
06. Catharsis Of A Heretic
07. Swallowed By The Earth
09. The Origin Of Species
10. The Origin Of God