AskDefine | Define desolation

Dictionary Definition



1 the state of being decayed or destroyed [syn: devastation]
2 a bleak and desolate atmosphere [syn: bleakness]
3 sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned [syn: forlornness, loneliness]
4 an event that results in total destruction [syn: devastation]

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  1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
  3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Extensive Definition

Desolation is the first full-length studio album by progressive rock band Amphoteric. Although the album was praised by critics and earned the band an almost 'cult-like' following, it received marginal commercial success. It is the only album which features the original lineup.

Track listing

  1. "Calling Me"
  2. "Denial"
  3. "No Way Out"
  4. "Another Dimension"
  5. "Silhouette"
  6. "Sleep"
  7. "Halo"
  8. "Desolation"


  • Tim Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Andrew Nielsen – guitar, vocals
  • Dan Ellis – drums
  • Nick West – bass

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