Label: Music For Nations - none • Format: CD Compilation, Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Math Rock, Death Metal, Heavy Metal
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 5. This is my favourite Atheist album, I think. The three recommended tracks you listed were amongst the first death metal Mother Man - Atheist - Piece Of Time + Unquestionable Presence I ever heard, so I just love it.
Piece of Time and Elements are also great, but, I don't think, quite as great as this. This Message Edited On I prefer "Elements" to this, but I really can't decide that any of their albums are better than the other. I think they are pretty equal though I haven't heard all of Piece of Time. I rate this and Piece of Time higher than Elements personally.
Great review though, and I agree with your recommended tracks in particular Broken Man - Paul Young - From Time To Time (The Singles Collection) Man".
I lent "Elements" to a friend today but now I'm kind of thinking I should have lent him this. At least I gave him "Focus". I'm gonna check this out. I only have Piece of Time and it's great. Album Rating: 4. Otherwise great review and perfect album. This is my favorite Atheist release. You failed to mention the rarity of this album.
The ranking? Also, I knew they were all rare, but I always thought Piece of Time was the rarest. For some reason I thought this had been rereleased or something. It would seem that way now that I look into it. Turns out this is just the most expensive. I love this album. Atheist is amazing. I like this album better than their others, but they're all so good it's hard to choose. I just found out Mother Man - Atheist - Piece Of Time + Unquestionable Presence the re release of this album, and it also features the demo version of the album IT just made my day!
Album Rating: 3. I stil think I prefer Cynic, but these guys make it work without robot vocals. Great review. That was a well written and straight to the point review! I consider Unquestionable Presence to be the best Atheist album and the songs you recommended are my favourite as well.
For the record, Tony Choy needed 6 months to learn the basslines! The Only Way (Hymn) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus got the re-release of this ;cool: I like the pre production demos. I hate the vocals, but I love everything else. Atheist Unquestionable Presence 4. Atheist's debut, "Piece of Time" baffled critics and confused fans. Critics were amazed by the technicality and difficult music contained on the group's first album.
The album was groundbreaking and innovative, being possibly the first ever album to mix death metal with actual jazz not just jazz elements or influence. It wasn't just innovation that critics were impressed with, however, it was the sheer technicality and skill that the group had with their instruments. Unquestionable Presence serves as a sort of bridge between the two, proving that wherever direction Atheist took their music, they always did it well.
After releasing their first record, the group embarked on a brief tour. On part of their tour, supporting the European doom metal band Candlemass, the band suffered a tragic and horrific van accident. There, on the side of the road, the band's original bassist Roger Patterson died in Kelly Shaefer's arms. Though the band were Serious Drinking - Where Have All The Donkey Jackets Gone, they were determined to finish what their friend had started.
Atheist asked the session bassist Tony Choy to help them out for "Unquestionable Presence". Although Choy was a master of the bass, it took him some time to learn the highly technical parts that Patterson had already written Mother Man - Atheist - Piece Of Time + Unquestionable Presence the album.
Along with Cynic's "Focus", Atheist's second album is considered by many to be the highest point of technical death metal. Being talented in every aspect of their craft, the members of Atheist not only showed their incredible instrumental technique with their second album, they also proved their worth as songwriters. All of the songs on "Unquestionable Presence" are extremely sensible lengths with nothing even hitting the five minute mark. The entire album itself is a perfect length, though short at just over 30 minutes.
Though the band are all excellent musicians, it is the bass work of Tony Choy that shines on this album above all else. His tone is perfect and his playing is extremely technical and tight. Throughout the album, his slapping technique is displayed, though the slap technique is never overused, as so many bands tend to do. There is just the right mix of slap and standard technique. The vocals can most easily be compared to Tom Araya of Slayer, with a bit more versatility.
The guitar solos are all extremely technical but like everything else on the album, have a great sense of pulse and groove, enabling the listener to sit back and kick their feet, something that is hard to do with music this extreme. Possibly the finest aspect of Atheist's work is the thought provoking lyrics that are provided by Schaefer. The cover and title of the album should give the listener a good idea of the Mother Man - Atheist - Piece Of Time + Unquestionable Presence that are addressed in by Atheist.
While many bands who claim to be anti-christian attack christianity without much obvious thought in their lyrics, it is obvious that apart from being great at music, this is clearly a band of thinkers who are happy to think about issues before they speak and to put foward their views in an intelligent and diplomatic fashion. Certainly one of the most innovative, musically interesting and lyrically thought-provoking. After listening to "Unquestionable Presence", it's really quite hard to comprehend that Atheist released another two albums that Words - Various - The New Country-Pop Favorites just as good as this.
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"Unquestionable Presence" is the 2nd full-length studio album by US, Florida based technical/progressive metal act kelediballadomeenasnowforge.infoinfo album was released through Active Records in August It´s the successor to "Piece of Time" from and features one lineup change since the predecessor as bassist Roger Patterson sadly died in a car crash in February while on tour with the band/5.
Unquestionable Presence by Atheist, released 16 September 1. Mother Man 2. Unquestionable Presence 3. Retribution 4. Enthralled in Essence 5. An Incarnation's Dream 6. The Formative Years 7. Brains 8. And the Psychic Saw 9. Enthralled in Essence (Pre-Production) The Formative Years (Pre-Production) Unquestionable Presence (Pre-Production)
"Piece of Time" had the most death metal in it, while the group's third album, "Elements" had much more jazz. Unquestionable Presence serves as a sort of bridge between the two, proving that wherever direction Atheist took their music, they always did it well. Atheist: Kelly Shaefer - Vocals, Guitar Rand Burkey - Guitar Tony Choy - Bass/5.
Their first two efforts, Piece of Time and Unquestionable Presence are arguably better suited for the first time Atheist listener rather than jumping straight into the somewhat different Elements, but sure enough you will think this album is a classic, too. A must have for any metalhead's collection!
Recording information: Recorded and mixed in at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida. Mastered at Fullersound in Miami, Florida. Identifiers: Barcode:
Piece of Time () Unquestionable Presence () Elements () Unquestionable Presence is the second album by the death metal band kelediballadomeenasnowforge.infoinfo was released in and added a new sound by using jazz-like harmonies, subtle Latin rhythms and unusual time kelediballadomeenasnowforge.infoinfo: Technical death metal, progressive metal.
Oct 07, · death metal unquestionable presence roger patterson piece of time tony choy steve flynn bass lines mother man bonus tracks enthralled in essence psychic saw formative years technical death incarnations dream featuring roger rand burkey kelly shaefer time /5(36).
Aug 08, · Disc 1 features the band's full live reunion performance at Wacken in while Disc 2 is a best of/compilation album which features select tracks from all of the three classic Atheist albums "Piece of Time ()", "Unquestionable Presence ()" and "Elements ()". The album was released through Relapse Records in July /5(6).