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Threshold - Subsurface

8.7 | 176 votes |
Release date: 3 August 2004
Style: Progressive metal


175 have it
18 want it

01. Mission Profile
02. Ground Control
03. Opium
04. Stop Dead
05. The Art Of Reason
06. Pressure
07. Flags And Footprints
08. Static
09. The Destruction Of Words
10. What About Me [special edit, definitive edit bonus]
11. Mission Profile [definitive edit bonus] [Live in Switzerland]
12. Ground Control [definitive edit bonus] [Live in Switzerland]

Top 20 albums of 2004: 19

Andrew "Mac" McDermott - vocals
Richard West - keyboards
Karl Groom - guitars
Nick Midson - guitars
Johanne James - drums
Steve Anderson - bass

Additional info
Special Edition (2004)
Definitive Edition (2012)

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17.06.2016 - 20:24
Rating: 10

One of the best and catchiest prog metal albums. This one got it all.. excellent riffs, vocals with a lot of hooks and lyrics often leaning towards political criticism. "The Art Of Reason" is a huge 10-minute song that never gets old!
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
29.09.2017 - 01:24
Rating: 7
Nick Carter

Freedom to be free... It is good, but also as predictable as that phrase.
20.11.2018 - 01:02
Rating: 10

I love this álbum, probably my favourite Threshold record. Great songs, vocals, and lyrics. The perfect álbum, and Andrew "Mac" Mcdermott at the top of his game at this point. Songs like "Mission Profile", "Ground Control", "Stop Dead", The Art of Reason", "Pressure" and "Flags and Footprints" are outstanding, but the whole record is amazing. And as I said, probably my favourite and the best they ever launched.
20.11.2018 - 02:26
Rating: 9
JoHn DoE

One of the best from Threshold, all killer no filler record for me
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
27.09.2019 - 19:57
Rating: 8

A fantastic album especially the first song Mission Profile
11.11.2020 - 23:36
Mountain King
K i K o
That song "Pressure" is really good.
03.06.2022 - 22:58
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

I don't understand how these guys do it, but they somehow manage to make prog metal that's technical, rocking, catchy and entertaining even if you're not that much into prog to begin with. Bands like Dream Theater should learn a thing or two from Threshold, not vice versa. These albums are always so much fun to come back to.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!

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