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Atheist - Elements

8.2 | 311 votes |
Release date: 2 September 1993
Style: Technical death metal


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01. Green
02. Water
03. Samba Briza
04. Air
05. Displacement
06. Animal
07. Mineral
08. Fire
09. Fractal Point
10. Earth
11. See You Again
12. Elements
13. Unquestionable Presence [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]
14. On They Slay [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]
15. Enthralled In Essence [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]
16. The Formative Years [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]
17. Mother Man [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]
18. Retribution [2005 re-release bonus] [Live at BBC Radio Broadcast (1992)]

Kelly Schaefer - vocals, guitar
Rand Burkey - guitar
Frank Emmi - guitar
Tony Choy - bass
Josh Greenbaum - drums, congas

Session musicians
David Smadbeck - piano

Additional info
Produced by Atheist and Mike Pinske.
Engineered by Mark Pinske.
Mixed by Mark Pinske and Kelly Schaefer.
Recorded and mixed at Pro Media Studios in Gainsville, Florida, May 1993.

Guest review by
The album Elements is Atheist's third and last album as well one of the most experimental and daring journeys in erratic genre hopping. Bassist Tony Choy returns from the previous album Unquestionable Presence. It is no question that Elements was Atheist's most focused and least brutal or progressive serving; jazz/fusion interludes most present in the metal content. Opening track "Green" clearly shows how Choy's chops will help further accentuate this metal/jazz matrimony. Clean guitars and riffing death/thrash metal work is also mixed together. Kelly Shaefer growls less on Elements, trying to sing as well as shriek and use an almost spoken guttural style of vocals. Kelly acts out all lyrics very well with rhythmic patterns. Also, All guitar solos are in key throughout the album, unlike its predecessor.

published 08.06.2006 | Comments (13)

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10.10.2011 - 00:15
Rating: 9

The album that introduced me to atheist. This album,along with their other albums,is nothing short of fantastic. The album certainly lives up to its name, ill tell you that.
04.11.2011 - 20:13
Rating: 10

Great albulm \m/ cheers
06.07.2013 - 14:19
Rating: 9
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Marvellous album! And my Atheist favourite so far.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
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