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Death - Individual Thought Patterns



8.9 | 1488 votes |
Release date: 30 June 1993
Style: Progressive death metal, Progressive thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Overactive Imagination
02. In Human Form
03. Jealousy
04. Trapped In A Corner
05. Nothing Is Everything
06. Mentally Blind
07. Individual Thought Patterns
08. Destiny
09. Out Of Touch
10. The Philosopher

Disc II [Live In Germany - April 13th, 1993] [Reissue bonus]
01. Leprosy
02. Suicide Machine
03. Living Monstrosity
04. Overactive Imagination
05. Flattening Of Emotions
06. Within The Mind
07. In Human Form
08. Lack Of Comprehension
09. Trapped In A Corner
10. Zombie Ritual
+ Individual Thought Patterns - Studio Outtake
    1 - The Exorcist

Disc III [Four Track Demos - Chuck & Gene - December 1992] [Reissue bonus]
01. Overactive Imagination
02. In Human Form
03. The Philosopher
04. Trapped In A Corner
05. Individual Thought Patterns
06. Jealousy
07. Nothing Is Everything
08. Destiny
09. Mentally Blind
10. Out Of Touch
+ Individual Thought Patterns - Chuck's Riff Tape - 1992
    1 - In Human Form
    2 - The Philosopher
    3 - Trapped in a Corner

Top 20 albums of 1993: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 98

Line-up
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner - vocals, guitars
Steve DiGiorgio - bass
Eugene Victor "Gene" Hoglan II - drums, guitar

Session musicians
Anders "Andy LaRocque" Allhage - guitars

Additional info
Produced by Chuck Schuldiner and Scott Burns.
Engineered by Scott Burns.
Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Remixed by Alan Douches and assisted by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Studios.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios.
Additional bonus material edited, revitalized and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios.
Artwork by René Miville.
Original art direction by David Bett.
Original design by Kathy Milone.
Layout by Jacob Speis.

Guest review by
Yanko
Rating:
7.0
There it is the fifth album of Death in six years. The band hasn't had an album the year before releasing this one and they didn't waste their time much, touring the world, being kept busy as hell throughout the whole time. It is explainable then, that this would be probably Death's weakest album. Not that it is a bad album. It is just that Death are so good, that this release is not one, which could go into one's collection of Death albums on the top shelf, it will go on the lowest one.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (16)

Guest review by
Kulu
Rating:
9.2
Angry with all the crap evolving around Death (not being able to do the UK tour in the height of the Extravaganza tour of Europe due to financial irresponsibility of people "who did business in the band," then as a result a $14,000 debt, and just all those mendacious and greedy people in the music industry), Chuck teamed up with King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRoque, ex-Dark Angel drummer Gene Hoglan, and the fretless bass maestro Steve DiGiorgio (who also performed on the previous album Human) and recorded a masterpiece called Individual Thought Patterns.

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published 22.07.2008 | Comments (12)

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17.08.2014 - 22:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by mz on 17.08.2014 at 22:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2014 at 18:16



Death the band died musically, for me, when they stopped playing death metal. So that would be after Spiritual Healing


Hey, isn't Human actually a very death metal record?


Borderline I would say, borderline at most.
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07.07.2015 - 16:40
Rating: 10
-Behnam-

One question i read in this website "songmeanings.com/songs/view/120316/" about the "The Philosopher" meaning lyric and someone wrote : "I never thought about it before, but this song very easily be against Paul Masivdal. Paul is a philosopher, and many believe he is homosexual. I just can't picture Chuck getting mad at a guy like Paul..."
is this could be true ??
anyway i love this album specially THE PHILOSOPHER .....
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29.09.2015 - 16:12
psykometal
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Written by -Behnam- on 07.07.2015 at 16:40

Paul is a philosopher, and many believe he is homosexual.

There is no guesswork anymore. Paul and Sean Reinert both publicly came out as gay in May 2014.
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08.02.2018 - 06:05
Rating: 6
DeathMetal

I did not enjoy this one too much.
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13.09.2021 - 00:46
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000

I've been avoiding this album for a while since I've heard such mixed opinions about it.
Now I've listened to the whole album for the first time, and I must say that this one is just as good as all the others in Death's golden discography! The solos sound similar to the ones in Symbolic, while the vocals, drumming, and bass sounds like on Human - but even faster!
Overall very solid and enjoyable release. Chuck has done it again!
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13.09.2021 - 11:03
Rating: 8
Metal Rambo

This one used to be my favourite back in the day, but I think some of the charm has worn off over the years. Maybe Chuck took things little too far here and tried to force more technical and proggy style too much to the point the whole album sounds little pretentious.
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13.09.2021 - 19:59
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 13.09.2021 at 00:46

Overall very solid and enjoyable release.

Written by Metal Rambo on 13.09.2021 at 11:03

This one used to be my favourite back in the day, but I think some of the charm has worn off over the years. Maybe Chuck took things little too far here and tried to force more technical and proggy style too much to the point the whole album sounds little pretentious.

Kind of the opposite it was for me. Didnt like it much back at its time. Came to appreciate it much more in recent years.
Has for me always lacked a clear standout track, which all their other albums have. Overactive imagination is my favourite track here, but it does not compare to best Death songs from other albums after all.
I guess what made me like this album more and more over time was it's very own note, regarding sound, degree of progression, variation in pace -- even though in terms of songwriting it is not up there with other Death albums.
"Overall very solid and enjoyable release." -- Indeed, that it is.
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05.11.2021 - 17:29
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Not their best work, but certainly the most technical, there so much going on between the rhythm and the bass, it's hard to follow at times, but very impressive nonetheless, It's a very good album that unfortunately is sandwiched between two masterpieces.

DiGiorgio really shows impressive skill, and too Chucks solo's, which have so much complexity and rhythem.
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05.11.2021 - 20:12
JoHn DoE

Andy LaRocque does a great job here.
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05.11.2021 - 20:51
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by JoHn DoE on 05.11.2021 at 20:12

Andy LaRocque does a great job here.

Oh yes of course, he deserves a mention too
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