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Nevermore - The Politics Of Ecstasy



8.3 | 460 votes |
Release date: 23 July 1996
Style: Heavy metal, Progressive metal, Thrash metal

Owners:

520 have it
29 want it
1 trades it


01. The Seven Tongues Of God
02. This Sacrament
03. Next In Line
04. Passenger
05. The Politics Of Ecstasy
06. Lost
07. The Tiananmen Man
08. Precognition
09. 42147
10. The Learning
11. Love Bites [Judas Priest cover] [bonus]
+ Next In Line [bonus]

Additional info
There is a hidden track (1:19) after "The Learning". This album was re-released in 2006, by Century Media.

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Comments: 15   Visited by: 436 users
22.09.2010 - 18:10
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
This is a true masterpiece. Comparing to the debut album music is a bit heavier and a lot more technical. Also this album contains some of my favourite Nevermore songs like "This Sacrament", "Next in Line" and the self-titled track. But the other songs are just about as good so it's really a solid album without distinctive weaknesses. At least to my ears.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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05.10.2011 - 05:59
Rating: 9
suomalainen_66

Great album. My first Nevermore album and my favourite.
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23.01.2012 - 15:29
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Probably my favourite nevermore album overall, it has plenty of awe-inspiring riffs and warrel dane's vocals on 'the learning' are probably some of his best. Great release.
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23.01.2012 - 15:46
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by musicalkaratekid on 23.01.2012 at 15:29

Probably my favourite nevermore album overall, it has plenty of awe-inspiring riffs and warrel dane's vocals on 'the learning' are probably some of his best. Great release.


Definitely agree, this is my favourite Nevermore release which is not an easy decision for me. Flawless from beginning to end, shame it's overlooked in light of later albums.
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23.01.2012 - 18:34
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Written by R'Vannith on 23.01.2012 at 15:46

Written by musicalkaratekid on 23.01.2012 at 15:29

Probably my favourite nevermore album overall, it has plenty of awe-inspiring riffs and warrel dane's vocals on 'the learning' are probably some of his best. Great release.


Definitely agree, this is my favourite Nevermore release which is not an easy decision for me. Flawless from beginning to end, shame it's overlooked in light of later albums.


Yes it is definitely overlooked because of albums like 'dead heart in a dead world', which, though still very good, are slightly overrated if im honest. This album is the one where nevermore finally discovered their true, identifiable sound.
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04.03.2012 - 21:49
Korah

Very good album. I remenber the first time I heard The Seven Tongues of God...Oh my poor neck...! The Learning is just a masterpiece.
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Don't cry for my English
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07.06.2014 - 19:33
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Remembered to listen to this again because of the anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests. It's funny that it still gives me that same feeling after so many years.

Nevermore really does make me experience unique stuff with their music. Not only brilliant musically, but also always mind-provoking. It's so technical and catchy at the same time, as well as diverse, that's probably the secret. In terms of songwriting, I couldn't ask for more.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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10.06.2014 - 14:27
Rating: 9
JayMo4

I go back and forth on where I see this album compared to Nevermore's other work. DHiaDW and TGE are both great, but have down moments. TPoE is probably their most consistent release, beginning to end. So even though I think the albums that followed were a bit more ambitious in scope, TPoE probably comes closest to realizing its own potential. There's a lot to be said for that.

This was also the first Nevermore album I ever listened to, so there's sentimental value in it for me.
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15.10.2014 - 22:48
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Those lyrics on The Politics of Ecstasy are so powerful, and the way Dane perform them makes it all the more special.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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08.11.2015 - 20:21
Zap

Can't for the life of me understand how they thought that artwork and not using the Nevermore logo were good ideas. Still the only Nevermore full-length I have yet to listen to in its entirety.

I miss this band.
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26.05.2016 - 01:00
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by InnerSelf on 15.10.2014 at 22:48

Those lyrics on The Politics of Ecstasy are so powerful, and the way Dane perform them makes it all the more special.


I liked lyric about 'I hate you, you left us whit debts'' something, very political and anti children song to me
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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16.06.2019 - 20:16
Zap

Every month I get addicted to a different Nevermore song, this month it was The Seven Tongues Of God.
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16.06.2019 - 22:17
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Zap on 16.06.2019 at 20:16

Every month I get addicted to a different Nevermore song, this month it was The Seven Tongues Of God.

Well while I certainly can't say this is my fave song of the album, there sure aren't any bad ones on Politics....
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My Author's Blog (in French)


"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
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16.06.2019 - 23:36
Zap

Written by Darkside Momo on 16.06.2019 at 22:17

Written by Zap on 16.06.2019 at 20:16

Every month I get addicted to a different Nevermore song, this month it was The Seven Tongues Of God.

Well while I certainly can't say this is my fave song of the album, there sure aren't any bad ones on Politics....

It's a very consistent album for sure. Which songs do you prefer? I'm not sure if Seven Tongues is my favourite here, Next In Line and the title track might be a little bit better.
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17.06.2019 - 08:39
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Zap on 16.06.2019 at 23:36

It's a very consistent album for sure. Which songs do you prefer? I'm not sure if Seven Tongues is my favourite here, Next In Line and the title track might be a little bit better.

almost all of the actually, but particularly This Sacrament, Next In Line, Lost, 42147, and The Learning. Can't choose tighter than that
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My Author's Blog (in French)


"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
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