Relapse Records has announced the vinyl reissue of DEATH's legendary fifth album, 'Individual Thought Patterns'. The reissue will be available as a. Individual Thought Patterns Remastered. Individual Thought Patterns is a rare death metal album where each and every member of the band produced flawless feats.
Overactive Imagination (3:30) 2. In Human Form (3:56) 3. Jealousy (3:40) 4. Trapped in a Corner (4:13) 5. Nothing Is Everything (3:18) 6.
Mentally Blind (4:47) 7. Individual Thought Patterns (4:00) 8. Destiny (4:05) 9. Out of Touch (4:21) 10. The Philosopher (4:10) Total Time: 40:06 Line-up/Musicians - Chuck Schuldiner / vocals, guitars - Steve DiGiorgio / fretless bass - Andy LaRocque / guitars - Gene Hoglan / drums About this release Full-length, Relativity Records/Roadrunner June 30th, 1993 A music video was made for 'The Philosopher'.
That video received moderate airplay on MTV and would later appear in a 'Beavis and Butthead' episode. Produced by Chuck Schuldiner and Scott Burns Engineered by Scott Burns Recoded & mixed at Morrisound Studios Music and lyrics by Chuck Schuldiner Artwork by Rene Miville Art direction: David Bett Design: Kathy Milone Japanese version released on Sony Music Entertainment Also released on Century Media Thanks to,, for the updates DEATH MP3, Free Download/Stream. When 'The Philosopher' was played on MTV and got featured on Beavis & Butthead back in the 90s, it was clear that Death were becoming influential even beyond the realms of death metal. Keep in mind that, while Headbanger's Ball was a popular MTV program back then, it usually featured artists more rooted in traditional, alternative, and thrash metal.
More extreme genres of metal were thrown in there from time to time, but were often tucked behind the primary stuff that was being shown/heard. That, and the program was canceled in 1995, around the time that Death were finally getting more recognition. Basically, what I'm saying is that a band like Death being on MTV rotation is nothing short of an anomaly. But, in hindsight, 'The Philosopher' was a great piece of music to get people into the band; from the now-iconic tapped guitar intro to the bizarre shifts in rhythm, 'The Philosopher' was the sound of a band venturing into their bold and most adventurous territory yet. Throw in some of Steve DiGiorgio's finest (and finally more audible) bass work yet and Gene Hoglan's intricate drumming, and this song was a perfect appetizer - and closer - for its parent album, Individual Thought Patterns.
The second album in Death's highly acclaimed 'Final Four,' this also might just be their most fascinating album as well. The album itself is a formula nearly perfected, blending death metal, progressive metal, and even jazz fusion into a ten-song whirlwind of masterclass musicianship and multi-faceted lyrics. Chuck Schuldiner's songwriting was tighter than ever by this point, with the ability to pack so many riffs and twists in each song to vary their moods considerably. 'Mentally Blind' is a perfect example, switching from a speed metal-influenced pre-chorus to a slow, atmospheric crawl in a matter of seconds without killing the song's pace.
There are also a few welcome additions to Chuck's musical arsenal here, such as the beautifully written acoustic intro to 'Destiny' (which would eventually be more fleshed out in 1998's 'Voice of the Soul') and the Cynic-influenced 'jazz metal' portions of 'Trapped in the Corner. Blank Arizona Drivers License. ' In fact, there's a LOT more jazz here than on Death's other albums, based on the guitar chords and rhythmic structures. The title track even gets a bit groovy in the pre-chorus, although it still benefits from some technical bass melodies underneath. You could also argue that this album, alongside Symbolic and The Sound of Perseverance is one of the Death albums most akin to classic progressive rock in style, as the band seemed to be gradually working themselves away from classic death metal to focus on a sound that's more intricate and diverse.
But what makes it work in Individual Thought Patterns' favor is that it still retains the rawness of the previous albums in the process. It's like you're listening to the unpolished production values and jagged guitar work of Human combined with the epic compositions and progressive tendencies of Symbolic in one single package, which is pretty damn cool. But, as I stated, the adventurousness is what makes this album especially notable in Death's discography. 'Individual Thought Patterns' is the 5th full-length studio album by US, Florida based death metal act Death.