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Atheist (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Death/Doom/Black/Gothic Metal' started by ComfortablyNumb, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. ComfortablyNumb

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    Atheist
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    Origin: Sarasota, Florida
    Lyrical themes: Nature, Corruption, Politics
    Genre: Death/Thrash Metal with Jazz and Progressive Influences
    Band Site:

    Atheist was founded in 1984 in Florida under the name Oblivion,and later R.A.V.A.G.E. (which stands for Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End).


    Members

    Current Members

    Steve Flynn Drums (1988-1991, 2006-present) Gnostic, ex-R.A.V.A.G.E.

    Kelly Shaefer Guitars (1988-1994), Vocals (1988-1994, 2006-present)

    Chris Baker Guitars (2006-present) Gnostic, ex-Ghost Story

    Travis Morgan Bass (2011-present) ex-Crowned, ex-Terrestrial Sphere

    Jason Holloway Guitars (2011-present)



    Former Members

    Roger Patterson Bass (1988-1991)
    (R.I.P. 1991) ex-Aggressor, ex-R.A.V.A.G.E.

    Rand Burkey Guitars (1988-1992, 1993-1994) ex-R.A.V.A.G.E.

    Lee Harrison Guitars (1990) Monstrosity, ex-Hellwitch, ex-Malevolent Creation

    Tony Choy Bass (1991, 1993-1994, 2006-2010) ex-C-187, ex-Cynic, ex-Pestilence

    Josh Greenbaum Drums (1993)

    Mickey Hayes Drums (1993) ex-Gentlemen Death

    Frank Emmi Guitars (1993) ex-Gentlemen Death

    Jonathan Thompson Guitars (2006-2011), Bass (2010) Gnostic, ex-Sybaritic

    Sonny Carson Guitars (2006-2009)




    Releases
    Beyond Demo 1988

    Piece of Time Full-length 1989

    Unquestionable Presence Full-length 1991

    Elements Full-length 1993

    Atheist - The Collection Boxed set 2005

    Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken Live album 2009

    Second to Sun Single 2010

    Jupiter Full-length 2010


    Music



     
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    Re: Atheist

    That's what i'm talkin' about!

    Incredible band, this is the first time i've heard of them, but I am impressed.
     
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    Re: Atheist

    Yea man their first 3 albums ( second and third releases especially ) are amazing. Their most recent album is okay. Doesn't suck by anymeans, but it is nothing like their first 3.
     
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    I'll look into either downloading or picking up some of their work. I'm sure i'll enjoy it.
     
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    Can't go wrong with either. If ya buy any album buy their second and their album and download their most recent one and see how you like their new sound. Kinda lost the jazz influence.
     
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    I will keep that in mind. :grinthumb
     
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    Atheist is one of the greatest Death Metal bands, scratch that, BANDS ever IMO
    Amazing musicianship and stellar song craftsmanship . Awesome thread \m/
     
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    Gotta agree. They have had two of the best bassists that have ever graced the earth. I read some where that they crafted songs around Robert Patterson's bass lines which is really unheard of.
     
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    He is an amazing bassist without a doubt and that would account in part for their unique sound. Top 5 Death Metal band for me. :grinthumb
     
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    I agree. Yea for me they are up there with Death, Morbid Angel, and Pestilence.
     

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