Elements / Digipak CD + DVD

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Release: 02.10.2015
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Release Date Oct 2, 2015
Genre Death Metal


Deluxe Digipak with CD incl. 6 bonus tracks, and bonus DVD feat. 3 live shows (in Holland, Montreal and Chicago) and a 1992 interview with Kelly Shaefer. Arguably one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in the metal realm, ATHEIST combined a death metal attack with virtuosic level of playing. This union would create a style of forward thinking, progressive metal that would soon become the benchmark for many influential metal bands (DEATH, CYNIC, PESTILENCE, etc.). ‘Elements’ is the final chapter in the story of a band many years ahead of its time. Its complex arrangements fused disparate sounds such as delicate jazz, deep funk grooves, Latin rhythms, flamenco guitar stylings, and samba interludes with blistering metal chops to create music that confused as many as it pleased. A fitting swansong for the unique entity that ATHEIST had become, ‘Elements’ was almost equally regaled and reviled for the ambitious ideas it put into motion. In the years since the band split ‘Elements’ has been recognized as a crucial piece of ATHEIST history and a marker for the wider acceptance for heavy, dynamic, progressive metal.


1. Green
2. Water
3. Samba Briza
4. Air
5. Displacement
6. Animal
7. Mineral
8. Fire
9. Fractal Point
10. Earth
11. See You Again
12. Elements

Bonus Tracks:
Live Radio Broadcast 1992:
13. Unquestionable Presence
14. On They Slay
15. Enthralled in Essence
16. The Formative Years
17. Mother Man
18. Retribution

Live in Holland: 1993
Live in Montreal: 1992
Live in Chicago: 1992
Interview: 1992