Individual Thought Patterns

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Individual Thought Patterns
Studio album by Death
Released June 22, 1993
Genre Technical death metal, progressive metal
Length 40:12
Label Relativity, Relapse Records
Producer Scott Burns, Chuck Schuldiner
Death chronology
Fate: The Best of Death
(1992)
Individual Thought Patterns
(1993)
Symbolic
(1995)
Singles from Individual Thought Patterns[citation needed]
  1. "The Philosopher"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Metal Forces 9.5/10[3]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[4]

Individual Thought Patterns is the fifth album by the death metal band Death, released in 1993.

Featured are founder, vocalist, and guitarist, Chuck Schuldiner, guitarist Andy Larocque, drummer Gene Hoglan and bassist Steve DiGiorgio.[5]

Musically the album continues to expand on the technical, progressive style that began with Human, incorporating elements usually associated with free jazz. Just as adventurous are Schuldiner's lyrics which explore human facets including critiques of social norms, constructs and perceptions.

This album contains the track "The Philosopher", for which a music video was made that received airplay on MTV and was even reviewed - and comically panned - by Beavis & Butthead, where the duo mistake the boy in the video for Jeremy from the Pearl Jam video and mock Schuldiner's vocals. According to Metal-Rules.com, the album is the 100th greatest heavy metal album of all time,[6] as well as the 11th greatest extreme metal album of all time.[7] The album is included in Guitar Player Magazine's Metal Guitar albums Top 20. The album was reissued and remixed by Relapse Records in October 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chuck Schuldiner.

No. Title Length
1. "Overactive Imagination"   3:30
2. "In Human Form"   3:57
3. "Jealousy"   3:41
4. "Trapped in a Corner"   4:14
5. "Nothing Is Everything"   3:19
6. "Mentally Blind"   4:49
7. "Individual Thought Patterns"   4:01
8. "Destiny"   4:06
9. "Out of Touch"   4:22
10. "The Philosopher"   4:13
Total length:
40:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 Heatseekers 30

"The Philosopher" was released as a single and featured a music video.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve (June 22, 1993). "Individual Thought Patterns - Death". Allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Death - Individual Thought Patterns (staff review). Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Arnold, Neil. "Death - Individual Thought Patterns (2011 Reissue)". Metal Forces. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ McIver, Joel (November 27, 2013). "Death - Individual Thought Patterns". Record Collector. 
  5. ^ "Gene Hoglan Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  7. ^ Top 50 Extreme Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011.

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