Critical Mass (Threshold album)

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Critical Mass
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Studio album by Threshold
Released 2 September 2002
Recorded March 2002 - June 2002
Genre Progressive metal
Length 59:54
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Karl Groom, Richard West
Threshold chronology
Hypothetical
(2001)
Critical Mass
(2002)
Subsurface
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
DPRP (7.5/10) [2]
Imperiumi 8.5/10 stars[3]

Critical Mass is the sixth album by British progressive metal band Threshold. It was recorded in early 2002 and released in September. It is also the last album to feature original bassist Jon Jeary, who left immediately after the release. He was replaced by Steve Anderson, who appears on the live album Critical Energy and subsequent albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Phenomenon" (Richard West) – 5:27
  2. "Choices" (Karl Groom, Jon Jeary) – 8:21
  3. "Falling Away" (West) – 6:53
  4. "Fragmentation" (Groom, Jeary) – 6:34
  5. "Echoes of Life" (West) – 8:55
  6. "Round and Round" (Groom, Jeary) – 5:26
  7. "Avalon" (West) – 4:45
  8. "Critical Mass" (Groom, Jeary) – 13:34
    • I. "Fission"
    • II. "Fusion"
    • III. "Lucky"
  • The Limited Edition comes with a bonus CD featuring a multimedia section and the following tracks:
  1. "Phenomenon (radio edit)" - 3:47
  2. "Do Unto Them" (Andrew McDermott) - 4:26
  3. "New Beginning" (Nick Midson) - 5:43

Notes[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couture, François. Critical Mass at AllMusic
  2. ^ DPRP review
  3. ^ Jani Kesänen (2003-01-17). "Levyarviot: Threshold - Critical Mass". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 7, 2012.