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Studio album by Alchemist
Released June 30, 1997
Recorded November 1996 at Rocking Horse Studios
Genre Progressive metal
Avant-garde metal
Death metal
Length 61:26
Label Thrust
Producer Alchemist and John Hresc
Alchemist chronology
Eve of the War
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
PyroMusic 9.6/10 link

Spiritech is the third full-length studio album by the Australian progressive metal band, Alchemist. It was released in 1997 by Australian label Thrust and distributed by Shock Records. A promotional music video for the song "Road to Ubar" was released. "Spiritechnology" samples Ronald Reagan speaking on extraterrestrial life and its possible effect on religion, while "Chinese Whispers" has become popular at live shows. The album has received very positive reviews, with Eduardo Rivadavia from Allmusic suggesting it is "possibly the greatest space metal album since Voivod's landmark Nothingface, adding that Alchemist "meshed [death metal] seamlessly with progressive rock, psychedelia, Middle Eastern nuances, and even native Australian aboriginal music". The album's lyrics tend to explore the relationship between human technology and its impact on nature, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

The first five tracks from Spiritech later appeared on the Embryonics compilation album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chinese Whispers" Alchemist 9:33
2. "Road to Ubar" Alchemist 5:39
3. "Staying Conscious" Alchemist 5:42
4. "Beyond Genesis" Alchemist 7:19
5. "Spiritechnology" Alchemist 6:32
6. "Inertia" Alchemist 5:00
7. "Hermaphroditis" Alchemist 4:32
8. "Dancing to Life" Alchemist 6:03
9. "Figments" Alchemist 11:06