The Politics of Ecstasy (album)

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The Politics of Ecstasy
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 1996
GenrePower metal, speed metal, thrash metal, progressive metal[1]
LabelCentury Media
ProducerNeil Kernon
Nevermore chronology
In Memory
The Politics of Ecstasy
Dreaming Neon Black
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard9/10 stars[2]

The Politics of Ecstasy is the second full-length studio album by Thrash/Power Metal band Nevermore. It was released in 1996. The album is named after Timothy Leary's book of the same name. The first chapter of that book is entitled "The Seven Tongues of God", which is the title of the first song on the album. There is a spoken word sample in the track "Next In Line" from the Adrian Lyne movie, Jacob's Ladder.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Warrel Dane; all music composed by Jeff Loomis.

Politics of Ecstasy
1."The Seven Tongues of God"5:59
2."This Sacrament"5:10
3."Next in Line"5:34
5."The Politics of Ecstasy"7:57
7."The Tiananmen Man"5:25
10."The Learning" (9:43 on 2006 reissue)16:01

2006 reissue[edit]

11."Love Bites" (Judas Priest cover)Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton11:40

There is a hidden track (1:19) after "The Learning" ("Love Bites" in the 2006 reissue), after 5 minutes of silence.



  1. ^ a b The Politics of Ecstasy at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Rock Hard". 114. Retrieved 20 May 2013.