The Politics of Ecstasy (album)

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The Politics of Ecstasy
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy.jpg
Studio album by Nevermore
Released November 5, 1996
Genre Progressive metal, thrash metal, power metal
Length 62:24
Label Century Media
Producer Neil Kernon
Nevermore chronology
In Memory
(1996)In Memory1996
The Politics of Ecstasy
Dreaming Neon Black
(1999)Dreaming Neon Black1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard 9/10 stars[2]

The Politics of Ecstasy is the second full-length 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. This album is considered to be Nevermore's most progressive album, while still containing elements that define their sound. 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
No. Title Length
1. "The Seven Tongues of God" 5:59
2. "This Sacrament" 5:10
3. "Next in Line" 5:34
4. "Passenger" 5:26
5. "The Politics of Ecstasy" 7:57
6. "Lost" 4:15
7. "The Tiananmen Man" 5:25
8. "Precognition" 1:37
9. "42147" 4:59
10. "The Learning" (9:43 on 2006 reissue) 16:01

2006 reissue[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Love Bites" (Judas Priest cover) Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton 11:40

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



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