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Atheist - Unquestionable Presence FLAC album

Performer: Atheist
Genre: Rock
Title: Unquestionable Presence
Country: UK
Released: 2013
Style: Death Metal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1588 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1702 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1393 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 344
Other Formats: AIFF AU VQF ADX AC3 XM RA

Unquestionable Presence is the second album by the death metal band Atheist. It was released in 1991 and added a new sound by using jazz-like harmonies, subtle Latin rhythms and unusual time signatures. It is considered a landmark album in the genre of technical death metal. Bassist Roger Patterson wrote the bass lines for Unquestionable Presence, but died in a touring van accident before the recording sessions took place

Unquestionable Presence Reissued · CD+DVD · Remastered Season of Mist 2015. Atheist is an unique band, blending elements of jazz and death metal into one. Their second album, Unquestionable Presence, if often seen as their masterpiece. I'm not sure where those thoughts come from though, as I don't hear much more than a good album in it. Don't get me wrong here. Unquestionable Presence is a very innovative and interesting album, featuring some great pieces of music. The album opener, "Mother Man", for example is one of those tracks. A lovely rythm section underneath a layer of crunchy guitars and Kelly Shaefer's aggresive vocal style.

Atheist : Unquestionable Presence,álbum, crítica, lista de pistas, mp3, letras. But above all, what sets Unquestionable Presence apart for me are just how excellently composed the songs are. The songs are intensely intricate, yet memorable, and with a sense of direction that tech-death could learn from again. The band never fails to keep one's attention throughout songs that twist, turn, and loop around.

Unquestionable Presence is the middle ground between their debut which was much more in line with pure death metal and the album that would follow which was far jazzier. Whilst some may argue that their debut was a little better I am of the opinion this is the finest album I have heard from Atheist. It has some bizarre time signature changes and soloing to be proud of with some of the most diverse guitar work out there.

Unquestionable Presence serves as a sort of bridge between the two, proving that wherever direction Atheist took their music, they always did it well. Atheist: Kelly Shaefer - Vocals, Guitar Rand Burkey - Guitar Tony Choy - Bass Marcell Disantos - Drums. Though after "Piece of Time" was released and people expected more greatness from Atheist, the group almost didn't make it to their second album. After releasing their first record, the group embarked on a brief tour. Being talented in every aspect of their craft, the members of Atheist not only showed their incredible instrumental technique with their second album, they also proved their worth as songwriters. All of the songs on "Unquestionable Presence" are extremely sensible lengths with nothing even hitting the five minute mark. The entire album itself is a perfect length, though short at just over 30 minutes.

Unquestionable Presence. 2. Unquestionable Presence. 4. Enthralled In Essence. Album dedicated to Roger Patterson. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L642. Mould SID Code: IFPI 1I10. Matrix, Runout: IROND CD 05-1072 UL 055403. Other Versions (5 of 29) View All.


A1 Mother Man 4:34
A2 Unquestionable Presence 4:04
A3 Your Life's Retribution 3:15
A4 Enthralled In Essence 3:35
B1 An Incarnation's Dream 4:50
B2 The Formative Years 3:28
B3 Brains 3:37
B4 And The Psychic Saw 4:41

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Season Of Mist
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atheist Music Inc.
  • Recorded At – Morrisound Studios
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 104862E


  • Artwork – Justice Mitchell
  • Bass – Tony Choy
  • Drums – Steve Flynn
  • Guitar – Kelly Shaefer, Rand Burkey
  • Lyrics By – Shaefer*
  • Photography By – Tim Hubbard
  • Photography By [Roger Patterson Photos] – Stuart Taylor
  • Producer – Atheist, Scott Burns
  • Vocals – Kelly Shaefer
  • Written-By – Shaefer*, Burkey*, Patterson*, Flynn*, Choy* (tracks: A1, B4)


Test Pressing

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 104862E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 104862E2/A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDATV 20 Atheist Unquestionable Presence ‎(CD, Album) Active Records CDATV 20 UK 1991
9 26717-2 Atheist Unquestionable Presence ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Death Records 9 26717-2 Russia 2015
6671P Atheist Unquestionable Presence ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, RE, RM, Car) Relapse Records 6671P US 2005
SOM 278LP, SOM 278LPB Atheist Unquestionable Presence ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 278LP, SOM 278LPB France 2015
SOM 278 Atheist Unquestionable Presence ‎(CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + Dlx, Ltd, RE) Season Of Mist SOM 278 US 2015