Atheist (American prog. Thrash/Death Metal Band)

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The band started out as Oblivion in 1984. They changed their name to R.A.V.A.G.E. (Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End) in 1985, and to Atheist in 1987.

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Atheist is a death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer. The band are known for their highly technical playing style, while their album Unquestionable Presence (1991) is regarded as an important landmark of the genre. After disbanding in 1994, the band reformed in 2008 and have released four albums and a live DVD.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Piece of Time 5 6
1991 Unquestionable Presence 4.65 5
1993 Elements 5 7
2010 Jupiter 4 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Piece of Time / Unquestionable Presence 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Unquestionable Presence: Live at Wacken 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Hell Hath No Mercy 1
1988 Beyond 1

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