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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. Atheist are noted for their highly technical playing style, often reminiscent of jazz. Their album Unquestionable Presence released in 1991 is widely regarded as seminal and a landmark of the genre.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Piece of Time 5 5
1991 Unquestionable Presence 4.5 4
1993 Elements 5 6
2010 Jupiter 4 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Piece of Time / Unquestionable Presence 1

Album + Live + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Unquestionable Presence: Live at Wacken 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Hell Hath No Mercy 1
1988 Beyond 1
1989 Demo 1

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