Arguably one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in the metal realm, ATHEIST combined a death metal attack with virtuosic level of playing. This union would create a style of forward thinking, progressive metal that would soon become the benchmark for many influential metal bands (DEATH, CYNIC, PESTILENCE, etc.).
'Piece of Time' is the classic debut that brought ATHEIST to the front of the international metal scene's collective conscience. Almost six years in the making, Piece of Time combines the bands death metal roots and youthful exuberance with their growing pension for technical composition and performance. Instant classics such as On They Slay, I Deny, and the title track are ever bit as visceral and urgent now as they were upon release. 'Piece of Time' captures ATHEIST in its formative years, perched on the precipice of greatness, and has emerged as a cult classic that has stood the test of time.
Recommended if You Like: late-period DEATH, OBSCURA, CYNIC, THE FACELESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN