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ABOUT THE ALBUM
2009 album from the late '80s/early '90s technical-Thrash Metallers, their first new album in 15 years. Gabriel includes guest appearances from Joe Rico (Sacrifice), Deron Miller (CKY/World Under Blood) and Rocky Gray (Evanescence/Soul Embraced/Living Sacrifice) amongst others. Remastered to perfection by Bombworks Sound and fans are also treated to a special layout designed for collectors, by none other than NoLifeTilMetal's Scott Waters! This is elite thrash metal that fits nicely alongside the band's early speed/thrash albums as well as Slayer, Destruction, Sodom, Kreator, and Municipal Waste! The band does do some creative things with the last three tracks, but make no mistake - this is full on, in-your-face technical thrash METAL and it will melt the hearts of even the coldest critics. Every CD comes with a special foil-stamped collector's card. Put this CD in your player, and prepare for non-stop metallic destruction!
1 Medwton Guitar [Solo] – Deron Miller / Vocals [Voices] – William Keller 7:23
2 A Moment In Prime / Guitar [Solo] – Joe Rico / Violin – Scott Laird 6:08
3 Stoned / Guitar [Solo] – Jim Winters 4:33
4 Redshift 5:21
5 History Of Decline / Guitar [Solo] – Jim Winters 3:49
6 The Need For Conflict 5:14
7 Focused Lethality / Guitar [Solo] – Rocky Gray 3:47
8 Shut Out The Sun 5:38
9 The Brave / Vocals – Howard Jones 4:19
10 Nonsense Mediated Decay / Concept By [Story] – John Boden / Vocals [Voices] – Alexander Boden, John Boden 8:50
11 Circus 0:29
12 Coordinates 0:24
13 Freedom 4:57
Drums – Joey Daub
Engineer – Jeff King, Joey Daub
Guitar – Kevin Leaman
Keyboards – Jeff King
Vocals, Guitar – Kurt Bachman
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For what it's worth, I think the new Believer CD is awesome. The riffs are heavy, at times fast, but always controlled. Ted Kirkpatrick, drummer and founder of Tourniquet, once called Kurt Bachman his favorite guitar player when it came to riffs. I agree with him. I think if you enjoy metal of any kind, you should buy this CD. The lyrics make you think. Bachman leaves the interpretation to the listener, so I find it difficult to understand the meaning of titles or songs, but oh well. I really enjoy almost every song. "Stoned" is a great song that makes me think of the early martyrs in the Christian faith. Of course, I'm sure that was not necessarily what Bachman intended. "Medwton" is another cool song that causes one to join the scream "This calculation is killing me!" toward the close. "A Moment in Prime" has a great riff throughout the song and the lyrics, "It must be a nightmare or vampire's thirsting," are interesting to say the least. "The Need for Conflict" is another great song that culminates with the lyrics: "I...bathe...in...your...hate!" "Focused Lethality" is a great thrash song that has an interesting "solo" from Living Sacrifice's (and Soul Embraced's lead guitarist) Rocky Gray. I can't wait for the new Living Sacrifice CD. "Shut Out the Sun" has a very catchy chorus that I can't help but sing whenever it comes on my CD player. "The Brave" has cool verses and intricate guitar moments. Having Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage (a HUGE Believer fan)do the lead vocals is a nice change. However, I really like Kurt Bachman's vocal style. I know it's not for everybody, and I kind of like it that way.