Individual Thought Patterns

Death - Individual Thought Patterns
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1993 Ratings: #104 / 371
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1993 Ratings: #18
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Before I get into my review, I can acknowledge the technical talent of this album. The guitar and drum playing was amazing. However, as for good points for me that's as far as it goes. This album was the same song for 40 minutes, with said song being loud screaming over the same couple riffs and drum sequences. Death metal does not appeal to me in the slightest, so I definitely had bias against the album from the start. I just felt so disinterested and inattentive during the listen, and even ... read more
Death follow up to their widely acclaimed album Human, Individual Thought Patterns is pretty much just an extension to Human with the same sound and aggression but i do find Human slightly overrated and i much prefer Individual Thought Patterns rather than Human, and i never know why. The vocals are still sometimes a bit of a miss for me but i will say they are still strong, I am just not necessary a Chuck Schuldmer fan but i feel this record has a lot more rawer feel to it which just gets me ... read more
Individual thought patterns is choatic where it needs to be but maintains some kind of order so that it isn’t completely impossible to digest. Every song feels like it goes by pretty quick because of the onslaught of sound so future listens will probably reveal more to this album. I have also heard very little death metal so I don’t have anything to compare this to. With all that being said, I had a great time listening to this album and it makes me want to explore more of the genre.

Individual Thought Patterns, to me, has always been "Human - Part 2". That's not necessarily a bad thing, mind. Individual Thought Patterns has some of the most mind-bending and...well, thoughtful instrumentation in all of 90's death metal, let alone Death's discography. That's saying something, especially when sandwiched between two of Death's best releases.
Sure, this album may just be a continuation of Human and have very little changes in sound, but that doesn't mean it's any less great.

So far, I think Individual Thought Patterns is one of the best outings in Death's discography. While I do think Human is still better, that is mainly because of the fact that this is so similar to that album that at times it felt like I was just listening to Human again. However, this has a lot of moments that I can safely say are better than what was ... read more
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Added on: August 8, 2015