Exciting to see the re-issue of the ATHEIST legacy. This CD is possibly the foundation of technical death metal, and one of Suffocation’s influences.This is the classic debut album. Easily earning the 5 star rating it receives. Technical to the max. When this CD was recorded the band wanted the perfection and technical executions of RUSH, the aggression of Slayer, and the diverse musical arrangements of Mercyful Fate. They wanted to make “thinking man’s metal.” They succeeded. Pick up this legendary piece of metal history, it is well worth your time and money.