And here we are, our first 2020 installment of my Essential Metal series! This time around, I’m digging into Atheist’s 1991 classic Unquestionable Presence, a record that helped lay the groundwork for what would become Technical Death Metal. And despite being considered a key release in the Florida Death Metal explosion of the late ’80s and early ’90s, it actually had very little in common with its peers, as I argue in this video.
In case you’re playing catch-up, a full playlist of every album I’ve covered for the Essential Metal series is available here.
For my full thoughts on Unquestionable Presence, check out the video below. Thanks for watching!