sumerian records
Release date
3 Sep 2013
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Autotheist Movement I: Create 3:44 16,162
2 Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate 7:21 14,991
3 Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate 6:40 14,500
4 Accelerated Evolution 4:40 13,754
5 The Eidolon Reality 3:47 13,845
6 Ten Billion Years 5:55 12,410
7 Hail Science 0:53 11,867
8 Hymn Of Sanity 1:34 12,193
9 In Solitude 6:28 11,788

About this album

Autotheism is the third studio album by American band The Faceless. It was released on August 14, 2012 through sumerian records. The album debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard 200, No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums, No. 13 on the Top Independent albums, No. 18 on Top Rock albums, and hit No. 1 on the CMJ radio loud rock chart.

Evan Brewer debuted the use of fretless bass in The Faceless on two tracks on a whim of experimentation in the studio. Keene also explored a more industrial influence, creating “post-apocalyptic” percussion sequences on many of the tracks. This played a big part in giving the record its distinctly dark quality. Another key quality of Autotheism came from Keene’s time spent on experimenting with string arrangements and keyboard sequencing.

The vocals were written largely in the studio. A process that Keene and Ficco described as “grueling, but rewarding”. An outline for the story of the lyrics was written, followed by the individual topics for each song. Then, Keene and Ficco worked out the lyrics and phrasing as they went along with the recording process. “The bulk of the time was spent on the writing of the lyrics and phrasing. Once that part was complete, the actual recording flew by. Geoff is an exceptionally easy vocalist to record and produce” said Keene.

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    This album was definitely a grower for me, especially with the clean vocals, and I think now its their best effort. First of all, the recording production has one of the best drum sounds ever. The solos are amazingly soulful, which is rare in death metal (all tech and no soul). Great lyrical theme (much more interesting than aliens). I don't see this album being unoriginal. Sure it crosses over many metal sub-genres, but it is very well done. What's become un-original are the hoards of bands just sweeping endlessly over blast beats.

    8 May 9:14pm Reply
  • lauta91

    Nietzsche would be proud of this.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Spasm-

    Easily their least 'original' release, but a fun listen nonetheless.

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • J0bfuscator

    I wasn't sure of this at first. So glad I gave it a chance... what a stupendous beast of an album

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
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    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • dastrevas

    this album amazing movement 2 has an incredible solo

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • blackened_lux

    And don't forget Ihsahn!

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • AaronHimself

    I'm really surprised with the Opeth, BTBaM, Devin Townsend, and Cynic influences on this album. I was a major curveball from me.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Aenigmakil

    Badass album! I like them all but this is more my thing...

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DivinityWithin7

    the only album I enjoyed.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • drmagg

    "Haters gonna hate." --> Shit is gonna shits.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    Haters gonna hate.

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • dmitry_litium

    Their best album definitely. It has grown on me a lot. [2]

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • forfrosne

    Great album, but worse than their other two.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • fireninjaxxx

    Kinda pretentious.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Cheremenin

    Devin Townsend. That is all.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Strelok2500

    Their older albums are so boring and lacking in any real content. This is the first album that I actually love from them. So while tracks like Hymn of Sanity and Ten Billion Years are embarrassingly weak points, tracks like In Solitude and Accelerated Evolution are impressive and captivating. I love the mixing/mastering work here too — it might just be my favorite of any album. It has this unique texture to it and is much thinner than most metal albums. There is no ear-piercing treble or heart-stopping bass to be found here.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Can't stop playing this album. Absolutely amazing.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • kne90

    reminds me of late cynic, which i really like! so 'new' faceless, just like the 'old' faceless rules!

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • desecratemetal

    id say its definitely their most progressive album to date. Id say its a mix of meshuggah, opeth, and the faceless lol its interesting

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
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