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 18,490
2 Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate 7:21 17,009
3 Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate 6:40 16,601
4 Accelerated Evolution 4:40 15,569
5 The Eidolon Reality 3:47 15,446
6 Ten Billion Years 5:55 13,867
7 Hail Science 0:53 13,244
8 Hymn Of Sanity 1:34 13,665
9 In Solitude 6:28 13,258

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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  • Pneumonious

    I don't think metal can be done better than this.

    3 Feb 3:51pm Reply
  • jonballam

    This album is flawless in my opinion. It plays with the elegance of a concerto and the brutality that reminds you it's still pure progressive death metal. The drum solos are intense and appealing, and somehow the light and dark portions of this albums are perfectly balanced. The first minute you think your ears are gonna bleed from brutality, and then the next your ears are softened by something very melodic. I got given a whole lot of death metal by a friend, and this album happened to be in there. I listened to it just by accident and I was blown away. This album has the perfect balance between prog DM and tech DM. When I start listening to their other albums, I'm sure they won't feel the same.

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mason1729

    Pretty good, despite the change in sound.

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ColdSlaughter

    man! this album is awesome!

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dissolvedplasma

    I definitely think it's their best album, I don't even listen to their other albums anymore because they're so boring.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • elitist_jerk

    i hate everything

    29 Aug 2014 Reply

    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 2014 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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  • 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
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