Arguably one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in the metal realm, Atheist combined a death metal attack with virtuosic level of playing. This union would create a style of forward thinking, progressive metal that would soon become the benchmark for many influential metal bands including Death, Cynic and Pestilence. From their groundbreaking debut Piece of Time (1989), to progressive milestone Unquestionable Presence (1991), to adventurous third effort Elements (1993), Atheist's first three albums remain crucial yardsticks by which daring, ambitious, and progressive metal records are measured. Atheist's sophomore record, Unquestionable Presence, is what metal legend is made of. Written in large part by deceased bassist Roger Patterson, the seven-song collection is classic heavy metal interwoven with jazz and a highly articulated melodic sense to create music of timeless brilliance. Upon it's initial release in 1991 it emerged as the most important technical metal records of it's time, and remains essential listening to this day!