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Release date: 25 July 2005
Style: Heavy metal, Progressive metal, Thrash metal

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01. Born (The Retribution Of Spiritual Sickness)
02. Final Product
03. My Acid Words
04. Bittersweet Feast
05. Sentient 6
06. Medicated Nation
07. The Holocaust Of Thought [feat. James Murphy]
08. Sell My Heart For Stones
09. The Psalm Of Lydia
10. A Future Uncertain
11. This Godless Endeavor
12. Engines Of Hate [live] [Japanese bonus]
13. Beyond Within [live] [Japanese bonus]

The best Thrash Metal album of 2005
Top 20 albums of 2005: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 36

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Lyrics (11)


Additional info
Album produced by Andy Sneap.

Staff review by
Deadsoulman

Rating:
10
They did it again. I assume this album was highly expected by about everybody who likes Nevermore. Those who hated the bad production and more straightforward thrash direction of Enemies Of Reality were probably hoping for Nevermore to take a step backwards and come back to more complex and subtle songwriting (although a few tracks such as "I, Voyager" were indeed complex). Those like me who liked Enemies Of Reality in spite of all its blatant little flaws wished they would not leave this new 'brutal' identity aside. I think This Godless Endeavor has the qualities to reconcile us all: Nevermore created again a great album, using bits of everything that made so famous and in the end released maybe not their best album - this is left to the appreciation of all of you - but, for me, the album of the year.

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published 16.12.2005 | Comments (36)

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Bizzaremifo - 19.06.2011 at 19:10  
Rating: 7 I like The Obsidian Conspiracy much more...
BloodTears - 19.06.2011 at 20:04  
Rating: 10
Written by Bizzaremifo on 19.06.2011 at 19:10

I like The Obsidian Conspiracy much more...


Interesting, that doesn't happen a lot. Why do you?
Bizzaremifo - 19.06.2011 at 21:26  
Rating: 7
Written by BloodTears on 19.06.2011 at 20:04

Written by Bizzaremifo on 19.06.2011 at 19:10

I like The Obsidian Conspiracy much more...


Interesting, that doesn't happen a lot. Why do you?


well, i´m not sure, but i think it´s because i simply discovered Nevermore after this release. yes i knew this band before, but very marginal. None of older songs left any flashback in my mind....maybe just "My Acid Words" . And after i heard "Emptiness Unobstructed" first time it simply came This song is best for me. .... It doesn´t mean that any of older albums are bad.
And i´m usually listening different kind of metal
John Shock - 02.09.2011 at 21:18  
 
Written by Bizzaremifo on 19.06.2011 at 21:26

Written by BloodTears on 19.06.2011 at 20:04

Written by Bizzaremifo on 19.06.2011 at 19:10

I like The Obsidian Conspiracy much more...


Interesting, that doesn't happen a lot. Why do you?


well, i´m not sure, but i think it´s because i simply discovered Nevermore after this release. yes i knew this band before, but very marginal. None of older songs left any flashback in my mind....maybe just "My Acid Words" . And after i heard "Emptiness Unobstructed" first time it simply came This song is best for me. .... It doesn´t mean that any of older albums are bad.
And i´m usually listening different kind of metal

Yeah i completly agree with you, not only on this exemple but in other bands!!
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:47  
Rating: 10 Amazing album. Jeff Loomis rips!
musicalkaratekid - 19.03.2012 at 20:58  
Rating: 9 Not sure that i agree with giving this album a 10, as it isn't perfect, but it sure as hell comes fucking close. Dane's vocals are obviously one of the highlights here, but the tight guitar work by none other than jeff loomis and some amazingly constructed melodies in the longer songs (as in the title track and 'The Sentient') prove this album to be an instant classic in nevermore's discography. Oh,and the title track is fucking awe-inspiring.
LeKiwi - 01.11.2012 at 19:10  
Rating: 10
Written by musicalkaratekid on 19.03.2012 at 20:58

Dane's vocals are obviously one of the highlights here


I think that the vocals tarnish an otherwise great album. There's no power behind his voice, no grit. Not saying the vocalist isn't capable of it, he just doesn't use it. I think if Dane Warrel was to utilise the vocals he exhibits on this album optimally, they would have to be much more melodious. Despite that I do believe that there is threshold of emotion behind his voice.
JÄY - 02.11.2012 at 08:00  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 01.11.2012 at 19:10


I think that the vocals tarnish an otherwise great album.

Basically, my problem with this band
Timmeh - 03.11.2012 at 09:29  
Rating: 10 Wowza, Warrel hate? The vocals are what makes this band for me.
musicalkaratekid - 10.11.2012 at 16:56  
Rating: 9
Written by LeKiwi on 01.11.2012 at 19:10

Written by musicalkaratekid on 19.03.2012 at 20:58

Dane's vocals are obviously one of the highlights here


I think that the vocals tarnish an otherwise great album. There's no power behind his voice, no grit. Not saying the vocalist isn't capable of it, he just doesn't use it. I think if Dane Warrel was to utilise the vocals he exhibits on this album optimally, they would have to be much more melodious. Despite that I do believe that there is threshold of emotion behind his voice.


That's interesting, but I see your point. I for one actually think Warrel's Dane's vocals are a great aspect of the band, but to each his own. I've heard his solo work and actually prefer the vocals in Nevermore to be honest.
_deepblack - 12.01.2014 at 11:51  
Rating: 9 The Acid words
deadone - 17.09.2014 at 05:16  
Rating: 9 Absolutely phenomenal and one of the best metal albums ever IMO!
Toxik - 27.12.2014 at 23:20  
Rating: 9 No doubt it's a great record but it's not flawless
Urs Blank - 28.12.2014 at 13:50  
Rating: 9 The music on this album is as good as the cover art is ugly, and damn that artwork is ugly

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