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INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS is the fifth studio album by American death metal band Death , released on June 22, 1993 by Relativity Records . It is the only album to feature guitarist Andy LaRocque
Andy LaRocque
, the first to feature drummer Gene Hoglan
Gene Hoglan
and the second and last to feature bassist Steve DiGiorgio .

Musically the album continues to expand on the technical/progressive style that began with Human , incorporating elements usually associated with free jazz . Just as adventurous are Schuldiner's lyrics which explore human facets including critiques of social norms, constructs and perceptions.

This album contains the track "The Philosopher ", for which a music video was made that received airplay on MTV
MTV
and was even featured on - and comically panned by - Beavis float:right;padding-left:10px;background-color:#eee;margin-right:2px">TOTAL LENGTH: 40:12

2011 REISSUED RELAPSE RECORDS VERSION (BONUS DISC 1)

NO. TITLE LENGTH

1. "Leprosy" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 6:03

2. "Suicide Machine" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 4:29

3. "Living Monstrosity" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 5:12

4. "Overactive Imagination" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 3:40

5. "Flattening of Emotions" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 4:27

6. "Within the Mind" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 5:45

7. "In Human Form" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 4:02

8. "Lack of Comprehension" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 3:55

9. "Trapped in a Corner" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 4:27

10. "Zombie Ritual" (live in Germany - April 13, 1993) 4:32

11. "The Exorcist" (studio outtake) 4:26

TOTAL LENGTH: 50:59

2011 REISSUED RELAPSE RECORDS VERSION (BONUS DISC 2)

NO. TITLE LENGTH

1. "Overactive Imagination (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:39

2. "In Human Form (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:44

3. "The Philosopher (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 4:05

4. "Trapped in a Corner (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:29

5. " Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
(instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 4:03

6. "Jealousy (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:45

7. "Nothing is Everything (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:21

8. "Destiny (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 3:54

9. "Mentally Blind (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 4:23

10. "Out of Touch (instrumental)" (four-track demos - December 1992) 4:21

11. "In Human Form (instrumental)" (Chuck's riff tape - 1992) 3:40

12. "The Philosopher (instrumental)" (Chuck's riff tape - 1992) 3:35

13. "Trapped in a Corner (instrumental)" (Chuck's riff tape - 1992) 2:29

TOTAL LENGTH: 48:29

PERSONNEL

All information is taken from the CD liner notes of the original 1993 release and the 2011 reissue. Death

* Chuck Schuldiner
Chuck Schuldiner
– guitar, vocals, production * Andy LaRocque
Andy LaRocque
– guitar * Steve DiGiorgio – bass * Gene Hoglan
Gene Hoglan
– drums; guitars (on "The Exorcist")

Additional musicians

* Craig Locicero – guitar (on Live in Germany performances)

Production

* Scott Burns – production, engineering * René Miville – artwork * David Bett – art direction * Kathy Milone – design. * Jacob Speis – layout * Alan Douches – mastering, remixing (2011 reissue) * Jamal Ruhe – remixing (2011 reissue)

CHARTS

ALBUM

Billboard (North America)

YEAR CHART POSITION REF.

1993 US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) 30

REFERENCES

* ^ Huey, Steve (June 22, 1993). " Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
- Death". Allmusic . Retrieved October 13, 2011. * ^ Arnopp, Jason (1993). "Death of Death's Death?". Kerrang! . EMAP . * ^ Arnold, Neil. "Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
(2011 Reissue)". Metal Forces . Retrieved November 27, 2013. * ^ McIver, Joel (November 27, 2013). "Death - Individual Thought Patterns". Record Collector . * ^ Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
(staff review). Sputnikmusic
Sputnikmusic
. Retrieved August 18, 2011. * ^ The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011. * ^ Top 50 Extreme Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011. * ^ Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
(booklet). Death. Relativity Records. 1993. * ^ Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
(Deluxe Edition) (booklet). Death. Relapse Records, Perseverance Holdings Ltd. 2011. * ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/individual-thought-patterns-mw0000177848/awards

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