Atheist ‎– Piece Of Time

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Atheist's first full length album originally released in 1989 (or 1990 depending on where you live).

First release date was planned for release in early 1989 but the label Atheist had initially signed with, Mean Machine Records, was going bankrupt, and the band had to search for another label. While European label Active Records released the album in Europe in 1989, it was not released in the US until a year later.

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD ATV 8 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album) Active Records (3) CD ATV 8 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ATV 08 Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, TP) Active Records (3) ATV 08 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 2201, CAROL MC 2201 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album) Death Records (3), Death Records (3) CAROL CD 2201, CAROL MC 2201 US 1990 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 2201 Atheist Piece Of Time(Cass, Album) Death Records (3) CAROL MC 2201 US 1990 Sell This Version
B.M.-119 Atheist Piece Of Time(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Baron Music B.M.-119 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
ATV 8 Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album) Active Records (3) ATV 8 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0715 Atheist Piece Of Time(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0715 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
PCCY-00464 Atheist = エイシスト* Atheist = エイシスト* - Piece Of Time = 時の断片(CD, Album) Music For Nations PCCY-00464 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CD ATV 8 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RP) Active Records (3) CD ATV 8 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NMG 2810 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM) Newtown Music NMG 2810 US 2000 Sell This Version
NMG 2810 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Newtown Music (2) NMG 2810 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
6673P Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, RM, Car) Relapse Records 6673P US 2005 Sell This Version
RR 6673-2 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relapse Records RR 6673-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
IROND CD 07-1295 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM) Irond IROND CD 07-1295 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
6673-1 Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Pic, RE, RM) Relapse Records 6673-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
YSCY-1161 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RM) Relapse Records YSCY-1161 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
ICARUS 761 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Icarus Music ICARUS 761 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
MUTP060, none Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE) Mutilation Productions, Rock Brigade Records MUTP060, none Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
RR 6673-2 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relapse Records RR 6673-2 2011 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPB Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPB France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Season Of Mist SOM 277LP France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Season Of Mist SOM 277LP France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCY Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCY France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Season Of Mist SOM 277LP France 2013 Sell This Version
NEVER025 Atheist Piece Of Time(Cass, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE) Never Dead NEVER025 France & Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCP Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCP France 2014 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 2201 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, Unofficial) Death Records (3) CAROL CD 2201 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCG Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCG France 2015 Sell This Version
SOM 277 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + RE) Season Of Mist SOM 277 US 2016 Sell This Version
SOM 277D Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RM, Dig + DVD-V, NTSC + RE) Season Of Mist SOM 277D Europe 2016 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPB Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPB France 2017 Sell This Version
SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCT Atheist Piece Of Time(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCT France 2017 Sell This Version
RR 6673-2 Atheist Piece Of Time(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Relapse Records RR 6673-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

August 14, 2018
referencing Piece Of Time, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPCT

I remember seeing this and the same clear vinyl reissue of “unquestionable presence” at my local record shop about 6 months ago and I didn’t have any money on me so I couldn’t get them. I went back a few days later when I got paid and someone had bought “piece of time” I was able to buy “unquestionable presence” and was so floored by the sound quality that I was pretty pissed that I didn’t get both of them. Ever since then I’ve been on a mission to track down “piece of time” and I finally got one off discogs for only $20 total. Worth every penny and even ended up being about $5 cheaper than I would have paid at the store those months back. The sound quality here is incredible and if you love this album and band like me then I highly suggest you try to get one of these limited to only 200 albums.
CarpathianWeakling

CarpathianWeakling

February 27, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Piece Of Time, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, SOM 277LP

This album starts off with a bang! Killer melodic riffs and razor sharp vocals carry the first track dressed with a lightning fast guitar solo and some cool keyboard work.

In the very first few seconds of track 2 you get a taste of the deadly bass work going on, a glimpse into the great production of this album thanks in no small part to the legendary Scott Burns. Track 3 sports another incredible riff and some more chunky as hell bass.

Have I mentioned the drums yet? They're not a standout aspect, but of course they're handled professionally and efficiently. Keeping rhythm at death metal speeds is not an issue for Flynn. There are brilliant drum moments here, one is a pummeling breakdown on On they Slay. Speaking of On They Slay, another sweet solo.

Near the end of the album, the intro to No Truth is an incredible piece of atmosphere.

This whole album is really consistent. Fantastic groovy old-school style death metal. Unique vocals and great production put this album ahead of many peers. Totally worth a good jam. 8/10!
alx_domingues

alx_domingues

November 3, 2016
referencing Piece Of Time, CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + RE, SOM 277
On backcover is written Live in Detroit 1989; On dvd menu is written Live in Detroit 1991
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

October 31, 2016
referencing Piece Of Time, LP, Album, ATV 8
Test pressing has date: 29 JUN 1989 stamped on A label and has 'ACTLP 8' stamped on, which has been crossed through and ATV8 hand-written above. The matrix # is 'ACTLP8'. The disc is accompanied by a 2 x A4 pages 'Sales notes' which give the release date as '5 February 1990' 2nd sheet has a photocopy of the article/review from 'Metal Forces No 43' with a pic of the band.
Doomguy-id

Doomguy-id

July 11, 2016
referencing Piece Of Time, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, SOM 277LP, SOM 277LPB
Can anyone comment on the quality of these pressings, particularly sound?
robert_amish

robert_amish

January 8, 2016
referencing Piece Of Time, LP, Album, TP, ATV 08
My copy has artwork, repro of the front sleeve on thin paper.