Individual Thought Patterns

Individual Thought Patterns
Individual Thought Patterns
Studio album by Death
Released June 15, 1993
Genre Technical death metal, progressive metal
Length 38:46
Label Relativity, Relapse Records
Producer Scott Burns, Chuck Schuldiner
Death chronology
Fate: The Best of Death
Individual Thought Patterns
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Individual Thought Patterns is the fifth album by the death metal band Death, released in 1993. The album continues to expand on the technical, progressive style that began with Human, and incorporates elements of jazz as well. Founder, vocalist, and lead guitarist, Chuck Schuldiner is the main contributor to this album, which features guitarist Andy Larocque, drummer Gene Hoglan and bassist Steve DiGiorgio.

This album contains the Death track "The Philosopher", for which a music video was made that received airplay on MTV and was even reviewed - and comically panned - by Beavis & Butthead, where the duo mistake the boy in the video for Jeremy from the Pearl Jam video and mock Schuldiner's vocals. According to, the album is the 100th greatest heavy metal album of all time,[3] as well as the 11th greatest extreme metal album of all time.[4] The album is included in Guitar Player Magazine's Metal Guitar albums Top 20.[citation needed]

The album was reissued and remixed by Relapse Records in October 2011.


Track listing

All songs written by Chuck Schuldiner.

No. Title Length
1. "Overactive Imagination"   3:28
2. "In Human Form"   3:55
3. "Jealousy"   3:39
4. "Trapped in a Corner"   4:11
5. "Nothing Is Everything"   3:16
6. "Mentally Blind"   4:45
7. "Individual Thought Patterns"   4:00
8. "Destiny"   4:04
9. "Out of Touch"   4:19
10. "The Philosopher"   4:10
Total length:




Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 Heatseekers 30

"The Philosopher" was released as a single and featured a music video.


  1. ^ Huey, Steve (June 22, 1993). "Individual Thought Patterns - Death". Allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Death - Individual Thought Patterns (staff review). Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  3. ^ The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Top 50 Extreme Metal Albums. Metal Rules. Retrieved August 18, 2011.

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