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Nevermore straddles the line between power metal, traditional heavy metal, and the contemporary hard rock scene, eschewing the silly theatrics of the "power scene" in favor of a darker tone, while reaping the rewards of melody and the high-flying vocal range of singer Warrel Dane. The roots of the Seattle-based band can be traced back to Sanctuary, with whom Nevermore's Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard recorded two albums. Sanctuary was one of a small handful of late-'80s thrash metal bands to sign with a major label; they even enlisted Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine to produce their debut album. Label-imposed limbo caused the band to grind to a halt, with one member also exiting to pursue more "grunge"-oriented music. Three members of the final lineup of Sanctuary reemerged as Nevermore, inking a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and releasing a punishing eponymous debut album in 1995. The following year saw the band issue a well-received EP, In Memory, that boasted cover tunes as well as Sanctuary material, which pleased many fans. The Politics of Ecstasy, their second proper album, was a dense, technical masterpiece that displayed the talents of guitarists Pat O'Brian and Jeff Loomis, and drummer Van Williams in particular. But it was with their next opus, the dark and conceptually driven Dreaming Neon Black, that Nevermore really caught the attention of heavy music fans and earned the respect of the heavy metal press. Voted Album of the Year by many publications, 1999's Dreaming Neon Black was a tour de force that highlighted Dane's soaring vocal range. It also included newcomer (and former guitarist for Forbidden) Tim Calvert, who replaced O'Brian when he split to join Cannibal Corpse. After successful tours with Iced Earth and Mercyful Fate, the band knew that they had a tough job ahead of them following up the well-received album. Now a four-piece after the exit of Calvert, Nevermore entered a Texas studio with producer Andy Sneap and crafted a new album that adeptly blended contemporary heavy sounds with traditional heavy metal. Dead Heart in a Dead World was released in 2000, and was supported on the road with a full U.S. tour with Swedish metal band In Flames and labelmates Shadows Fall. ~ Ryan J. Downey
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  1.   Song
  2.   What Tomorrow Knows
  3.   Narcosynthesis
  4.   Beyond Within
  5.   The River Dragon Has Come
  6.   Believe in Nothing
  7.   Final Product by God Forbid
  8.   Born
  9.   The Seven Tongues of God
  10.   My Acid Words
  11.   The Heart Collector
  12.   This Sacrament
  13.   C.B.F.
  14.   The Psalm of Lydia
  15.   Ambivalent
  16.   The Sanity Assassin
  17.   The Death of Passion
  18.   This Godless Endeavor
  19.   Sentient 6
  20.   Never Purify
  21.   Engines of Hate
  22.   Next in Line
  23.   Enemies of Reality
  24.   I Voyager
  25.   Godmoney
  26.   Your Poison Throne
  27.   Without Morals
  28.   What Tomorrow Knows/Garden of Grey
  29.   Sentient
  30.   The Holocaust of Thought
  31.   Inside Four Walls
  32.   Dreaming Neon Black
  33.   42147
  34.   The Tiananmen Man
  35.   Passenger
  36.   Garden of Gray
  37.   Crystal Ship
  38.   The Termination Proclamation
  39.   She Comes In Colors
  40.   Moonrise (Through Mirrors of Death)
  41.   Emptiness Unobstructed
  42.   All the Cowards Hide
  43.   A Future Uncertain
  44.   Sell My Heart for Stones
  45.   Bittersweet Feast
  46.   Noumenon
  47.   Who Decides
  48.   The System's Failing
  49.   Insignificant
  50.   The Sound of Silence
  51.   We Disintegrate
  52.   Forever
  53.   No More Will
  54.   All Play Dead
  55.   The Fault of Flesh
  56.   I Am the Dog
  57.   Ophidian
  58.   Love Bites
  59.   Precognition
  60.   The Sorrowed Man
  61.   In Memory
  62.   Matricide
  63.   Optimist or Pessimist
  64.   Sea of Possibilities
  65.   Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday
  66.   The Blue Marble and the New Soul
  67.   The Hurting Words
  68.   The Obsidian Conspiracy
  69.   Chances Three
  70.   The Dreaming Mind
  71.   Medicated Nation
  72.   Seed Awakening
  73.   Create the Infinite
  74.   Dead Heart in a Dead World
  75.   Evolution 169
  76.   Cenotaph
  77.   Poison Godmachine
  78.   Deconstruction
  79.   The Learning
  80.   Lost
  81.   The Politics of Ecstasy
  82.   Silent Hedges/Double Dare
  83.   The Day You Built the Wall
  84.   And the Maiden Spoke
  85.   World Unborn
  86.   The Lotus Eaters
  87.   Timothy Leary
  88.   Utopia

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