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4.49 | 36 ratings | 4 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Third Eye (4:28)
2. Songs for Insects (9:23)
3. Cornerstone (3:58)
4. Daughter Mobius (5:10)
5. Alexander vs. the Puzzle (5:49)
6. Ballerina (2:34)
7. The Chalice Vermillion (10:07)
8. The Flesh Is Weak (6:45)
9. Blistered Text and Bleeding Pens (7:55)
10. Bearing an Hourglass (7:55)

Total Time 64:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Brent Oberlin / vocals, fretted & fretless basses, Chapman Stick, piano, keyboards
- Paul Enzio / 6- & 7-string guitars, chant (3)
- Christopher Lee / fretted & fretless guitars, sampler, chant (4)
- Dustin Donaldson / drums, cymbals, sounds, chant (4)

- Kevin Oberlin / chant (1,2,4-10)
- Jared Bryant / chant (4)
- Joe Lawless / spoken word (10)

Releases information

Artwork: "Soft Construction With Boiled Beans: Premonition Of Civil War" by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

CD Metal Blade Records 3984-14097-2 (1992 US)
CD Metal Blade Records carol cd 2213 (1992 US)
CD Metal Blade Records cdzorro 45 (1992 UK)
CD Metal Blade Records APCY-8098 (1992 Japan)
Cass Metal Blade Records Carol MC 2213 (1992 US)

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THOUGHT INDUSTRY Songs for Insects ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (11%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

THOUGHT INDUSTRY Songs for Insects reviews

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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JRF/Canterbury, P Metal, Eclectic
5 stars First of all, I must say that this didn't start out as a masterpiece when I first heard it 20 years ago. I picked up this first album by the Kalamazoo, Michigan band totally by chance not knowing a thing about it. Only intrigued by the Dali cover art, the band name, the title and the track names. Nothing else was like this then and to this day I still have not heard anything that sounds like this. Once I started listening it was a very strange form of metal indeed. I'm still not sure what this is but I guess progressive punky thrash metal would be the best description that fits but there's an avant-garde feel to the whole thing as well.

Even after the first listen I wasn't sure if I liked this but there was an underlying catchiness to it that kept me listening to it over and over. After many years and many listens, SONGS FOR INSECTS has grown on me to the point where I love this album and it ranks very high on my faves list. Every song is well constructed. With interesting philosophical lyrics and progressive twists and turns, it really takes you on intriguing rides. I pretty much love everything about this including the vocals by frontman Brent Oberlin, which at first sound a little weak but over time I have found them perfect for the sound and it doesn't dissuade me from giving this album the highest of praise.

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5 stars Mods Carve The Pig was an album that I loved, and that I consider a masterpiece, so I was very intrigued and curious about its predecessor and debut album, Songs For Insects and I must say: astonished. the sound of Songs for Insects is still quite complex and strange, progressive and avant-garde, b ... (read more)

Report this review (#2970336) | Posted by theaqua | Saturday, December 2, 2023 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Thought Industry-Songs for Insects 'Songs for Insects' is the debut studio album by avant-garde/thrash metal band Thought Industry. This is one weird band and album, and you may wonder how they got signed to a major label so quickly in their career. Well, Metallica's Jason Newsted brought the ... (read more)

Report this review (#1403836) | Posted by Pastmaster | Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Being a patron of Progarchives for about a year and a half, I've constantly read and looked at the various reviews published here, constantly discovering works of artists I have never heard of and reconsidering works of artists that I have listened to for years. I feel like now it is time for me ... (read more)

Report this review (#482666) | Posted by Gryphon6 | Friday, July 15, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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