Gnostic's sound is described in a press release as follows: "Taking the progressive sound of death to a new level of aggression with jaw-dropping breaks delivered in stunning frequencies, the Gnostic principle of duality is expressed in a fine sense for melodies and emotionality contrasting with the technical perfection of their execution. As fans of Atheist, Cynic, Death and Pestilence will flock to 'Engineering The Rule', they should heed this warning: caution! Trying to play air guitar along the songs may result in broken fingers and severely damaged wrists!"
Atheist/Gnostic drummer Steve Flynn previously stated about the two bands' decision to sign with Season Of Mist: "Season really stepped up to the plate to get this done, for this is also a highly unique situation for technical death metal. Three members of Gnostic are also in Atheist. With me on drums for both bands, Chris Baker on lead guitar for both and Jonathan Thompson on bass for Gnostic and guitar for Atheist, these signings represent very significant personal milestones for everybody involved.
"For me, the Gnostic debut CD is the first, and Only, new project I've been involved with since Atheist's 'Unquestionable Presence' in 1992. For Kelly Shaefer and me, it is the first time that we will collaborate on new Atheist material, also since 1992's 'Unquestionable Presence'. We'll be bringing in our old friend and Atheist bassist Tony Choy for writing and touring as well. Signing both bands is also a unique coup for Season of Mist and indicative of their cutting-edge attitude. Both bands will be touring together in 2009 in the U.S. and Europe, which means that we will be pulling double duty every night!!"
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