Dead Heart in a Dead World

Dead Heart in a Dead World is the fourth studio album by progressive metal band Nevermore, released in October 2000. In a style comparable to a darker, heavier Queensrÿche, its songs range topics such as criticism of drug possession penalties to rejection of religion. The album also features a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's hit, "The Sound of Silence". It is also notable for being Nevermore's first record utilizing seven-string guitars.

Dead Heart in a Dead World
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2000
RecordedJuly 2000 at Village Productions, Tornillo, Texas and Robert Lang Studios, Seattle, Washington
GenreProgressive metal, thrash metal
LabelCentury Media
ProducerAndy Sneap
Nevermore chronology
Dreaming Neon Black
Dead Heart in a Dead World
Enemies of Reality

The album featured one single in the track "Believe in Nothing", which was covered by All That Remains on their 2008 album, Overcome. It was also covered by Firewind in 2008, on the Century Media covers album "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes." [1]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [2]
Chronicles of Chaos [3]
SputnikMusic [4]
Rock Hard (de)9.5/10[5]

In 2005, Dead Heart in a Dead World was ranked number 361 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[6]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Warrel Dane except "The Sound of Silence" by Paul Simon; all music is composed by Jeff Loomis except "The Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon and Jeff Loomis.

Dead Heart in a Dead World
2."We Disintegrate"5:11
3."Inside Four Walls"4:39
4."Evolution 169"5:51
5."The River Dragon Has Come"5:05
6."The Heart Collector"5:55
7."Engines of Hate"4:42
8."The Sound of Silence"5:13
10."Believe in Nothing"4:21
11."Dead Heart in a Dead World"5:06
12."Next in Line" (bonus video track)3:58
13."What Tomorrow Knows" (bonus video track)4:36




  • Andy Sneap - production, engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Justin Leeah - additional engineering
  • Bobby Torres - additional engineering
  • Travis Smith - illustrations, design, layout
  • Karen Mason-Blair - band photography
  • Neil Sussman - legal representation


Chart Peak position
German Album Charts[7] 57


  2. Dead Heart in a Dead World at AllMusic
  3. Kaiser, Boris. "Rock Hard review". issue 161. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 65. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  5. "". Retrieved 25 May 2013.
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