Prediction is the debut album from American progressive metal band Nostradamus, released on June 13th 2001. It is followed by 2004's Ride The Time Spiral Against The Bombardment of Technology. It sold a mere 15,000 copies, but jumped after the release of its sucessor.
According to Toni Mirasuki, lead singer and occasional guitarist, the album "Prediction" is about a journey of a man who persevers over trials, "just usual Nostradamus crap". The songs "Curse" and "Scar" mention Nostradamus and his theories in a few verses, while "Believer, Grinder" is about people's misplacement and trust in religious leaders, although Mirasuki is a Buddhist and Blackmore is a Christian.
Following the album's release, it was only reviewed by a few underground magazines. Reviews were generally favourable, averaging from 3-4 stars and praising the band's ingeniuty and individuality.
Although Prediction is not as well known or appraised as Ride The Time Spiral Against The Bombardment of Technology, a few songs off the album are regularly played at live shows, those being "Curse", "Believer, Grinder" and "Impend", and occasionally "Scars".
- All music written by Nostradamus
- "Curse" - 4:00
- "Believer, Grinder" - 6:00
- "Scar" - 4:55
- "Beneath the Sea" - 5:00
- "Impend" - 7:01
- "Prediction" - 3:00
- "Empathy of Man" - 6:55
- "Surrender" - 4:00
- Toni Mirasuki- vocals, guitar
- Les Kelly - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Josiah Badara - bass
- Dan Blackmore - drums