Originally called Watership Down, Atomship offers complex alternative metal arrangements. Members Chad Kent, Joey Culver, and Nathan Slade used unusual time signatures and blistering techniques to take their contributions to the metal genre to another level, as evidenced on the debut release The Crash of ’47. The untimely death of Slade shook the band, however. Despite attempts to fill out the line-up, the group disbanded in 2004.