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SCREAM BLOODY GORE

Death

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.80 | 110 ratings

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CCVP
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4 stars The In The Court of the Crimson King of death metal. Well, not exactly, but it is still damn important for death metal

As far as progressive rock or progressive metal goes, this album should not be here. However, since Death later albums easily can be classified as extreme progressive metal, their initial albums must also be added to the archives. Although there are some considerable controversy about which album is the true (or should i say tr00?) kickoff of death metal, it is undoubted that it was Death that defined most of its characteristics, such as thematics, types of vocals and instrumentation, fast tempo and its aggressive nature.

So, because Scream Bloody Gore almost single handed defines an entire genre of music it is conceived by death metal fans as a quintessential masterpiece of the genre and i should agree with them, knowing the importance of this album. However, Prog Archives is a PROGRESSIVE ROCK site and it would be quite unfair to rate this album as a masterpiece of progressive rock, what leaves me the four star grade as the best option to satisfy me (this albums truly needs a nice grade) and the site (its Prog Archives and not Metal Archives). After all, behind the galore of riffs, senseless gory lyrics and Chuck's raw (but meaningful) guttural vocals lies a great album that deserves the respect it should have, even in a progressive rock site, as the founding stone of death metal and extreme progressive metal.

CCVP | 4/5 |

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