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SYMBOLIC

Death

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 370 ratings

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LSDisease
4 stars Who's now the second guitarist? Bobby Koelble. Oh wait a minute I don't know this guy. It doesn't really matter he's great believe me. When this came out I bought it not even knowing what's the music on it. And I became slave to those sounds for couple of months. Symbolic is excellent piece of death metal. In fact I see no major change if compare it to previous release. Songs are done exactly in the same vein. Again no filler. The only difference is the songs became longer what doesn't mean more complex. Production of this album is excellent and very clear. Still very heavy though. I think Chuck wanted to give us another portion of good melodies and not necessary fresh ideas. 1000 Eyes and Without Judgement are probably my favorite tracks on this release but I can't find any weak point on here in fact. Solic piece of work you can enjoy for a long time. The only question is. How does it look like if compared with other Death albums? Musically it's definitely one of their finest releases but it has no that impact of Spiritual Healing or freshness of Individual Thought Patterns. This album is recommended mostly to those who like a bit commercial (kill me) death metal. In 1995 Death became Dream Theater of death metal and treat Symbolic like this. Of course 4 stars totally deserved.
LSDisease | 4/5 |

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