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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.01 | 211 ratings

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3 stars I don't know why Death's debut album is here on Progarchives. They didn't even have any progressive rock elements in their music until Human (or if your stretching it, Spiritual Healing). This album can best be described as a glorified demo tape, as they were much tighter with their second album Leprosy.

Death's Scream Bloody Gore is the first official death metal album, along with Possessed's Seven Churches and Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness. However, this album was released before Morbid Angel's debut and Possessed's album contained many elements of thrash in it. Chuck Shuldiner was the first to create a "wall of sound" and pure "brutality". When you listen to this album, you can definitely hear its influence on the genre of death metal. Crushing power chords, thick bass, pounding drums, blistering solos and gory lyrics dominate the album. Chuck does decide to become very melodic on the openings of the songs "Zombie Ritual" and "Evil Dead", but they both then delve into traditional death metal.

This is a very typical death metal album (even though it has the honor of being the first to do it). Unlike Human or Symbolic, it does not require mulple listens to understand. It is what it is, just pure unrelenting death metal. If that is what you like and/or are interested in hearing the genre's roots, it's worth a listen.

thesleeper72 | 3/5 |


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