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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.09 | 187 ratings

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2 stars This album is straightfoward death metal. Like its predecessor, Scream Bloody Gore, this is very thrash oriented. I do like this album however, after hearing Death's later work it no longer is as appealing to me. While enjoyable I would prefer later albums from the band. There is alot of tremolo picking, blast beats, double bass drums, and wild guitar solos. Fine for thrash/death metal enthusiasts, but probably not for a alot of prog listeners. The guitar work is great, and the bass is absolutely amazing. I don't know how you can't like it. With the insane guitars shredding through the background you hear simple, stringy, bass and I just love it. The drumming is basic thrash/death metal beats and a little boring after a while. The lyrics are a little gore related and Chuck's vocals are the same "Death Grunt" as before.

While pretty simple, there is some improvement from their prior release. The song Born Dead is my favorite from this album, and is actually fairly technical and progressive, (especially given the rest of the album). Overall, a good album but can't compare to Death's later works and is not for everyone.

EDIT: I have recently changed my rating from 3 stars to 2. While this is a good death metal album, that's just what it is and even a lot of prog-metal fans probably will not care for it. This album is for Death fans only.

JJLehto | 2/5 |


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