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1.30 | 16 ratings | 6 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Zombie Ritual (4:32)
2. Together as One (4:08)
3. Open Casket (4:56)
4. Spiritual Healing (7:45)
5. Mutilation (3:28)
6. Suicide Machine (4:22)
7. Altering the Future (5:36)
8. Baptized in Blood (4:30)
9. Left to Die (4:38)
10. Pull the Plug (4:27)

Total Time 48:22

Line-up / Musicians

- Chuck Schuldiner / guitars & vocals (all tracks), bass (1,3,5,8,9,10)
- Paul Masvidal / guitars (2,6)
- James Murphy / guitars (4,7)
- Steve DiGiorgio / bass (2,6)
- Terry Butler / bass (4,7)
- Chris Reifert / drums (1,5,8)
- Sean Reinert / drums (2,6)
- Bill Andrews / drums (3,4,7,9,10)

Releases information

Recorded 1986-1991, released 1992

CD Relativity Records 88561-1119-2

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DEATH Fate - The Best of Death ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(6%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (56%)

DEATH Fate - The Best of Death reviews

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Review by 1800iareyay
1 stars A poor compilation released to capitalize on Death's undeground success. It captures none of the energy of the albums and doesn't even add all of the great early tracks. This is what happens when labels milk their artists. Nobody should buy this album. Get the groundbreaking studio albums instead, as they sound so much better as a whole. This is one of the worst greatest hits albums ever and it is the only spot on Chuck's output, though he's not at fault for this.

Grade: F

Review by Conor Fynes
1 stars 'Fate' - Death (Compilation)

Essentially, 'Fate' is an attempt at a best-of compilation for the pioneering death metal band Death. Released only after the release of their fourth album 'Human', Chuck Schuldiner openly expressed his disdain for this compilation, and looking over even a handful of reviews and opinions from other fans, it is clear that the band's listeners share this sentiment. First off, due to the fact that this best-of compilation was released in 1992, it is leaving out nearly a half of Death's material, leaving 'Individual Thought Patterns', 'Symbolic', and 'The Sound Of Perseverance' out of the loop. I personally think that Death only improved with time, and were I making a playlist of my favourite tracks of the band, most of the material would be coming off of those last three albums. Really, with that in mind- and regardless of the actual music here, which is ill-chosen but indicative of the band's style- I cannot say good things about 'Fate', not even as a recommendation to a newcomer. A pretty pathetic release, even for a best-of compilation.

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1 stars I found this album left behind some books in a bookcase. I had not been listening to it for well over fifteen years. Which was not a personal loss. This is a compilation of their earlier material. It is also a cash in/rip off album from a previous label. If my memory serves me right; this al ... (read more)

Report this review (#227653) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Monday, July 20, 2009 | Review Permanlink

1 stars This album is a poor compilation, created very early in the career of Death. The songs are muddled and shallow, and the choices don't reflect what the band had to offer. I realize that many of Death's great albums (with the exception of Human) had not been released yet, but this is only an album ... (read more)

Report this review (#151383) | Posted by jikai55 | Saturday, November 17, 2007 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Best-of albums released fairly early in a bands career are always ones to be wary of, and this is a prime example why. They are mere cash-ins with no use for existing fans, and this is not the kind of genre where a newcomer is advised to reach for a compilation of this nature anyhow as they barely ... (read more)

Report this review (#148342) | Posted by Xanadu97 | Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Death is one of my favorite band but this compilation is not very useful... Catching some of the fury shown in "Scream Bloody Gore" mixing it up with the repetiveness of "Leprosy", the intensity of "Spiritual Healing" and adding some state of the art "Human" death metal was not such a good idea. ... (read more)

Report this review (#78098) | Posted by Dr4Wazo | Saturday, May 13, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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