10 Old-School Death Metal Albums It’s Impossible To Live Without!
We. Can. Not. Live. Without. These. Albums!
Simple list. These are our picks of the 10 Old-School Death Metal Albums we can’t live without…..
Autopsy – Severed Survival (1989)
The thickest, most putrid sound of death imaginable was at the very core of Autopsy’s debut masterpiece, the incomprehensibly evil sounding Severed Survival.
Wallowing in the kind of muddy riffs that submerge the senses, Severed Survival bucked the prevailing death metal trends of playing faster and playing harder and instead upped the brutality by slowing….things….right….down.
In turn, Autopsy did hit harder, announcing themselves as the go-to death metal band for those who sought variation to go along with their gore. There was still speed when speed was required of course,but the impact was greater due to the lumbering riffs that often preceded furious bursts of noise.
When death metal was at it’s freshest and during it’s most enticing and exciting period, Autopsy dragged the genre back down in the gutter, to writhe in the decaying mass of human existence. Which is exactly where it belonged!
Abramelin. Self Titled and Deadspeak albums. Check em out for ‘oldskool’.
Deicide – Legion
Cannibal Corpse – The Bleeding
Benediction – Transcend the Rubicon
Pestilence – Testimony of the Ancients
Cynic – Focus
Edge of Sanity – Spectral Sorrows
Amorphis – Tales from the thousand lakes
Kataklysm – Sorcery
Gorefest – Erase
There are lots of old school albums in the genre I couldn’t live without. But I’m in total agreement with these. All genre defining masterpieces.