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10 Old-School Death Metal Albums It’s Impossible To Live Without!

We. Can. Not. Live. Without. These. Albums!

Death – Human (1991)

Source // Hellbound.ca

Chuck Sculdiner changed the landscape he originally helped to mould when Death released Human in 1991.

Out went the gore and in came the intelligence, Chuck dismissing the lump-headed violence of old and embracing an introspective, humanistic approach. Backed up by a formidable death metal supergroup in its own right, Chuck and guitarist Paul Masvidal (Cynic), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Autopsy, Testament, Iced Earth) and drummer Sean Reinhart (Cynic) changed the face of death metal overnight and, alongside the influence of Atheist’s Unquestionable Presence and Pestilence’s Testimony Of The Ancients, birthed a new breed of technical, progressive death metal.

Death’s flawless freedom of expression floored the majority of their peers with “Flattening Of Emotions”, “Lack Of Comprehension” and “Vacant Planets” particularly showcasing the diversity each band member bought to the table. Flurries of frenzied riffs and intricate bass and drum work competed with jazz-fusion passages of improvisation while still maintaining the backbone of death metal; these were songs you could philosophise over while still head-banging to your head fell off!

About Chris Jennings (1273 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on 10 Old-School Death Metal Albums It’s Impossible To Live Without!

  1. Abramelin. Self Titled and Deadspeak albums. Check em out for ‘oldskool’.

    Great albums!!

  2. Héctor Hurtado // December 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm // Reply

    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

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