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Album Review

Nearly a decade into their career, Death show no signs of slowing down on Symbolic. Granted, some of the riffs are beginning to sound a little tired and there is no great leap forward in terms of their musical ideas, but the sheer visceral force of their sound should please their dedicated fans.

Customer Reviews

Milestone in Musical Mythology

This album is the stuff of legends. Not only does it mark an evolution in musical style for the band but also serves to be one of the greatest metal albums of all time. With fan favourites such as Symbolic, Empty Words and Crystal Mountain the album never lets up, offering catchy riffs and intelligent structures complemented by Chuck Shuldiner's honest and thought provoking lyrics. The musicianship on Symbolic is phenomenal. Chucks lead work is in top form and the underrated Bobby Koelble offers some of the most inventive lead work to date. This album also showcases drummer Gene Hoglan's incredible talent in what is arguably his greatest performance to date. This album still stands the test of time and deserves a 10/10 in anyone's book. -We miss you Chuck-

Brilliant, more Death please!

Chucks most emotional work. Please iTunes get more Death (albums)

Every home should have one

A true work of art. One of the greatest albums of all time. Even if you don't like heavy music, you should at least give this album a listen. Brute force married with brilliant songs and some damn fine melodies thown in as well.

RIP, Chuck. You are missed very much.

The last song 'Perennial Quest' says it all. "Won't you join me...".


Formed: 1983 in Orlando, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Over the course of more than a decade and seven increasingly accomplished albums, Chuck Schuldiner, the architect behind the ubiquitous Death, became a bona fide heavy metal icon. Now widely recognized as the father of death metal (if a single candidate must be chosen, his resumé is about as good as it gets), Schuldiner's singular drive and ruthless creative vision guaranteed that Death retain a pole position at the forefront of the style's development. Indeed, while the savagely raw aggression contained...
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