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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

The Most Underrated Band in Metal

Death are one of the best metal bands. period. No other band even comes close to Chuck's unique style, except maybe Athiest. Death are the original death metal band, and all of thier albums are pure genius. Too many kids today think Slipknot is the best metal band, and they know nothing of metal history, and that is what separates true metalheads from posers.


sieriosuly, to have something called the "essentials" of death metal!!!! and not have the full or at least largely full death discography!!!! PLEASE! THIS BAND STARTED A GENRE OF MUSIC!!! get more death

Quite possibly the greatest thing in death metal

Death. The word says it all. They've got enough melody to be considered melodic death metal, and yet they're harsh. Whoever said Slayer's "Reign in Blood" was the best death metal album of all time must have been either high or negligent of this masterpiece.


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 résumé is about as good as it gets), Schuldiner's singular drive and ruthless creative vision guaranteed that Death would ever represent the cutting edge of the style's development. Indeed, while the savagely raw aggression contained...
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