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Album Review

Chuck Schuldiner gets even darker and bleaker on Leprosy, the follow-up to Death's long-awaited 1987 debut, Scream Bloody Gore. Schuldiner recorded the album with a completely different Death lineup, but the record isn't terribly different from its predecessor, aside from a bit more polish in the production and composition.

Customer Reviews

Better than Scream Bloody Gore!

Leprosy is Death at their most stunningly brutal and beats out SBG in my book because of the increased production value, improved compositional and playing skills of Chuck, better more brutal vocals, and increase in heaviness. Some may prefer Scream's primitiveness, but as a big fan of later day technical Death, Leprosy is great because, while not technical, it is very tight and HEAVIER than anything else in their catalogue. Masterpiece.

True Death Classic

This album is great, this is the album that got me hooked on Death and Death Metal itself, if you want to get into Death Metal or this incredible band just buy the whole album its worth it. The first like 4 tracks are enough.


FInally iTunes uses their brains and gets the DEATH DISCOGRAPHY!! This IS Death's best album and everything else is second. Every song is an Old School Death MEtal Classic and brings happiness to the heart of a Death metaller.


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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