I always wanted to write a review of the best death metal disc
ever. Of course we're talking about Death's debut album. As everybody
now knows, Death's founder and mastermind Chuck Schuldiner has
died, after a long road of suffering, on December 13 2001. I know
from experience how heavy this disease is, because my father lost
his battle with a braintumor after six devastating years.
Back to Death in 1987, I read the
review of Scream Bloody Gore in Gummi Hammer, which reported:
90% of the metalheads, beware!. That was reason enough for me
to grab this thing. No sooner said than done. An order was placed
at No Remorse-Mailorder, also ordering the M.O.D. debut. After
the first listen, I thought: what a piece of shit and already
took into account that I made a bad buy, but somehow I was also
lightly shocked by the brutality of it.
After the third or fourth turn
it happened to me: I was addicted to this music! What Reign In
Blood meant for thrash, Scream Bloody Gore meant for death metal.
It was the most important disc at all!!! Where other bands only
had two or three hits on their disc, this one was full of highlights.
The amount of cover-tunes speak for themselves. Countless acts
from the extreme scene have covered Death, and guess which album
In case there are still people
who dont know the album: it offers raw, fast, fusing death metal,
with a minimum of melodies and variety, but it has that magic
something that makes it the genres milestone. The unmistakable
grunt of one Chuck Schuldiner and the brutal production by Randy
Burns put the crown on this album, all completed with the cult
cover of Ed Repka, which shows four decaying monks during a chearful
You see, there's no escaping from
this, the most important (next to Morbid Angels Altars Of Madness)
death metal album of all time. Get it, today.