This album and Entombed’s – Left Hand Path are the 2 best Death Metal albums ever created.
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Death metal blended hardcore punk and epic heavy metal, but for the most part was a genre of chromatic, ominous, nihilistic rhythm riffs.
The Swedes took that genre and re-invented it by working elegant yet aggressive melodies into that framework, and birthed some amazing bands starting with Carnage and Nihilist.
In my view, while Entombed is good, the less-celebrated early Dismember work is better for people who love death metal, while Entombed is better for Motorhead fans who want to like death metal.
These songs are both vicious and beautiful, with melodies soaring above the abrasive riffs, making us think of a world beyond the mundane existence where the stakes are higher and conflict is the norm.
While the Swedish death metal scene was so incestuous it’s hard to claim any band really took the lead, this CD defined the genre along with the first albums from Carnage, At the Gates, Therion and Unleashed, and still sounds as fresh and vital today.
YES FIENDZZ…THIS IS BACK IN PRINT!!!!
Maybe the best death metal album ever made, it is scarey to even think about this album that is how bad a$$ it is!!
If you wanna see if you can handle something which only a few can take..then this is the cd for you!!
If played very loud..you will be visited by the J.B.I. or yer local police riot team!! if this was played at max capacity by nasa or something like that..we would no longer have a solar system!!
Try and open yer mind and buy this DISC!!! JUST HIDEOUS!!!