Don’t think I write this just to gush over Amazon’s products. Symbolic really is a great album, and if you don’t buy it here I would suggest getting it by any means necessary.
Death isn’t one of those bands that I “got” right away. The first time I heard them was way back in the days of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, and I remember being characteristically unimpressed by “The Philosopher.”
Nevertheless, recently hearing the song again on YouTube encouraged me to rediscover this band. “Human” led me to “Thought Patterns,” which then led me to “Symbolic”. The fact that this band improved by leaps and bounds with each album is an often overstated fact, but it is a fact regardless of the overstatement. I bought Symbolic a week ago, and I literally cannot stop listening to it.
Anyone into metal needs to check this out. If I were to compile a “primer” to the world of metal, it would undoubtedly contain the first Sabbath album, Number of the Beast, Master of Puppets, and Symbolic. After these four albums, what else has anyone really done?