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Death Biography

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There are two artists by this name. A death metal band and a 70s garage rock band. 1) Death was an influential death metal band founded by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner in Orlando in 1983. They released several demos as Mantas before changing their name in 1984. 2) Death was a detroit rock band formed in 1971 by three African-American brothers, the Hackneys. Their only Album was 1975's "For the Whole World To See". These sessions were recorded between 1973 and 1974. == Death 1 == Death is widely considered one of the most influential bands in the genre. The band’s debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", has been described as “death metal’s first archetypal document,” and Schuldiner himself as the “father of death metal". However, Schuldiner dismissed such attributions in an interview with Metal-Rules.com, stating, “I don’t think I should take the credit for this death metal stuff. I’m just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band.” As of 2008, Death has sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, with 368,184 albums having been sold in the US alone (not counting sales prior to the Soundscan era), making them one of the top-selling death metal bands of all time. Their best-selling album, "Human", was released in 1991 and is considered by many to be the band in top-form. Their last album, "The Sound of Perseverance", was released in 1998. In 2001, Chuck Schuldiner died from a three-year battle with brain stem cancer and the project ended. Along the way, Death included celebrated musicians from the death metal genre, including bassist, Steve DiGiorgio, drummer Gene Hoglan, and guitarist, James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, more). There was an aid to help Chuck, it started in June 2001. There was signed Death merchendise wich went for auction along with other band merchendise like "Fear Factory " "Obsolete" gold record. Despite the effort this was not enough to save Chuck. == Death 2 == Death’s music falls somewhere between ’70s hard rock and the more stripped-down, straightforward garage rock one might deem proto-punk. Obviously influenced by Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, most of their songs span multiple parts and time signatures. “Let the World Turn” even features a drum solo. With the exception of that song, a reverby slow-jam, the album stays uptempo. It’s replete with wonderful, memorable moments, like “Freakin’ Out,” which mixes a classic-sounding garage riff with an unexpected chorus that sharply repeats the title phrase over a snare beat. “Rock-N-Roll Victim” avoids hard-rock cliché by augmenting the drums with handclaps. There’s not a bad song in the bunch, but the songs from Death’s only official release are the clear highlights on …For the Whole World to See. “Keep On Knocking” is a simple, catchy rock song that gets all the elements right, particularly Bobby Hackney’s urgent vocals and David’s spot-on guitar solo. “Politicians In My Eyes,” the EP’s A-side, is masterful. Form meets content as Bobby alternately spits out and wails lyrics decrying hypocritical politicians. David’s guitars and Dannis’ drums, similarly, sound angry, accusatory. Fiercely energetic, it sounds so rooted in such a particular time and place that it has a kind of canonical familiarity, like something that’s been played on the radio for years.

Death Metal Albums

Human Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 22-OCT-1991

War Is The Answer Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Five Finger Death Punch’s forthcoming sophomore album, War Is the Answer, is locked and loaded with twelve tracks of raw epic heavy metal. The record’s deafening [...]

The Way of the Fist Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

UK pressing of this album from the American Metal heads features bonus material. FFDP were formed in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory (formerly of U.P.O.). Other [...]

War Is the Answer [DELUXE EDITION] (CD/DVD) Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Five Finger Death Punch’s forthcoming sophomore album, War Is the Answer, is locked and loaded with twelve tracks of raw epic heavy metal. The record’s deafening [...]

Speak English or Die Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 22-FEB-2000

Total Brutal Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

2008 release from the San Marcos, California-based Metal heads. Austrian Death Machine is fast, pissed, brutal and every song has a guitar solo. You won’t find [...]

Leprosy Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: DEATHTitle: LEPROSYStreet Release Date: 09/09/1988<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

Individual Thought Patterns Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

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Scream Bloody Gore Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 5-FEB-1990

Sound of Perseverance Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Combining their old sound with a fresh & more progressive sound, Death are stronger than ever. Features the last work of Chuch Schuldiner. Nine tracks, including [...]

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