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Sound of Perseverance

Death Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Unquestionably one of the most important and influential death metal acts to have ever emerged from the North American continent, Florida's DEATH came together in late 1983 when guitarist/vocalist Chuck Schuldiner and guitarist Rick Rozz (real name: Frederick DeLillo) got together with drummer/vocalist Barney "Kam" Lee to form Mantas. Drawing musical inspiration from Venom and ... Read more in Amazon's Death Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B00000C2IF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,917 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Scavenger of Human Sorrow
2. Bite the Pain
3. Spirit Crusher
4. Story to Tell
5. Flesh and the Power It Holds
6. Voice of the Soul
7. To Forgive Is to Suffer
8. A Moment of Clarity
9. Painkiller

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Death ~ Sound Of Perserverence

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album is simply amazing - buy it without a second thought. It is death metal at its most technical and melodic. Chucks voice sounds less gutteral, that the lyrics are much easier understood - not to say that hes actually singing on this album, god forbid!! :-) His vocals are still raw and spat forth with venom as always. The first track 'Scavenger of human sorrow' starts of the album with a nice powerful drum pattern, followed by a piece of guitar mastery by the late Schuldiner to make even the most hardened guitar gurus hang up there axes and give up, followed by a crushing riff which makes u remember why you got into metal in the first place - yes, its that good. There are no weak tracks on this album at all, and a nice variation in sounds - the track 'voice of the soul' is purely acoustic/electric guitar only, overdubbed several times to give a lushious wall of harmonised sound. BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal at its very best! 12 Feb 2005
By AlexH
Format:Audio CD
With the "Sound of Perseverance" Death have penned the ultimate metal album, and when i say metal i mean it...i do not mean the best death metal or black metal or...I mean quite simply the ultimate METAL album. From the crushing heaviness and density of opener "Scavenger of Human Sorrow" it only gets better. The best tracks being the monumentally vicious The Flesh And The Power It Holds, the instrumental number Voice of the Soul (which proves once and for all that all the idiots who say metal bands can't play their instruments, are in fact, well, idiots) and the Judas Priest cover Painkiller. Death are as tight as any band and play with a precision and aggression that quite simply no other band can match. Everything from Chuck Schuldiner's visceral vocals to the perfectly crafted riffs to the drumming...oh the drumming: just listen to the drum solo which opens Painkiller and there can be no doubt you are in the presence of a master! Every metal fan should, neh MUST have this album. This is a heavy album through and through even the instrumental number is intense and requires your full attention and with most of the songs clocking in around the 7 min mark, there is plenty to get your teeth into here. Buy it!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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If you are not a great lover of ' death metal ' but like your metal heavy, buy this or at least listen to it. The guitar work is amazing, the instrumental ' voice of the soul ' is superb and the second track ' bite the pain ' has a touch of EVH about it. The final track pleased me no end as I have been a Priest fan for over 20 years.
Chuck's voice on this album has a greater sense of clarity about it and what I think is a good piece of production is the fact that all the instruments are given equal status. All of the DEATH albums have their own character, this one is no different and I was happy to pay the extra for an import. Still aggressive with fantastic harmonies. Chuck may have passed on but the music that he passed on to people like me will be his epitaph, hopefully there will be some sort of tribute album. the track 'to forgive is to suffer ' is a metal masterpeice. Excellent.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death - Educate yourself 5 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Chuck maybe gone but his legacy lives on. Death has always been at the more epic end of the death metal scale but what an EPIC! You cannot call yourselves a metaller without finding some brilliance from Chucks guitar work and traditional double bass & crushing riffs. This album is no exception. It has acoustic guitar which fits perfectly with the electric and shows the sheer inventivness of the album to broaden the scope of Death metal to more than just singing about horrors. Truly worth every penny..as with all Deaths albums..Educate youself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Listening to it again while I write! 1 Jun 2014
By Ed
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amazing album, top notch music. The guitar and drum work is amazing and has great chemistry with the vocals. The vocals themselves, higher pitched than on many albums, even more so than on Symbolic, work very well with the progressive-style guitar riffs. The drumming style allows experimental use of the guitar, while it keeps the beat of the song, this is seen in songs such as: Scavenger of Human Sorrow, in the second part of the faster section. I won't go into anymore detail, other than recommending this album one hundred percent! Also, Amazon and the seller did a brilliant job with packaging an delivery, so no worries there. This album is a monumental must-have for the big Death fan.
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