Death was an American death metal band from Orlando, Florida. The band was originally called "Mantas" and founded in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner, Rick Rozz and Kam Lee. In 1984 the band changed the from "Mantas" into "Death".
This is the 1980s discography of the Death Metal band: Death with photos of the original Death Thrash metal band members: Chuck Schuldiner, Rick Rozz, Bill Andrews, Terry Butler
Death is widely considered to be one of the most influential bands in the history of heavy metal music. Founded by Chuck Schuldiner in 1983, the band's intense sound and progressive approach to songwriting helped to define the death metal genre, paving the way for countless other bands to follow in their footsteps.
At the heart of Death's music was Chuck Schuldiner's singular vision. He was the band's founder, primary songwriter, and guitarist, and he was known for his uncompromising commitment to creating the most extreme and challenging music possible. Schuldiner's playing was characterized by lightning-fast riffs, intricate melodies, and technical virtuosity, and his lyrics explored themes of death, philosophy, and spirituality.
The early years of Death were marked by a series of lineup changes and stylistic experiments, but the band began to solidify its sound with the release of their third album, "Spiritual Healing," in 1990. The album showcased Death's signature blend of brutal aggression and progressive songwriting, and it helped to establish them as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking bands in the metal scene.
Over the next several years, Death continued to push the boundaries of the death metal genre with a series of landmark albums. "Human," released in 1991, is widely considered to be one of the greatest death metal albums of all time, thanks to its complex song structures, technical proficiency, and philosophical lyrics. "Individual Thought Patterns" (1993) and "Symbolic" (1995) further cemented Death's reputation as one of the most important and innovative bands in the metal world.
Tragically, Schuldiner was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1999, and he passed away in 2001 at the age of 34. His death was a devastating blow to the metal community, and it marked the end of an era for Death and for heavy metal as a whole. However, Schuldiner's influence lives on, and his legacy as a pioneering musician and fearless innovator continues to inspire generations of metal fans and musicians.
Combat / Under One Flag FLAG 24 , 1988 , England
LEPROSY is the second official full-length album released by the American Death Metal band: DEATH, this album was released in 1988. Front Cover Artwork by Edward J. RepkaShow Details
UNDER ON FLAG FLAG 12 , 1987 , UK
This album "DEATH – Scream Bloody Gore" is the debut studio album by this American death metal band Death. Front Cover Artwork by Edward J. RepkaShow Details
Cobra CL 1030 / Maze Music , 1987 , Canada
Under One Flag FLAG 12 , 1987 , USA
Under One Flag FLAG 38 , 1990 , England
Death's 1990 vinyl LP "Spiritual Healing" is a classic of the death metal genre, showcasing technical prowess, philosophical themes, and critical acclaim. The album's intricate musicianship and innovative approach to songwriting have cemented Death's legacy in the world of heavy metal music.Show Details