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  • Jan 31, 2004
I don't think it can be emphasized enough how good this album is. I believe everything Chuck Schuldiner had done previous had led up to this, his ultimate achievement. I find it hard to imagine anyone with a taste for brilliantly written, technical, progressive metal not liking this. One of the best metal albums of all time. And this is pure metal. The pure metal aspect is do-or-die on the riffs. This album has monster riffs that are PURE METAL but still complex and unusual. Plus, Richard Christy's drumming here is quite possibly the greatest metal drumming ever recorded. Yeah, seriously. ...

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review by . October 27, 2003
If a band must go, it is good that their last album is their best one (ya know, end on a high note). This is definitely Chuck Shuldiner's best writing, and this is the best band to ever comprise Death. Surprisingly, there are no "big names" here like Steve DiGiorgio or Gene Hoglan. Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin, and Richard Christy (Gene who?) slaughter on this disc. What makes them so impressive? Unlike the heavy, atomistic rigidity of most death metal bands, Death's musicians flow over each other …
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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 an amazing cover of Judas Priest's 'Painkiller'. Nuclear Blast.
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Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
Artist: Death
Release Date: September 15, 1998

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