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Release date: 1990
Style: Death metal

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Disc I
01. Living Monstrosity
02. Altering The Future
03. Defensive Personalities
04. Within The Mind
05. Spiritual Healing
06. Low Life
07. Genetic Reconstruction
08. Killing Spree

Disc II [2012 Re-Release - Rehearsals]
01. Altering The Future
02. Defensive Personalities
03. Within The Mind
04. Within The Mind: Take 2
05. Spiritual Healing
06. Killing Spree
07. Defensive Personalities [Instrumental]
08. Spiritual Healing [Instrumental]
09. Within The Mind [Instrumental]
10. Satanic Jam
11. Primus Jam
12. Jon A Qua: Take 2
13. Jon A Qua: Take 3
14. Jon A Qua: Take 4
15. Jon A Qua: Take 5
16. Jon A Qua: Take 6

Disc III [2012 Re-Release - Live In New York, March 17th, 1990 & Pre-Human Rehearsals]
01. Living Monstrosity
02. Pull The Plug
03. Zombie Ritual
04. Spiritual Healing
05. Left To Die
06. Defensive Personalities
07. Genetic Reconstruction
08. Open Casket
09. Within The Mind
10. Leprosy
11. Suicide Machine [Pre-Human Rehearsal]
12. Together as One [Pre-Human Rehearsal]
13. See Through Dreams [Pre-Human Rehearsal]

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner - vocals, guitars
James Franklin Murphy - guitars
Terry Butler - bass
Bill Andrews - drums


Additional info
Produced by Chuck Schuldiner and Eric Greif.
Engineered by Scott Burns.
Mixed by Scott Burns and Death.
Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Engineering assisted by John Cervini and Mike Gowan.
Arranged by Death, with invaluable studio assistance by Scott Burns.
Remastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Additional bonus material revitalized and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Cover artwork by Edward J. Repka.
Original photography by J.J. Hollis.
Layout by Jacob Speis.

Guest review by
Yanko

Rating:
9.0
Well, well, well? Here it is the album that keeps the flame burning. Death have started it three years ago and now bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Carcass are strenuously practicing in some garage and deafening drunken metallers in some dirty underground metal club in the south of the US.

Death continue playing their typical style - the most brutal of thrash for its time, verging on death metal, but not quite being it, maintaining the creative attitude guitar-wise, mainly due to Chuck's genius.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (21)

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Pauleto - 20.03.2010 at 10:37  
  Excellent album. Grande school Death Metal!!!
Angelic Storm - 20.03.2010 at 11:23  
Rating: 7 I find this album to be too inconsistent to be called a classic. But, there are 3 songs on it which I regard as true Death classics, and are among my fave Death songs! ''Altering The Future", "Low Life", and the title track are all monster songs, and are among the best songs Chuck ever wrote. They also contain some scorching twin leads from Chuck and James Murphy. Definitely a good album, but not quite up there with their absolute classic albums.
Uirapuru - 19.08.2010 at 06:33  
Rating: 6 Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/
BreadGod - 19.08.2010 at 07:12  
Rating: 7
Written by Uirapuru on 19.08.2010 at 06:33

Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/

The cover art there was done by the legendary Ed Repka. He's the guy who designed Vic Rattlehead, the mascot for Megadeth.
Uirapuru - 19.08.2010 at 07:40  
Rating: 6
Written by BreadGod on 19.08.2010 at 07:12

Written by Uirapuru on 19.08.2010 at 06:33

Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/

The cover art there was done by the legendary Ed Repka. He's the guy who designed Vic Rattlehead, the mascot for Megadeth.


Seen a catalog with his art, it's really awesome. Although it can be said that Death and Megadeth received his finest pieces.. XD
vezzy - 19.08.2010 at 18:37  
Rating: 8 I'll take this, Leprosy and Individual Thought Patterns over Symbolic any day.
musicalkaratekid - 27.02.2012 at 00:51  
Rating: 7 A good album, though some of the riffs are repetitive and generic. The title track is an absolute beast.
errorcode99 - 20.03.2012 at 21:38  
Rating: 8 I see this as an excellent thrash album
Mr. Doctor - 20.03.2012 at 23:31  
Rating: 7
Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.
tea[m]ster - 20.03.2012 at 23:53  
Rating: 9 If I remember right, in the liner notes, the band thanked the 1989 Oakland A's. I was a bigtime time jock growing up and felt like the only one who listened to metal I thought it was fucking sweet that a death metal band liked baseball!
K†ulu - 20.03.2012 at 23:55  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2012 at 23:31

Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.

I have chased you here... People sometimes refer to Death as thrash regarding their later era albums although I don't any thrash there either, but as far as Spiritual Healing, this is practically a definition of classic death metal, but the prog/tech elements are already heard here.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.03.2012 at 23:57  
Rating: 8
Written by K†ulu on 20.03.2012 at 23:55

Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2012 at 23:31

Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.

I have chased you here... People sometimes refer to Death as thrash regarding their later era albums although I don't any thrash there either, but as far as Spiritual Healing, this is practically a definition of classic death metal.


Although the later albums aren't death metal any more they also aren't thrash. But the first three four are pure unadultered death metal no doubt about it.
megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 15:06  
  Very underrated album. Old school death metal with lots of outstanding harmonies.
Lord_Regnier - 13.04.2013 at 20:12  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.03.2010 at 11:23

I find this album to be too inconsistent to be called a classic. But, there are 3 songs on it which I regard as true Death classics, and are among my fave Death songs! ''Altering The Future", "Low Life", and the title track are all monster songs, and are among the best songs Chuck ever wrote. They also contain some scorching twin leads from Chuck and James Murphy. Definitely a good album, but not quite up there with their absolute classic albums.


Last time I listened to this album was something like... at least 15 years ago. But I remember that I found it inconsistent.
Never been a fan of Death, to be honest. I hate vocals.
NocturnalStalker - 27.09.2013 at 17:54  
Rating: 8 Classic death metal album.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.08.2014 at 05:12  
Rating: 7 Their Best album.

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