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Death - Leprosy



8.6 | 1178 votes |
Release date: 1988
Style: Death metal

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Disc I
01. Leprosy
02. Born Dead
03. Forgotten Past
04. Left To Die
05. Pull The Plug
06. Open Casket
07. Primitive Ways
08. Choke On It

Disc II [Remastered version] [2014 reissue bonus]
01. Open Casket [September 23rd, 1987 rehearsal]
02. Choke On It [September 23rd, 1987 rehearsal]
03. Left To Die [September 23rd, 1987 rehearsal]
04. Left To Die (Take 2) [September 23rd, 1987 rehearsal]
05. Left To Die [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]
06. Open Casket [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]
07. Pull The Plug [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]
08. Choke On It [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]
09. Born Dead [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]
10. Forgotten Past [December 5th, 1987 rehearsal]

Disc III [Remastered version] [Deluxe version 2014 reissue bonus]
01. Leprosy [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
02. Open Casket [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
03. Zombie Ritual [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
04. Pull The Plug [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
05. Left To Die [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
06. Mutilation [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
07. Forgotten Past [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
08. Born Dead [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
09. Denial Of Life [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
10. Primitive Ways [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
11. Infernal Death [Live At Backstreets, Rochester, N.Y. - December 13th, 1988]
12. Leprosy [Live At The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, N.J. - December 11th, 1988]
13. Pull The Plug [Live At The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, N.J. - December 11th, 1988]
14. Forgotten Past [Live At The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, N.J. - December 11th, 1988]
15. Primitive Ways [Live At The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, N.J. - December 11th, 1988]

Top 20 albums of 1988: 20

Additional info
Remastered reissue - 3/5/14:
The entire album, as well as the bonus material has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc). Deluxe 2XCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased Leprosy demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope). LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2XCD.

Guest review by
Yanko
Rating:
8.0
There continues the saga of Death. The deadly topic of the lyrics is still there, but the main and most important ingredient of death metal is gone - the vocals. Chuck Schuldiner, being a true thrash vocalist, doesn't betray his nature and after torturing his throat on "Scream Bloody Gore", he sounds still very brutal, but not so convincing. From modern point of view, this wouldn't be an impressive performance, although brutality in the face of Cannibal Corpse still exists. For its time this would be one of the rawest vocal performances. However, the album is fast, technical and the vocals are not quite death, so I label it thrash.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (9)

Staff review by
Herzebeth
Rating:
9.7
One of the most influential bands in Death Metal released this Masterpiece called simply "Leprosy", an intense and raw album wrapped in brutal powerful riffs, insane (with a little Thrash style) drums, good bass-lines, awesome cover, and the most powerful vocal style in music.

The album opener "Leprosy" starts with a great progression of riffs and drum beats, then a chilling scream settles the atmosphere for the song, a brutal intelligent song with incredible fast and complex fillings (those in the minute 1:50 are the best ones), crazy ascending solo's clean bass-lines, catchy drum beats, etcThe tempo goes from slow to catchy then to Brutal and so on, this is one of the all time favorites for all the Death Metal fans all over the world.

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published 10.01.2005 | Comments (19)

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12.11.2018 - 20:13
Rating: 9
Metren
Chameleon
Written by X-Ray Rod on 25.07.2018 at 20:55

I really forgot how much I love this album. Had it at 8 before but fuck it.


I'd hate to berate straight outta the gate, but You still have it at 8, mate, You need to re-rate before it's too late.

EDIT: What an incredibly silly comment. That poem must've sounded great in my head last night, while I'd had a few... LOL
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05.12.2018 - 18:53
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Written by X-Ray Rod on 25.07.2018 at 20:55

I really forgot how much I love this album. Had it at 8 before but fuck it.
"THERE IS NO HOPE. WHY DON'T YOU.............
PULL THE PLUUUUUUUGGGGG!!!!!!"

Yo change your rating haha
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28.02.2021 - 05:49
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This is their best album for sure. Pull The Plug is an awesome track.
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I do your mum
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26.06.2021 - 20:41
Rating: 9
WizardSlayer99

Classic Death album
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03.07.2021 - 22:53
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000

I first didn't like this album. I prefered the progressive style of Death's later albums. Now I've listened to Leprosy again and it's just as awesome! One of the best death metal albums ever!
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04.07.2021 - 00:10
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 03.07.2021 at 22:53

I first didn't like this album. I prefered the progressive style of Death's later albums. Now I've listened to Leprosy again and it's just as awesome! One of the best death metal albums ever!

I know this is one of the first true death metal albums released, a long way from the sound of their later albums, it must of sounded absolutely Brutal back in it's day, it's still a classic even now, and with songs like Pull The Plug, and Left For Dead the lyrics were insane!
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08.07.2021 - 14:29
Rating: 10
gavdann

Just like to throw it out there that I've got the original Combat US gatefold pressing of this beaut and it's worth a small fortune!

I recently bought a brand new turntable and it sounds awesome. I hate how the modern trend of remastering everything fucks with these classic recordings.
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10.07.2021 - 19:02
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000

Once I had! full control! of my life!
But now behold: ! a machine! decides my fate!
End it now! it's all too laaaaaaaaaatteee!
I love that part... by the way, Pull the Plug is basically the death metal version of One - which also came out 1988
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15.09.2021 - 13:29
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

One of the best death metal albums ever, goes without saying. The combination of more simplistic and straightforward style plus the unique ripping production is an absolute blast.
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