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Death - The Sound Of Perseverance



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Release date: 31 August 1998
Style: Progressive thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
02. Bite The Pain
03. Spirit Crusher
04. Story To Tell
05. Flesh And The Power It Holds
06. Voice Of The Soul
07. To Forgive Is To Suffer
08. A Moment Of Clarity
09. Painkiller [Judas Priest cover]

Disc II [Remastered version - CD 1] [2011 reissue bonus]
01. Spirit Crusher [No bass] ['98 demos]
02. Flesh And The Power It Holds [No bass] ['98 demos]
03. Voice Of The Soul [No bass] ['98 demos]
04. Bite The Pain ['98 demos]
05. A Moment Of Clarity ['98 demos]
06. Story To Tell ['98 demos]
07. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow ['98 demos]
08. Bite The Pain ['97 demos]
09. Story To Tell ['97 demos]
10. A Moment Of Clarity ['97 demos]

Disc III [Remastered version - CD 2] [2011 reissue bonus]
01. Bite The Pain ['96 demos]
02. Story To Tell ['96 demos]
03. A Moment Of Clarity ['96 demos]
04. Bite The Pain [Paul Payne vocals version] ['96 demos]
05. A Moment Of Clarity [Paul Payne vocals version] ['96 demos]
06. A Moment Of Clarity [Chuck vocals version] ['96 demos]
07. Story To Tell [Chuck vocals version] ['96 demos]
08. Bite The Pain [Shannon Hamm vocals version] ['96 demos]
09. A Moment Of Clarity [Instrumental] ['96 demos]
10. Bite The Pain [Instrumental] ['96 demos]
11. Story To Tell [Instrumental] ['96 demos]
12. Voice Of The Soul [Instrumental] ['96 demos]
13. A Moment Of Clarity [Instrumental] ['96 demos]

Top 20 albums of 1998: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 9

Line-up
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner - vocals, guitars
Shannon Hamm - guitars
Richard Christy - drums
Scott Clendenin - bass

Additional info
Nuclear Blast Records released a deluxe edition in December 2005. It contains the original album as well as the DVD Live in Cottbus '98 and press pictures. It was also released as a DualDisc.

Relapse Records released a second deluxe edition on February 15, 2011. The album was remastered and reissued in deluxe 2-CD and 3-CD formats, with the additional CDs containing unreleased demo material.

Produced by Jim Morris and Chuck Schuldiner.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Artwork by Travis Smith.
Art direction and design by Chuck Schuldiner and Travis Smith.

Remastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Additional bonus material mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Reissue coordination by Drew Juergens.
Layout by Jacob Speis.

Guest review by
Yanko
Rating:
10
This is it. Finally, after more than 10 years of waiting, we have got It. The one, the only the true thrash metal album. Death have had six releases, have made some drastic changes in their style and have achieved it finally.

Despite being labeled as the fathers of death metal, only their first album is truly death metal, mainly due to vocal abilities of main-man Chuck Schuldiner, who was never really a death vocal. His singing has steadily and gradually evolved into more and more shrieking, until now on this album we hear him really screaming. Not many people came to terms with it and have accepted, but it is what thrash metal is all about. Its most distinct feature are the vocals and Chuck has shown what thrash vocals should sound like. Screaming, aggressive, full of feeling, coming right from the heart. True thrash metal that is.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (28)

Guest review by
K✞ulu
Rating:
9.5
I'm not going to start this review with whining about how unfortunate we are for having lost Chuck Schuldiner back in 2001 and The Sound Of Perseverance being the last Death album. Chuck was a great musician indeed, but fate was too cruel to him, and he passed away. The legacy in form of his music though is with us, so let's talk about it.

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published 06.07.2008 | Comments (24)

Guest review by
metaniac
Rating:
9.9
What started off from Individual Thought Patterns and continued through Symbolic as a slight progressive-thrash deviation for Death casts its full blown dominance in The Sound Of Perseverance. Just before Chuck goes out with his plans on Control Denied, this album comes out.

It is very hard to single out highlight songs from an album with so many exquisite technical creations, nevertheless, "Scavenger OF Human Sorrow", "Spirit Crusher", "Voice Of the Soul", "Bite the Pain", "A Moment Of Clarity" stand out among the tracks. Listening to the whole album from beginning to the end is a downright MUST and also a request.

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published 28.10.2010 | Comments (18)

Guest review by
Hermann Langke
Rating:
9.3
What better name for a metal band? Especially one concentrating so fixedly on the snuffing out of life? The sonic blood-curdling career of mainman Chuck Schuldiner is one of the most celebrated in the development of death metal as a thrash sub-genre. Death were the daddies of this hack 'n' slay brand of guitar violence, and anyone with even the vaguest wish to count themselves as practitioners of extreme noise, from Carcass to Deicide, from Obituary to Cannibal Corpse, would count Schuldiner's unholy racket as a major influence.

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published 23.04.2011 | Comments (29)

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24.02.2013 - 19:52
Rating: 7
Alex F
Written by [user id=101272] on 24.02.2013 at 19:41

I think you must be confusing this record with Symbolic.

What Marcel said. This is basically a tech-y thrash metal album.... with Donald Duck on vocals. It's really not surprising that I dislike this, seeing as I dislike most thrash metal.
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24.02.2013 - 19:56
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by [user id=101272] on 24.02.2013 at 19:52


Death metal =/= good music
Most of the time at least. Such is the case with Symbolic.

Death were at their peak when they played pure death metal. Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy are by far their best closely followed by Spiritual Healing.

Modern day death metal and brutal death metal is generally crap but old school death metal rules supreme. Tiamat, Sentenced, Entombed, for example, were at their peak when they played old school death metal.
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24.02.2013 - 19:57
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Alex F on 24.02.2013 at 19:52


What Marcel said. This is basically a tech-y thrash metal album.... with Donald Duck on vocals. It's really not surprising that I dislike this, seeing as I dislike most thrash metal.

mmm this has nothing to do with thrash metal Or else I would have enjoyed it a lot more. What we get here some sort of extremish techy proggy wankery. But failing in all departments.
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24.02.2013 - 20:03
Rating: 7
Alex F
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.02.2013 at 19:57

mmm this has nothing to do with thrash metal Or else I would have enjoyed it a lot more. What we get here some sort of extremish techy proggy wankery. But failing in all departments.

Last time I listened to this was a few months ago, and I don't really want to submit myself to torture simply to classify this, but I vaguely remember this being thrash influenced. However it certainly is techy, wankery, and fails in all departments . If I'm every feeling masochistic I'll give this a whirl again to test your classification.
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24.02.2013 - 20:04
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.02.2013 at 19:56

Written by [user id=101272] on 24.02.2013 at 19:52


Death metal =/= good music
Most of the time at least. Such is the case with Symbolic.

Death were at their peak when they played pure death metal. Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy are by far their best closely followed by Spiritual Healing.

Modern day death metal and brutal death metal is generally crap but old school death metal rules supreme. Tiamat, Sentenced, Entombed, for example, were at their peak when they played old school death metal.

I'm with you on all points here. Death's early works are far better, and most MDM and BDM suck. OSDM is freaking dope.
I'm just saying, even if they're both crap, TSOP > Symbolic.
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24.02.2013 - 20:06
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by [user id=101272] on 24.02.2013 at 20:04


I'm just saying, even if they're both crap, TSOP > Symbolic.

and there I totally disagree. Symbolic is still enjoyable whereas TSOP is pure torture to my ears
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24.02.2013 - 20:16
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.02.2013 at 20:06

Written by [user id=101272] on 24.02.2013 at 20:04


I'm just saying, even if they're both crap, TSOP > Symbolic.

and there I totally disagree. Symbolic is still enjoyable whereas TSOP is pure torture to my ears

...And vice-versa for yours truly.
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23.03.2013 - 17:51
Boxcar Willy
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I dislike both Symbolic and TSOP.

I really don't enjoy any Death album,. but SBG is probably my favourite.
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24.03.2013 - 02:49
camilord
The weakest death album to me. the voice a la cradle of filth, and the sound production, are horrendous
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31.03.2013 - 17:25
Rating: 7
svartberger
The album would be better without the vocals, and yes it is one of the most relevant aspects when i rata an album, if not so i would have been a huge venom fan
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10.05.2013 - 00:27
Rating: 9
mz
I know that the vox are not prefect, but they work for me, I do not know why. Chucks vocal on symbolic are far more terrible than this.
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10.05.2013 - 00:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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All Death albums would be better without Chuck's vocals if you ask me. Probably one of the worst sounding vocalists I've ever heard.
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23.05.2013 - 04:38
Metal|Bleed
"Spirit Crusher" is my favorite Death song. Album is really awesome, as is everything else by these guys. You're pretty retarded. \m/
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16.08.2013 - 08:31
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Reality03 on 16.08.2013 at 01:19

And this isnt progressive thrash at all.

What would you call it?
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16.08.2013 - 21:41
psykometal
A staff guy...
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Written by Reality03 on 16.08.2013 at 18:50

Just simple progressive metal if you ask me.

Nah, cuz that album was more than just "simple progressive metal". It was also thrashy, and it definitely needs that extra bit in there to distance it from being confused for sounding like bands such as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Symphony X, or Ayreon.
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17.08.2013 - 01:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Elite
There is no thrash in this so progressive thrash impossible to call this one
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17.08.2013 - 02:33
psykometal
A staff guy...
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2013 at 01:38

There is no thrash in this so progressive thrash impossible to call this one

We'll just have to agree to disagree then cuz it sounds pretty thrashy to me when the songs get to movin'.
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17.08.2013 - 03:01
X-Ray Rod
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An extreme variant of progressive metal, nothing more to it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass

Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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17.08.2013 - 18:57
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I think this is one of those albums where categorizing it specifically isn't an easy task! It can't be called simply "progressive metal", as like psykometal said, it is more extreme musically than bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X. And it's not exactly thrash or death metal either, although it does have trace elements of the latter genre. In absence of a clear-cut definition, I'd class it as progressive/melodic death metal, as it is probably closer to that genre than any other, even if it doesn't fit into it neatly.
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17.08.2013 - 19:26
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
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Written by Angelic Storm on 17.08.2013 at 18:57
it is more extreme musically than bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X.

Yeah, so? It's not like all progressive metal bands can't be extreme and must be compared to such bands.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass

Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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17.08.2013 - 19:31
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by X-Ray Rod on 17.08.2013 at 19:26
Yeah, so? It's not like all progressive metal bands can't be extreme and must be compared to such bands.

Eh? I never insinuated any such thing... show me where I said all progressive metal bands can't be extreme and should be compared with bands like Symphony X and Dream Theater? You're obviously reading far more into that comment than what was actually said...
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17.08.2013 - 19:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Elite
It can be called simply 'progressive metal' even though it might be more extreme than Dream theater and Symphony X
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17.08.2013 - 19:45
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2013 at 19:38

It can be called simply 'progressive metal' even though it might be more extreme than Dream theater and Symphony X

All that proves is that was taken completely out of context and misunderstood. When I said it can't simply be called "progressive metal" I was NOT insinuating that it can't be called progressive metal of any kind, just that "progressive metal" without any futher sub-categorisation, only includes bands such as Dream Theater.

The music on "The Sound Of Perseverence" is clearly prog metal, just not prog metal of the same type as those other bands mentioned, hence it belonging to a sub-genre of prog metal, rather than being "simply prog metal", which was what I stated.
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17.08.2013 - 19:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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There is no thrash in it and no death metal so it can simply be called prog metal or if some people somehow find it extreme call it extreme prog metal.
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17.08.2013 - 19:53
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2013 at 19:48

There is no thrash in it and no death metal so it can simply be called prog metal or if some people somehow find it extreme call it extreme prog metal.

I initially stated that this album is difficult to categorize, and all the debate on this page about the album's sound only proves that.
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17.08.2013 - 19:59
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
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Written by Angelic Storm on 17.08.2013 at 19:45

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2013 at 19:38

It can be called simply 'progressive metal' even though it might be more extreme than Dream theater and Symphony X

All that proves is that was taken completely out of context and misunderstood. When I said it can't simply be called "progressive metal" I was NOT insinuating that it can't be called progressive metal of any kind, just that "progressive metal" without any futher sub-categorisation, only includes bands such as Dream Theater.

Nope, you missunderstood my comment. I know you weren't insinuating anything in particular. What I saying was that the part of the post I quoted I considered it irrelevant because I disagree with your categorisation of progressive metal "only including bands such as Dream Theater".
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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17.08.2013 - 20:09
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by X-Ray Rod on 17.08.2013 at 19:59
Nope, you missunderstood my comment. I know you weren't insinuating anything in particular. What I saying was that the part of the post I quoted I considered it irrelevant because I disagree with your categorisation of progressive metal "only including bands such as Dream Theater".

Just 3 or 4 posts above the one of mine which you quoted, psykometal stated that "Nah, cuz that album was more than just "simple progressive metal". How was my comment any different to that one?

When I used the term "simply prog metal" I was using it in the exact same context as psykometal was when he said "simple progressive metal". I was only saying it was a different type of prog metal to those bands, not that it wasn't prog metal of any description. Calling an album "extreme prog metal", or "progressive death metal" doesn't make it any less a prog metal album than a Dream Theater album, just that it needs further or different categorisation than a DT album (but still within the prog genre).
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17.08.2013 - 20:11
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Staff
Written by Angelic Storm on 17.08.2013 at 20:09
Just 3 or 4 posts above the one of mine which you quoted, psykometal stated that "Nah, cuz that album was more than just "simple progressive metal". How was my comment any different to that one?

I really hope you are not thinking this is personal just because I didn't bother to quote both users with the same opinion which I disagreed with.

I'll just skip to the end and say that I just call this extreme prog metal, anything else feels really wrong to me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass

Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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17.08.2013 - 20:18
!J.O.O.E.!
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The important thing to note, above everything else, is that this album is utterly naff regardless of the genre
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17.08.2013 - 20:20
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by X-Ray Rod on 17.08.2013 at 20:11
I really hope you are not thinking this is personal just because I didn't bother to quote both users with the same opinion which I disagreed with.

I'll just skip to the end and say that I just call this extreme prog metal, anything else really feels wrong to me.

No, I didn't think it was personal, I just brought up psykometal's post in case you didn't realise me saying "simply prog metal" was meant to be taken in the exactly same context as his post.

I would agree about it being extreme prog metal, and that is a more ambiguous term than "progressive thrash" or "progressive death metal". I think it does contain trace elements of the latter genre, but not enough to make it a bona fide death metal album.
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