Top 10 Most Important Albums in Death Metal Historychristangrant
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Even though this was released in 1989 (two years after "Scream Bloody Gore" and four years after "Seven Churches"), it's considered one of the "first true death metal albums".
This album being number one and considered one of the "first true death metal albums", that makes sense.
Important for its satanic lyrics/content.
Morbid Angel's true debut album, not counting "Abominations of Desolation" which was released in 1986 but not released until 1991.3 Comments
Legend has it this was the first death metal album to exist.
The first Death metal album has to be number 1 - christangrant
Without this album there wouldn't be Death Metal - MetalWorldOrder
Like "Seven Churches", this was one of the early/first few death metal albums to exist.
It inspired Adam Dutkiewicz to play guitar and form Killswitch Engage.
The album that helped develop the melodic death metal genre.
This was one of the albums that helped define the British death metal and grindcore scene.
Most Obituary fans prefer "Cause Of Death" but I agree this album was important.
Important for featuring James Murphy, who had just left Death to record this album.
Can't have a list like this without some Obituary. "Cause Of Death" is a classic.
This album needs to be much more higher.
Obviously an important album because it inspired so much of what technical death metal is.
Recorded in 1986 but not released officially until 1989, this was one of the early albums that defined grindcore.
Obviously an important album because it includes four then-unknown musicians who had joined notable death metal/grindcore bands, such as Morbid Angel (David Vincent and Pete Sandoval), Napalm Death (Jesse Pintado) and Nausea (Oscar Garcia), by the time of its release in '89.
Bible for the Gothenburg death metal movement.
Created one of the most brutal metal sounds in the 90s (brutal technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure
Technical death metal perfected. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Scream Bloody Gore - Death
3. Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel