Top 10 Most Important Albums in Death Metal History

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The Top Ten

1 Seven Churches - Possessed

The first Death metal album has to be number 1 - christangrant

Without this album there wouldn't be Death Metal - MetalWorldOrder

2 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
3 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel

Classic!

4 Heartwork - Carcass
5 Symbolic - Death
6 Realm of Chaos - Bolt Thrower
7 Cause of Death - Obituary

Can't have a list like this without some Obituary. "Cause Of Death" is a classic.

This album needs to be much more higher.

Classic!

8 Slowly We Rot - Obituary
9 Blackwater Park - Opeth
10 Unquestionable Presence - Atheist

Obviously an important album because it inspired so much of what technical death metal is.

The Contenders

11 Left Hand Path - Entombed
12 Severed Survival - Autopsy
13 Horrified - Repulsion

Recorded in 1986 but not released officially until 1989, this was one of the early albums that defined grindcore.

14 Obscura - Gorguts
15 World Downfall - Terrorizer

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.

16 Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse
17 Consuming Impulse - Pestilence
18 None So Vile - Cryptopsy

Created one of the most brutal metal sounds in the 90s (brutal technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure

19 Leprosy - Death
20 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile

Technical death metal perfected. - Metal_Treasure

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