Death - Spiritual Healing

Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is Death’s third LP. It is different from their earlier work in only two ways: a new member (James Murphy, on guitar. Who has since left to join Obituary), and more importantly Chuck’s singing is more understandable! He has not lost the Death-rattle style, he has not done a Tom Araya (Slayer) and tried to actually sing. You can just understand him a bit better now, that’s all!
It’s not the fastest album in the world, but Death has always been known for power not speed, and Spiritual Healing is the most powerful, tightest, heaviest album to come from Death yet. Everything is as close to perfect is it can be, and none of the rawness of the classic Death sound has been lost. The guitar work is intricate, and effective. This is the best album of the year (so far). This is the one you have been waiting for! If you don’t own Spiritual Healing yet, fucking buy it!
This is it, this is Death!

{Through many line-up changes, Chuck has managed to keep Death alive, and at the time of this writing, they have recently released a new album, The Sound of Perseverance. Too bad they’re still “cry-baby momma’s boys,” but I have enjoyed the majority of their music. Looking back, it is pretty hard to believe that I claimed that this album was their heaviest…}

[Notes in {curly brackets} are from the Metal Curse 1 - 4 Collected Edition (1999)]

[Please note that the reviews in Metal Curse #1 and #2 did not have numerical ratings.]

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