The Sound of Perseverance

Death - The Sound of Perseverance
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Based on 166 ratings
1998 Ratings: #13
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August 31, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
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Death went out with a bang for their final album. This album is absolutely amazing, some of the best Death metal I've ever heard.

Chuck Schulinder and Shannon Hamm made some of the best guitar parts i've every heard, every riff, lick and solo is done to basically perfection on this album. It really shows how talented Chuck is at guitar and as a songwriter. His vocals on this album sort of differentiated from other albums such as Scream Bloody Gore and Symbolic that had deeper vocals. The ... read more
Death end their career on a really high note. This is easily one of the best final albums that I've heard come from metal.

Goddamn, do the instrumentals steal the show on this one! I've made it no secret that I'm a sucker for good instrumentation, and these guys certainly exceeded my expectations on that front for every single one of their albums, and this one is no exception. The drumming in particular, good god, it's fucking amazing. While I was just as amazed by the guitar work, the ... read more

I've had my ups with this record and I've had my downs, but in the end, I have to admit: The Sound of Perseverance really is a masterpiece, and if it were released by any other band, it might just be one of the best of its kind. I just think the rest of Death's discography (spare Leprosy and Spiritual Healing) is better than this admittedly terrific album.
Ava and Leon please dont kill me
One of the most emotional Death Metal records of all time. One of the only to actually bring tears out, this is Death close to their peak and honestly I could see this being the best Death album (I mean, it doesn't surpass the masterpiece known as symbolic, but its damn close)
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Track List

  1. Scavenger of Human Sorrow
  2. Bite the Pain
  3. Spirit Crusher
  4. Story to Tell
  5. Flesh and the Power It Holds
  6. Voice of the Soul
  7. To Forgive Is to Suffer
  8. A Moment of Clarity
  9. Painkiller
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