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Release date: 1985
Style: Death metal, Thrash metal


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01. The Exorcist
02. Pentagram
03. Burning In Hell
04. Evil Warriors
05. Seven Churches
06. Satan's Curse
07. Holy Hell
08. Twisted Minds
09. Fallen Angel
10. Death Metal

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Released in 1985, Seven Churches is considered by many to be the first ever Death Metal album. Possessed, a 4-piece from San Francisco, built upon the raw energy of Thrash and mutated it into an altogether darker, nastier beast. This is an album which is rightfully revered and respected as an all-time classic - just under 40 minutes of primal savagery, ending with the genre-defining anthem Death Metal.

published 28.06.2005 | Comments (20)

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Richard My Top 10 Metal Albums  | #10
ChapuLviz Top 100 US Thrash Albums  | #11
Aristarchos First examples of songs in different genres  | #14
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musicalkaratekid - 12.02.2012 at 13:18  
Rating: 9 This album is fucking great. I remember finding a tape with this album on (courtesy of my father) and listening to it at 9 years old. 'The Exorcist' is one of the best death metal songs i've ever heard, and those drums are absolutely killer. A couple of weak(er) songs on here, but it doesn't take away from the fact that this really is a legendary album.
megadeath13 - 04.11.2012 at 22:36  
  Its one of the most influential metal albums up to date. Its the very first death metal album and might very well be one of the best in the underground scene.
Aristarchos - 15.11.2012 at 19:30  
  Fallen Angel is my favourite song on this album.
Boxcar Willy - 19.12.2012 at 05:19  
Rating: 9 Agressive as fuck.
Egigantea - 24.02.2013 at 00:15  
Rating: 10 I just got this baby today and ooooooooh boy do my neighbors love it!
Well probably not but to hell with them I sure love this album.
Metropolis_Dream - 04.04.2013 at 22:25  
  Legendary album. Possessed were definitely one of the pioneers of old school death metal. Its a pity that they didnt manage to record more albums.
Illog1cal - 19.05.2013 at 14:39  
  That last riff in 'Holy Hell' is more strange than any Voivod riff I have ever heard.
belphegor666 - 04.07.2013 at 13:43  
  This album seriously is a killing destroys whatever is standing on it's way...Death Fucking Metal
Lião - 27.09.2013 at 06:06  
  Really dig the intro to "The Exorcist".
Dargor313000 - 11.07.2016 at 05:11  
Rating: 9 Probably the originators of death metal with this masterpiece

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