Death - Spiritual Healing


8.5 | 833 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Death metal

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Disc I
01. Living Monstrosity
02. Altering The Future
03. Defensive Personalities
04. Within The Mind
05. Spiritual Healing
06. Low Life
07. Genetic Reconstruction
08. Killing Spree

Disc II [2012 Re-Release - Rehearsals]
01. Altering The Future
02. Defensive Personalities
03. Within The Mind
04. Within The Mind: Take 2
05. Spiritual Healing
06. Killing Spree
07. Defensive Personalities [Instrumental]
08. Spiritual Healing [Instrumental]
09. Within The Mind [Instrumental]
10. Satanic Jam
11. Primus Jam
12. Jon A Qua: Take 2
13. Jon A Qua: Take 3
14. Jon A Qua: Take 4
15. Jon A Qua: Take 5
16. Jon A Qua: Take 6

Disc III [2012 Re-Release - Live In New York, March 17th, 1990 & Pre-Human Rehearsals]
01. Living Monstrosity
02. Pull The Plug
03. Zombie Ritual
04. Spiritual Healing
05. Left To Die
06. Defensive Personalities
07. Genetic Reconstruction
08. Open Casket
09. Within The Mind
10. Leprosy
11. Suicide Machine [Pre-Human Rehearsal]
12. Together as One [Pre-Human Rehearsal]
13. See Through Dreams [Pre-Human Rehearsal]

Line-up
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner - vocals, guitars
James Franklin Murphy - guitars
Terry Butler - bass
Bill Andrews - drums

Additional info
Produced by Chuck Schuldiner and Eric Greif.
Engineered by Scott Burns.
Mixed by Scott Burns and Death.
Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Engineering assisted by John Cervini and Mike Gowan.
Arranged by Death, with invaluable studio assistance by Scott Burns.
Remastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Additional bonus material revitalized and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Cover artwork by Edward J. Repka.
Original photography by J.J. Hollis.
Layout by Jacob Speis.

Guest review by
Yanko
Rating:
9.0
Well, well, well? Here it is the album that keeps the flame burning. Death have started it three years ago and now bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Carcass are strenuously practicing in some garage and deafening drunken metallers in some dirty underground metal club in the south of the US.

Death continue playing their typical style - the most brutal of thrash for its time, verging on death metal, but not quite being it, maintaining the creative attitude guitar-wise, mainly due to Chuck's genius.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (22)

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20.03.2010 - 10:37
Pauleto
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Excellent album. Grande school Death Metal!!!
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20.03.2010 - 11:23
Rating: 7
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I find this album to be too inconsistent to be called a classic. But, there are 3 songs on it which I regard as true Death classics, and are among my fave Death songs! ''Altering The Future", "Low Life", and the title track are all monster songs, and are among the best songs Chuck ever wrote. They also contain some scorching twin leads from Chuck and James Murphy. Definitely a good album, but not quite up there with their absolute classic albums.
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19.08.2010 - 06:33
Rating: 6
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/
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19.08.2010 - 07:12
Insineratehymn
Account deleted
Written by Uirapuru on 19.08.2010 at 06:33

Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/

The cover art there was done by the legendary Ed Repka. He's the guy who designed Vic Rattlehead, the mascot for Megadeth.
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19.08.2010 - 07:40
Rating: 6
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Written by Guest on 19.08.2010 at 07:12

Written by Uirapuru on 19.08.2010 at 06:33

Still can't understand the big fuzz about this band...

Excellent cover art btw o/

The cover art there was done by the legendary Ed Repka. He's the guy who designed Vic Rattlehead, the mascot for Megadeth.


Seen a catalog with his art, it's really awesome. Although it can be said that Death and Megadeth received his finest pieces.. XD
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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19.08.2010 - 18:37
Rating: 8
vezzy
Stallmanite
I'll take this, Leprosy and Individual Thought Patterns over Symbolic any day.
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Relinquish proprietary software for a greater GNU/America.
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27.02.2012 - 00:51
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
A good album, though some of the riffs are repetitive and generic. The title track is an absolute beast.
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20.03.2012 - 21:38
Rating: 8
errorcode99
I see this as an excellent thrash album
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20.03.2012 - 23:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.03.2012 - 23:53
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
If I remember right, in the liner notes, the band thanked the 1989 Oakland A's. I was a bigtime time jock growing up and felt like the only one who listened to metal I thought it was fucking sweet that a death metal band liked baseball!
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rekt
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20.03.2012 - 23:55
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2012 at 23:31

Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.

I have chased you here... People sometimes refer to Death as thrash regarding their later era albums although I don't any thrash there either, but as far as Spiritual Healing, this is practically a definition of classic death metal, but the prog/tech elements are already heard here.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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20.03.2012 - 23:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by K†ulu on 20.03.2012 at 23:55

Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2012 at 23:31

Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 21:38

I see this as an excellent thrash album


How can anybody say that a Death album is thrash is beyond me.

I have chased you here... People sometimes refer to Death as thrash regarding their later era albums although I don't any thrash there either, but as far as Spiritual Healing, this is practically a definition of classic death metal.


Although the later albums aren't death metal any more they also aren't thrash. But the first three four are pure unadultered death metal no doubt about it.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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17.11.2012 - 15:06
megadeath13
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Very underrated album. Old school death metal with lots of outstanding harmonies.
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13.04.2013 - 20:12
Lord_Regnier
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.03.2010 at 11:23

I find this album to be too inconsistent to be called a classic. But, there are 3 songs on it which I regard as true Death classics, and are among my fave Death songs! ''Altering The Future", "Low Life", and the title track are all monster songs, and are among the best songs Chuck ever wrote. They also contain some scorching twin leads from Chuck and James Murphy. Definitely a good album, but not quite up there with their absolute classic albums.


Last time I listened to this album was something like... at least 15 years ago. But I remember that I found it inconsistent.
Never been a fan of Death, to be honest. I hate vocals.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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27.09.2013 - 17:54
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Classic death metal album.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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19.08.2014 - 05:12
Rating: 7
Dr. Strawberry
Their Best album.
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18.04.2015 - 17:36
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The second half of the album is much better than the first - catchy riffs, good melodies, more time signature and tempo changes. The first half kinda ruins the album IMO.
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