Death (the death metal band of Chuck Schuldiner)

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The band was originally started as Mantas in 1983 and changed its name to Death a year later.

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Death was an American metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983. The band's founder and driving force, Chuck Schuldiner, is considered "a pioneering force in death metal".

Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in all of metal. Their 1987 debut, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first record in the death metal genre. One music biographer has referred to Schuldiner as the "Father of Death Metal" while another has claimed that Schuldiner is "readily acknowledged as the true founder of the U.S. death metal scene".The band ceased to exist after Schuldiner died of brain cancer in December 2001, but it remains an enduring metal brand.

As of 2013, Death had sold over 3 million albums worldwide[citation needed], with over 1,000,000 copies sold by June 2013 in the United States[citation needed] (excluding the numerous sales before the SoundScan era), making them the top-selling death metal band worldwide.[citation needed]

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Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Scream Bloody Gore 4.4 9
1988 Leprosy 4.5 8
1990 Spiritual Healing 4.65 9
1991 Human 5 8
1993 Individual Thought Patterns 4.35 7
1995 Symbolic 4.8 4
1998 The Sound of Perseverance 4.35 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Fate: The Best of Death Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Live in L.A. (Death & Raw) Live 4 4
2001 Live in Eindhoven '98 Live 1
2005 Live in Cottbus '98 Live 1
2012 Vivus! Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Death by Metal 1
1984 Reign of Terror 2
1985 Infernal Death 1
1985 Back From the Dead 1
1986 Mutilation 1

Other + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Infernal Live Live 1

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