|Why '91 Was The Pinnacle Of Death Metal|
22 of the best albums death metal has to offer. And all in 1991. Too bad I was only a year old for this....
Privilege of Evil
The first ever release from the Finnish band. A great piece of raw, underground death.
|2||At the Gates|
Gardens of Grief
Another first ever release, and equally raw. With tracks like 'City of Screaming Statues' and 'All Life Ends,' this EP is love at first listen.
Easily Atheist's greatest release, and one of the top death metal albums of all time. As close to perfection as you can get.
The Grand Leveller
Benediction's best effort. Just a supreme piece of metal.
A great piece from one of the most consistent bands out there. Not their best, but still great.
Death Shall Rise
Cancer's slightly more refined sophomore effort, and just as good as their first.
|7|| ||Dark Tranquillity|
Trail of Life Decayed
Dark Tranquillity's obscure opening EP. It's not even here on sputnik. Its a great piece, definitely worth a listen. Pick it up.
Darkthrone's one and only death metal release before permanently switching to black. Its actually quite good.
The first in Death's technical, progressive foursome. Though the other three are all better, this is still a great album.
Like an Everflowing Stream
The Swedish band's debut album, and also one of the greatest pieces of all time.
Sure it's no Left Hand Path, but its still excellent.
The debut album from the fantastic Canadian technical death group.
Into the Grave
Just another great debut from another great Swedish band...
Dawn of Possession
The first, and by far least technical release from one of the most consistently great bands that the U.S. ever produced. An excellent album.
Enjoy the Violence
The fantastic second, and final, album from the far too short lived French death/thrash hybrids.
Blessed are the Sick
Arguably the best release from arguably the best death metal band to have ever performed. Too bad they didn't stop after Covenant, though.
The excellent second release from the German death band that went on to form the more popular Fleshcrawl.
The fourth album from the Brazilian originator of death metal (one of). Good, but doesn't nearly match Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation, which is vastly underrated here on sputnik.
The fantastic EP preceding Effigy...
Effigy of the Forgotten
...which was also released in '91. One of the top ten albums under the branches of death metal. From the first few blasts to the final rumble, this album is relentless and unforgiving.
The excellent full death debut from the Swedish founders of symphonic metal. They only went up from here.
Where No Life Dwells
Another debut from another Swedish death band. And just as with the others, its excellent. What a surprise.