Death
Spiritual Healing


4.0
excellent

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
February 10th, 2012 | 66 replies | 4,023 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: some say shes naive

17 of 20 thought this review was well written

This album is often considered Deaths worst album, and while that may be true, it doesnt mean its ***ing bad in any way shapes and forms. Chuck obviously knew the ***ing grand design of the album before he recorded it, you can tell these songs were written in his wintery cove while waiting for fellow god James Murphy to enter his humble abode and join him in his quest. When James finally joined they made history with this legendary art. Apart from maybe Human, this album features the best second guitar player in the history of Death, the team up is fucking pure legendary, and even though James Murphy did not contribute to all the fucking songs on the album, you can tell he helped place the curves and lines of it. Chucks sharp evil sounding leads trade off with James's clean as *** ones so ***ing well its hard to explain, just listen. The first song titled LIVING MONSTROSITY needs no intro, straight away we are in full thrash *** mode, damn it rules so ***ing hard. The main riff is legendary, the metal flows cunting hard and as you would expect the solo trade off between Chuck and James is perfection and *** anyone that thinks otherwise. The next track ALTERING THE FUTURE is famous as it deals with abortion and he rules hard the song just rules, awesome main riff? check, best solo ever? check, faggot clean bridge trying to force faux variety? neck. Half way through the album you may be thinking, damn this rules but surely theres got to be a lighter slower song to change it up a bit? nope and thats the way it should ***ing be. This is the album where Chuck stopped writing lyrics about sacrificing cunts and moved onto crazy ass important issues like abortion and other gay ***, while you may be thinking THAT ISNT METAL, stop right there because you are stupid, its Chuck Schuldiner, he knows how the metal flows and what he says goes. Production here is clear as diltch as you'd expect from Scott Burns, The guitars are sharp, the bass is slightly audible and the drums are ok. Chucks vocals here are brutal and true, while he doesnt shriek like crazy as he did on the previous albums, he roars like a duck, he seems to have some effect on them too, which is pretty crazy sounding but it rules ***. The title track is Chucks legacy in music form, the slow paced riff is heavy as *** and the tapping in the chorus makes my dick hairs stand on end. The solos is also one of chucks best, as is james's.


Spiritual Healing is an overlooked album in Deaths discography, it is the transition from the classic brutal style into a more intellectual and technical fist that rules even harder than before, and while this album didnt perfect the sound like Human did, it paved the way for that album so just for that alone you gota respect that ***, oh and James Murphy who is constantly riffing, riffs of passion, from the soul, caressing your every fibre, riff. Some people such as Kimm will be offended by the lyrics of truth, especially on Altering the Future but who cares. Shes a stupid bitch.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 10th 2012



16125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Aw, fuck yeah. We're tied now.

KILL
February 10th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow damn this is longer than i thought sweet i'm like a real reviewer now

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Shuyin
February 10th 2012



10396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pos!

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Gyromania
February 10th 2012



14647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh hi.

KILL
February 10th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gyro i will not fight with you today, i am in too good of a mood james and chuckin so hard right now, stay rush bro

Hawks
February 10th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol Gyro.

Anyways, pos'd hard.

Gyromania
February 10th 2012



14647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No need to fight, man! Pos.

foreverjohndeered
February 10th 2012



897 Comments


incredible review

MalleusMaleficarum
February 10th 2012



12189 Comments


fantastic

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 10th 2012



17325 Comments


underrrrated

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Inveigh
February 10th 2012



24180 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol so many "fucks" and "fuckings" in here that one actually made it through the auto edit:

the team up is fucking pure legendary


well played sir

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DarthMann
February 10th 2012



13467 Comments


sweeet

LepreCon
February 10th 2012



3544 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

m/
pos'd

KILL
February 10th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and yea i been meaning to review this album for a few years now damn but finally fuck yea cheers guys

KjSwantko
February 10th 2012



8717 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rapes, review rapes. Another pos bro m/

CaptainDooRight
February 10th 2012



26318 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of my favorite Death albums.

Awesome review.

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MO
February 10th 2012



17341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

chuck is the loudest duck I've ever heard

rules and rules, pos

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macadoolahicky
February 10th 2012



1835 Comments


Spell/grammar check, and the first paragraph is too long. It needs to be broken up.

Otherwise, nice review.

KILL
February 10th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

paragraphs are gay but thanks

macadoolahicky
February 10th 2012



1835 Comments


So are poorly formatted reviews =]

I gotta give this album another listen sometime soon.



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