Symbolic review by Death

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  • Released: Mar 21, 1995
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.6 (78 votes)
Death: Symbolic

Sound — 10
The Symbolic remastered is the new and improved Death sound! In some sort this isn't really new and improved, but it is! Symbolic orginally came out in 1996 and was one of Deaths Greats! The remastered version of this album gives an whole new perspective on this album. Songs like Crystal Mountain and Misanthrope are some of the best and with the new technollegy it makes them sound ten times better! This was one of deaths most important albums and that's one of the reasons they remastered this album. SAymbolic was a Huge steping stone for Death and even though they had five albums before it this was the firecracker under there ass that went off! Symbolic is One of the Best Albums of Death and one of the best albums ever!

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics ment a lot in this album, and I think that is one of the reasons that why this album is great! Symbolic really went of to be the best albums in deaths archive and in the death metal archive! and the Lyrics really did that for them. Even though the lyrics mean in the death metal style of music they still needed to be good and they were great!

Overall Impression — 10
Symbolic compares to other albums in a way that is insanely crazy! Symbolic although not being on of the better know albums in the world it was a great one! The most impressive song is probably Crystal Mountain. It is one of the most well rounded songs by Death By any metal Band by anybody! The song sets off the album and really gives it what it has to kick people in the face! I can't say I really hate anything about this album except for lack of songs there is only 9 songs and that is a bummer but there 9 great songs! The thing I love is that it has Crystal Mountain! One of, if not the best death song ever! Chuck Schuldiner was such a genus when it came to writing songs and that was what he was good at! I would definatlly Buy it again! Symbolic is the best!

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    omg why does everyone talk about crystal mountain? listen to more then one song
    Because Crystal Mountain is an amazing track,people wouldn't talk about it if it wasn't so good, right? Its not like this albu mexists jsut for that one song. Stop whining about it.
    Smithsc wrote: This album proves that Death could still be heavy as f*** and still have great material. It would be hard to come up with a follw-up to The Sound of Perserverance, but they did. Crystal Mountain and A Moment of Clarity are probaly Death's best songs.
    Sound of Perserverance was there last album...