These albums are considered iconic in the death metal genre and have influenced many other bands in the scene.

They are known for their intense brutality, complex musicianship and technicality and have stood the test of time. They are the perfect representation of the genre and are must-listen albums for any death metal fan.

Altars of Madness by Morbid Angel (1989)

This album is considered a classic and a major influence in the development of the death metal genre. It features a blend of technicality and brutality, with complex song structures and intense vocals.

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Beneath the Remains by Sepultura

Beneath the Remains by Sepultura (1989)

This album showcases Sepultura’s unique blend of death metal and Brazilian rhythms, and is considered one of the band’s best works. It features heavy guitar riffs, fast drumming, and socially conscious lyrics.

Leprosy by Death (1988)

This album is considered a landmark in the development of death metal, and is known for its technicality and complexity. It features fast guitar riffs and solos, and intense vocals.

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Dawn of Possession by Immolation

Dawn of Possession by Immolation (1991)

This album is considered one of the most influential death metal albums of the early 90s, and is known for its dark and atmospheric sound. It features heavy guitar riffs, fast drumming, and intense vocals. The band’s use of dissonant harmonies, and unconventional song structures, set them apart from their contemporaries and cemented them as an important band in the death metal genre.

Warmaster by Bolt Thrower (1991)

This album is considered one of the most influential death metal albums of the early 90s, and is known for its heavy and crushing sound. It features slow, heavy guitar riffs, and intense vocals. The band’s use of war-themed lyrics and their incorporation of elements of hardcore punk into their sound helped establish them as a unique band in the death metal genre.

Warmaster by Bolt Thrower
Scream Bloody Gore by Death

Scream Bloody Gore by Death (1987)

This is the debut album of Death, and is considered one of the first death metal albums ever recorded. It features fast, heavy riffs, and intense vocals – Death metal at its utmost extreme, brutal, raw and offensive.

The Bleeding by Cannibal Corpse (1994)

This album is considered one of the most brutal and intense death metal albums of all time. It features fast, heavy guitar riffs, and guttural vocals.

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Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren​-​ka by Nile

Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren​-​ka by Nile (1998)

This album is considered one of the best death metal albums of the 1990s. It features a blend of death metal and Middle Eastern influences, with fast, heavy guitar riffs and intense vocals.

The Sound of Perseverance by Death (1998)

This album is considered the masterpiece of Death and one of the best death metal albums of all time. It features complex song structures and musicianship, and intense vocals.

The Sound of Perseverance by Death
The Ten Commandments by Malevolent Creation

The Ten Commandments by Malevolent Creation (1991)

This album is considered one of the best death metal albums of the 1990s. It features a blend of death metal and Middle Eastern influences, with fast, heavy guitar riffs and intense vocals.

Heartwork by Carcass (1993)

This album is considered a classic and a major influence in the development of the death metal genre. It features a blend of death metal and grindcore, with complex song structures and intense vocals.

Heartwork by Carcass
Symbolic by Death

Symbolic by Death (1995)

This album is considered one of the best death metal albums of the 1990s. It features complex song structures and musicianship, and intense vocals.

Effigy of the Forgotten by Suffocation (1991)

This album is considered one of the most influential death metal albums of the early 90s, and is known for its technicality and brutality. It features fast, heavy guitar riffs, and guttural vocals. The band’s use of dissonant harmonies, and unconventional song structures set them apart from their contemporaries and cemented them as an important band in the death metal genre.

Effigy of the Forgotten by Suffocation
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Cause of Death by Obituary (1990)

This album is considered one of the most influential death metal albums of the early 90s, and is known for its heavy and crushing sound. It features slow, heavy guitar riffs, and intense vocals. The band’s incorporation of elements of thrash metal into their sound helped establish them as a unique band in the death metal genre.

Left Hand Path by Entombed (1990)

This album is considered one of the most influential death metal albums of the early 90s, and is known for its heavy and raw sound. It features fast, heavy guitar riffs, and guttural vocals. The band’s incorporation of elements of punk and hardcore into their sound helped establish them as a unique band in the death metal genre.

Left Hand Path by Entombed

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