Uploaded on Nov 13, 2008
Symbolic is the sixth album by American death metal band Death. The album was released on March 21, 1995 through Roadrunner Records. The album was remastered and reissued on April 1, 2008 with five bonus tracks.
Like its predecessors, the album is progressive and technically advanced. It is notable that the average song length on this album is around five minutes, while it was around four minutes on Human and Individual Thought Patterns, perhaps due to slowed down song tempos closer to that of traditional death metal. As a result, the album was not quite as "technical" as its predecessors but more straightforward, "progressive".
No video was released for the album, but "Empty Words" was released as a single.
The song "Symbolic" was covered by Scariot on their Momentum Shift album.
Metal-Rules.com ranks the album as the seventh greatest extreme metal album and the 58th greatest heavy metal album of all time.
Chuck Schuldiner - guitar, vocals, producer
Gene Hoglan - drums
Bobby Koelble - guitar
Kelly Conlon - bass
George Marino - mastering
Jim Morris - producer, engineer
Patricia Mooney - design
Rene Miville - cover art