Death, ‘Baptized in Blood’ (Remastered) – Exclusive Track Premiere
The remastering of the entire Death catalog has brought heavy anticipation with each release. Comprehensive deluxe packaging alongside improved mixes of each album has done a wonder to the Death legacy, letting fans experience each record like never before. The final album to get the treatment is the Scream Bloody Gore debut and Loudwire has the exclusive premiere of the remastered track "Baptized in Blood" (listen below).
From the first note, the remastered presence is immediately felt with a more lumbering bass tone brought up in the mix. Warmer guitar tones come into play as well, still emanating the same eerie effects that were first heard nearly three decades ago. Chuck Schuldiner positively shreds his throat with a spirit-crushing, piercing shriek over the plodding cords and with reckless abandon, Chris Reifert (Autopsy) man-handles the song with manic tempo swings.
Schuldiner straddles the line between rhythm and lead playing, which is what helped mold the death metal genre in its malleable infancy. Songs like "Baptized in Blood" established the blueprint for much of the Florida death metal scene, who had already been following the mastermind closely with an extensive string of rehearsal and live demo recordings.
The reissue of Scream Bloody Gore will be available May 20 with a variety of options to choose from. To pre-order your copy, click here. Bonus packaging will include never before heard live and rehearsal recordings as well as extensive liner notes from Chris Reifert, Max Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Soulfly) and producer Randy Burns.
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