No. 5: Death, ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ – Best Debut Metal Albums
The rise of death metal's all-time greatest musician, Chuck Schuldiner, came in the form of Death's first full-length, 'Scream Bloody Gore.'
To many, the 1987 album acted as the blueprint for death metal while setting the bar for speed, technicality and disturbing atmosphere. Housing Death cornerstones 'Zombie Ritual,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Infernal Death' and many more, 'Scream Bloody Gore' hits the mark again and again throughout the near hour-long debut. Schuldiner expresses an undeniable prominence of character on each 'Scream Bloody Gore' track, a trend which would continue for his entire career.