Death - Symbolic CD
What makes this album so great is that it is so engaging and emotional. Any fan of Death knows that Chuck is a very deep and emotional guy, and he carries his emotion on his sleeve (pardon the cliche). After the opening riff om the first and title track Symbolic, the listener is sucked in and stuck there. One would almost feel rude turning the record off without finishing it, it's like Chuck is confiding in you to share something he wouldn't tell anyone else, and that is what takes this album from very good to great. Even if Chuck didn't write such personal and intense lyrics and sang about typical death metal topics, it would still be a very good record, probably worth at least an 80% on here. If you want an intensely emotional, riveting, gorgeously written and flawlessly performed chunk of metal, go listen to this!