There are many different bands with the same name: 1) A death metal band from Florida, United States. 2) A punk rock band from Michigan, United States. http://www.deathfromdetroit.com/ 3) A horrorcore rapper from Louisiana, United States 4) A techno producer from Mainz, Germany. 1) Death was an influential death metal band founded by guitarist and singer Chuck Schuldiner (pronounced Schul-deener) in Orlando, Florida in 1983. They released several demos as Mantas before changing their name in 1984. Read more on Last.fm
Another epic album following 1991’s infamous “Human” album, and what a follow-up this is!
The lineup speaks for itself as Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Steve Digiorgio (Sadus, Iced Earth, Autopsy, Testament) and Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel) join in to further assist Chuck Schuldiner in molding his already unique sense of power combined with melody and technique, which was already developing since ‘Spiritual Healing’ in the early 90’s.
The album kicks off with “Overactive Imagination“, and immediately one can notice the amount of POWER this lineup has to offer as Digiorgio’s ever so distinctive style clearly sets an amazing ‘technical mood’ to the sound mix, along with Gene’s ongoing mind-blowing attack, Chuck and Andy provide all the intelligent guitar riffs alongside some pretty ‘schizophrenic’ progressive fillings, just enough to give Chuck room to burst his vocal energy in form of wisdom-like-lyrics, even in a more powerful angry way than Death’s previous albums.
PEOPLE OF THE EARTH BEWARE! (Andy LaRocque is here!) “In Human Form” is the 2nd song of the album and it’s simply a time bomb, it just keeps accumulating this energy from the moment it starts, until Chuck screams “ready to attack’ to signal Andy’s first solo of the song: complete destruction.
Another energy buildup begins and is helped by Chuck’s only solo in the song, which is enough since his solos deliver anger, feelings and yet a valid support for the current mood of the song. Andy’s 2nd and last solo of the song (strangely comes after Chuck ‘challenges’ him by saying ‘show me what you are, a waste of life”) rises up to the challenge once again!