Death Spiritual Healing 1990 Review by Time_Signature

8.5
Technical Prog-Related Extreme Metal
"Spiritual Healing" was probably the first really prog-related effort by Death, and, while it is not a masterpiece compared to Death's last four albums, it is way more interesting than many other death metal releases at the time. Paul Masvidal of Cynic has described this album as being in a more progressive direction than its predecessors, and, sure enough, there are plenty of progressive elements, such as time and tempo changes and complex song structures. There is also plenty of Schuldiner-style riffage which combines brutality and speed with melody and catchiness.
Living Monstrosity 5:06
8.0
Altering The Future 5:33
9.0
Defensive Personalities 4:42
8.5
Within the Mind 5:33
8.5
Spiritual Healing 7:43
9.0
Low Life 5:21
8.5
Genetic Reconstruction 4:50
8.0
Killing Spree 4:13
8.0