Heavy Metal Month II – Day 5 – Song About Zombies/Undead

Death - Scream Bloody Gore

Heavy Metal Month II, Day 5) Song about zombies/undead

Do I really need to say anything else?

Okay, fine… While the music historians give Possessed the credit for the first death metal album, music purists pretty much agree Scream Bloody Gore was the first “true” death metal album. Chuck Schuldiner, a man ahead of his time (and taken away too soon), did everything but the drums on this album and created the template for where the subgenre would go.

This album may be thirty years old, but it still holds up. Case in point: Zombie Ritual. This song is evil, intense, and that opening riff still gives me chills when I hear it. If for some reason you haven’t listened to Scream Bloody Gore, you are doing yourself a disservice and need to visit one of metal’s cornerstones.

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SonOfOdin is a 40-something Midwesterner who subsists primarily on alcohol, schadenfreude, and a near-unhealthy obsession with actress Kate Beckinsale. He is also one of the co-hosts of The Sons of Metal Podcast.

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