1987. Scream Bloody Gore
is the debut album by band Death. it was considered “the first true death metal record”. Chuck Schuldiner plays bass, wrote all the songs on the album and provides vocals in addition to guitar for the album. John Hand is noted on the cover as playing rhythm guitar, though this was incorrect and Hand was only in the band for a short period and was not on the recording. This is also the only Death album to feature drummer Chris Reifert, who had joined for the Mutilation demo.
Scream Bloody Gore is considered the first death metal album. Although some critics consider Seven Churches to be the first death metal record, ”Seven Churches by band Possessed” was a transition between thrash metal and death metal, while Scream Bloody Gore defined the core elements of death metal. and qualified it as “the first true death metal album”.
Despite the many songs written during Death’s demo days, only half of them were re-recorded for the album, the rest being new compositions.
Certain songs on the album were inspired by horror movies. For example, Regurgitated Guts was inspired by the film City of the Living Dead a.k.a. The Gates of Hell, Beyond the Unholy Grave was influenced by the movie The Beyond, and Zombie Ritual was inspired by Zombie, all of which were films directed by Italian director Lucio Fulci.
Chuck Schuldiner Chris Reifert
Rest In Peace Brother.
and Happy birthday.