Symbolic (album) by Death (Metal)

Symbolic
Symbolic by Death (Metal) (1995)
Overall rank: 1,127th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 169 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (222nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,127th)
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Symbolic is ranked as the best album by Death (Metal).

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 169 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.4.

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From 03/12/2018 09:34
Seguía Chuck Schuldiner en su particular travesía hacia la perfección musical dentro del Death Metal de corte técnico y progresivo, y lo rozó con los dedos en 1995 acompañado de Bobby Koelble, Kelly Conlon y el mítico Gene Hoglan en la batería. No nos engañemos, Death siempre fue la banda de Chuck y hacía con ella lo que quería cuando quería. El padre del Death Metal nos ofrecía en 'Symbolic' un disco excelente, capaz de dividir a la crítica entre los que consideraban esta obra como una genialidad y los que tachaban a Schuldiner de fabricar un trabajo demasiado accesible para tratarse de Death Metal. Por suerte, el tiempo puso cada cosa en su sitio, y canciones como "Crystal Mountain", "Zero Tolerance" o "Symbolic" forman parte de una interminable lista de temas imperiales que Chuck Schuldiner dejó para la posteridad. Genio y figura hasta la sepultura. El más grande.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/20/2017 16:35
One of the best, if not the best, death metal albums ever. Chuck's songwriting is at its peak on this album, and while not quite as technical as Human, it is still extremely technical. A good starting place for someone who is interested in death metal.
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80/100
From 01/29/2017 19:55
The best songwriting overall across all death metal and easily in the argument for top 10 best metal albums period. This isn't them at their most brutal or even technical but them firing on all cylinders as a core unit. A true masterpiece of melody. Basically, it's fucking Symbolic. Anything else?
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95/100
From 12/16/2015 07:23
Not their most progressive nor their most heavy but it certainly features their best songwriting. nothing short of a masterpiece and one of the best albums ever released in any genre.
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From 07/09/2015 13:59
Ridiculously technical. 'Symbolic' was the first metal record that completely won me over. It's a complete record not a track by track experience. It blends speed, musicianship, melody and symbolic lyricism into an incredible listening experience. Listen to the 'Live in Eindhoven' if you haven't already.
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From 07/26/2014 00:40
Masterpiece
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From 09/08/2013 14:41
One of the most technically impressive metal albums I've ever heard
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From 10/05/2012 23:06
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From 03/29/2012 04:49
It doesn't get much better than this.
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