Death (2) ‎– The Sound Of Perseverance

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Death's seventh and final full length album, originally released in 1998 through Nuclear Blast. A "deluxe" edition of the album was issued by Nuclear Blast in 2005. It included a bonus DVD. In 2008, the album was re-issued on vinyl by Back On Black. In 2011, the album was reissued by Relapse Records. The Relapse edition was available in a double CD version (the 2nd disc being demos tracks from 1997 & 1998) and a "deluxe" triple CD version (with a 2nd disc of demos, these from 1996) that was limited to 2000 copies.

Relapse Records 2016 vinyl reissue (November 18, 2016):

Second Press
1800 x Black Standard Gram
200 x Bone White and Gold Merge with Red Splatter Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*

First Press
(Standard 2xLP):
4400 x Black
500 x Gold *Retail Exclusive*
500 x Bone White *ADA UK Exclusive*
500 x Blood Red *Rough Trade Germany Exclusive*
500 x Picture Disc *Relapse.com Exclusive*
500 x Gold Inside Clear with Black and Red Splatter *Relapse.com Exclusive*
300 x Blood Red and Gold Merge *Relapse.com Exclusive*

(Deluxe 3xLP box set):
500 x Red / Orange Merge with Gold and Black Splatter *Relapse.com Exclusive*
100 x Clear (Not available to the public)

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NB 337, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337, 27361 63372 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ROC 046-01 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Rocris Disc ROC 046-01 Romania 1998 Sell This Version
MUTP048 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance Deluxe Edition(2xCD, Album, CD+) Rock Machine Records (2) MUTP048 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
55337-2 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 55337-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
SRCD-2446 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) YBM Seoul Records SRCD-2446 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-60493 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) Victor VICP-60493 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-60493 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, Promo) Victor VICP-60493 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
NB 337-2 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Nuclear Blast NB 337-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
none Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Death (2)) none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
MAB 100 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) M.A.B. Records MAB 100 Czech Republic 1998 Sell This Version
MASS 0640 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0640 Hungary 1998 Sell This Version
MASS 0640 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0640 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
SEJMC 113 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Solar Entertainment SEJMC 113 Thailand 1998 Sell This Version
900164 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Zihni Müzik 900164 Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
85A Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 85A Russia 1998 Sell This Version
none Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
NB 337-1 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(LP, Album) Nuclear Blast NB 337-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
WNB 200.286 Death (2) The Sound Or Peserverance(Cass, Album) Wizard (4) WNB 200.286 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
NB 337-9 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RP) Nuclear Blast NB 337-9 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NB 337-1, 27361 63371, NB 363-1 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Red) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-1, 27361 63371, NB 363-1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NB 337-2, NB 6337-2 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, NB 6337-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
IROND CD 01-107 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album) Irond IROND CD 01-107 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
IROND MC 02-54 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Irond IROND MC 02-54 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
IROND MC 02-54 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album) Moon Records (2), Irond IROND MC 02-54 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
NB 1548-2, NB 1553-2, 27361 15482 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album + DVD-V + Del) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 1548-2, NB 1553-2, 27361 15482 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
WOW010-0 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V + Del) Scarecrow Records (2) WOW010-0 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
NB 6337-2 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC) Nuclear Blast NB 6337-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
IROND CD 06-107 DL Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Dlx, Alb + DVD, Lim) Irond IROND CD 06-107 DL Russia 2006 Sell This Version
ICARUS 332 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album + DVD-V + Del) Icarus Music ICARUS 332 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
BOBV071LP Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, RE, Cle) Back On Black, Nuclear Blast BOBV071LP UK 2008 Sell This Version
RR7155 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + Dlx, Ltd, Num, Dig) Relapse Records RR7155 US 2011 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2011 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Sli) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(File, MP3, Album, 256) Relapse Records none Germany 2011
NB 337-1 SST Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(LP, Album, Unofficial) Nuclear Blast NB 337-1 SST Germany 2015 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Relapse Records RR7154 USA, Canada & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Relapse Records RR7154 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Relapse Records RR7154 UK 2016 Sell This Version
RR7155 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Box, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Cle + LP, Cle) Relapse Records RR7155 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7155 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Box, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red + LP, Red) Relapse Records RR7155 US 2016 Sell This Version
RR7409 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, Eme + LP, Album) Relapse Records RR7409 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Bon) Relapse Records RR7154 US 2017 Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP) Relapse Records RR7154 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
RR7409 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance (3xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, Oli) Relapse Records RR7409 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album + CD-ROM + RE) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RR7154 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + RP, Sli) Relapse Records RR7154 US Unknown Sell This Version
NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, RP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
NB 337, 27161 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(CD, Album, Unofficial) Nuclear Blast (2), Nuclear Blast (2) NB 337, 27161 63372 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1051 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Metal Records (3) 1051 Belarus Unknown Sell This Version

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draugar6

draugar6

September 20, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, Eme + LP, Album, RR7409
I have the impression that this entry is wrong. This is the same with https://www.discogs.com/Death-The-Sound-Of-Perseverance-/release/12518839 which is the anniversary edition for the 20 years of the album. The 20 years are this year and not 2017...
greekthenick

greekthenick

March 4, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, RR7154

An essential piece of progressive death metal history, this is Death at their most technical, emotional and existential. One can only imagine what Chuck would have come up with after this record, but it is such a marvellous feat of musicianship that it doesn't matter really. R.I.P. big man.
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

February 9, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RR7154

Awesome Metal album! A truly legendary classic! This vinyl reissue sounds amazing just like the other 3 I own ( "Spiritual Healing," "Human," "Individual Thought Patterns."), I have 2 CD versions of "Sound Of Perseverance" 1998 Nuclear Blast CD and 2011 Relapse reissued CD and this 2016 vinyl version of the Relapse reissue sounds the best of all 3. Vinyl will always sound better and this is no different. If you love this album and don't know whether or not to buy this version I fully endorse this version and strongly suggest you get a copy! It's a fantastic high quality version of this all-time classic. All instruments shine through perfectly in this mix.
evilmainer

evilmainer

February 2, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Bon, RR7154

Sounds good, maybe just my ears but doesn't have the deep pop as some of the other 2017 reissues I have, Human, Thought, etc. Not complaining at all, the gatefold, write ups, photos are top notch production and really high quality. Cheers Relapse.
Marvel69

Marvel69

January 11, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RR7154
thanks guys that sucks i guess
my first death album
izzy6

izzy6

September 21, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, LP, Album, NB 337-1

This LP has the same dynamic range as the 2016 remastered Relapse version. DR9
At least the 2016 version is split on 2 lp's instead of being crammed and compressed on a single LP. Also, PAINKILLER!
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/135830
FuneralCoach

FuneralCoach

November 28, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, LP, Album, Unofficial, NB 337-1 SST
"monophonic" sound... bad mix . . . . . .
nilyounger

nilyounger

November 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Sound Of Perseverance, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RR7154
About the two previous conversations on sound and mastering of this one:

1-Photos of the Relapse and Back On Black shows that Relapse´s press has a quite smaller area of grooves etched on it:

https://www.discogs.com/Death-The-Sound-Of-Perseverance/release/9276572
https://www.discogs.com/Death-The-Sound-Of-Perseverance/release/1574339

I always thought that, in case of having the same duration, the most area you use for etching the grooves will be better for sound quality, isn´t?

So, in case of being the same master, Back On Black one version would be better on that point. Anyway, very bad notice in my opinion. I´m not expecting great sound for it

2-I´m totally agree with redstingray1977, it just looks a flat CD transfer. That doesn´t mean that one shouldn´t buy this press, original record is too expensive and me, for example, don´t have it in any physical format. But I was actually expecting for a proper vinyl mastering for this, it isn´t asking that much for, Southern Lord does it most of its vinyl releases, for example.

Regarding this I don´t mind about people positive reviews of 2000´s era 12" CD reissues, even if they make up a majority. They´re on it for collecting, not for vinyl sound.