Death (2) ‎– Symbolic

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Death's 6th full length album, originally released in 1995 through Roadrunner Records.

Note: Chuck had specifically asked the label not to advertise the album as a Death Metal album, the label ignored him and advertised it as such on Metal Hammer magazine, that arose a huge fight between them.

Symbolic was intended to be the last Death album and the end of the band. But Nuclear Blast didn't agreed to release Chuck's Control Denied album without having one ''sure'' success with a release bearing the ''Death'' branding.

This is how ''The Sound Of Perseverance'' came to life... with songs originally written for singers other than Chuck and for the band Control Denied.

Versions (62)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 8957-1 Death (2) Symbolic(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Shock (2) RR 8957-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
APCY-8239 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Far East Metal Syndicate APCY-8239 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
JRCD-1076 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Jigu Records Corporation JRCD-1076 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2, 168 618 957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2, 168 618 957-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2, 7 8957 2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2, 7 8957 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Club) Roadrunner Records, Attic RR 8957-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RRD 8957 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Club) Roadrunner Records RRD 8957 US 1995 Sell This Version
CRRD 8957 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Club) Attic, Roadrunner Records CRRD 8957 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Club) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 115 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 115 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 8957-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
RRC 8957 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RRC 8957 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
MASS 0150 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0150 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
092 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Hades Records (3) 092 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
TECX-25520, RR-8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records TECX-25520, RR-8957-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Absolute Records (9) none Russia 1995 Sell This Version
358 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Star 358 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Barock Music none Romania 1995 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
RRCY 3012 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY 3012 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2, BR 3957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2, BR 3957-2 Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
RT-00180 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RT Records RT-00180 Lithuania 1996 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records, Koch International RR 8957-4 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ГОБЛИН Records none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
NORD GROUP 0268 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Agat Company Ltd. NORD GROUP 0268 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
MASS CD 0150 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Metal Mind Records MASS CD 0150 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, Ukrainian Records, Moon Records (2) RR 8957-4 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6), Unknown (Limited Edition) RR 8957-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
IROND CD: 2600943 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Irond IROND CD: 2600943 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MR 2324-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records MR 2324-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
RRCAR 8957-1 Death (2) Symbolic(LP, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records RRCAR 8957-1 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
RRCY 23106 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sli) Roadrunner Records RRCY 23106 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
1686-179462 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sli) Roadrunner Records 1686-179462 US 2008 Sell This Version
2600943 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 2600943 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(CDr, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
RR1686-18957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RR1686-18957-2 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
3984-15312-1 Death (2) Symbolic(LP, Album, RE, 180) Metal Blade Records 3984-15312-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
3984-15312-1 Death (2) Symbolic(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Metal Blade Records 3984-15312-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
168 618 957-2, RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 168 618 957-2, RR 8957-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, RP, War) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Estonia Unknown Sell This Version
054 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 054 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
153 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 153 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Death (2)) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version

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Tibi.Et.Igni

Tibi.Et.Igni

July 30, 2019
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RR 8957-1
For me remastered vinyls sound good( ..and i own couple originals!) I´m not fancy the remastered shit but these are imho good and well made!
elahrairah

elahrairah

May 17, 2019
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RR 8957-1
New entry on the Indie LPs chart, NME 8 April 1995.
salzmann4000

salzmann4000

March 3, 2019
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RR 8957-1
Hey guys, I read everywhere that the Remaster LPs sound bad. Which versions should I buy regarding sound? greeting
nosliw1

nosliw1

November 18, 2018
referencing Symbolic, CD, Album, Club, CRRD 8957
The Columbia House CD pressing uses the exact same master as the original Canadian CD (with matrix runout: #9503051 RR8957-2 MFG BY CINRAM), which has a dynamic range of DR11 instead of DR8.
MrMel

MrMel

November 10, 2018
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3984-15312-1

Excellent version of the album if you're looking for symbolic on vinyl. Excellent sound quality and the white 180 gram vinyl is gorgeous. Nice center labels on the vinyl itself too. :) \m/ RIP Chuck gone but not 4gotten.
neongreenman_

neongreenman_

May 15, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RE, Whi, 3984-15312-1
This sounds pretty fucking solid. Also, the black is listed as 180g, but this white one Also feels like 180g. It's pretty heavy/solid. Not sure if the black had a hype sticker that said 180g, but the white seems to also be 180. Also, mine has a plain white inner sleeve w/ anti-static plastic, and a separate printed insert w pictures and lyrics.
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

April 26, 2018
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3984-15312-1
I just got my copy brand new and sealed in the mail yesterday. It is the 180 gram White vinyl and wow this thing sounds amazing! So far it's the best of the Death vinyl reissues I have (I own every Death album on vinyl except for "Scream Bloody Gore" which is now the only remaining album to complete the collection). Whoever is responsible for the master of this pressing did a great job, I don't know who is responsible because on the back of the album jacket it shows at least 3 companies involved in this release which are Metal Blade, Roadrunner, and Rhino. I always loved the production of this album by Jim Morris and thought it to be quite possibly the best sounding album in Death's catalogue, but this vinyl pressing makes it sound even better than I knew of it before. Well done!
FlammableDestrukktor

FlammableDestrukktor

August 20, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Symbolic, CD, Album, Club, RR 8957-2
000000H66X6 - RR 8957-2 (1995) is non-remaster. Loose and tight violent middle.
mgalaks

mgalaks

January 14, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Symbolic, LP, Album, RR 8957-1
Purchased the metal-blade vinyl reissue, sounds great! I was lucky to find it for an affordable price, wish I could say the same for the Human / ITP albums, which are rare as hens teeth on vinyl.
redstingray1977

redstingray1977

January 12, 2017
referencing Symbolic, CD, Album, RR 8957-2

DR11 high dynamic range pressing, audiophiles should seek this version (the vinyl is similar).