Death (2)The Sound Of Perseverance

Label:Nuclear Blast – NB 337, Nuclear Blast – 27361 63372
CD, Album
Style:Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal


1Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
Lead Guitar [1st Solo]Schuldiner*
Lead Guitar [2nd Solo]Hamm*
2Bite The Pain
Lead Guitar [1st Solo]Hamm*
Lead Guitar [2nd Solo]Schuldiner*
3Spirit Crusher
Lead Guitar [1st Solo]Schuldiner*
Lead Guitar [2nd Solo]Hamm*
4Story To Tell
Lead Guitar [1st Solo]Hamm*
Lead Guitar [2nd Solo]Schuldiner*
5Flesh And The Power It Holds
Lead Guitar [Solo]Schuldiner*
6Voice Of The Soul
7To Forgive Is To Suffer
Lead Guitar [Solo]Schuldiner*
8A Moment Of Clarity
Lead Guitar [1st Solo]Hamm*
Lead Guitar [2nd Solo]Schuldiner*
Lead Guitar [Fade Out Solo]Schuldiner*

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Produced at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, FL.
Artwork by Travis Smith ([email protected]).
Tracks 1 to 8 published by Prophecy Publishing.
Track 9 published by Crewglen, Ebony Tree/EMI, Geargate/EMI, SBK April/EMI.

©&℗ 1998 (printed on rear cover).

Catalog # NB 337 printed on disc.
Catalog # 27361 63372 printed on spines.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 27361 63372 1
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 727361633721
  • Label Code: LC7027
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (All Variants): DOCdata Germany NB 0337-2
  • Mastering SID Code (All Variants): IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5223
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5226
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 5222
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 5225
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 5221
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 5227
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 5224

Other Versions (5 of 81)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Sound Of Perseverance (CD, Album)VictorVICP-60493Japan1998
The Sound Of Perseverance (LP, Album)Nuclear BlastNB 337-1Germany1998
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The Sound Of Perseverance (Cassette, Album)Zihni Müzik900164Turkey1998
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The Sound Of Perseverance (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)Angel's Of Hell Records85ARussia1998
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The Sound Of Perseverance (CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)Nuclear BlastNB 337-2Germany1998



  • c.stone634's avatar
    Don't let the identical DR numbers fool you, this mastering is MUCH less fatiguing and has better bass & drum clarity. On this version, cymbals crash and drums reverberate, keeping the RMS high, but it's just because it's a loud album. On the 2011, they boosted the (very bright) guitars to the point of clipping, and at the expense of the rhythm section. The actual difference in volume & fatigue is not at all subtle. The 2011 rings in your ears like one of those youth deterrent devices. I've been listening to it since I was 15 and I will never listen to it again now that I have this.

    There's also a new-to-me vocal echo effect on the titular lyric of "Bite the Pain" which is missing on the 2011 and sounds way cooler (I always thought that part of the song was missing something).
    • renegadeviking's avatar
      Wow, this right here, Death's final album, The Sound Of Perseverance, just might be my favorite, and their best. The solos are ridiculous. The song structures are pure art genius. I love this album, but I need to listen to it another 10-20 times before I can come close to truly reviewing it. Chuck's voice is shot by now, but we can deal with that, with music this mature and so finely, richly crafted. They cover the great Judas Priest, with the crushing, intricate PainKiller (which fits right into this album and its themes).
      One final note: this album is lyrically exceptional. Chuck has risen to the occasion, and climbed to the heights of philosophical quandaries, out of the most of gore and horror. It's also haunting, as this is Death's final album, and front man, Chuck Schuldiner soon after this recording, died of some form of brain cancer (or some similar terminal disease). It feels like he's speaking to us from beyond the grave, and it gives these, his final words, so much more weight and meaning. This album is the culmination of all Death stood for, and sought to achieve. This last album, this dying testimonial, from the lyrics, to the song structures and emotional solos, to the interpretive cover artwork, it all adds up and culminates in Chuck and Co.'s final word on the enigma of Death. Death is the backdrop, by which every thing and every one measured and brought into view, in relation to and/or retaliation against and/or ultimately accepted of and by. This is Death. And within and without, strives life.
      Like I said, this is now probably my favorite Death album. It was formerly Leprosy. I just need some more time with this album, and I'm sure my regard and love will blossom and grow. I encourage all you 'heads out there to do the same!
      • Serpentry's avatar
        Is it possible at all that this album didn't have an original release in North America in 1998? I can see no such entry, and honestly it's quite baffling. I am based on the other side of the Atlantic, so for 20+ years now, I've come across only European editions.

        Could anybody from the USA or Canada comment on this maybe?

        • salzmann4000's avatar
          Hey guys, I read everywhere that the Remaster LPs sound bad. Which versions should I buy regarding sound? greeting


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