Death (2)The Sound Of Perseverance

Label:Relapse Records – RR7154
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Country:USA, Canada & Europe
Style:Death Metal, Progressive Metal


A1Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
A2Bite The Pain
B1Spirit Crusher
B2Story To Tell
C1Flesh And The Power It Holds
C2Voice Of The Soul
C3To Forgive Is To Suffer
D1A Moment Of Clarity

Companies, etc.



4400 x 2LP Black Standard Gram - First Press
1800 x 2LP Black Standard Gram - Second Press
-Includes Digital Download of 2xCD Version

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 781676715411
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Stamped): 145368E1/A RELAPSE RECORDS - RR7154-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Stamped): 145368E2/A RELAPSE RECORDS - RR7154-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Stamped): 145368E3/A RELAPSE RECORDS - RR7154-1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - Stamped): 145368E4/A RELAPSE RECORDS - RR7154-1 D

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
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The Sound Of Perseverance (LP, Album)Nuclear BlastNB 337-1Germany1998
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The Sound Of Perseverance (Cassette, Album)Zihni Müzik900164Turkey1998
The Sound Of Perseverance (CD, Album)Nuclear Blast, Nuclear BlastNB 337, 27361 63372Germany1998
New Submission
The Sound Of Perseverance (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)Angel's Of Hell Records85ARussia1998



  • allstopblue's avatar
    I’m not a die hard Death fan, so I don’t get into the weeds when it comes to the best pressing to own. I have their entire catalogue on vinyl as I do love the band, just not as die hard as others. For the person like me, this pressing is perfectly fine. Sounds good and easy to find.
    • sovlsacrifice's avatar
      Edited 3 years ago
      I own this copy but I was wondering if it sounds any different than the trifold or any version between 2019/2020. Tbh I think it sounds not as bright as the CD version.
      • jacobjsamano's avatar
        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.
        • Marvel69's avatar
          thanks guys that sucks i guess
          my first death album
          • gosailo's avatar
            Edited 7 years ago
            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:


            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.
            • JeddyH's avatar
              Edited 7 years ago
              This is a pressing of the 2011 remaster, it sounds like it and the years printed on the cover confirm it.
              I don't have this exact pressing, I have the picture disc version (which isn't on here), but I'm assuming its exactly the same.
              • redstingray1977's avatar
                I wouldn't hold my breathe about sound quality on this. Every Death reissue by Relapse so far has been a flat CD transfer of the Alan Douches remasters.


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