Mantas was the late Chuck Schuliner’s pre-Death band and these are his earliest recordings; ones that would evolve into Death’s sound. As such, Death By Metal should be considered to be a historical metal document. This said, the album’s sound is incredibly muddy and as a result hard to listen to at times. While most casual listeners won’t be able to get past this, those who can will find some scorching songs. As far as historical albums go, Death By Metal should be heard by all extreme metal fans at some point, just to see how the genre evolved. Casual listeners on the other hand should avoid.

Track Listing:

01. Legion of Doom – Death By Metal Demo Version 1
02. Evil Dead – Death By Metal Demo Version 1
03. Mantas – Death By Metal Demo Version 1
04. Death By Metal – Death By Metal Demo Version 1
05. Power of Darkness – Death By Metal Demo Version 1
06. Legion Of Doom – Death By Metal Demo Version 2
07. Power of Darkness – Death By Metal Demo Version 2
08. Death By Metal – Death By Metal Demo Version 2
09. Evil Dead – Death By Metal Demo Version 2
10. Legion of Doom – Rehearsal Early 1984
11. Mantas – Rehearsal Early 1984
12. Death By Metal – Rehearsal Early 1984
13. Evil Dead – Rehearsal Early 1984
14. Rise of Satan – Rehearsal Early 1984

Run Time: 47:25
Release Date: June 19, 2012

Check out the album trailer for ‘Death By Metal’