Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore (2004)

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Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore (2004)

Post by Pierre » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:26 pm

By Albert Mudrian, editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Choosing-Death ... 534&sr=1-1

There's an essential discography at the end running from 1987 to 2003. I've rarely seen such a collection of disgusting cover arts.

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/icehockey ... scography/

1987

Death | Scream Bloody Gore
Heresy & Concrete Sox | Heresy/Concrete Sox
Napalm Death | Scum
S.O.B. | Don't Be Swindle
Various Artists | Raging Death, Vol. 1

1988

Carcass | Reek of Putrefaction
Death | Leprosy
Fear of God | Fear of God [Swiss band]
Napalm Death | From Enslavement to Obliteration

1989

Autopsy | Severed Survival
Carcass | Symphonies of Sickness
Doom | Total Doom [compilation]
Extreme Noise Terror | A Holocaust in Your Head
Morbid Angel | Altars of Madness
Napalm Death | The Peel Sessions
Napalm Death | Mentally Murdered
Obituary | Slowly We Rot
Repulsion | Horrified
Terrorizer | World Downfall
Various Artists | Grindcrusher [compilation]

1990

Death | Spiritual Healing
Deicide | Deicide
Entombed | Left Hand Path
Extreme Noise Terror | The Peel Sessions '87-'90
Napalm Death | Harmony Corruption
Obituary | Cause of Death
Various Artists | At Death's Door: A Collection of Brutal Death Metal [compilation]
Various Artists | Death... Is Just the Beginning [compilation]

1991

Atheist | Unquestionable Presence
Autopsy | Retribution for the Dead
Autopsy | Mental Funeral
Bolt Thrower | War Master
Carcass | Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Death | Human
Dismember | Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Entombed | Clandestine
Grave | Into the Grave
Immolation | Dawn of Possession
Malevolent Creation | The Ten Commandments
Morbid Angel | Abominations of Desolation
Morbid Angel | Blessed Are the Sick
Napalm Death | Mass Appeal Madness
Pungent Stench | Been Caught Buttering
Suffocation | Human Waste
Suffocation | Effigy of the Forgotten
Various Artists | Projections of a Stained Mind [compilation]

1992

At the Gates | The Red in the Sky Is Ours
Carcass | Tools of the Trade
Brutal Truth | Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Deicide | Legion
Malevolent Creation | Retribution
Obituary | The End Complete

1993

Carcass | Heartwork
Cynic | Focus
Morbid Angel | Covenant
Entombed | Wolverine Blues

1994

Brutal Truth | Need to Control
Cannibal Corpse | The Bleeding
Siege | Drop Dead

1995

At the Gates | Slaughter of the Soul
Bolt Thrower | ...For Victory
Dark Tranquillity | The Gallery
Morbid Angel | Domination
Opeth | Orchid

1996

Arch Enemy | Black Earth
Cryptopsy | None So Vile
Vader | De Profundis

1997

Brutal Truth | Sounds of the Animal Kingdom
Deicide | Serpents of the Light
Dismember | Death Metal
Obituary | Back from the Dead
Suffocation | Despise the Sun [actually 1998]
Vital Remains | Forever Underground

1998

Cryptopsy | Whisper Supremacy
Incantation | Diabolical Conquest
Morbid Angel | Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Nasum | Inhale/Exhale
Nile | Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Opeth | My Arms, Your Hearse
Pig Destroyer | Explosions in Ward 6
Soilent Green | Sewn Mouth Secrets

1999

Cannibal Corpse | Bloodthirst
Hate Eternal | Conquering the Throne
In Flames | Colony
Opeth | Still Life

2000

The Crown | Deathrace King
Cryptopsy | And Then You'll Beg
Discordance Axis | The Inalienable Dreamless
Dying Fetus | Destroy the Opposition
Napalm Death | Enemy of the Music Business
Nasum | Human 2.0
Nile | Black Seeds of Vengeance
Vader | Litany

2001

Akercocke | The Goat of Mendes
Arch Enemy | Wages of Sin
Opeth | Blackwater Park
Pig Destroyer | Prowler in the Yard

2002

Agoraphobic Nosebleed | Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope
Decapitated | Nihility
Hate Eternal | King of All Kings
Napalm Death | Order of the Leech
Nile | In Their Darkened Shrines

2003

Akercocke | Choronzon
Arch Enemy | Anthems of Rebellion
Exhumed | Anatomy Is Destined
Master | Unreleased 1985 Album [actual title of the album]
Napalm Death | Noise for Music's Sake [compilation]
Nasum | Helvete
Zyklon | Aeon

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Re: Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore (2004)

Post by Pierre » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:09 pm

According to here:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Simon3rd ... 07_version_/

The list was actually updated in 2007 with the addition of the following:

Bolt Thrower | Realm of Chaos - Slaves to Darkness | 1989
Napalm Death | Mass Appeal Madness | 1992
Arsis | A Celebration of Guilt | 2004
Behemoth | Demigod | 2004
Nasum | Shift | 2004
Necrophagist | Epitaph | 2004
Pig Destroyer | Terrifyer | 2004
Various Artists | Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack | 2004 [compilation]
Akercocke | Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone | 2005
Arsis | A Diamond for Disease | 2005
Hate Eternal | I, Monarch | 2005
Napalm Death | The Code Is Red... Long Live the Code | 2005
Neuraxis | Trilateral Progression | 2005
Nihilist | (1987-1989) | 2005
Nile | Annihilation of the Wicked | 2005
Watchmaker | Erased from the Memory of Man | 2005
Withered | Memento Mori | 2005
Cretin | Freakery | 2006
Death Breath | Stinking Up the Night | 2006
Napalm Death | Smear Campaign | 2006
Nasum | Grind Finale | 2006 [compilation]
Repugnant | Epitome of Darkness | 2006
Death Breath | Let It Stink | 2007
Evocation | Tales from the Tomb | 2007
Obliteration | Perpetual Decay | 2007
Pig Destroyer | Phantom Limb | 2007
Portal | Outre | 2007

And removal of the following:

Akercocke | Choronzon | 2003
Napalm Death | Noise for Music's Sake | 2003 [compilation]

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Re: Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore (2004)

Post by Rob » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:48 am

Pierre wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:26 pm
I've rarely seen such a collection of disgusting cover arts.
Typical. I think these artworks form an honest reflection of true human nature.

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