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Seven Churches Original recording remastered, Import


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 16 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Relativity
  • ASIN: B00000HZH7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

1. The Exorcist
2. Pentagram
3. Burning In Hell
4. Evil Warriors
5. Seven Churches
6. Satan's Curse
7. Holy Hell
8. Twisted Minds
9. Fallen Angel
10. Death Metal

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ghost of Metal Past on Feb. 25 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a classic CD that is one of the 10 most import metal CDs ever to be released because it spawned an entirely new genre - death metal. I am not much of a fan of the current cookie cutter/cookie monster death metal bands but Possessed got it right way back at the beginning. This CD should also appeal to those who like classic 80s thrash.
Jeff Becerra is not a cookie monster vocalist. He has a growling delivery but it is far from cartoonish. He is also capable of delivering quite a shriek. Check out the vocals near the middle of 'Evil Warriors' where he builds into a screaming frenzy - cool. And the piercing crescendo scream "Death MetAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!" near the end of that song.
The title track starts with a halting, galloping guitar riff, then the vocals, bass and drums kick in and it's so heavy it practically tears your face off.
Those are just a handful of highlights, though. Everything on this disc totally annihilates!
If you want great production, buy a movie soundtrack. If you want virtuoso musicianship, get a Malmsteen CD, if you want intelligent lyrics, read Shakespeare. If you want a top-notch metal CD that kicks you in the gut every time you listen to it and keeps you coming back for more, get Seven Churches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Placeres on April 18 2004
Format: Audio CD
Music itself is a progression and the metal genre is no different. When it comes to death metal, it has its roots in thrash with bands like Metallica, Slayer and Venom. Than it gets heavier with thrash bands who point the way to death metal like Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Dark Angel and this band, Possessed who are the sign that leads to death metal with Death being the front door. It all starts with this album. This is one of the classic albums that influenced a lot of the early death metal bands like Cannibal Corpse and Vader. Those 2 bands have covered songs from this album. Cannibal Corpse covered The Exorcist. That version is on the Hammer Smashed Face EP. Vader covered Death Metal. That version is found on Future Of The Past.
Anyway, here's my review. This album has a lot of early death metal elements making it an album ahead of its time. Lets discrible it first by the music. The music is like a mix of Metallica's Kill 'Em All, early Slayer albums like Show No Mercy and early elements found in Death's Scream Bloody Gore. It's heavy, brutal, intense, evil and satanic. It has plenty of speed with some mid-80's style thrash but with death metal elements like blast beasts and rolling snare drum sounds. The vocals on the other hand sound a lot like the late Chuck Schuldiner (Death/Control Denied). Chuck has admitted in an interview that this album influenced him and you can tell just by listening to the vocals as well as the music. Some of the best songs here are The Exorcist, Burning In Hell, Evil Warriors, Seven Churches, Satan's Curse, Holy Hell, Twisted Minds and Death Metal. Buy this album and prepare for a joyride through Hell. You'll ejoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B-R-Mike M. on May 17 2004
Format: Audio CD
Possessed were one of the most dark and furious thrash bands of all time. Mixing Metallica and Slayer with dark creepy riffs and satanic lyrics, this album gave birth to Death Metal and gave a career to guitarist Larry LaLonde of Primus.
This album is dark, fast and heavy as a house with songs that could bring one down. With a dark and depressed vocalist and a drummer on the brink to insanity, this album is rich with gloom and darkness. The evil lyrics of songs like "Exorchist", "Pentagram", and "Satan's Curse" give this album an edge like no other.
So, buy this album. Highly recommended and definately a must hear, this is the album that all should hear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Obiturized on June 22 2004
Format: Audio CD
WOW!, I just got this today, I heard they helped start Death Metal, so I had to check them out for myself, WOW, what a great band they were, Insane vocals, killer rythem/leads, brutal drumming, all out, old school Thrash/Death, definetly reccomended for ones who likes Death, Obituary, Pestilence ext, production is a bit raw, but it's not too bad, and it fits the music well, NOT FOR THE WEAK, this stuff was EVIL!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reid Tucker on Aug. 24 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Old school (eighties) metal. Combat label was hoping for Banzai. Fav riffs on The Exorcist. Flashback to my younger days. Crank it!
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