Death Metal in 1991

By ’91, death metal had grown physically, mentally and even spiritually, progressing from a small local scene in Florida with outposts in the Bay Area and Europe to a worldwide force stretching in all directions. This was the year death metal became ‘A Thing’, where all of its varying disciplines, splintering personalities and eclectic influences became manifest. As such, this 12 month period is packed with a dizzying array of classics from all across the spectrum, from stoner doom burnouts to techy jazz to punk beatdown. And it all happened a quarter century ago.

What follows is a list of the 25 landmark albums from this most important of years in death metal, organized in chronological order. This is not a best-of list or a countdown. No, this is a celebration of all things bloody and gory, downtuned and chugged, growled and grunted, loud and brutal, fast and slow. This is the heart of the Golden Age of death metal.

Source: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/death-metal-25-to-life-january-may-1991/

Albums in this collection

Darkthrone

Soulside Journey

1991 · Full-length
Peaceville Records
86%
15 reviews

Bolt Thrower

War Master

1991 · Full-length
Earache Records
87%
9 reviews

Sepultura

Arise

1991 · Full-length
Roadrunner Records
94%
17 reviews

Asphyx

The Rack

1991 · Full-length
Century Media Records
82.5%
10 reviews

Autopsy

Mental Funeral

1991 · Full-length
Peaceville Records
94%
15 reviews

Malevolent Creation

The Ten Commandments

1991 · Full-length
R/C Records
84%
14 reviews

Unleashed

Where No Life Dwells

1991 · Full-length
Century Media Records
91.5%
6 reviews

Dismember

Like an Everflowing Stream

1991 · Full-length
Nuclear Blast
95.5%
10 reviews

Ripping Corpse

Dreaming with the Dead

1991 · Full-length
Kraze
92%
7 reviews

Convulse

World Without God

1991 · Full-length
Thrash Records
94%
7 reviews

Massacre

From Beyond

1991 · Full-length
Earache Records
83%
14 reviews

Morbid Angel

Blessed Are the Sick

1991 · Full-length
Earache Records
91%
17 reviews

Edge of Sanity

Nothing but Death Remains

1991 · Full-length
Black Mark Production
80%
3 reviews

Immolation

Dawn of Possession

1991 · Full-length
R/C Records
95.5%
10 reviews

Grave

Into the Grave

1991 · Full-length
Century Media Records
85%
7 reviews

Atheist

Unquestionable Presence

1991 · Full-length
Active Records
98%
17 reviews

Cannibal Corpse

Butchered at Birth

1991 · Full-length
Metal Blade Records
82.5%
16 reviews

Pestilence

Testimony of the Ancients

1991 · Full-length
R/C Records
91.5%
10 reviews

Gorguts

Considered Dead

1991 · Full-length
R/C Records
90%
9 reviews

Suffocation

Effigy of the Forgotten

1991 · Full-length
R/C Records
95%
17 reviews

Benediction

The Grand Leveller

1991 · Full-length
Nuclear Blast
86%
4 reviews

Pungent Stench

Been Caught Buttering

1991 · Full-length
Nuclear Blast
89.5%
4 reviews

Death

Human

1991 · Full-length
Relativity Records
95%
24 reviews

Carcass

Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious

1991 · Full-length
Earache Records
95%
15 reviews

Entombed

Clandestine

1991 · Full-length
Earache Records
97%
8 reviews