A1: LEPROSY (6:19); A2: BORN DEAD (3:25); A3: FORGOTTEN PAST (4:33); A4: LEFT TO DIE (4:35).
B1: PULL THE PLUG (4:25); B2: OPEN CASKET (4.53); PRIMITIVE WAYS (4:33); CHOKE ON IT (5:54).
CATEGORY: DEATH METAL | DURATION: 39 MINUTES
In a significant progression from the cartoon gore and primitivism of their first album, Death’s second
Leprosy presents as one of 1988’s classic fully-formed death metal manifestos, marking the emergence of death metal as an American music form which would have massive worldwide influence, most notably in Sweden. Leprosy was recorded at Morrisound studio in Florida, which became the spiritual home of this startlingly sick new metal mutation marked by its croaking vocals, nauseating tempo changes, morbid subject matter and maniacal riff architectonics.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”