7 Songs, 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in 1974 but buried until 2009, Death’s first album offers a potent reminder that The Stooges and MC5 didn’t have a monopoly on Motor City mayhem—nor was that music strictly a white phenomenon. The Hackney brothers come on like a garage band that’s ready to raze arenas on “Keep On Knocking,” and even before punk hit, they anticipate hardcore’s frayed-nerve insolence on “Freakin Out.” But the anti-Vietnam invective “Politicians In My Eyes” is their most furious statement—the missing link between Motown and metal.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in 1974 but buried until 2009, Death’s first album offers a potent reminder that The Stooges and MC5 didn’t have a monopoly on Motor City mayhem—nor was that music strictly a white phenomenon. The Hackney brothers come on like a garage band that’s ready to raze arenas on “Keep On Knocking,” and even before punk hit, they anticipate hardcore’s frayed-nerve insolence on “Freakin Out.” But the anti-Vietnam invective “Politicians In My Eyes” is their most furious statement—the missing link between Motown and metal.

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