Reign of Terror (demo)

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Reign of Terror
Demo album by Death
Released October 1984
Genre Death metal
Length 13:39
Label Independent
Death chronology
Live in Tampa
(1984)
Reign of Terror
(1984)
Live at Ruby's Pub
(1984)

Reign of Terror was a demo released by Death in 1984.

Along with Death's demo Infernal Death, Reign of Terror "influenced the Death metal scene tremendously", as "their low and guttural nature would become the staple of the genre".[1] Author Ian Christe, in his book Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, noted that Death's demos "became as heavily shared by tape traders as any well-established act in metal".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Corpse Grinder"   3:04
2. "Summoned to Die"   2:37
3. "Witch of Hell"   2:56
4. "Reign of Terror"   2:25
5. "Slaughterhouse"   2:37
Total length:
13:39

The fan club version of the demo also features a song titled "Zombie Attack" between "Summoned to Die" and "Witch of Hell".

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purcell, N.J. Death Metal music: the passion and politics of a subculture, 2003, p. 54, McFarland & Co.
  2. ^ Christe, I. Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, 2003, p. 241, Harper Collins

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