Symbolic is the sixth album by American heavy metal band Death. The album was released on March 21, 1995 through Roadrunner Records. This is the only album to feature guitarist Bobby Koelble and bassist Kelly Conlon and the last to feature drummer Gene Hoglan. The album was remastered and reissued on April 1, 2008 with five bonus tracks.
Like Human and Individual Thought Patterns, Symbolic features a much more technical and progressively advanced death metal style. This album also received higher production values than previous albums, resulting in a more polished sound overall. It is notable that the average song length on this album is around five minutes, while it was around four minutes on Human and Individual Thought Patterns, with the tempos closer to that of traditional death metal. Chuck Schuldiner's growl also became noticeably higher on this release, which continued into their final studio album The Sound of Perseverance.