Do you want to hear one of the first death metal albums? No Scream Bloody Gore by Death and Seven Churches by Possessed aren‘t the only ones. Back in 1985 Master's creator Paul Speckmann had already compiled the classic songs for this debut album. Eager to get them on record, the band's management was convinced what Combat Records was offering wasn't enough, and so nothing happened. Unfortunately not until 1990 did most get the pleasure of hearing the tracks, when they were (re)recorded for Nuclear Blast!
Master really never has been recognized as the world class innovators they truly are, but many bands have mentioned them as a huge influence. The funny things is that most music in the death metal genre resembles Master's classic work. This album just has an unexplainable unique atmosphere, not present on most death metal albums released since. Speckmann treats the listener with very distinct and harsh vocals. More harsh even than his vocals are his lyrics, very well written, from a sarcastic/cynical point of view. As for the riffs, man is the guitar tone heavy as hell and way ahead of it's time.
For old school bangers that really like: Kreator, Death, Terrorizer, Celtic Frost and Entombed.