What would Death’s extreme metal riffs sound like stripped of distortion?

by GuitarDomain

It’s been 19 years since Chuck Schuldiner, leader of Florida death metal pioneers Death, succumbed to complications from brain cancer at the age of 34. But the singer and electric guitar player, often called the godfather of death metal, continues to influence and inspire guitarists to this day. 

For the most recent example, check out Leonardo Lux’s The Brilliance of Chuck Schuldiner video, in which the YouTuber takes the riffs from five Death songs – Without Judgement, Spirit Crusher, Flesh and the Power It Holds, Overactive Imagination and, our favorite, Crystal Mountain – and plays them with no distortion, demonstrating the craft and beauty at the heart of Schuldiner’s admittedly dark and aggressive style.

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