relapse records
Release date
13 May 2010
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Leprosy 6:20 64,790
2 Born Dead 3:27 61,798
3 Forgotten Past 4:36 56,806
4 Left to Die 4:37 58,462
5 Pull the Plug 6:22 65,354
6 Open Casket 4:55 57,860
7 Primitive Ways 4:33 49,996
8 Choke on It 5:54 48,826

About this album

Leprosy is the second album by death metal band Death, released in 1988. Notably different in tone and quality from the 1987 debut, it is the first example of Scott Burns’ work heard on many of the death metal and grindcore albums of that era. The cover is featured in Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey.

The title track “Leprosy” was covered by the blackened death metal band Akercocke on their 2007 album Antichrist. Dutch melodic death metal band Callenish Circle covered “Pull the Plug” as a bonus on their Flesh Power Dominion album.

In a Death Metal special by the German “Rock Hard” Magazine, Leprosy was voted the no. 1 of the 25 most important Death Metal albums of all time.

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  • Ivartist

    My favorite Death album! Brutal with some technical awesomeness in it. Masterpiece!

    28 Jun 10:48am Reply
  • nlventura93

    Every song is a masterpiece. Can't go wrong with Leprosy.

    2 May 11:18am Reply
  • Martin-Death

    "Best death metal album of all time. Will never be topped by any band or album." Topped by Human, Individual Thought Patterns, and Symbolic.

    29 Apr 9:28am Reply
  • musicmaniac7778

    When I was inboxing with Rick Rozz he said the drums on this album is a drum machine!!...yes a drum machine! no joke

    7 Apr 9:21am Reply
  • MadTinus

    Some of the very first Death Metal I ever heard almost 25 years ago.. Still loving it!

    4 Feb 4:04pm Reply
  • CanIUseThis

    Best death metal album of all time. Will never be topped by any band or album.

    5 Jan 6:36am Reply
  • octopuss22

    My favourite Death album. The songs are awesome, their execution too, the cover is perfect. I also think that Chuck's best vocals are on this album.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Covenantt

    I'd rank every Death's album from 90's over Leprosy but still though, it's a fucking good album. Also magnificent album cover, the best Death album cover with Spiritual Healing.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Frozmiz

    My favorite Death album! [4]

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dilisnyuszi

    Simply can't get enough of this album. Best Death release EVER

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DThreatening

    Brutality = Leprosy

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • unholydeath

    Hail Rick Rozz

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    This with Scream Bloody Gore are their best for me without a doubt. I like them much more than the following technical albums.

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Sameh93

    Death have the best album art

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • acidreptile

    Anyone who is into Death Metal MUST listen to this album at least 10.000 times! It's even better than "Scream Bloody Gore"!

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • drunk_bender

    Death is dead :(

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • Robesko

    Drums are heavy as hell indeed. Great album!

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • severalg

    If I ever punch somebody in the face repeatedly till they die, I'll play this album when I do it.

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Foggster

    i like the higher complexity of the later death-albums more, but you already could see that this one was a great 'finger exercise' for them...just a flashing of their genius...;-)

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • loved_to_death

    Pull the Plug!

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
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