唱片简介：极端金属先驱，成立于1977年。他们被世界公认为是世界上最早的 horror metal band 和丹麦的 Mercyful Fate, 美国的 Impaler 并列。这张唱片正是乐队最经典一张，原创性和开创性后来的意大利乐队无人能及。大家熟悉的意大利极端金属先驱乐队比如 Mortuary Drape, Bulldozer and Necrodeath, ex-Ghostrider 都是在听了DEATH SS之后开始创作，并在之后发表了他们的小样作品。DEATH SS对他们的影响不言而喻。
DEATH SS's legendary debut album, ...In Death of Steve Sylvester. One of the most cult names in international heavy metal, Italy's DEATH SS have influenced thousands over the past three decades in their long, twisted history, equally influencing the nascent speed metal and black metal scenes with their trademark ghoulish and theatrical presentation. SHADOW KINGDOM couldn't be prouder and more honored to have DEATH SS amongst its roster, most of which have been shaped by the band in one way or another, and now unleash their most monumental works on CD, vinyl, and cassette formats.
Formed in 1977, the initial lineup DEATH SS would feature four "characters": The Death, The Mummy, The Werewolf, and of course The Vampire, who was frontman Steve Sylvester (and who gave the band their "SS" appellation). Guided by the hand of Sylvester, after a period of intense composition, DEATH SS would emerge in the early '80s with a handful of demos and the Evil Metal EP in 1983. Although that EP's title served as a perfect summation of the band's eerie, horror-laden sound, it was the band's debut album, ...In Death of Steve Sylvester, where DEATH SS would truly begin to cement their cult status.
Originally released in 1988, ...In Death of Steve Sylvester was quite unlike anything else around at the time. DEATH SS's foundation in '70s Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper was firm, but the way it emerged on their debut album put it into a league of its own. Intense and energetic and yet emitting an atmosphere fully suited to a horror movie, ...In Death of Steve Sylvester had one foot planted in the contemporary speed metal scene and another foot planted in a world seemingly beyond mortal comprehension. It was wild and weird and yet wholly heavy metal, and a stout reminder that unique inspiration breeds unique art. To cap their separation from modernity, the band cover their beloved Alice Cooper's "I Love The Dead" here.
Faithfully restored to its original sound and design, as per the band's specifications, hear DEATH SS's ...In Death of Steve Sylvester as it was meant to be heard!