Genre: Death Metal
Master were formed in 1983 and, along with Death and Possessed, were one of the originators of death metal. Although, due to problems with record labels, they never reached the level of notoriety that the aforementioned bands did, they were hugely influential on second wave death metal acts like Obituary, Pestilence, etc. and first wave grindcore acts like Napalm Death and Terrorizer. This is the album they recorded for Combat Records in 1985 but never released until 2003, the music on this recording has more of a d-beat punk approach to death metal and was greatly influenced by Venom and Slayer. Still going almost 30 year later, Master are easily one of the longest running death metal bands in history.