Floyo Mounier wrote:
Makes me wonder what would be the most important Death Metal song
Pull the Plug. Philosophical lyrics, not treating bout gore etc. Practically on every set at Death's concert. Unique composition. The most popular song from Death early days. It sounds heavier and more 'mature' than any song from Scream Bloody Gore. Besides intro to Evil Dead, PtP got the most melodic feeling from all the Death early works, especially the middle part.
Sure, it doesn't have a clip like Lack of Comprehension, it's not as awesome as Maze of Torment but still it had enormous impact on early death metal scene.
Chapel of Ghouls/MoT/Immortal Rites etc. are part of probably the greatest death metal album, but none of these songs are as important as The Philospher or Pull the Plug imo. The Exorcist was even earlier than Zombie Ritual but today very little bands say it was mainly Possessed who inspired them. It lacks in long term influence and popularity. About Hammer Smashed Face... I think it's the most important brutal death metal song and maybe even the most popular death metal song thanks to Jim Carrey. If that list wouldn't be pointless I'd agree to keep HSF in the top 5. However, it is, so I'll stop here.