The sixth installment in Relapse?s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH?S immensely influential catalog is ?Leprosy?, the band?s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 ?Leprosy? was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record Death released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.