Nearly a decade into their career, Death show no signs of slowing down on Symbolic. Granted, some of the riffs are beginning to sound a little tired and there is no great leap forward in terms of their musical ideas, but the sheer visceral force of their sound should please their dedicated fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Melody Maker (5/27/95, p.36) - "...Scenes explode and disappear, fads catch on and then drift into oblivion, bands grow up, mature and mutate. Not Florida's finest, though...they always sound like Death....up there with 1988's LEPROSY, a gratifyingly unpleasant offering glowingly reviewed in these pages..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.49) - "With 21st century studio magic lending new vitality to Schuldiner's distinctive vocals and impeccable guitar work, this is an excellent opportunity to revisit a genre classic."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "This is as close to flawless as metal gets, and a testament to the drive and talent of the much-missed Schuldiner..."