Death Compass is a small utility mod that will give a the player, on re-spawn, a compass that points to their last death point.
The Death Compass is an item from The Erebus mod which performs the exact same function, but has been made in to a stand alone mod.
The Compass will point to the last X and Z co-ordinates in the dimension of death and display the same info in it's tool tip.
The Compass pointer will only work in the dimension the player last died in and will spin randomly when in a different dimension.
There are no recipes involved in the mod and no config to turn it off (just don't use it if you don't want it).