Death metal is a relitively younge gendre of music, but it has been plaqued by controversy throughout it's entire life. Death metal is characterised by it's gutteral vocal assault, jinsane double bass drumming and heavily distorted and detuned guitars. Death metal can be painfully stupid and cliché (Cannibal Corpse, Deicide) to stunningly complex and rousing (Meshuggah, Opeth, Satrycon. Ultimatly it's all music and deserves it's repect. People often associate death metal with poor musicainship and juvinile lyric themes, although some bands adhere to this formula it's not always the case as with any gendre of music. Death metal takes loads of talent to perform, and most of it shoots right over the casual listener's head. The lyrical themes in death metal can seem one-dimenional but reads some lyrics and you'll be astonished (try Napalm Death) How the gendre got it's name can be daebated but I think it got it's name from the Venom album (Black Metal)
Good death metal/grindcore bands include Vintersorg, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Carcass, Opeth, Meshuggah, Athiest, Death, Bathory, Marduk, Burzum.
Dude, Deicide played in a gig with Blink182 and Deicide totally kicked thier asses.
Death metal sucks, I'm gonna go listen to "Barbie Girl"
I listen to Napalm Death and Charles Mingus, because I love well-written and composed music.
by Mr. T
December 15, 2003