Lets all go back to the old days of ROCK... you have various forms like alternate, pop, light, gothic, satanic, and the best hard rock...bands like deep purple, led zeppelin and black sabbath are hard rock bands.... then in the 80's they changed to metal then came heavy metal, heavy metal bands are like judas priest, iron maiden, pantera and anthrax and so forth, still I class this as hard rock..but they call it heavy metal. You got lots of forms of metal these days and death metal stands alone, its not gothic or fantasy I call it where you run around naked and bite people like a vampire, thats gothic. so to be classed as death metal you do not sing about satan...thats more like satanic rock and its not death metal by far. To be a death metal band you must sing about death, your first clue is they call it DEATH metal.... bands like cannibal corpse has songs like "hammer smashed face" so if you get yer face smashed in by a hammer hmmm death can be the result, or like the song "fucked with a knife" hmmm chances are you will die if you decide to fuck yerself with a knife, so bands like cannibal corpse I would assume sings about the ways of DEATH so I think you can say they are DEATH metal 4sure. If you sing about anything else then how could it be Death Metal... Death and the ways of dying are brutal, cold and sadistic in this music, you don't sing about gramma dying from old age but if she got beat to death by a baseball bat then yeah whew thats death metal 4sure. So now you know the word DEATH has to be why they make songs, not satan or being a vampire or being political has to do with being thrilled by death. You must love the word DEATH and the music will make you want to hear more. It's vulgar and disturbing and sometimes insane and to me its great music. I think Death metal is way above all forms of metal and will kill to be the best form of metal, get it hehehe kill... okay remember the word DEATH before you play your gothic satanic political rock music and call it death metal.
Satan did not turn you into a vampire so you can smash your neighbors face in with a crowbar.... hey nobody mentioned the band "CROWBAR" they are a real death metal band.
by UglyMutt November 09, 2006
Metal for virgin nerds who typically spend their entire adolescent/teenage life on the computer
"omg Erkel did u download teh new devourment album@?@?@!111 BEST DEATH METAL ALBUM EVARR! it leeked yesterday!"

"yeah its good but the new disgorge with the piggy vocals are t3H BROOTTT4L OMFGLLOZ@@!!11@!!"
by trasher July 13, 2008
the worst fucken music you can hear. Sounds like the vocalist is choking on a giant cock (ie; canibal corpse)Bands that make this music know they have no chance at selling music in the metal industry because the suck fucken ass. People who listen to this music want to kill them selves and the bands who make this music should be shot in the fucken head.
I was cutting my wrists last night listening to canibal courpse a death metal band (the worst fucken dick sucking band of all time) but i decided to wait and just slit my throat at there next concert.
by nick march March 26, 2008
a terrible genre of music involving ear-splitting screaming, groaning, grunting and pretty much sound like the singer hasn't got a voice box. the drummers sound like their constantly having spasms and the guitarists try to make riffs, fail, and revert to noiseless chunder. people who enjoy this music like to think of themselves as muso's who 'know' what good music is and anyone who doesn't like death metal is like so not musically cool enough. they act like this to detract from the fact that they, in fact, have no life and no self-esteem and like hearing songs like 'I Cum Blood' because they, in fact, do.
Death Metal Fan: OMG, have you heard this new song by Evil Death Pain Suffering Blood Gore Ear-Splitting Scream? It's so amazingly good. Here, have a listen.

Innocent bystander: Ow, my soul!
by Face_in_a_box May 11, 2007
1. Death Metal is a sub genre of Metal in which the Vocals talk about death or disgusting things. Death Metal involves a grunting vocalist, heavy distorted guitars, low end base, and simple and fast drums; double-bass,snare,high-hat.
1.Hey!, did you here that Death Metal Band Cannible Corpse? That song I Cum Blood is Awesome!

2. Iron Maidoen isnt death metal, they are cock rock.
by Anonymous June 23, 2003
Monotonous shit music in which the vocals sounds like the cookie monster having a heroin overdose. The guitars usually sound intriguing until you realize they are looped and continue on with same pattern for most of the song. The bands of this genre generally appear to look like Kane and Undertaker. However, unlike the wrestlers, these bands have no sense of living whatsoever and tend to blame God for creating us all and Jesus for dying for our sins. THIS IS THE EPITOMY OF WHITE TRASH. Death metal sounds all the same with no introductions, bridges, or much vocalization (unless you consider grunting to be vocals). Thank God for bands like Korn, HIM, and Linkin Park.
Cannibal Corpse and other crap bands in Death metal.
by Hector Stump October 18, 2007
Death Metal is a subgenre of metal featuring talentless guitar, nonexistant bass, a jack hammer in the back ground, and some really drunk guy yelling his head off. People often confuse it with black metal, but there is one difference between them: in death metal you dress vaguely normally, and in black metal looking like a homosexual male stripper is prioriity number one.
Some random Immortal fan: I like Immortal! Long live Death Metal!

Everyone with sanity: Immortal is Black Metal, you idiot. Go find some music with talent.
by a clever metal fan March 27, 2009

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