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A genre of music that encompasses some of the most complex songs, rhythmically, theoretically, and philosophically. When done correctly, it can define emotion in its purest form. It is the epitome of precision and controlled nihilism and chaos.
Chuck Schuldiner is the father of death metal
by Lord Worm August 16, 2003
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Music for those who consider brilliant technical mastery of an instrument more important than actual songwriting.
"Music with careful subtlety and texture is for pussies. I prefer death metal."
by rationalthinker November 29, 2006
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Subgenre of metal that is mostly characterized by heavier detuned riffing and complex rhythmic compositions diversifying itself outside the blast beat ridden thrash metal predecessors. Vocals changed over from the raspy throaty vocals of thrash to gutteral roars. Early influences include Hellhammer/Celtic Frost and Death (considered one of the first death metal bands). Later death metal bands incorporated detuning from standard tuning (for their guitars and bass guitars) for a heavier sound as well as influences from jazz/fusion for multiple time signature changes, start and stop tempo changes etc.
Suffocation, Detrimental, Crimson Thorn, newer Boltthrower
by B. January 25, 2004
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1.A type of metal charicterized in many ways. Mostly having screaming or growling lyrics, anti-rhythmatic guitar beats and extremly heavy drumming. 2. Kick ass music
1. Hey, what kind of music is this? Oh, thats Death Metal.
2. This music is so much better than all that poppy shit they play on the radio.
by Jevin June 19, 2003
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An intense and brutal type of music that has an "aquired" ear. Once you've listened, and enjoyed what you've heard, there is no stepping down from the grip of the brutality that is called death metal. Death Metal is greatly discriminated against in most situations, but have probably the most talented musicians in the music scene. The lyrics are filled with disturbing thoughts and beliefs, which may not be acceptable to some people. People who live and greatly respect this type of music (including all types of metal) have earned the name metalhead. Go and ask your metal lover at school or work about it and they will give you a nice, informative responce. I hope this helped inform you of this great genre of music. Go out and buy some metal CD's.
Me: (listening to Behemoth during lunch)
(insert insult here)kid: What are you listening to?
Me: shut up I'm listeng to a band called Behemoth.
(insult insult here)kid: OMG you listen to death metal your a fag
Me: Really? Try to insult Death Metal, it rapes the hell out of your music.
(insert insult here)kid: Fuck You
Me: (continues to listen to the greatest music on earth)
by Twisted Wargasm January 31, 2006
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A less looked at form of music, mostly used by people who do not like the way music is supposidly used on stations like the so-called "MTV", which used to stand for Music Television, but, it really should change to "RTV", Reality/Rap Television.
Whenever "Rap" is not on it is a reality show, and vice-versa.

Most people who do not like Death Metal, refer to the ones that do as "Goths", when goths listen to much different things, specificly Goth Metal.

Most people who say these things are most likly 1 of a fewe things, niggers as in ignorant, Emos, or even those who just go along with the said others.

Death metal was never really "Started", Rock just slowly evolved into what is called "Metal", and eventually became other things, mostly another word with metal at the end (Death metal), adn is much different than the last, if you acctually take the time to give an acctual reason why they are different or the same, you must acctually study them, insted of spewing a bunch of crap, thinking that whatever you say is right, when what you consider to be "Death Metal" are bands like Limp Bizkit (Metal/rap) or SlipKnoT (Mallcore).

Death Metal bands are really never shown on T.V., unless of course a child happened to listen to a death metal song once, either 5 years ago or minutes before they killed someone or something worse, which is supposidly linked to "Subliminal messages" in the lyrics, or background, when these songs must now go through extensive checks by EXPERTS to see if anything is being played.

Most of these accuzations are link to Video Games as well.

Most Death metal bands are probably not even names, rather, they are small sentances or a word or two that are acctually real, unlike names like "50 Cent" which is suppose to be said as "fidy" cent, which is acctually a country way to say it, and not hip-hop/rap/slang way at all.

Death Metal T-shirts are normally looked at as "inapropriate", and as they are saying this, someone could talk to them wearing a shirt, by a singer/rapper, who has sung about or is on the shirt, talking about drugs, women, whores, pimps, gangs, or all of the above.

Death Metal is mostly misunderstood by EVERYONE, because of the fact that it is not really "Singing" about anything that is "realistic", like a black man getting anything he wants by talking to women or "Ho's" that will talk to him and do anything to "Fuck" him. Because, what's more realistic? A fantasy world drempt up by the slacking common man, or violent activities in history or the news?

Death Metal can also be classified as "Satanic", where people who listen to it are "Satanistic", or Satan Worshippers. And in reality, neither God nor Satan seem to try to influance us in anyway that they would, or rather, should, according to Bibles and other writtings.

If Satan did influance musical activites, do you think he would use the least heard and most misunderstood and supposidly link to his activities? Or use the most common and most listened to, most bought, and most brainwashing without acctually using subliminal messages? What would make Satan more happy? 30-30+ followers of the music in a large residence, or hundreds of thousands upon millions in just one country?

So after looking at all of this, is "Death Metal" really all that bad? Or is it the other forms of music that say it is bad in order to listen to the more "Mainstream" music, which already makes hundreds of millions/billions more in revinue without trying to switch Death Metal followers to thier own music?

It's pretty damn clear.
(An insult of Death Metal?)
"RRRAWWWWWRRRRGGGGGG!KILL!RAAAWWWWRR RRGGGG"
Scream that above line 85 times in a gruntish voice while smacking your fists randomly against the desk.

It seems they can't even think of an insult by themselves without listening to thier favorite singers/rappers.if you look, almost all the entries that put down Death Metal, say this, pretty much EXACT.

(A person who understands Death Metal)
If death metal's the lowest common denominator in popular music, then pop and rap are the lowest common denominators in REAL music.

by Vireseus April 30, 2006
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Also known as music listened to by pessimistic, mysanthropic,(usually) white, working-class, adults, who appreciate good music.
" Ah, the world is going to hell, and my work-week is over-- I'm going to chill-out with a beer and some Death Metal".
by Perpetual Decay June 18, 2008
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