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Although it seems in many places Death metal is a simply brutal primitive form of music, dealing with gore and satan and what not. There IS a form of it highly intelligent, and insanely technical. The Death Metal Bands from Quebec/Canada. This hermetic genre comprises the like of Cryptopsy, Martyr, Neuraxis, Quo Vadis, Gorguts, Spasm, Kataklysm, Unhuman (VERY undergrounds band, extreme technical death/grind), Disembarkation (also very underground, very progressive and technical, which all have the main quality of hyperblast-beats, complex brutal and technical riffing, and surprisingly very little refference to gore and the likes (with certain exceptions). Main themes lie in human psyche, self-developement, emotions, life and even some metaphysics. Others are pure reject of religion and anything conformising.

Well worth a listen to anyone not initiated to this incredible genre of music.
Cryptopsy follow Cannibal Corpse, yet push the limit farther by being more brutal and far more technical, not to mention having less pointless lyrics for the most part.
by nil_gnosis April 27, 2004
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DEEP fucking growling vokills- sick wicked fast blast beatz up your ass cant keep up, brutally grinding shredding throat ripping guitar riffs *will make yer cunt bleed*
This death metal bands drummer has the fucking sickest blast beatz d00d! Yeah...thats cool lets go drink sum 40oz's
by Calculon May 04, 2006
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Death Metal is probally one of the most unknown and unpopular genre's there is today, even though it is very hard to play and requires immense skill. The solo's are usually very high pitched and are fairly common. Bassist's play a big part in death metal and are usually extremely skilled. e.g alex webster of cannibal corpse. Most metal fans that dont like Death metal are usually dickheads who have never sat down and listened to the genre throughly before. Lyrics span from crazy gore and horror to politics to stuff about satan and the devil. Some people say that Death Metal is a bunch of noise, they are cunts who cant listen to music properly because even though the usually low vocals may make it sound like a mash of music it is really not!
may i mention i am only 13 and death metal is my favourite genre which may surprise some of you old-school death metallers who think death metal is nearly dead, which i hope it isnt! My favourite Death Metal bands are Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, At The Gates, Deicide, Carcass and six feet under
by Ollie G June 26, 2007
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Kick ass music with the hardest thrash in instraments.
not for fuckin weak and whining amitures who think that death metal suck ass. Death Metal is the best
by Gunboy March 20, 2004
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Death metal is for those who got bullocks !!!!!! be what you want to be !! do what you want to do !! that's the death metal, and more generally the metal !!
your life must be an example if you like metal !
by Praise The Lord ! February 25, 2004
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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
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Death metal, and in fact, most of modern metal originated from underground bands during the hair metal days, and most of the bigger ones hail from Sweden, particularly Gothenburg. The exceptions to this are nu-metal, which is based in more than one way off of grunge, and classic/stoner rock. The music generally consists of screams and yells, more high-pitched than not. They also have utter walls of guitar, accompanied by difficult-to-play leads, and drumwork second only to jazz. Also tends to have a recurring bass line; and guitars are oftened tuned down two steps or more. They sometimes tend to have a softer side as well, with orchestras or pianists. Lyrics, however hard to hear, are normally about important issues relating to the state of things, personal conflict, or political anthems. Major names from this genre: Arch Enemy, Opeth (much more of a softer side than most, one of the best bands there is), Soilwork, In Flames, Dark Tranquil(l)ity, etc. On another note, people who listen to nothing but metal tend to be fiercely defensive of their favorite bands, and do not like change, as any In Flames fan will tell you. They tend to have a love/hate relationship with any band they listen to. I personally don't think there is such thing as a bad song, just a less good one.
Death Metal: Arch Enemy, Opeth, Soilwork, In Flames, Dark Tranquil(li)ty, Darkest Hour, At the Gates, etc.
Not Death Metal: Emperor, Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy, Avenged Sevenfold, Stratovarius, Rhapsody, Korn, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Mudvayne, etc.
Slipknot has there own genre, because by most standards, they're a little bit of everything...World Music?
by Sean M. September 09, 2005
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