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.
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.
Many DM bands have adopted themes of depravity. Such as murder, rape, torture, necrophilia, and pathology. Ala Cannibal Corpse, Disgorge (USA), and Pustulated. Others experimented with alternate subjects such as existentialism, nihlism, war, fear, and alternate realities and universes. Ala Disavowed, Debodified, Cryptopsy, Wormed. And some have devoted thier themes to anti-christian, satanic,necronomicon, egyptian, sumarian or demonology. Ala Deicide, Morbid Angel, Nile, and Internal Suffering.
Besides variance in themes bands vary in style. There are many styles to DM but I will seperate them into the two easiest catagories; brutal and technical. Many technical DM bands tend to stray from the typical themes of depravity and often have views similar to (black metal) bands. But thier musicianship is rival to few. Some technical DM bands would be Deeds of Flesh, Lust of Decay, and Hate Eternal. While brutal DM bands concentrate less on technicality and more on sound. And thier sound is massive! thick, tight, and low. The vocalists push thier throats into new boundries with gutteral emmisions. The drummers play with triggered kick drums, ice bells, and piccolo snare drums tuned so high that every blast beat is magnified in clarity. The guitars are detuned often as far as B or A#. The riffs played are a mix between noisy blast beat grinds and palm muted chunky slamming breakdowns with loads of pinch harmonic squeals. Some brutal DM bands that adapt these qualities are Internal Bleeding, Goretrade, and Fleshgrind.
Phrasing is not the only distinction between the legions of death. Region also plays a key role. Florida is home to many of the forefathers ala Deicide, Morbid Angel, and Death. While New York has been home to many old and new Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and Internal Bleeding lit the tourch while bands such as Internal Suffering, Copremisis, and Malignancy now carry it. Mexico seems to love pathology (study of dieseases) ala Disgorge, Rottenness, Tu Carne,and Lymphatic Phlegm. While Brazil likes a more thrash oriented sound ala; Mental horror, Abhorrance, and Krisiun. But the Columbians are just plain brutal ala; Internal Suffering, Goretrade, and Carnal. The rocky mountains are no stranger to high altitudes or getting high ala Wicked Innocence, Cephalic Carnage, and Undertaker. But Illinois seems to be overrun with sickos ala; Lividity, Macabre, and Gorgasm. Canada has equal parts brutality and technicality ala; Cryptopsy, Martyr and Anal Bleeding. Europe loves DM also the Dutch have an interesting take on technicallity ala; Prostitute Disfigurement, Pyaemia, Severe Torture. While the Italians and French like it sick and brutal ala; Morgue, Corpsefuckingart, and Voracious Gangrene. Spain is becoming a crushing entity of its own with bands like Impure, Wormed, and Machetazo. The Czechs may not be playing exactly DM but thier version of death grind is swift and relentless ala; Malignant Tumor, Alienation Mental, and Pigsty. Many nations have embraced DM Japan has Vomit Remnants. Indonisia has Jasad. Australia has Psycroptic and Intense Hammer Rage. New Zealand has Corpse Carving.
But let us come back to the US for a second cause there is a small pocket of terrain that inhabits the most disturbed individuals...Texas! The Texas underground scene includes bands such as Putrilage, Prophecy, Grotesque Formation, Sect of Execration, Sintury, Viral Load, Insidious Decrapency, Exulcerate and last but not least (yep you guessed it)The mighty "Devourment." The band to end all DM bands. The band which defines DM. The band whos first and only full length album "Molesting the Decapitated" set the bar of brutality so high that it has been the inspiration to millions and also the demise of many. The album was perfect it was the complete package. The sound, the lyrics, the imagery everything was over the top and beyond. It was so monstrous that it even envoked a new genre "ultra brutal." It even spawned a new way of thinking pre-devourment and post-devourment.
Possessed may have stumbled apon the title "death metal" with thier 1985 album Seven Churches and Death may have had similar thinking with songs like "regurgitated guts" "torn to peices" and "mutilation" with thier 1987 release Scream Bloody Gore. So for that we owe them for comming up with the title DM, for if not for them we might be calling to blood metal or hate metal or some other epithet. But as far as sound wise they had very little to do with it. Bands like Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation had far more contribution to the title than thier predecessors. Just as Devourment thiers.
So with these many variances and many sub-genres ala; DM, death grind, technical DM, brutal DM, ultra brutal DM, gore metal, and gore grind one thing is proven DM is a medium in which many textures may be used. And with the virtuosos that take interest in DM everyday it is truly an advant-gard free form of music. DM is freedom DM is art.
death metal was never meant to be popular. It's unmarketability is actually a good thing, since the industry can't make it into a trend and kill it all together like they did glam rock, rap, and grunge.