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|10 Essential Death Metal|
10 essential albums from/relating to the death metal genre.
Not truly death metal, but Possessed was one of the pioneers of death metal. A must own for people wanting to listen to death metal's roots.
Scream Bloody Gore
The defining death metal album, Death's Scream Bloody Gore delivers all you could want from a death metal album: gory lyrics, evil-sounding riffs, death vocals and very fast-paced songs the entire way through.
Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel took death metal and refined it much more to separate itself from extreme thrash bands such as Slayer and Celtic Frost.
Cause Of Death
One of the few bands besides Death to use cleaner death vocals so they can be easily understood.
Another early death metal band, Deicide uses anti-christian lyrics similar to black metal bands rather than the gory lyrics found in most death metal bands.
Atheist was way far ahead of its time when they released their first album in 1989. They played extremely technical death metal beyond anything heard up to this point.
Effigy of the Forgotten
Suffocation led death metal into a more technical and brutal direction while still retaining the classic death metal sound.
Tomb of the Mutilated
Like Mayhem, Cannibal Corpse is probably the source of all the cute death metal stereotypes you hear all the time.
While a grind band at first, Carcass drifted into the world of death metal and became a pioneer of melodic death metal.
None So Vile
It's None So fucking Vile, why else?
|Autopsy's Severed Survival, Death's Human, and Sepultura's Beneath the Remains just missed the list, but they are also classic death metal albums.|
|Awesome list, needs Decapitateds Winds of Creation though|
9 and 8 are FUCKING awesome and i need to get 10 badly
|2 is the incorrect Death album|
i dont care if it came first, its not their best
|I cant stand Deicide. 2 should be Human. props to everything else though.|
|3,6,9 and 10= very nice|
|9 sucks, 8 is only ok|
|7 needs to be higher.|
|I did the list in order when they came out. |
|Masscows has obviously got a lobotomy. 9 is amazing.|
|damn good list, i would like to submit incantation,nile and dying fetus to the list as well. |