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I Used To Hate Death Metal

So Death Metal used to be a completely intolerable genre to me. Now I like alot of it. These are my favorite death albums.
1Cryptopsy
None So Vile


Bar none, Flo Mounier is my favorite drummer ever. His playing on this album is legendary, mixing traditional blast beats with uber high speed jazz fills. Sure, Lord Worm's vocals are completely incoherent, but his lyrics are basically god sauce. Jon Levasseur also shows that he is one of the best songwriters in death metal today, ripping off some of the most brutal and molten riffs and solos I've ever come across. Basically, this album shreds.
2Cynic
Focus


Without a doubt, the most innovative death album out there. Featuring punishing sections ala Death and other innovators of the genre, juxtaposed with calm, soothing jazz fusion sections and vocoder vocals, you will be hard pressed to find a death album as accessible as this one.
3At the Gates
Slaughter of the Soul


If you listen to 80 percent of modern popular metalcore, you will notice the blatant ripping off of this band in all forms. While not being the most innovative bands when it came to injecting copious amounts of melody into their sound, they perfected it. Not to mention, the shotgun locking at the beginning of Suicide Nation is one of the most badass moments in music.
4Amon Amarth
With Oden On Our Side


One of the most easily accessible death metal albums out there, alongside Focus. Technical, but not overpowering in anyway; Oden is pretty much an asskicking recreaction of a viking battle. While many people who dislike death metal may be put off by the presence of growling, this is some of the most easily accessible and comprehensible growling out there. If this album doesn't pump you up, you might have some issues.
5Death
Individual Thought Patterns


One of the albums that began to introduce the concept of high speed, melody fueled, Maiden-influenced leads into the standard death metal format. Absolutely superb guitar, and some fantastic and high influential drumming.
6Amon Amarth
Fate of Norns


See 4.
7Amon Amarth
Versus the World


See 4.
8Necrophagist
Epitaph


Guitar shredding in like 37/2 time signatures. What isn't to like except for the growling and the fact that sometimes, it can get far too boring for its own good.
9Kalmah
They Will Return


Shit kicking melodeath with some awesome keyboard lines reminiscent of Sonata Arctica, but with a much more obvious death influence. Excellent stuff.
10maudlin of the Well
Bath


As much as I hate to say it, I do like this album. It is very overrated though. Granted, it isn't strictly death, but I ran out of things I liked for this list, so whatever.
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