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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.
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.
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.
|3||At 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.
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.
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.
Fate of Norns
Versus the World
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.
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.
|10||maudlin of the Well|
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.
|So did I...|
|Decent list, you need some Arch Enemy though. Try Stigmata and Doomsday Machine|
|Good list. I haven't heard any Cynic or Maudlin of the Well, though. I realy want to check out Cynic.|
|I need more Death (the band) albums, Ive only got TSOP. I should also probably check out Kalmah at some point.|
|if you like 5, then you must get Death's album Symbolic, its their best imo. every album you listed are some of my fav death metal albums as well. check out God Dethroned and Nile|
|Maudlin isn't death metal, but it's still damn god.|
|You need lots of Hypocrisy.|
|Body Map was I'd say/|
|I love 9 and 8. Check out Arsis and Insomnium if you havent already.|
|kalmah are super gay|
|Arsis is fucking ridiculously bad I've come to learn. |
|9 is amazing|
ass insomnium and arch enemy
|kramer doesn't like death metal either|
|I absolutely despised death metal until last year. But Bath deserves every bit of praise it gets, in my opinion.|
|suffocation should be in here|
|1 n' 5 ftw.|