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Rapin' Good Death Metal!

About 50% of the music I listen to is death metal; or so says my profile. :) Whether that's correct or not is debatable, but there's no denying that I lsten to a shitload of brutal metal. Here are some of my personal favorites. This isn't a definitive list, so don't be surprised if it changes or I happen to mention I like another album more than any of these. The order isn't exact either.
1Vital Remains

Vital Remains has become everything that death metal is capable of. Throat-ravaging vocals, mindblowing technicality, balls-to-the-wall brutality, and harmonized melodic passages help make their latest album a timeless extreme metal classic.

This album is pretty popular around sputnik, so I'm sure I don't have to do much explaining. I discovered this album some time before the hype set in, and I'm pretty proud of myself for finding such a gem. Behemoth has a sound that hits as powerful as a wrecking ball with an epic, eastern-themed vibe. Definitely their best album to date and a very unique death metal release.
3 Deicide
The Stench of Redemption

This album isn't even released until next week, but it's already found a place in my heart. Yes, I'm a pirate, but it's albums like this that make it so hard to wait until the release date. It's heavy as hell with Benton's trademark vocals, but the new guitar duo add melodic breaks and a massive affinity for soloing.
None So Vile

This was the album that really sparked my interest in brutal death. It's completely chaotic and is Lord Worm's finest moment. Slit Your Guts, Phobophile, and Graves of the Fathers epitomize what brutal death metal should be. No band has yet been able to surpass the masterpiece of None So Vile. Thanks to the gringlike riffs, it isn't exactly a light listen.

Aborted is sort of a guilty death metal pleasure. They're insanely brutal with the most gutteral vocals around, but the riffs flow coherently making it extreme but still very listenable. The down-tempo solos give it the occasional old school throwback while the band pummels listeners with the most disgusting gore themes in the world.
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