Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals and screams, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick or blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes and chromatic chord progressions.
Not to be confused with thrash metal and black metal, though both of which are instrumental in shaping its sound, death metal is one of the most popular subgenres of heavy metal. Known for its distorted guitars, aggressive drumming, and growling and screaming vocals, death metal emerged in the 1980s in Florida and is still one of the best metal genres today.
Album: The Sound of Perseverance Year: 1998 (2011 reissue/digital remaster)
Death was a pioneer of the death metal genre.
A review of the top 10 death metal bands of all time. Featuring Death, Carcass, Possessed, Morbid Angel, and more.
Loudwire makes its picks for the 10 best death metal bands of all time.
"Kill or Become" by Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse was inspired by thrash metal bands and other death metal bands.
Vote for your favorite death metal bands.
List of the 50 Greatest Death Metal Bands as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com
"God of Emptiness" by Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel was also an early pioneer of the death metal genre.
Death metal is such a vague term, even though it is in itself a sub genre of the greater umbrella of heavy metal music. But, when it comes to extreme metal, if a death metal band can write good songs is important. But more impressive is if a band can write a collection of good songs, thrown together cohesively in the form of an album. We now present our list of the10 Death Metal Albums to Listen to Before You Die.
So many have asked me what are some of my favorite bands of all time so maybe if I do this by genre, you’ll all get to know a little about me as well as hopefully find some good music while you’re on here. So here we go! (Not in any particular order)