General Death Metal Thread
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Use this thread for general discussions on death metal, as well as relevant genre gray areas that lean more towards this spectrum of metal.

This thread's use is for personal recommendations, random chatter on the genre(s), and some very miscellaneous news on bands. If something important recently happened, then post in that band's thread in Band Discussions, but if no thread on them exists, then just post your news article here. Someone else may go ahead and start a proper thread for said band.

I would highly recommend to use these threads for general discourse, as they're a more convenient way to communicate with people who are into more similar genres.
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'92' Death
FinalShawn wrote:From that list, I chose Death...

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Death metal is my personal favorite kind of metal. I also enjoy black metal. Here's a good black metal band I discovered last night.

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I lost a lot of interest in this genre recently. Not sure why, but whatever it was that hooked me in the first place no longer applies. A lot of these bands just go in one ear and out the other, particularly newer ones. I'm not saying that there isn't good death metal out there, but this stuff seems too one-dimensional for me to enjoy anymore. You can only make the most aggressive form of music, but what else is there to enjoy? Tired of the themes being rehashed, too.

Mind you, there are still some true masterpieces that I could always go back to. The point is that death metal in general doesn't grab me as much as I'd like it to nowadays. I'm probably leaning towards parting with most of my death metal CDs, save for the aforementioned masterpieces that have truly affected me in such ways that are difficult to put into words.
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I suppose I'm also pretty grumpy when it comes to death metal, but I'm a weirdo that got into death metal via Symbolic. My big soft spot is for that 90s Scott Burns sound esp. anything that's slightly technical from the era (modern techdeath not so much).
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The Finnish death/doomers of Hooded Menace will release their new album 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' on jan 26th 2018.


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(11-26-2017, 01:27 AM)Spirit in Black Wrote: The Finnish death/doomers of Hooded Menace will release their new album 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' on jan 26th 2018.



Only listened to their first one, never went any further than that for some reason.
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(11-26-2017, 02:35 AM)Too Dark Park Wrote: Only listened to their first one, never went any further than that for some reason.

Same here.  Cool
The debut was pretty good.This new song got my attention and maybe I will check the rest of the band's material.
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What if any Death Metal album is kicking your arse at the moment i.e. is there an album that has been on repeat lately in that genre?

For me it's:
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For a band that's been going since 1991 you would never know that they had been at it so long, this release sounds very fresh to my ears and not like many bands that are just going through thre motions at this point in their careers.
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is there a recommendation thread? since this is the death metal area, looking for something that combines the sounds of Amputated Genitals and Cenotaph (the Turkish one)



with this



something like blastbeat ridden brutal death metal with sizeable goregrind influence, as if Cryptopsy (None So Vile and before) were locked in a room and forced to listen to Dead Infection and Blood on repeat, but brought in some Devourment influence into the music, just some, not a lot.
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Yeah, this is the centralized thread for general death metal discussions and recommendations.

You can post a thread for each band in Band Discussions. The aim is to focus on established bands, and not just one-and-done crap (there are some exceptions, however).
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(10-12-2018, 04:03 AM)Painkiller Wrote: Yeah, this is the centralized thread for general death metal discussions and recommendations.

You can post a thread for each band in Band Discussions. The aim is to focus on established bands, and not just one-and-done crap (there are some exceptions, however).

yeah but what's the closest to what I described. and yes and established band too. Cenotaph themselves have five full lengths, Amputated Genitals two. looking for a combination of what both bands would sound like. come on man, you can do it.
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Honestly, not sure. That's more the kind of stuff that @Mick Bynes likes, so I'm sure he could fill you in.

Try checking here for all presently existing goregrind and brutal death metal bands that were posted.
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(10-12-2018, 05:10 AM)Painkiller Wrote: Honestly, not sure. That's more the kind of stuff that @Mick Bynes likes, so I'm sure he could fill you in.

Try checking here for all presently existing goregrind and brutal death metal bands that were posted.

I asked him on facebook. I'll check later if he gets back to me.
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I've started buying death metal "best of" CDs. Prior to this, I never actually owned any even though I do like it. I like the intensity and sharpness of it.

So far, I have picked up best-of's from:

Cryptopsy
Entombed
Morbid Angel
Deicide
Carcass
Obituary
Suffocation
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(10-12-2018, 05:23 AM)IntolerantSocialist Wrote: I asked him on facebook. I'll check later if he gets back to me.

Yep, I answered. I'm unfamiliar with Cenotaph and Amputated Genitals. I can't tell you a band that sound like those 2 bands.
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(10-12-2018, 10:35 AM)Mick Bynes Wrote: Yep, I answered. I'm unfamiliar with Cenotaph and Amputated Genitals. I can't tell you a band that sound like those 2 bands.

listen to both of the videos, man and try to come up with something.
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(10-12-2018, 12:41 PM)IntolerantSocialist Wrote: listen to both of the videos, man and try to come up with something.

I can only think of Disgorge (US), I'm pretty sure you know of them. Gorguts is another one, but you know them of course.
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Got to admit that this is sounding good so far. May or may not be pure death metal, but sounds death metal for the most part. If they keep this up, it could be pretty interesting. I'm sure you're excited for this, @Spirit in Black! Wink

Once there is an album release announcement, feel free to create a thread for this in Metal News. I suppose this would be considered an international band, if not based in the United States.
Quote:Season Of Mist has announced the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), has completed the work on its debut album for an early 2019 release.

Eriksen comments: "Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these musical shores, but alas, here we are.

"It's been an intense year and a half with lots of planning, hard work, personal sacrifice and yeah, traveling. I believe I speak for all three of us on this matter. Nevertheless, the beast has been summoned and recorded and I am overly confident about the outcome.

"Having had the opportunity to work with some of the finest of craftsmen in the genre, the level of experience speaks volumes. The mutual understanding, vision and drive, everything as if for a greater purpose. That's how the end result sounds like to me.

"A special thank you goes out to longtime partner in crime Michael Berberian and Season Of Mist for the immense belief in this entity, as well as my companion Jaime Gomez Arellano over at Orgone Studio (U.K.) for a job superbly done!

"We are VLTIMAS."

Vincent is also involved with I AM MORBID alongside fellow former MORBID ANGEL member Tim Yeung (drums), plus guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN).

Formed in 2016, I AM MORBID plays material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989), "Blessed Are The Sick" (1991), "Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums.

Vincent left MORBID ANGEL in 2015.
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I knew someone who claimed that Deceased's 2nd album The Blueprints for Madness is the last evolution point of death metal. What do you think of that? To me, it's totally not true.
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(11-05-2018, 02:44 PM)Mick Bynes Wrote: I knew someone who claimed that Deceased's 2nd album The Blueprints for Madness is the last evolution point of death metal. What do you think of that? To me, it's totally not true.

I think someone is an idiot.
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#22
Death Metal has absolutely evolved past Deceased (who I love). That said, several of the evolved tributaries are in places I can't get into.
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That's what I thought! That someone is totally an idiot. Death metal has evolved quite amazingly over the years.
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Vltimas - "Diabolus Est Sanguis"

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Some wisdom from a pioneer:
Kam Lee Wrote:Let me explain the difference between old school death metal and modern death metal.
It's not that both aren't proficient in dealing deadly styles of music... it's just the difference in delivery and overall approach.
Like the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer... both kill - both can be brutal... but the way they approach death is differently.

A serial killer usually is more intimate with his kills... more personal... more one on one. Takes his time... gets to know his kill... understands and often even loves his kill. He gets close up and personal. It's personal and twisted disturbingly so. It's intimate and often vile.
He will often use hand weapons like knives or hammers. He is blunt and percise. Slowly sometimes just playing with his kill... like a cat does with its prey.

This is old school death metal.

Mass murderers are thrill killers... they kill randomly... quick and fast and brutal without prejudice. They come in and mow everyone down. They have general targets but don't care if anyone else gets in the way.
They aren't close up killers... rather they do there work from a far... with weapons of mass destruction. Guns and bombs... They aren't specific nor personal. Rather they prefer to just be quick and get it done. Like a pack of rabbid dogs... they just come in and ripp everything asunder.

This is modern death metal.

Now you know.
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That's actually a very good analogy. Well done.
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He went on about how psychopaths like Ted Bundy, Ed Gien, Henry Lucas, Jeffery Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy are the equivalent to the old school death metal songs we all know and love. Songs that we know every hook by heart. They are instantly memorable and unusual at times.
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