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Death metal is a subgenre of Metal came out of the thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, it was pioneered by bands such as Possessed and Death in the mid-late 1980s. The music itself is characterized by fast tempos, blastbeats, low tuned guitars, and tremolo picking. The term "Death Metal" was coined by the vocalist and bassist of Possessed, Jeff Becerra in 1983. In the late 80s, a new band named Death joined the scene. Even though Death's earlier could be classified as sterotypical death metal with themes of gore and violence, their later albums changed the genre forever. After their album "Spiritual Healing", Death pioneered in technical and progressive death metal. Their themes also changed completely to philosophy. the Stereotypical lyrics of death metal are of slasher themed violence, violence in general, gore, and destruction. But these lyrics are not required to be Death Metal. Nature, Religion, and Philosophy are also common subject matter of the genre.

In more recent years, death metal combined with metalcore to create deathcore. There's an article on the wiki for deathcore, although it isn't a good article at all (as of October 26, 2023, the article for deathcore is actually a candidate for deletion.

Visual[]

  • Fake blood and gore
  • Battle vests
  • Long hair
  • Beards

Audio[]

  • Fast Tempos
  • Blastbeats
  • Tremolo picking
  • growled vocals
  • Low tuned guitars

Gallery[]

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