Benchmark/Essential Death Metal albums.

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  1. works0fheart

    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Hey guys,

    maybe it's just me finally taking notice, but it feels like there is a resurgence in interest in death metal on this board as of late, and being my favorite genre, I'm all for it and pretty happy about it. The more exposure for the genre the better. I feel few others are as diverse, packed with talent, and variety filled.

    That being said, I figured it would be fun to go ahead and throw out what are some of the best albums of the genre. I'm talking the cream of the crop here, the stuff that made you rewind tracks just to grasp the awesomeness of what you'd just heard. Posts what you'd consider to be the best and with any luck, maybe some people will get exposed to something they wouldn't have otherwise.

    I'll update this original post from time to time with a text list of these albums to make it a little easier for people to keep track as well if need be.

    I'll throw this one out here just to start this off.

     
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    akinari SS.org Regular

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    Gorguts - The Erosion of Sanity.


    Pestilence - Spheres.


    Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade.


    Immolation - Failures for Gods.
     
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    Nick SS.org Regular

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    I could post a lot in this thread but here's an old one and a relatively new one



     
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    Love this idea. While I haven’t taken the full on plunge into death metal yet, I’ve been getting more and more into it.

    Thanks for the recommendations to check out!
     
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    One of my favorites that's not as obvious or popular:

     
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    slan Fallen Shrines

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    For me:







     
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    wow, had to delete a few that got posted as i was making my post lol






    this album is my current favorite, very 2020

     
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    Human for sure
     
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    Cryptopsy - None So Vile
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Just my own 2 cents, but also Blasphemy Made Flesh by Cryptopsy.

     
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    I like dm mostly when it's got interesting progressive, atmospheric or melodic elements.

    Atheist - Piece of Time and Unquestionable Presence





    Nocturnus - The Key and Thresholds





    Sentenced - North From Here

     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Straight Death Metal only? Or can Melo or Tech count too?

    Only asking cause most times without one or both of the above elements, the changes are that I'll get bored :lol:

    Because Necrophagist and TBDM and Inferi will enter quickly if so!
     
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    Gunch's goode picks 1 per band
    Green = Super good
    Blue = Super Duper good


    Death - Human

    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
    Morbid Angel - Covenant
    Monstrosity - Millennium
    Cynic - Focus

    Malevolent Creation - Retribution
    Brutality - Screams of Anguish
    Hate Eternal - Conquering the Throne
    Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris

    Maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map
    Nile - In their Darkened Shrines
    Sarpanitum - Despoilment of Origin

    Decapitated - Nihility
    Defeated Sanity - Psalms of the Moribund
    Suffocation - Pierced from Within
    Cryptopsy - None So Vile
    Disgorge - Consume the Forsaken
    Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion kind

    Atrocity - Todessehnsucht
    Demilich - Nesphithe
    Incantation - Onwards to Golgotha
    Deeds of Flesh - Path of the Weakening
    Dim Mak - Intercepting Fist
    Dying Fetus - War of Attrition
    Flourishing - The Sum of All Fossils

    Gorguts - Considered Dead
    Rippikuolu - Musta Seremonia
    Horrendous - Anareta
    Immolation - Here in After
    Inequity - Serenadium
    Invocator - Excursion Demise
    Martyr - Hopeless Hopes
    Mithras - Worlds Beyond the Veil
    Necrophagist - Epitaph

    Nox - Ixaxaar
    Odious Mortem - Cryptic Implosion
    Oppressor - Agony
    Pestilence - Testimony of the Ancients

    Psycroptic - Scepter of the Ancients
    Revocation - Existence is Futile

    Fallujah - The Harvest Wombs
    Soreption - Deterioration of Minds
    Sutrah - Dunes
    Ulcerate - Everything is Fire
    Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds

    Wormed - Exodromos
    Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
    Beyond Creation - The Aura
    Neuraxis - Trilateral Progression
    Anata - The Infernal Depths of Hatred
    Gorod - Neurotripsicks

    Outcast - Self-Injected Reality
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Any. That's half of why I love death metal is the variety and I understand that people may not always like one type of sound.

    Also, for those of you interested, I found this really cool podcast recently. It's Anthony Trapani from Odious Mortem/Severed Savior and a few other guys interviewing various people from within the death metal community. It's still pretty early in it's life cycle, but I love it so far. It's awesome to hear the history of a lot of these bands and players. Rather than start a new thread, I'll just leave this here.

     
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    Blessed are the sick (1991) from Morbid angel. Reasons why I think it stands out above other death metal albums:

    A beautiful album which is kind of a awkward word to describe a death metal album.

    One of the first death albums that I know of to use pipe organs and other orchestra instruments (Doomsday celebration), flutes (ending of Blessed are the sick), acoustic guitars (Desolate ways), and piano (In remembrance). Points for creativity.

    Back then, no one played guitar solos in death metal like Trey Azagthoth. His style is more common now but not in 1991.

    Really cool lyrics. "All the treasure of Sodom. Now belong to me" from the song, Fall from grace. "Demons race into my eyes" from the song, Brainstorm. Really nice change from reading Deicide lyrics and how much Glen Benton hates God. LOL.

    I can't be sure if M.A. was the first death metal band to do this but vocalist, David Vincent, uses his normal voice in "Fall from grace". Gives the song more character. Whether other death metal bands did that before they did, I can't be sure, but that part is really cool and I give them points for doing that.

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    Leave it to gunch to come in and post nearly everything else I was going to recommend. :lol: I've still got a few more though.









     
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    This album is the perfect storm of speed/catchiness/evil for me. Dave Suzuki is an underrated/under appreciated musical genius. Also, despite Deicide probably being my favorite band, I don't think Glen's vocals ever sounded better than they do here.

     
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