I must be getting old- Death Metal isn't what it used to be

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  1. Peralta

    Peralta SS.org Regular

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    I started getting into "modern" death metal around 89. The Tampa scene pretty much ruled my life in the 90's till about 03 when I started to open my mind. I hardly listen to death metal anymore, but for the hell of it I have been diving back in.

    I just can't dig the contemporary, it seems so safe and manufactured to me. The "old school" stuff of my generation just seems so much better to me. Whatever :)

    This for an example, a top five DM album of all time for sure. Just perfect.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqsvVJBYIcU&list=PL824FA7540A1F1AE0

    Then we get this, just meh IMHO.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY_Aank1OXI
     
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    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    check out beyond creation or fallujah.
     
  3. zappatton2

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    I got into death metal around the same time as you, and I do agree that back then, it seemed like every album just blew me away (though I've never really been able to get into Obituary despite my best efforts).

    That said, I think there's still plenty of great stuff out there, I can't get enough Vektor and Cattle Decap lately. I think it's just that the music has branched into so many different streams, and there are just SO many bands out there that it's almost more difficult to wade through all of it to find what you like. Certainly albums sound much more polished these days, but that's just technology I suppose. Don't give up on the modern scene just yet, I think there's tons of worthwhile bands spilling into the scene (and some old bands that are still putting out decent records).
     
  4. Peralta

    Peralta SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Yeah, I'm not giving up, I always have hope.

    It's interesting the Stoner scene worldwide is just huge now. The current "big names" in death metal all seem to be rather commercial and soft. But that's IMHO so far of course.

    BTW: I would actually nominate Obituary as the best DM band of all time. They have always stayed very true to them and they've consistently released solid material . But that's just me.
     
  5. endmysuffering

    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    This, also Job for a cowboy-sun eater is just stellar.
    Spawn of posession- Incurso is just plain crazy.
    The faceless-Planetary Duality, for your sci fi alien needs.
    Black crown Initiate-Song of the crippled bull.
    Nile- Annihilation of the wicked, Just brutal.
    These are few popular contempary death metal bands that are very easy to get into.
    Also check out Lucid collective Subnamulation if you want skill like no other.
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Don't worry, I dislike melodeath also, but Winter madness by Wintersun is a pretty good melodeath album.
     
  7. 7 Strings of Hate

    7 Strings of Hate Mid-Level Asshole Contributor

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    I figured out what the issue is. Your listening to ....ty modern bands :lol:

    I mean, you cherry picked some melodic generi-core crap band and called it modern death. "Ride the lightning was a pretty bad ass album, but the new Taylor Swift album sounds nothing like it!"

    If you want to listen to good modern death metal, there is tons and tons out there. But you have to actually look. Listen to some recent gorguts or ulcerate or something.
     
  8. endmysuffering

    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Psycoptic-Sceptre of the ancients, tech death staple.
    Abdominable putridity-Anomilies of artificial origin, Monster vocalist.
    Shadow of intent-The invoking of the excecwution of worlds, the only core I can reccommend
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    the agonist is garbage.
     
  10. 7 Strings of Hate

    7 Strings of Hate Mid-Level Asshole Contributor

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    I never heard of them, but after watching the clip, its comical to call it modern death metal :lol:
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    wut

    And there are TONS of OSDM/ SweDM revival bands out there, some really good
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Same, can't stand them. I feel like the we have a female vocalist card keeps them afloat.
     
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    You รพ

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    Try these.
     
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    fps Kit

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    Yeah Decapitated (NOT Blood Mantra), Defeated Sanity, Wormed, Portal (Vexavoid), Aborted, Origin, there is some great stuff out there. Depends what you're after I guess, and the shock of the new will never be there again.
     
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    mgh Betwixt and Between

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    I'm sure you would dig Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Mithras, Portal, Paroxsihzem, Ulcerate, Abyssal, Septic Flesh etc etc
     
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    Gatecreeper and Blood Incantation released some of the best death metal I've heard this year.

    Very reminiscent of obituary, dismember and bolt thrower...

    Lots of cool stuff out there.
     
  17. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    Arch enemy is the only female vocal backed band i like
     
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    The Omega Cluster n00b

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    You can always just look at the most popular bands from any scene and say they suck, because they usually do, but then generalizing on all the scene is just being intellectually lazy. There has never been so many and so different death metal bands, there is something for you, somewhere.
     
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    Thanks for the replies yo :)
     
  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    And honestly they were a much better band when Liiva fronted them. Although Wages of Sin is a pretty damn good album. But those first 3 albums were just ....ing amazing.
     

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