I like almost all the flavors of metal, but melodic death metal is my fucking jam.
How on earth did I forget about Entrails?! I mean, I'm pretty sure they literally got their start as an Entombed tribute band!!There’s a gazillion hardcore bands with that sound nowadays, but if you’re after DM, Entrails absolutely nails that sound. The Tomb Awaits is an absolute banger of an album.
Yeah who the fuck sounds like Clayman era in flames any more? No one gets as heavy or as emotional and no one has great midtempo melodic leads. Only for the Weak is my favorite song because it has the duality of a crushing riff and the hard hitting lyrics/quiet vocals WHILE NOT GETTING CLEAN OR WHINY
him and patI don't think so. I believe that is Jason Morgan who played on Monstrosity's Millennium album from 1996. Jason Morgan's guitar work on Millennium is amazing! He took that album to a new level of musicianship. There's a Youtube video of him in the studio trying to nail down the beginning riff to the song, Dream messiah (from Millennium) that is cool to watch. He was having a hard time because the riff was so hard for him to play. Mad respect! I wish Jason Morgan recorded a second album with Monstrosity with the Millennium style/vibe.
It's not really melodic death metal, but Darkest Hour kind of scratches this itch for me. They're more uptempo - maybe a little metalcore, but damn if they can't write a catchy song or play the fuck out of their instruments. They are super melodic! Here's them live on lockdown.
I do miss me some old In Flames though. I do not like that so much clean metal vocals sounds like the cringiest, whiniest of emo tracks these days. I love dynamic changes in my music - it gets boring if it's at the same level for an entire song or even album. I also want my metal to be able to get stuck in my head. I want melodies with my brutal!
Whole lotta peaking in highschool in here