Fuck Yeah!It does fascinate me how so many people think death metal is dead when we've been in a death metal renaissance for the better part of a decade now.
It does fascinate me how so many people think death metal is dead when we've been in a death metal renaissance for the better part of a decade now.
clearly you never looked hardcall me a crotchety old fuck but I haven't heard anything interesting from a DM band since I showed up late to the game and downloaded Slaughter of the Soul and The Sound of Perseverance in 2012
Could I interest you in some Temple of Void?
Disincarnate and Lykathea Aflame. Holy shit man those are some awesome albums and so damned niche. I'm ready to have your babies for having mentioned them.
For better or for worse, bands have all strayed away from what made death metal what it is (raunchy recording quality, and more about the energy). Bands now days are going down the tech rabbit hole to the max, and while I like that stuff, it's hard to beat albums like Elvenfris and Parallels of Infinite Torture. The energy and atmosphere is just so damned powerful.
Here's a few I think are pretty iconic but impossible to really replicate.
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Most of these albums are pretty original for their time but admittedly Devourment isn't quite an uncommon sound to replicate now days, but they were at least at the forefront of that type of slam so to speak. Spawn of Possession as well. As someone else once said, they're probably the techiest band to ever tech, but at least it had an original sound at the time, and for as many bands that try, I don't think any actually sound like them.
Anyways, these clips are some standouts that are super original I think
There are a few bands who at least try to replicate the old school sound, and actually do it pretty well to a degree, but some of it feels too forced to me. I'll post some of those later just to keep this post a little shorter.
it seems like there's a good bunch of dark and raw bands doing the Morbid Angel influence out there.
Maybe I live in a cave, but any example? I'm interested...
Morbid Angel is just one of those bands that's so unique that when someone else tries to do it I don't think it sounds as good.
I agree 100% There is one thing that I have not heard (yet) other death metal bands have tried to emulate from Morbid angel and that is Trey Azagthoth's chaotic guitar solo style. He makes a lot of weird noises using his tremolo bar and IMHO, that is another key signature in Morbid angels unique sound.