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Essential Death Metal

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Ermz, May 13, 2005.

  1. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I was wondering if you guys could recommend to my any MUST HAVE death metal classics. I've finally opened myself up to the genre and would love to find some more quality stuff as the likes of Bloodbath, Blood Red Throne, Vehemence etc.
     
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  3. Deadlift

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    What > I < think are great quality bands: (Often earlier stuff they made)
    Death, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Aborted, Grave, Entombed, Dismember, Deicide,
    Infestdead.

    Plus a few newer bands like, Incapacity, The Forsaken, Myrkskog...maybe more..


    I don`t like fast brutal death metal if they can`t play it very well, not just faster than fukin fast and death metal screams from hell.

    My must have list:

    Morbid Angel: Altars of madness
    Grave: Soulless
    Entombed: Clandestine
    Decide: Once upon the cross
    Death: Human
    Carcass: Heartwork
    Dismember: like an ever flow...and indecent...


    Well...a few of them anyway.

    :headbang:
     
  4. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Isn't Heartwork considered grind? I'll give the Dismember and Morbid Angel records a spin first... I've heard alot of Morbid Angel in the past, but never really got INTO them... but yeah, it should be good, they seem pretty revered in the scene.
     
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    The Dude The Dude abides

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  6. Deadlift

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    Carcass changed style alot after the first albums...Heartwork is more deathmetal/trash. Heavier and not fast grind. More like normal paced death metal.
     
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    yeah, definatly, still, Heartwork is a must have album.

    Back to Morbid angel, i've only heard the two songs

    Hatework
    Where the slime live

    Anyone suggest anything else to me?

    Oh, and Moonlapse, check out some Necrophagist, great band. Onset of Putfrefaction is awesome, for a sample, checkout the song Extreme Unction. Also, Lykathea Aflame-Bringer of Elvenefris flame.
     
  8. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I know of Necrophagist, learning one of their tracks on guitar atm, but thanks anyway. I'll look into the other bands though.
     
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    Check these out from the official Grave homepage.
     
  10. CladInDarkness

    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    Lykathea Aflame. I mentioned them in another thread. They're insane. It's like a more brutal version of Maudlin of the Well, or perhaps Opeth.

    I'll second Myrkskog as well.
     
  11. JoeVice

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    cryptopsy - and then is passes (i think thats what it is)

    morbid angel - every single morbid angel album is great...my fav being formulas

    decapitated - their second one

    opeth is pretty good too, you should check them out...hahaha just kidding, i knew we were on their forum the whole time.
     
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    Cynic, Death...it's all you need.
     
  13. byrne

    byrne Certavi et vici

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    Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
    Arghoslent - Incorrigbile Bigotry / Arsenal of Glory
    At the Gates - TRITSIO / WFIKTB / Slaughter of the Soul
    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
    Eucharist - A Velvet Creation
    Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes
    Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
    Death - All (except TSOP, which is good, not essential)
    Psycroptic - Sceptre of the Ancients
    Cynic - Focus
    Vader - The Ultimate Incantation
    Amon Amarth - Once Sent from a Golden Hall
    Decapitated - Nihility / Winds of Creation
    Destroyer 666 - Phoenix Rising / Unchain the Wolves (not dm specifically, more blackened thrash, but I guarantee a lack of disappointment)
    Sepultura - Morbid Visions
    Entombed - LHP
    In Flames -I assume you have / know the good stuff here, as everyone does
    The Chasm - Deathcult for Eternity, Conjuration of the Spectral Empire, Spell of Retribution
    Sentenced - North from Here
    Cryptopsy - None So Vile
    Immortal - Pure Holocaust (partially black metal though)
    Incantation - Onward to Golgotha
    Immolation - Close to a World Below
    Obituary - Cause of Death

    That should get you started. :)

    *Edit* Aside from Morbid Angel - BaTS and AoM
     
  14. Dreadful

    Dreadful When Man& Machine Collide

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    alot of good recommendations here. The records you will instantly like Moonlapse are:

    Decapitated - Winds of Creation/The Negation
    Deicide - Deicide
    Aborted - Engineering the Dead
    Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion Kind
    Obituary - Slowly we rot/cause of death
    Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
    Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
    Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition
    Vader - Litany
    Massacre - From Beyond
    Morbid Angel - Blessed are the sick
    Death - Human

    other albums that you may like better that are almost if not equally as essential are:

    Lykathea Aflame - elvenfris
    Cryptopsy - None so Vile
    Sinners Bleed - From womb to tomb
    Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes
    Resurrection - Embalmed Existence
    Dismember - Like an everflowing stream (if you like swedish death...this is a MUST HAVE classic)
    Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence (this one too!)
    Cancer - Death Shall Rise
    Carcass - symphonies of sickness
    Psycroptic - Sceptor of the Ancients
    Atrocity - Longing for Death
    Misery Index - Overthrow ep
    Broken Hope - Swamped in Gore
    Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral
    Suffocation - Pierced from Within
    Dies Irae (Pol) - Sculpture of Stone
     
  15. FRUGiHOYi

    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

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    Do you guys have some kind of beef with The Negation?
     
  16. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    mh, very good stuff already listed here. i missed edge of sanity here. crimson is considered to be their most essential work. i personally like the spectral sorrow best...
     
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    Necrophobic "The nocturnal silence" is one of the best albums ever made.

    (But i didn`t acutally count it as a pure death metal album)
     
  18. Dreadful

    Dreadful When Man& Machine Collide

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    The Negation is good...but imo (and in probably alot of other people's opinions) it dosen't come close to the classic that is Winds of Creation or the subsequential Nihility. I liked the old schoolness of it though...kinda like early Massacre with some beating riffs.
     
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    While there's quite a bit of melody in it...but I'd say for the time it was pretty pure. The album kinda rips your face off like how most death metal should. To say the least, it definitely influenced some of the more melodic swedish death acts that followed.
     
  20. satanicnugz

    satanicnugz Blast Beats 4 Life

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    Some of my faves...

    Cryptopsy, Decapitated, Death, Myrkskog, and Deicide

    their essentialness is debatable
     

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