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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2010, 01:01:24 am »

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FF7 said: This list sucks cock. Six Feet Under, Nile, Kataklysm, and Amon Amarth all need to gtfo. Could lose Vader and Corpse too. Morbid Angel should stay but replace Gateways with Altars Of Madness.

I feel like unless bands are unusually skilled, like Atheist or Cynic, the best of any genre are typically the trailblazers.

I'll give Corpse the nod over a lot of more athletic recent bands like Spawn of Possession or Brain Drill just for the fact that they have written, arguably, of course, 5 to 7 of the most recognizable songs in the history of the genre. They just went the same way as Slayer and Motorhead in that they have painted themselves into a very proud corner.

Deicide are the same way, except with more like 3-4 genre-defining songs.

I feel like Carcass and Death are pretty much the co-captains of the genre, with Morbid Angel in with a hard-fought bronze. A lot of people will argue that Carcass doesn't belong here, but while deathgrind, goregrind and melodeath all pretty much owe their existences to Carcass, they were a death metal band.

Anyone who ever knocks Death out of the top two is an idiot.

Bottom Line.

Just as Quorthon for black metal, Chuck Schuldiner was the sacrificial son to whom's shrine all these bitch deathcore bands should pay tithes to. Like Carcass, every album Death produced was a classic that was soon to be pillaged by a community of musicians who were begging for the next level beyond thrash.

Trey Azagthoth is a genre-defining musician. He set the bar by which all other death metal guitarists are measured against. 'Blessed Are the Sick' has some of the most ferocious guitar play not only death metal has seen, but the metal genre as a whole.

1 more that I think should be in the conversation:

Sepultura.

The last 10-12 years have been very unkind to Sepultura, but when they were at their '88-'04 peak, not many bands could compete with them. The drama that beset them eventually drained them of the unique talent and ambition they had.
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FF7 said: This list sucks cock. Six Feet Under, Nile, Kataklysm, and Amon Amarth all need to gtfo. Could lose Vader and Corpse too. Morbid Angel should stay but replace Gateways with Altars Of Madness.

I feel like unless bands are unusually skilled, like Atheist or Cynic, the best of any genre are typically the trailblazers.

I'll give Corpse the nod over a lot of more athletic recent bands like Spawn of Possession or Brain Drill just for the fact that they have written, arguably, of course, 5 to 7 of the most recognizable songs in the history of the genre. They just went the same way as Slayer and Motorhead in that they have painted themselves into a very proud corner.

Deicide are the same way, except with more like 3-4 genre-defining songs.

I feel like Carcass and Death are pretty much the co-captains of the genre, with Morbid Angel in with a hard-fought bronze. A lot of people will argue that Carcass doesn't belong here, but while deathgrind, goregrind and melodeath all pretty much owe their existences to Carcass, they were a death metal band.

Anyone who ever knocks Death out of the top two is an idiot.

Bottom Line.

Just as Quorthon for black metal, Chuck Schuldiner was the sacrificial son to whom's shrine all these bitch deathcore bands should pay tithes to. Like Carcass, every album Death produced was a classic that was soon to be pillaged by a community of musicians who were begging for the next level beyond thrash.

Trey Azagthoth is a genre-defining musician. He set the bar by which all other death metal guitarists are measured against. 'Blessed Are the Sick' has some of the most ferocious guitar play not only death metal has seen, but the metal genre as a whole.

1 more that I think should be in the conversation:

Sepultura.

The last 10-12 years have been very unkind to Sepultura, but when they were at their '88-'04 peak, not many bands could compete with them. The drama that beset them eventually drained them of the unique talent and ambition they had. They also got a little sullied towards the end of the Cavalera era by aligning themselves with the nascant nu-metal trend, then became largely ignored and forgotten. Even slightly disgraced by his nu-metal years (mostly with Soulfly), Max remains an interesting musician in the sphere of heavy metal. His main crime now is that his writing sensibilities are very South American when it's very fashionable to be Eastern European. Wait 'til the pendulum swings back again. The last 3 Soulfly albums, while choppy, will be hidden classics in 10 years.

I guess a major argument in this conversation would be if it's more important to have established a very high standard or achieved an impressive level of consistency. Having succeeded in both is rare.
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 11:24:03 am »

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FF7 said: This list sucks cock. Six Feet Under, Nile, Kataklysm, and Amon Amarth all need to gtfo. Could lose Vader and Corpse too. Morbid Angel should stay but replace Gateways with Altars Of Madness.


I feel like unless bands are unusually skilled, like Atheist or Cynic, the best of any genre are typically the trailblazers.

I'll give Corpse the nod over a lot of more athletic recent bands like Spawn of Possession or Brain Drill just for the fact that they have written, arguably, of course, 5 to 7 of the most recognizable songs in the history of the genre. They just went the same way as Slayer and Motorhead in that they have painted themselves into a very proud corner.

Deicide are the same way, except with more like 3-4 genre-defining songs.

I feel like Carcass and Death are pretty much the co-captains of the genre, with Morbid Angel in with a hard-fought bronze. A lot of people will argue that Carcass doesn't belong here, but while deathgrind, goregrind and melodeath all pretty much owe their existences to Carcass, they were a death metal band.

Anyone who ever knocks Death out of the top two is an idiot.

Bottom Line.

Just as Quorthon for black metal, Chuck Schuldiner was the sacrificial son to whom's shrine all these bitch deathcore bands should pay tithes to. Like Carcass, every album Death produced was a classic that was soon to be pillaged by a community of musicians who were begging for the next level beyond thrash.

Trey Azagthoth is a genre-defining musician. He set the bar by which all other death metal guitarists are measured against. 'Blessed Are the Sick' has some of the most ferocious guitar play not only death metal has seen, but the metal genre as a whole.

1 more that I think should be in the conversation:

Sepultura.

The last 10-12 years have been very unkind to Sepultura, but when they were at their '88-'04 peak, not many bands could compete with them. The drama that beset them eventually drained them of the unique talent and ambition they had. They also got a little sullied towards the end of the Cavalera era by aligning themselves with the nascant nu-metal trend, then became largely ignored and forgotten. Even slightly disgraced by his nu-metal years (mostly with Soulfly), Max remains an interesting musician in the sphere of heavy metal. His main crime now is that his writing sensibilities are very South American when it's very fashionable to be Eastern European. Wait 'til the pendulum swings back again. The last 3 Soulfly albums, while choppy, will be hidden classics in 10 years.

I guess a major argument in this conversation would be if it's more important to have established a very high standard or achieved an impressive level of consistency. Having succeeded in both is rare.
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i agree to a good extent. i'll have to check out the soulfly albums to see if you speak the truth.
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« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2010, 05:06:15 pm »

I don't like Cannibal Corpse at all, Death at number one is correct though.
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2010, 11:45:51 pm »

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Crazy_eyes said: 10) Suffocation
Best Album: 'Pierced From Within'
About the band: Suffocation are credited with the invention of the subgenre 'Brutal Death Metal' and introducing the 'Death Growl.' Death Metal magazine commented on their 1991 EP by saying it was the first death metal album to fuse elements of punk, hardcore, grindcore and doom metal together.

9) Six Feet Under
Best Album: 'Death Rituals'
About the band: Originally formed as a side project by Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes, Six Feet Under have released nine studio albums during the past 14 years. Barnes created the band so he could break away from the speedy sound of Cannibal Corpse and make something more "grooving."

Cool Nile
Best Album: 'Ithyphallic'
About the band: Lead singer Karl Sanders' interest in Egyptology has been a strong influence on Nile's music and lyrics. Horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft is also an influence in the band and many of its lyrics are based on his works. This accounts for the grammatical peculiarities found in the songs.

7) Kataklysm
Best Album: 'Shadows & Dust'
About the band: Kataklysm calls their sound "northern hyperblast," which they adopted after seeing a commercial describing the band Fear Factory as "hyperblast." The "blast" refers to the typical death metal use of "blast beats" provided by their drummer. The band is also known for incorporating movie quotes into its music.

6) Bloodbath
Recommended Album: 'Nightmares Made Flesh'
About the band: Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup that has had different members from album to album. 'Nightmares Made Flesh' is the only album without lead singer Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth. Akerfeldt was replaced by Peter Tagtgren from Hypocrisy, who stayed only long enough to record this album

5) Amon Amarth
Best Album: 'Twilight of the Thunder God'
About the band: Formed under the name Scum, the band changed its name to Amon Amarth, which is an alternate name for Mount Doom from J. R. R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings,' meaning "mountain of fate." Playing off its name nicely, the band's lyrics often refer to Norse mythology and the Viking Age.

4) Morbid Angel
Best Album: 'Gateways to Annihilation'
About the band: Created in 1983, the band is considered crucial in the development of death metal. They hold the current record for best-selling death metal album in the United States with the album 'Covenant.'

3) Vader
Best Album: 'The Art of War'
About the band: This Polish band adopted their name from the villain of the 'Star Wars' movies, as the forming members were fans. As of now, the current lineup features only one original member -- the other three have all joined in 2008.

2) Cannibal Corpse
Best Album: 'Bloodthirst'
About the band: Because of their horror based lyrics and gruesome image, Cannibal Corpse has been banned in several countries, namely Australia and Germany. In response to the violence in their songs, vocalist George Fisher said, "There's nothing ever serious. We're not thinking of anybody in particular that we're trying to kill ... The people doing the killing in our songs are zombies."

1) Death
Best Album: 'Symbolic'
About the band: Chuck Schuldiner created the many variations of the Death lineup over the years and is known as the "Father of Death Metal." In response, Schuldiner said, "I don't think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I'm just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band." In 2001, Schuldiner passed away from pneumonia after being weakened by a recently diagnosed brain tumor.

http://www.aolradioblog.com/2009/07/23/10-best-death-metal-bands/


wow your list isn't even close here s the real list (no specific order all amazing)
Dethklok
cult of luna
opeth
the locust(if you can consider them metal if they aren';t then wolf eyes and if wolf eyes aint metal isis)
neurosis
Year of no light (check out the nord album shit is beautiful)
Khanate
Sunn 0)))
Ocean(not the ocean)
black sabbath

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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2010, 11:46:51 pm »

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Crazy_eyes said: 10) Suffocation
Best Album: 'Pierced From Within'
About the band: Suffocation are credited with the invention of the subgenre 'Brutal Death Metal' and introducing the 'Death Growl.' Death Metal magazine commented on their 1991 EP by saying it was the first death metal album to fuse elements of punk, hardcore, grindcore and doom metal together.

9) Six Feet Under
Best Album: 'Death Rituals'
About the band: Originally formed as a side project by Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes, Six Feet Under have released nine studio albums during the past 14 years. Barnes created the band so he could break away from the speedy sound of Cannibal Corpse and make something more "grooving."

Cool Nile
Best Album: 'Ithyphallic'
About the band: Lead singer Karl Sanders' interest in Egyptology has been a strong influence on Nile's music and lyrics. Horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft is also an influence in the band and many of its lyrics are based on his works. This accounts for the grammatical peculiarities found in the songs.

7) Kataklysm
Best Album: 'Shadows & Dust'
About the band: Kataklysm calls their sound "northern hyperblast," which they adopted after seeing a commercial describing the band Fear Factory as "hyperblast." The "blast" refers to the typical death metal use of "blast beats" provided by their drummer. The band is also known for incorporating movie quotes into its music.

6) Bloodbath
Recommended Album: 'Nightmares Made Flesh'
About the band: Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup that has had different members from album to album. 'Nightmares Made Flesh' is the only album without lead singer Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth. Akerfeldt was replaced by Peter Tagtgren from Hypocrisy, who stayed only long enough to record this album

5) Amon Amarth
Best Album: 'Twilight of the Thunder God'
About the band: Formed under the name Scum, the band changed its name to Amon Amarth, which is an alternate name for Mount Doom from J. R. R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings,' meaning "mountain of fate." Playing off its name nicely, the band's lyrics often refer to Norse mythology and the Viking Age.

4) Morbid Angel
Best Album: 'Gateways to Annihilation'
About the band: Created in 1983, the band is considered crucial in the development of death metal. They hold the current record for best-selling death metal album in the United States with the album 'Covenant.'

3) Vader
Best Album: 'The Art of War'
About the band: This Polish band adopted their name from the villain of the 'Star Wars' movies, as the forming members were fans. As of now, the current lineup features only one original member -- the other three have all joined in 2008.

2) Cannibal Corpse
Best Album: 'Bloodthirst'
About the band: Because of their horror based lyrics and gruesome image, Cannibal Corpse has been banned in several countries, namely Australia and Germany. In response to the violence in their songs, vocalist George Fisher said, "There's nothing ever serious. We're not thinking of anybody in particular that we're trying to kill ... The people doing the killing in our songs are zombies."

1) Death
Best Album: 'Symbolic'
About the band: Chuck Schuldiner created the many variations of the Death lineup over the years and is known as the "Father of Death Metal." In response, Schuldiner said, "I don't think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I'm just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band." In 2001, Schuldiner passed away from pneumonia after being weakened by a recently diagnosed brain tumor.

http://www.aolradioblog.com/2009/07/23/10-best-death-metal-bands/

oh btw chris barnes is a fag  its all its all bout corpsegrinder fisher
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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2010, 11:10:26 pm »

oh shit missed the word death hahahahahahha
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