Death metal

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Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.wikipedia
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Death growl

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It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes, and chromatic chord progressions.
A death growl (or simply a growl) is a vocal style (an extended vocal technique) usually employed by death metal singers but also used in other heavy metal styles, such as metalcore.

Extreme metal

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Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
The term usually refers to a more abrasive, harsher, underground, non-commercialized style associated with the speed metal, thrash metal, black metal, death metal, and doom metal genres.

Heavy metal music

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Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Death 'n' roll combines death metal's growled vocals and highly distorted, detuned guitar riffs with elements of 1970s hard rock and heavy metal.
Underground scenes produced an array of more aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, while other extreme subgenres of heavy metal such as death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena.

Black metal

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Building from the musical structure of thrash metal and early black metal, death metal emerged during the mid-1980s.
During the 1980s, several thrash metal and death metal bands formed a prototype for black metal.

Possessed (band)

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre. Possessed, a band that formed in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1983, is described by Allmusic as "connecting the dots" between thrash metal and death metal with their 1985 debut album, Seven Churches.
Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983.

Death (metal band)

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre.
Death was an American death metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner.

Thrash metal

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Building from the musical structure of thrash metal and early black metal, death metal emerged during the mid-1980s.
Thrash metal was an inspiration for subsequent extreme genres such as death metal and black metal.

Necrophagia

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre.
Necrophagia was an American death metal band.

Obituary (band)

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre.
Obituary is an American death metal band formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1984.

Autopsy (band)

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre.
Autopsy is a death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler.

Melodic death metal

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Melodic death metal combines death metal elements with those of the new wave of British heavy metal.
Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal.

Earache Records

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Niche record labels like Combat, Earache, and Roadrunner began to sign death metal bands at a rapid rate.
It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994.

Celtic Frost

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Bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, and Kreator were important influences on the genre's creation.
Their earlier music was mostly classified as thrash metal and death metal with an experimental streak, while their last album was more akin to doom metal and gothic metal.

Technical death metal

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Technical death metal is a complex style, with uncommon time signatures, atypical rhythms, and unusual harmonies and melodies.
Technical death metal (also referred tech-death or techno death) is a musical subgenre of death metal that began and developed in the early- to mid-1990s, with particular focus on challenging, demanding instrumental skill and complex songwriting.

Kreator

Bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost, Slayer, and Kreator were important influences on the genre's creation.
Along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "Big Four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres.

Deathcore

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Deathcore combines death metal with metalcore traits.
Deathcore is an extreme metal subgenre that combines death metal with metalcore.

Goregrind

Deathgrind, goregrind, and pornogrind mix the complexity of death metal with the intensity, speed, and brevity of grindcore.
Goregrind is a fusion genre of grindcore and death metal.

Death-doom

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Death-doom combines the deep growled vocals and double-kick drumming of death metal with the slow tempos and melancholic atmosphere of doom metal.
It combines the slow tempos and pessimistic or depressive mood of doom metal with the deep growling vocals and double kick drumming of death metal.

Palm mute

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It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes, and chromatic chord progressions.
Palm muting is so widely used as to be idiomatic in heavy metal, and particularly in thrash, speed and death metal, but it is often found in any style of music that features electric guitars with distortion in the signal's preamplification stage.

Death 'n' roll

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Death 'n' roll combines death metal's growled vocals and highly distorted, detuned guitar riffs with elements of 1970s hard rock and heavy metal.
Death 'n' roll (portmanteau of death metal and rock 'n' roll) is the subgenre of death metal music that incorporates hard rock-inspired elements to the overall sound.

Seven Churches (album)

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Possessed, a band that formed in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1983, is described by Allmusic as "connecting the dots" between thrash metal and death metal with their 1985 debut album, Seven Churches.
Seven Churches is the debut album by American death metal band Possessed.

Deathgrind

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Deathgrind, goregrind, and pornogrind mix the complexity of death metal with the intensity, speed, and brevity of grindcore.
Deathgrind (sometimes written as death-grind or death/grind) is a shorthand term that is used to describe bands who play a fusion of death metal and grindcore.

Morbid Angel

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Possessed, Death, Necrophagia, Obituary, Autopsy, and Morbid Angel are often considered pioneers of the genre.
Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida formed in 1983 by guitarist and sole remaining original member Trey Azagthoth, vocalist and bassist Dallas Ward, and drummer Mike Browning.

Scream Bloody Gore

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Death's 1987 debut release, Scream Bloody Gore, has been described by About.com's Chad Bowar as being the "evolution from thrash metal to death metal", and "the first true death metal record" by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Scream Bloody Gore is the debut studio album by American death metal band Death, released on May 25, 1987, through Combat Records.

Kam Lee

Originally called Mantas, Death was formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner, Kam Lee, and Rick Rozz.
Kam Lee (born Barney Kamalani Lee) is an American death metal vocalist.