Everything Heavy Metal: 2014-12-21

Exploring the Subgenres of Metal: Death Metal

Brief History: The two bands the pretty much help to create Death Metal are Venom and Slayer. Venom had the hash sound mixed with the satanic themes of their music. Slayer had the speed and violence. Possessed, some has the first true Death Metal band, was a huge part on developing Death Metal. They released their depute album, Seven Churches, in 1985. But their was another Death Metal band coming up and their name was Death. Hailing from Florida, which in the 80's (And some could say today) seems like the Death Metal capital. Death released their 1987 depute called Scream Bloody Gore.

In the late 80's more Death Metal bands start to come about in the United States such as: Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide. Then Death Metal reached all the way to Sweden. Created bands such as Carnage, God Macabre, Entombed, Dismember and Unleashed.

Out of the early 90's you see two sub-genres of Death Metal appear: Grindcore and Melodic Death Metal. But even with these genres coming out you still have bands like Death releasing good solid Death Metal albums. Such as their 1991 release Human. They started what is called the Modern Death Metal style. Such as Suffocation's 1991 release Effigy of the Forgotten.

Two record labels became the driving point of Death Metal. And chances are if you saw a Death Metal release it was probably from  Earache Records or Roadrunner Records. Earache having bands such as Carcass, Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Entombed. And Roadrunner having bands such as Obituary, and Pestilence.

In September 1990  one of the first North American death metal festivals happen. Called Day of Death, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and featured 26 bands including Autopsy, Broken Hope, Hellwitch, Obliveon, Revenant, Viogression, Immolation, Atheist, and Cynic.

Death Metal was never a mainstream genre. You won't see Death Metal songs getting radio play, well not in the States (I can't not speak for the radio station over seas). But even with out radio play it still managers to stay around in the under ground, just waiting to by unleashed.

5 Death Metal Albums You Must Own 

05 Death's Scream Bloody Gore

04 Cannibal Corpse's Eaten back TO Life

03 Suffocation's Effigy of the Forgotten

02 Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness

01 Carcass' Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious

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Album Review: Deadly Scenes by 6:33

Band: 6:33
Album: Deadly Scenes
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Genre: Avant-Garde 
Label: Kaotoxin Records

Track List:
1. Hellalujah
2. Ego fandango
3. The walking fed
4. I'm a nerd
5. Modus operandi
6. Black widow
7. Last bullet for a gold rattle
8. Lazy boy
9. Deadly scenes
Are you ready to stop taking listening to Metal so seriously?  Well here is an album that you will enjoy. It is an album that grows on you, within the first song. When I first started to listen to this album I didn't like it. In fact I was thinking about not doing a review on this album, but I told myself that I don't listen to that much Avant-Garde music (If any). I kept listening to the album. And within the first, Hellalujah, song I start singing along with the chorus. With the first song, Hellalujah opening with a choir singing out "Lord Jesus," you think this album going one way then the song kicks in after that. Great clean singing in Ego Fandango.

Then The Walking Fed comes on, this intro sorta has a Native American drum vibe going with a chat going over it. Really good build up to the actual song. My favorite song off the album, I'm A Nerd, comes on. The first song that I feel that the listener can headbang to, but it has a very strange singing to start it off. Modus Operandi, all I am going to say about this song is that the intro creeps me out. They manager to fit in a big band sound with the song Black Widow. Last Bullet For A Gold Rattle, starts off making the listener like they are sitting next to a fire while people gather together and start doing a western musical. 

This album is a fun album to listen to, but the only problem I have with this album is it feels like the band just wanted to put a whole bunch of different genres into one album. I wouldn't have a problem with that if it felt like this album had a direction it was going, but it doesn't. And some, if not most, of the lyrics are just strange/absurd. But this album has really solid songs and is worth a listen to.

Rating: 7/10

Favorite Songs: Hellalujah, The Walking Fed, I'm a Nerd, Black Widow, Lazy Boy

25 Metal Songs To Get Your Week Started

01 So Good, So fine by Ratt (Ratt)
02 Evil Eyes by DIO (The Last In Line)
03 Love Will Keep Us Alive by Scorpions (Humanity Hour 1)
04 Devils Swing by Godsmack (The Oracle (Deluxe Edition))
05 Behind The Veil by Dream Theater (Dream Theater)
06 Rats In The Cellar by Skid Row (Rise of the Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two)
07 Dead Memories by Slipknot (All Hope Is Gone [Explicit])
08 The Crusade by Trivium (The Crusade [Special Edition])
09 Watching Us Die Tonight by Bullet For My Valentine (Scream Aim Fire [Explicit])
10 Fist Fuck by Buckcherry (Fuck [Explicit])

11 Necrophiliac by Slayer (Hell Awaits)
12 The Sleep by Pantera (Cowboys From Hell)
13 Phantoms of Death by Helloween (Walls of Jericho)
14 Vector of Cruelty by Cannibal Corpse (A Skeletal Domain)
15 Rain Wizard by Black Stone Cherry (Black Stone Cherry)

16 Nausea by HELLYEAH (Hellyeah [Explicit])
17 Under and Over It by Five Finger Death Punch (American Capitalist)
18 Icarus Dream Suite Opus 4 by Yngwie Malmsteen (Rising Force)
19 The Dark Eternal Night by Dream Theater (Systematic Chaos [+digital booklet])
20 Darkness Within by Machine Head (Unto The Locust (Special Edition) [+Digital Booklet])

21 Confessional by Lamb of God (New American Gospel [Explicit])
22 Down Thru The Ages by All That Remains (A War You Cannot Win)
23 Last Rites/Loved to Deth by Megadeth  (Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!)
24 Decadence by Disturbed (Ten Thousand Fists (Standard Edition))
25 Teutonic Terror by Accept (Blood Of The Nations)

Video of the Day: Original Song - STANDING GROUND // Metal


25 Songs To Help You Get Over Christmas Music

01 The Uninvited by Alter Bridge (Fortress)
02 Prophets Of War By Dream Theater (Systematic Chaos [+digital booklet])
03 Battery by Metallica (Master Of Puppets)
04 Out In The Cold by Judas Priest (Turbo)
05 Good Mourning/Black Friday by Megadeth (Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? [Explicit])
06 Crosstown Woman by Black Stone Cherry (Black Stone Cherry)
07 25 Years by Pantera (Far Beyond Driven (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe))
08 Tail On The Wag by Kix (Rock Your Face Off)
09 Aggressive Perfector by Slayer (Reign In Blood (Expanded))
10 Beginning of the End by Judas Priest (Redeemer of Souls (Deluxe))

11 Lost Not Forgotten by Dream Theater (A Dramatic Turn Of Events)
12 Death Before Dishonor by Five Finger Death Punch (The Way Of The Fist [Explicit])
13 Hear This Prayer For Her by Kingdom of Sorrow (Kingdom of Sorrow)
14 Shades Of Gray by Black Label Society (Catacombs of the Black Vatican (Deluxe))
15 Die With Your Boots On by Iron Maiden (Piece of Mind)

16 Two Steps Back by Saliva (Survival Of The Sickest (Explicit))
17 What Is And What Should Never Be by Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition))
18 Metal Thrashing Mad by Anthrax (Fistful of Metal)
19 Give It All by Ratt (Invasion Of Your Privacy)
20 What If? by Godsmack (The Oracle (Deluxe Edition))

21 I Wanna Be Cremated by Wednesday 13  (Calling All Corpses)
22 Break In by Halestorm (The Strange Case of... (Deluxe) [Explicit])
23 Electric Funeral by Black Sabbath (Paranoid)
24 Destination Forever by Firewind (Between Heaven and Hell)
25 11 Silver by Ozzy Osbourne (Black Rain)
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