A list that was doomed to extinction has now properly presented itself back at the forefronts. I had to leave it in stagnation for a good amount of time, to reflect on its deathly nature. Here are 10 more albums you should know about!
082. Cryptopsy – “None so Vile”, 1996 From the beginning of the title track, it’s like a spontaneous whiplash reaction. Having first heard Cryptopsy there was little words that I can say to describe it. It’s just all hell and fury, chaotic and speed I never heard before from a death metal band. They really broadened the possibilities and potential for death metal music. Though they did stride from their initial sound, much like Decapitated, their first couple releases really do leave a long lasting appeal and value. Odd time signatures, insanely fast drumming, Bass riffing like straight off of a Primus album an unconventional approach to what you may be expecting from your traditional death metal band. Top notch shit here folks, top notch.
081. Deicide – “Once Upon the Cross”, 1995 I don’t who stole Glen Benton’s lunch money, but one thing is still for sure, the guy is all kinds of pissed off because of it. From his not so humble beginnings to his later releases he still remains as one of the most pissed off and angry vocalists in Death Metal. What makes his vocal approach so refreshing is his ability to enunciate and growl out decipherable lyrics. I mean in all honesty I could care less about his anti-god agenda but it is refreshing to not have to question whether or not what is being growled is even the lyrics you’re reading on the cd-inlay. And yes, like much of the bands on this list it is a insanely difficult task to just pick one album from their discography, because it’s arguably impossible to do. This release to me, illustrates enough from all of their music to really give you a solid kick to the balls, and remind you how insanely ferocious and beastly death metal really is. Whether or not Glen is willing to forgive the christian bully that stole his lunch money, one thing is for sure, it benefits us greatly, because he has put out some of the most addicting and awesome death metal.
080. Autopsy – “Severed Survival”, 1989 The year of this release, Chris Reifert doing both vocals and drumming just scales of credibility this band has at their helm. Being at the early stages of death metal, one has little expectations, but holy shit they perform at a caliber that really places the bar high for the up-comers. Guitars speedily trailing along, while bass slaps the shit out of your ears and the drumming just pummels. Meanwhile things will settle down into a doomy passage that just forces you to nod your head. Being only 5 years old at the release of this album, I can happily say it deserves all the recognition and praise. This alongside Death’s, Scream Bloody Gore are the real forerunners for the definitive representatives of the genre.