A style of heavy metal music characterized by harsh, violent, often nihilistic lyrics that are usually growled or shouted.
(music) A subgenre of heavy metal typically employing moderate to fast tempos, heavily distorted guitars, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming and complex song structures with multiple tempo changes, often having violent or dark lyrics.
Joining Slayer on the musical front is the cult death metal group deicide, which calls itself " Satan's favorite band " .
devil worshipper, the death metal types, who haven't really thought about the concepts involved at all!
This band has been one of the most commercially successful bands ever of the formerly obscure genre known as death metal.
Dethalbum II - The second album by the band debuted at number 15 on the Billboard charts which was the highest debut ever for a death metal band.
Their influences are far reaching, from 1970's prog rock to death metal to hardcore punk and even to jazz, and the band has been associated with acts in the nu metal scene including Pantera and Slipknot.