Friday, July 29, 2011

Essential Death Metal Albums

Death metal as a distinct genre dates back to about 1985 or so, and the sheer number of albums that have been released since is staggering. Aficionados of the genre will argue endlessly about which albums deserve to be placed on a list of the absolute best of the best that the genre has to offer. In an effort to avoid such arguments, the purpose of this list is to inform listeners new to the genre; that is, given the enormous number of albums released in the name of death metal, how does a fan new to the genre find where to begin?

Possessed - Seven Churches (1985)

Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness (1989)

Deicide - Deicide (1990)

Entombed - Left Hand Path (1990)

Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated (1992)

Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten (1991)

Death - Human (1991)

Immolation - Close To A World Below (2000)

Incantation - Onward To Golgotha (1992)

Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked (2005)


  1. METTETAL 4..and this is with RICK 4 and then you have the MP 3?
    METTETAL...the biggest thing since human sacrificing with AZTECS but she is far more " guilty".
    For it is METTETAL that trained her two daughters to be cold racists and whores of death.
    METTETAL..SA COMET in CONNICAR...METTETAL ...we know who you really are .

  2. This is artwork from the san diego band Damcyan