Most Influential Death Metal BandsNord666 The Death Metal bands who had the greatest roles to define the genre.
The Top Ten
I can not say for certain if Death truly invented the genre, but Chuck Schuldiner definitely took it, raised it, and molded it into a sound that can be heard in the music of almost every death metal band today, as well as many progressive metal bands, drawing influence from Death's later albums.
Well, Evil Chuck was the mastermind behind the genre. That's why he is called the Father of Death Metal.
Listen to albums like Scream Bloody Gore, The Sound of Perseverance, Symbolic etc. Technically he defined the genre. - Nord666
Released the first pure death metal record and constantly evolved their sound. Huge influence in most sub-genres of metal in general.
They didn't only defined Death Metal itself, they also defined some sub-genre too. They pretty much single-handedly created Technical Death Metal(or Tech-Death, for short), and planted the seed for Progressive Death Metal and Melodeath(Crystal Mountain, I'm looking at you)
Chuck Schuldiner is a legend, and an awesome metal writter. Death metal is not called like that for anywthing. They defined pretty much anything we see in any kind of death metal that came after them, along with being one of the first band of the genre.
But later it was the Possessed that were influenced by Death's scream Bloody Gore.
The original death metal band
They invented the term death metal with their song death metal the band death did not create the term
The fact that jeff was shot and still preforms in a wheelchair is inspirational in itself
The term "Death Metal" actually came from a thrash metal band known as Onslaught - ryanrimmel
As much as I like Death these guys created the genre so they should be number 1 - christangrantV 1 Comment
Carcass is definitely one of the most influential bands, left a huge impact on my playing style and compositions.
Bill Steer is a gentleman, very humble and very down to earth.
This band is what every death metal artist should look upto, not just brutality it's philosophy in their music.
The inventers of Goregrind and Melodic Death Metal. - GREYBOYY
Huge influence in grind, death metal, and melodic death metal.
Carcass, I'd say, are the second most influential death metal band because they basically created melodeath AND goregrind. Number one to Death, obviously!V 1 Comment
Back when they started, they took the whole genre to a whole new level by being more brutal than every single other death metal band there was. Don't believe me? Listen to Tomb of the Mutilated and compare it to Human by Death for example.
Deicide is the powerhouse of death metal. Every death metal fan knows Scars Of The Crucifix or When Satan Rules His World, right? They're one of the few bands that refuse to conform to society (That alone should make them number one), they have very vulgar music and lyrical themes (Which I very much enjoy) and they've sold more albums worldwide than EVERT death metal band out there (Except Cannibal Corpse). Glen is a monster vocalist and Steve is one of the most technical drummers I know of
Do u ever hear Legion album? Awesome album
"Slowly We Rot" is one of the fist Death Metal albums that discussed politics and social issues. - GREYBOYY
What in hell is opeth doing above sepultura and cannibal corpse?
Influential act for Progressive Death Metal. Mikael Åkerfeldt's unique vocal style combining acoustic, rhythmic singing and deep death growls defined the progdeth genre. - Nord666
With they're fist album not only they released a Death Metal album in 1989 along Morbid Angel and Obituary but also they helped to craft the Death/Doom genre with they're sound (though "Severed Survival" was more Death Metal than Death/Doom. ) - GREYBOYY
Pioneers of Melodic Death Metal. The use of keyboards in Death Metal was first invented by them. - Nord666
Potentially the cleanest and most consistent use of vocal growls in the genre
All modern deathcore tunes and most of the technical death metal bands are obviously influenced by suffocation. They must be in the top of this list
MOST INFLUENTAL BAND EVER. Thousands dm bands spawned by them, every cd booklet have thanks to suffocation.
One of the pioneers of melodic death metal
Influential swedish death metal band who started the Death n Roll genre. - Nord666
The Inventors of the Melodic Death Metal Ladyies and Gentleman
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