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georged

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Mar 7, 2013
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After seeing the "Deathmetal" board name appear on a number of recent threads here, I decided to investigate what a "death metal" was. Figured it was probably a term physicists used to describe any of a family of highly radioactive by-product metals from a nuclear power plant.
So, I Googled the term, clicked a sample link, and within seconds my cat switched on the kitchen sink's garbage disposal and jumped in, three people walking past my house vomited themselves to death on the sidewalk (dehydration, most likely), the inside of all my windows frosted white as if etched by fluorine gas, the interior wall paint peeled off in charred strips, my next door neighbor to the south threw a dozen paper bags of their Rottweiler's finest offerings at my house, and my next door neighbor to the north called the police who sent a SWAT team because they thought I was torturing someone in my basement.
All in all, not quite what I was expecting. Is that normal?

 

aldecaker

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Feb 13, 2015
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No. It is not normal. It is what they call "death metal". An acquired taste, from what I hear.

 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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"..the inside of all my windows frosted white as if etched by fluorine gas.."
Nice
Not my style to be sure

 

jefff

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May 28, 2015
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You'd have to first define normal. It is a sub genre of music.
While I enjoy what is most likely "Old School Metal". Black Sabath, Deep Purple, Older Metallica, actual Scandinavian and variations of Death Metal bore me.
But I am old....so take that for what it's worth.

 

aldecaker

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A "death metal" is not only the bailiwick of the physicists. It can also be construed as anything in the 1911, M-60, M-14, and to a lesser extent, M-16/AR-15 family of metals.

 

deuce26

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Jan 29, 2014
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When he posts song links it's like watching a car accident. You don't wanna watch, but in music terms you can't help but listen. Of course I can't personally listen too long or I'd probably hang myself.

 
Mar 16, 2014
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Perfectly normal and everything will be fine. Cats grow on trees, the pedestrians will be cleared by buzzards over the next couple weeks, you need to wash down the windows with a 50/50 mixture of holy water and everclear, the wall treatment is a high end design feature that should be viewed as a gift, the dog poop can be thrown back, and the SWAT team will leave allowing you to continue torturing whoever you have in the basement once they realize it's just death metal.

 

georged

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Perfectly normal and everything will be fine. Cats grow on trees, the pedestrians will be cleared by buzzards over the next couple weeks, you need to wash down the windows with a 50/50 mixture of holy water and everclear, the wall treatment is a high end design feature that should be viewed as a gift, the dog poop can be thrown back, and the SWAT team will leave allowing you to continue torturing whoever you have in the basement once they realize it's just death metal.
Thanks. I needed that.
All better now, me. :D

 
Dec 1, 2015
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I'm not heavily into metal, but I'll listen to Black Metal or Viking Metal from time to time.
I mainly listen to Industrial of which there is a subgenre called Death Industrial. Just be glad you didn't search for that instead.

 

deathmetal

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Jul 21, 2015
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Why yes, it is supposed to be that way... but I recognize that, like Royal Yacht and witbier, it's an acquired taste... which means some will never acquire it, and so forth.
Here's the roots of the genre:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw3njtQaf6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVecmhNYbuQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0usvIXvNuk
Its first proto-generation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dWwKDCRV8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohnwmmTlJ2Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV08nY2J268
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPGKlb8hklQ
And some early works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4J5vAUJpTA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EAo90fGzE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGrOk1FTis
The Heavy Metal FAQ might have more information.

 
Dec 1, 2015
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You know, I never really considered Bathory's The Return to be a precursor to Death Metal, but upon listening to it again, I can totally see it. I guess I just lumped all albums prior to Under the Sign of the Black Mark as "experimental thrash metal."
My favorite is Blood Fire Death so I suppose I think that all the previous albums are all working on leading up to, what I would consider to be, the band's perfection.
Good call on that one.

 

deathmetal

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Jul 21, 2015
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BFD is my personal favorite as well. It captures what he always wanted to do in a compact and epic form! It probably ultimately had more effect in black metal than death metal, but all of his stuff was influential.

 

brian64

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Jan 31, 2011
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Hilarious OP narrative George. I feel your pain. The most I can handle is the Eagles of Death Metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEvxypx1tps