Death Metal 101
December 8, 2008 4:10 PM Subscribe
MetalFilter: Okay, metalheads... tell me what I simply must hear in the death metal and black metal genres.
posted by smitt to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I spend a lot of time listening to music, but have never really gotten too deep into metal. I tend to listen to a lot of indie rock. The furthest I've gone into metal is having seen In Flames live once, and I've got a bunch of Dillenger Escape Plan albums.
I'm very intrigued by death metal and black metal, and want to know what YOU think I should hear. So far, I've gotten myself copies of Darkthrone's "Transilvanian Hunger", and Enslaved's "Frost" at a friend's recommendation.
I have browsed through the death/black metal related threads already on MeFi, but most are kinda specific about what they're looking for. I want to know what you'd force down a friend's throat if they expressed interest in the genres.
Bonus points for more recent stuff that's very good, in addition to the "classics".