I was perusing my Google news home page, and noticed this topic under my “How to of the Day”: How to Appreciate Death Metal. I never knew what I’d been missing…for one thing, the many nuances just within the death metal genre. Sample:

Not all death metal is the same. The genre contains many sub-genres
that can frequenlty (sic) mix and intermingle with each other. As a result,
it may be difficult to ascribe a band under a single sub-genre. Here’s
a general guideline to get you started:

  • Gore metal: Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Aborted, Cattle Decapitation
  • Goregrind: Terminally Your Aborted Ghost, Anal Bleeding, Gutteral Engorgement, XXX Maniak
  • Deathcore: Despised Icon, Job For a Cowboy, Beneath the Massacre, Waking the Cadaver
  • Grind: Phobia, Circle of Dead Children, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound
  • Technical: Ominous, Death, Gorguts, Atheist, Necrophagist
  • Melodic: Dissection (old), Dark Tranquility, In Flames (old), Sacrilege, Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom
  • Brutal: Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Aborted, Deranged, Blood Red Throne, Dying Fetus, Decapitated, Suffocation

And a word of warning:

There are many negative generalizations surrounding death metal. If
you’re reading this article, you’ve probably ignored them thus far. If
you become enamored with death metal, be prepared for more raised
eyebrows and grimaces, and continue to ignore them.

Now that you’re drawn in, feel free to browse the other associated “How To’s” linked within the article, including “How to Apply Corpsepaint.”

Happy holidays!