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I've been a fan of metal music for a little over five years now. For most of that, I've just not liked death metal. It simply failed to hook me, and I simply preferred black, doom, etc…

Over time, though, I heard a few albums that slowly made me grow more interested in the genre, and ultimately led to me growing a curiosity, then an appreciation, for the style. Anyways, this is the sequence of albums that got me hooked on exploring death metal, and what I would play for anyone I was trying to introduce the style to.

understand some of them aren't pure death, and the first few are melodic death because thats what was more accessible to me. After that, I found it easier to listen to the "heavier" sounding death, like Nile and Immolation, than the stuff I thought too thrashy at first, which I started to appreciate with Death and Vader.

Created by: Jericho Rehling | 01.06.2014



1. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
2. Hypocrisy - Abducted
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Novembers Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure
5. Septicflesh - Communion
6. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
7. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
8. Yyrkoon - Occult Medicine
9. Immolation - Majesty And Decay
10. God Dethroned - Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross
11. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
12. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
13. Vader - Litany
14. Deicide - Deicide
15. Vital Remains - Dechristianize



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