I thought that this was untoppable. Thankfully, it still is.
OK, if youre as ignorant as to think that death metal is about bleak forests, death, gore, satan, churchburning, norway...etc, well your pretty ignorant (very much to be precise) when it comes to this.
If you think that death metal is too technical to digest (then you'll most probably have the same problem with prog), fair enough: Then simplistic music is down your lane.
If you think that death metal is very good minus the vocals, tough luck for the most part. You might might like progressive metal then
there are many exceptions to what i'm going to say but hopefully you'll get the basic idea
I like death metal (VERY MUCH) because of [ in No order what so ever]:
- Technicality - Death metal is THE most technically proficient genre in metal along with Progressive metal. It would sound like i'm a music nerd or whatever, but it isnt that way.
- Speed - Well....accept it. Most of the death metal out there (and most of what i listen to) is FAST. Loads and loads of adrenaline and you still gain weight.
- Skilled instrumentation - If you've actually put the effort to listen to a death metal song, 60% of the time, you'll end up liking the drummer even if you hated the song. In most bands, if you listen to the guitars, you'll love them too :-) So if you like good guitars/drums in metal, give DM a try ( a very good one). Any person who knows what death metal
really is, would NOT deny the skills of the instrument players (regardless of her/his liking).
And after saying that, if you say that the vocals are too monotonous/boring (but tolerable), the more you listen to it, the more you'll like it (thats what happened with me).
And if you think that death metal is for depressed, drug addicted, gore obsessed, suicidal people, let me say this: You know very little about this genre. That is just WRONG.
Thankfully, you arent as ignorant (and arrogant at the same time) as lets say rocking devil was, and you see the point now. I also like your maturity when saying these things :-). All of the above is MY opinion and whatever i like about DM (and its most probably my single most favourite genre right now).
It took quite some time to actually like this though. Fear Factory brought me into metal and it did take awhile to get into their older stuff (which is more like DM), but then after that just about every Dm song i listened to revealed more with each listen and i loved it more with each listen.
Hopefully that answered your question.
" Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.
But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. "- Book Of Numbers 31:17-18