death metal


Definition of death metal

: a type of heavy metal music that is characterized by the use of dark, violent, or gory imagery

Examples of death metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only did the band founded in 1984 by Max and Iggor Cavalera raise the profile of Brazil, where the brothers were born, but those albums continue to influence thrash and death metal. Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune, 19 May 2022 Trevor Strnad, founding lead vocalist of the melodic death metal band the Black Dahlia Murder, has died at the age of 41. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2022 Maturity and death metal mix pretty well, after all. Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2022 Not the coronavirus variant but the Belgian death metal band, who say that the only thing contagious about them is their music. James Hookway, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Morta Skuld at Atlas Brew Works: For 30 years, Morta Skuld has thrashed and mangled the bounds of death metal. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2020 The shop specializes in death metal, punk, black metal and more, and collaborates with the Foundry for programming events like the Heavy Metal Flea Market. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 8 June 2021 His guests have included a North Face athlete with a leg amputation, a PhD chemist that became a priestess at age 62, and a billboard-charting death metal guitarist that retired to become a dentist. Rebekah Bastian, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Taking the melodic and ethereal footprints of Magma and channeling them through the band’s progressive death metal roots, Fortitude establishes itself as a more competent sounding ‘experimental’ record from the french metal quartet. Quentin Singer, Forbes, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of death metal

1984, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Death metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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