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 The Philadelphia death metal band Horrendous does a livestream at 7 p.m. from Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Gary Graff, cleveland, "Oates Song Fest, SXSW top this week’s online concerts," 17 Mar. 2021 Formed in the late Eighties, Entombed were at the forefront of a growing Scandinavian death metal scene. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "LG Petrov, Frontman for Swedish Metal Favorites Entombed, Dead at 49," 8 Mar. 2021 Other support other indie RPGs, like the death metal fantasy of MORK BORG or the space survival horror of Mothership. Rob Wieland, Forbes, "Find A Unique RPG Among The Joys Of Zine Quest," 4 Mar. 2021 The Arizona death metal troupe Gatecreeper rocks online at 9 p.m. Tickets via Gary Graff, cleveland, "CeCe Winans, Todd Rundgren, BTS top this week’s streaming concerts," 17 Feb. 2021 This development pushed rock and roll’s intrinsic logic—through dissonance, truth; in disaffection, pride—and invigorated new genres such as hardcore, grindcore, and death metal. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Countercultural Sound of the 2020s," 14 Feb. 2021 Their music is chaotic and referential, constantly bouncing between nightcore, dubstep, death metal, ska, and emo, all while being catchy as hell. Ben Montoya, Wired, "The Glitched-Out Sound and Spontaneous Rise of 100 Gecs," 23 Nov. 2020 After all,the same settings wouldn’t really work for both death metal songs and podcasts about crafting. Popular Science, "Google’s Nest Audio sounds remarkably good for a $99 smart speaker," 6 Oct. 2020 Italian orchestral death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse postponed their North American tour -- which was slated to feature their first accompaniment by a string quartet -- due to travel restrictions tied to the coronavirus. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Here Are All the Major Music Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus (Updating)," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of death metal

1984, in the meaning defined above

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28 Mar 2021

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“Death metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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