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 energetic and creative election campaign has included a death metal band frontman, Freddy Lim, running for a second term in the legislature, and a former Sunflower Movement activist, Lai Pin-yu, with a penchant for Japanese cosplay. Washington Post, "Taiwanese, motivated by the lessons of Hong Kong, turn out in droves to vote," 11 Jan. 2020 Suddenly extreme death metal was being championed by the star-maker machinery. John Adamian,, "Morbid Angel, death metal pioneer, at the Webster," 6 Dec. 2019 Now, a new version of the teen environmental activist's speech — set to death metal — has gone viral. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, "Video of Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech set to death metal music has more than 3 million views," 30 Sep. 2019 For starters, there’s a death metal remix of the speech that’s racked up almost 5 million view on YouTube — no joke. Raisa Bruner, Time, "'Eco Death Metal?' The Remixes of Greta Thunberg's Poignant Call to Action on Climate Change Just Keep Coming," 11 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, his son, Stan, battles with a film producer over the script for a biopic about his death metal band as Chinese advisers request rewrite after rewrite to appease the government's strict content standards. Katie Shepherd,, "‘We too love money more than freedom’: South Park creators issue mock apology over Chinese censorship," 8 Oct. 2019 Johan is the lead singer of a Viking death metal group called Blood Death, which acts as a source of power for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Nick Romano,, "American Gods," 17 Sep. 2019 FESTIVALS Alt-rock outfit Deftones announced Monday that their genre-bending Dia De Los Deftones music festival will return to San Diego on Nov. 2, with Chvrches taking the second spot on the bill above death metal act Gojira. Ellise Shafer, Billboard, "Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry & Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta Clash on Twitter Over Deftones Festival Lineup," 30 July 2019 The real payoff here is the songbook of variations on the theme — from easy listening to sensuous R&B to grinding death metal. Michael Andor Brodeur,, "Revolutionary airports, viral nuts, plastic wrap, and more from the week online," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of death metal

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Death metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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