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#1
I know there are a few old threads about old school death metal, but in the interest of reviving discussion in this forum and for the specific subject of overlooked and little known old school death metal, I am creating this thread. It's also to jog my own memory, since I've only recently gotten back into metal and there's no way I've revisited all that I need to!

I will kick this off with a few classics that hopefully I wasn't already pimping on this forum years back:

Jumpin' Jesus - The Art of Crucifying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cRP0sd3ahk

Quite technical band who unfortunately released only the one album, packed full of unrelenting riffs and an interesting dual vocal attack of growls and shrieks, justifiably underground heroes.

Belial - Wisdom of Darkness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp62qPYhXns

Twisted, creepy and atmospheric, heavily influenced by NYDM, much like other Finnish death metal bands, fans of Demigod and Incantation will love it.

Sinister - Cross the Styx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7raWoZN9QeQ

I know this one is quite well known, but honestly, I never see any love for this maniacal masterpiece of riffage.

Insanity - Death After Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdcmGA5Qk4g&list=PL8a8cutYP7fq_xQ7ZWPVpudgWcmZCDxI5

Balls to the wall death metal with extremely obvious thrash overtones, the kind of thing that would be playing in your head as you do thousands of dollars of damage in a rage black out or 200km/h on the freeway. Their 85/86 demo material is also some of the hardest and earliest first wave death metal you can get.

Electrocution - Inside the Unreal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx0KiinG3NY

This album is untouchable for no frills death metal, riff after riff played at a frantic place hurt only, and only slightly, by a fairly weak production that just doesn't quite have the balls you want it to.

Dark Millennium - Ashore the Celestial Burden
Can't find on Youtube, not sure if I'm allowed to post a download link here but PM me if you want one

Straying more into melodic territory here, but firmly in the Red in the Sky Is Ours, Forest of the Dreaming Dead camp and miles from the Terminal Spirit Disease style. Well composed, creepy, and many a riff and melody to haunt your mind for the rest of the day. Their demo The Apocryphal Wisdom is also not to be missed.
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

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Last edited by MHDrunk at Mar 16, 2016,
#2
I am an endless encyclopedia of this shit. I'll keep it brief.

Purenance - Members of Immortal Damnation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdsy2XF521c
Dirty and often midpaced, grave leads and sludgy moments throughout. Rather simple and I like it that way. Production can be considered alright outside of the bass drum being rather poor (too high in the mix!) This one was a grower, really feels like slowly churning some grave soil.

Violent Dirge - Elapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK92NfguF90
Lets do some old school tech! Not ruined at all by the obvious stress on virtuosity, this still sounds total death of a frantic and fantastic way. Once again we have some bass drum I can only tolerate when you have such ace riffs over them! Listen to that sci-fi ax tear up them frets. Brief moments of Suffocation, but mainly that Tech style that you really only got so many brief years of in the early 90's. Dare I say this almost thrashes at times? MM-MMM!


Deteriorate - Rotting in Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_v4l4EGMi4
USA! USA! USA!
Fucking stellar killer belter of an album. Vaguely reminiscent of Deicide's Legion, no? Riffs giving way to riffs as soon as you get used to them, sometimes they come back and sometimes they don't. Vocalist enunciates well and makes for a very fun family oriented sing along experience. Wonderful beer Metal. Knows when to give you a moment of midpaced glory before returning to the grinder of meat and blasphemy. Fleshy fury with whole lot of zealous flagellation.

More to come if I get to it.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
Last edited by VampireGoldfish at Mar 16, 2016,
#3
Fuck I forgot how good Belial are.

My upcoming album of the week was gunna be along these lines. Other than that, I think Convulse are pretty rad, though I wouldn't call them overlooked necessarily. But I personally like them a lot better than Demigod, who aren't really my favorite Finnish DM band, despite the fellatio they receive.

https://youtu.be/iNSl0Gtb8YI
Last edited by Ironic Maiden at Mar 16, 2016,
#4
Sororicide - The Entity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPTq5ouiBFo
I converted some people to this album on this website years ago, but I'm putting this post right here because this is truly and overlooked gem. 1991. Instruments play off each really well here and I'd say this is easily the most atmospheric DEATH in this thread yet!
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
Last edited by VampireGoldfish at Mar 16, 2016,
#5
Great post VG, all 3 of those are classics

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Fuck I forgot how good Belial are.

My upcoming album of the week was gunna be along these lines. Other than that, I think Convulse are pretty rad, and I personally like them better than Demigod, who aren't really my favorite Finnish DM band.

https://youtu.be/iNSl0Gtb8YI



Oh yeah, I definitely have a monstrous old school death metal album that is waiting in the shadows until my album of the week rotation to descend on this forum


Here's another one-album-band, this time from Germany with a brutal thrash attack that regularly jumps both feet into death metal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61OhAX09Iyo
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Last edited by MHDrunk at Mar 16, 2016,
#6
Necrosant - Incarnate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPDhPLSfuCY
Feels good to hear some instrumentation vaguely reminiscent of Morbid Bagel's demos and Altars album. Vocalist adds so much spice to this dish but truly do these strings bring joy to my hear. These riffs are anything but knuckle dragging but rather far more dexterous archfiend action. My attention is always grabbed by something at any given moment, not a sleeper in the bunch.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#7
Quote by MHDrunk

Here's another one-album-band, this time from Germany with a brutal thrash attack that regularly jumps both feet into death metal:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olYbx1XAPyI
Unique song-writing to boot! Some really well though out instrumentation.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
Last edited by VampireGoldfish at Mar 16, 2016,
#8
I'm not sure how overlooked these are, but I don't see them mentioned much around here:

Cadaver - ...In Pains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwGDT0Zwr0

Bizarre, tortured riffs arranged into meaningful songs by these co-conspirators of the Norwegian black metal scene. Like the best albums in this style, it is weird on the surface but becomes crystal clear as you listen.

Cenotaph - The Gloomy Reflection Of Our Hidden Sorrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS4ZYP1ry8I

Elaborate, twisted death metal for fans of Infester.

Pentagram - Demos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlglGztN6lU

Proto-black/death metal from Chile with shades of Sepultura and Ildjarn.
Last edited by Hoodoo Man at Mar 16, 2016,
#9
Very difficult question. Not sure of the general consensus on a lot of these in terms of whether or not they're well-known or not, but they're not smack dab in the spotlight like Autopsy or anything, so I figure I may as well add them.

Pungent Stench - For God Your Soul...For Me Your Flesh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1Ayp0WMIM
For those unaware, Pungent Stench are the grooviest and grossest death metal to grace this floating rock. Began as a grindcore band and moved into death metal territory where they found little success (outside of Been Caught Buttering, fucking tremendous sound). Their music is just perfect headbanging music. All rhythm. All riff. No want for anything theatrical.

Hardware - 1990 demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lUgkiKq9EI
Hardware on the other hand are the strangest half grind/half death metal I've ever heard. At the best of times they're a horror movie soundtrack for an 80s slasher, and at their worst they are a lo-fi death metal band. Definite recommend.


Unholier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPcCyp-1ENs

Piense Schuldiner con un bigote, amigo. Ariba ariba ariba!

Roughly translated: Think Schuldiner with a moustache

Just listen to those fucking screams.

Quote by VampireGoldfish

Unique song-writing to boot! Some really well though out instrumentation.


I was going to post that one! I had it in a mix of mine for the 8tracks a long time ago. Very interesting stuff. Showed it to progbass and he said he liked it. Confirmed good.
Last edited by severed-metal at Mar 16, 2016,
#10
I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. I've been on a real death metal kick recently after having drifted away from metal for a time. In the meantime, my two cents -

Human Remains - Using Sickness as a Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv6XHdtf9vg
The best 17 minutes you'll ever spend. It sounds like a circus run by the inmates at Broadmoor after ingesting a heady dose of crystal meth. It's a precursor to Gorguts' Obscura, though more disparate and far more frenzied than their approach. It also reminds me of Comecon's Converging Conspiracies, particularly in how similar the fella sounds to Martin Van Drunen. Speaking of...


Comecon - Converging Conspiracies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnjPBtzYDJw
Fucking great catchy riffs with a few odd, experimental choices scattered about. Jew harps over grating industrial-esque riffs, playful call-and-response sections with an acoustic guitar, etc. Never really feeling strange for the sake of being strange, and not succumbing to the same swedeath tropes as easily as its predecessor Megatrends in Brutality did.

Quote by severed-metal

Pungent Stench - For God Your Soul...For Me Your Flesh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1Ayp0WMIM
For those unaware, Pungent Stench are the grooviest and grossest death metal to grace this floating rock. Began as a grindcore band and moved into death metal territory where they found little success (outside of Been Caught Buttering, fucking tremendous sound). Their music is just perfect headbanging music. All rhythm. All riff. No want for anything theatrical.


My nigger. I was going to bring up Been Caught Buttering but didn't
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well you don't have to worry,
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#11
Quote by severed-metal

I was going to post that one! I had it in a mix of mine for the 8tracks a long time ago. Very interesting stuff. Showed it to progbass and he said he liked it. Confirmed good.


Appeasing Progbass with Death is a feat within itself. I always enjoyed that albums riff salad. Fucking meaty but dexterous.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#12
Went home to jog my memory and came back with a few more to sink your teeth into:

First-wave
Psychic Possessor - Toxin Diffusion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJOG__D5f28

Classic Brazilian death metal bridging the gap between the likes of Holocausto, Sarcofago and second wave death metal

Archenemy - Violent Harm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzsMgyPH-ss

Unfortunately could not find the entire compiltaion on youtube, this band is in the same boat as Insanity, making music unthinkably brutal for its time and regularly hailed as being one of the first makers of death metal

Morbid Scream - The Signal to Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyuL6-0NMpw&list=PLZr5WlzgGyI_op-AmubvSLNUoEYv7ZfmW

Death/thrash riff fest with demonic vocals

Necrodeath - Into the Macabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDqMUdKMEuo&list=PL6LqvgxKXkK1_xSslBoK9yvvsbAf-GqJB

Perhaps a little more well-known, but hard to talk about first wave death without thinking about this classic

Second-wave
Corpse Molestation - Descension of a Darker Deity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84sX6fz0vC0

Australian kings of war metal Bestial Warlust started out as this heinous sounding death metal band

Dominus - The Occult Lord of Torment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uePlFDD2JOk

Well-made Incantation worship from Chile, later becoming Dominus Xul (also worth listening to)

Imprecation - Theurgia Goetia Summa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ftCJWnR0Q

Now i know I've posted about these guys before, but still they are not so well known generally, and this is a masterpiece of occult atmospheric death metal
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

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#13
That's the MH that I know. Love and own half the shit you mention, if not more than half haha. This post is no exception. Would be hard to pick a favorite listen among the bunch but it would probably boil down to a three way fight between Theurgia, Occult Lords and Descension of a Darker Diety.

The Morbid Attack track on Absu - Sun of Tiphareth is given an awesome production treatment.

As for Psychic Possession, I can do a full length feature on Brazil's earlier days!
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#15
Necrophagia! Macabre is also a great one
Baby Joel's rabbit profile picture is kinda cute. #TeamJOEL
#16
woah loving that Jumpin' Jesus haha, incredibly riffy stuff. Love the Cenotaph mention, I think of them like a more compact Timeghoul in intricate riffs and melodic ideas.. but Cenotaph are sourer and more evocative of hauntings vs spacey stuff like T-Ghizzle. Definitely gonna check out every band in this thread though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnX1fW2DMz8

some interesting death metal as well with some intriguing melodic ideas here and there, quite enjoyed it

[the tracks are actually from 1991 and 1992 demos, re released as an album in 1995]
Last edited by NosferatuZodd09 at Mar 18, 2016,
#17
^ nosferatu!!! i need recs for more stuff like red in the sky and unanimated. still blasting that intestine baalism you got me onto years ago haha
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

The music winners listen to
#18
hahaha been years man nice to see you. it's scarce! I mean I can see some TRITSIO in Soulside Journey, there's Sentenced's North From Here

Crystal Age's Far Beyond Divine Horizons lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mot3HS8ks7I

Fatal Embrace's Shadowsouls' Garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbYScDiMS6I

Eucharist's A Velvet Creation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6AnmK6JlQc

Cenotaph's Riding Our Black Oceans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9lfHKBTyOs

TRITSIO's pretty much unparalleled though! lol gotta sleep on it to see if I'm missing anyone
I put With Fear and Gardens of Grief second to TRITSIO though haha. In a way I feel like Gloomy Reflections by Cenotaph is a heavier, darker more firmly based in death metal version of TRITSIO

Try that Phantasm though it's in those realms their first release Lycanthropy too I can't think of anything else I must go sleeppp

Cromlech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CreLVhrNWkY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8HebMlSKSw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFTODCsp3Rw
#19
Some true quality posts in this thread, about time I dropped in. Kept meaning too but I've been busy,

First off, thanks for reposting Fatal as that slays.I had a vague recollection of it and couldn't remember where I heard it.

MH, please tell me you know Revenant's Prophecies of a Dying World. If not, that album is screaming for you.

For the rest of you motley lot, a few albums I don't see mentioned much

Ceremonium - Into the Autumn Shade
Cyanide - The Dying Truth
Asphyx - The Rack
Cancer - To the Gory End
Nocturnus -The Key
Timeghoul - Panoramic Twilight
Brutality - Screams of Anguish
Monstrosity - Millennium / Imperial Doom / In Dark Purity

Also nice Phantasm drop, I was going to mention them
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#20
revenant - ofc i know them haha

gotta be honest, some of the stuff you mentioned - asphyx, cancer, nocturnus, monstrosity - are not exactly overlooked. that said, those are all the kind of albums that would stop a first listener dead in their tracks and have them binging on it for the next 3 weeks so fair play :p

cianide is a good example of a band that deserves nearly the same acclaim as their obvious mentors yet never really seemed to get much of a foothold in the scene - dying truth should definitely not be missed.
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#21
No, a lot of those are more well known, but I either 1. Haven't seen them mentioned around here much lately or 2. Name dropping for the newer crowds and lurkers to check out.

But yeah, Revenant is class. And Cyanide is most definitely underrated.
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#22
Got a few more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKhqGnNwpuE
Standard OSDM affair with some beastly low growls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFtkqcqdc7I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k30H87ZINis
Might be a little well-known thanks to Immense, Intense, Suspense (or something like that) recent re-issues but they're a killer band with all the goofy synth effects one could ask for. Honestly incredible work of death metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auiP2GYeZ_Y
Very reminiscent of a more synth heavy Arghoslent, vocals department especially.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQkGi3HwQTA
I just like this band a lot. They're not very well known, but they have the ambiguous vocals that could fit in black or death metal so I'm appreciative of this stuff.

Quote by progbass
And Cyanide is most definitely underrated.


Maybe in your communities

They get the standard "there were better death metal bands at the time, but Cianide are great" treatment around Edmonton. I bought Descent From Hell when the Crypt re-issued it, but I think my brother took it or something. Or maybe I lost it in one of my moves like a fucking retard. Great stuff though anyways. One of the few bruiser albums that just consistently pummel you until your head is smashed in.

Quote by ctfod
My nigger. I was going to bring up Been Caught Buttering but didn't


I think it's too popular now. For God Your Soul... has a better title, it's killer. Less cartoony but they suit the goofy vibe perfectly.
#24
Quote by Ironic Maiden
Great shit in this thread. Wish I had more to contribute.


Just gotta listen to more death metal then.


Anyone hear these kinda well-known but not often mentioned albums:

Wombbath - Internal Caustic Torments
Rottrevore - Iniquitous
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Disgrace - Grey Misery
R.U. Dead? - all their demos and eps
Traumatic Voyage - Traumatic...
Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia (ok this is probably a definite exception to not often mentioned but I love it anyways)

EDIT: How about some more recent stuff?

Deathevokation - The Chalice of Ages
Bruxers - s/t
Tombeau - Méphistophallique
Beyond - Fatal Power of Death
Last edited by severed-metal at Mar 18, 2016,
#25
I'll second Rottrevore and Rippokoulu.

I'm going to throw out Sacrilige - Beyond the Realms of Madness

It's more thrash but it has a proto death vibe to it in some places. But really that doesn't matter because the album forces you to pay attention. It's that enjoyable
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#26
Quote by severed-metal
I think it's too popular now. For God Your Soul... has a better title, it's killer. Less cartoony but they suit the goofy vibe perfectly.

I haven't really listened to it much, I've always gravitated towards BCB. I'll give it another spin along with some of the others youmentioned, Ive always intended to listen to Rottrevore and Rippikoulu, but they've eluded me so far.

A couple of others:
Desultory - Into Eternity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHcHHbSdGWs

They have more than 2 reviews on MA but I've never seen them mentioned around here

Cruciamentum - Convocation of Crawling Chaos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1R9Irf7lwA

A recent one, they're gaining more and more traction in the UK scene and just put out a full length, but Convocation is still their best release

Depravity - Silence of the Centuries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbEjvrYFlI0

A decent little Finndeath EP. I think it was Dark Descent who put out a CD of their entire discography (a handful of demos and EPs). Worth picking up

Sorcery - Bloodchilling Tales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__KB_g03Fvk

Early 90's Swedish death more reminiscent of Death's style than their countrymen.

Quote by progbass

Ceremonium - Into the Autumn Shade
Cyanide - The Dying Truth
Asphyx - The Rack
Cancer - To the Gory End
Nocturnus -The Key
Timeghoul - Panoramic Twilight
Brutality - Screams of Anguish
Monstrosity - Millennium / Imperial Doom / In Dark Purity

Also nice Phantasm drop, I was going to mention them

Right on, bolded are all rad. I never really 'got' Nocturnus, but I've been planning on giving them another listen soon. Few others in there I've been peripherally aware of but never thought to check out, so I'll get on it along with VG and Jon's recs
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he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
Last edited by ctfod at Mar 19, 2016,
#27
I'm not the most well versed, and certainly won't know much that anyone else won't know.
Electrocution would be no.1 go to example, and that's already been mentioned.

Bloodstone - Hour of the Gate
One of the most overlooked swedish death metal bands in my opinion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP1ziDxj6_8

Messiah - Choir of Horrors
A little bit more well known, but I still don't think it quite get's the praise it deserves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crImPGQIM8c
#30
A lot of stuff that I was gonna mention has already been posted, but here's two bands/albums that I think deserve more credit.

Blood Urn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOZiT1ZQTAo
Pretty new band with a really cool old-school sound. Reminds me of a mix of Grotesque and Suffocation, hopefully they'll put out a full-length of this quality soon.

Shub Niggurath
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ5B6TXjj8o
Maybe it's the murky production, or the twisted sense of melody, or the cosmic horror imagery it invokes, but I always listen to this album alongside To The Depths In Degredation. There's so many goddamn riffs on it too, if I had the time I'd tab 'em all out, also those wretch vocals are amazing.
#31
Looks like a picked a good time to drop in, with all of these other old fucks hanging around.

Anyway, on to the death metal.

Excommunion - Superion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQBid5Tj5eE

Might not be old enough to truly be considered "old school" as it came out in 2002 (though some of you have posted more recently released stuff than that), but Dark Descent is releasing a new album from these dudes, so you better familiarize yourselves with the old shit now if you dig dark, evil, Incantation-inspired riffs.

Liers In Wait - Spiritually Uncontrolled Art
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyIszUr6ON8

Some of y'all were looking for stuff like TRITSIO, and while those in question are probably already aware of this EP's existence, it's one of the few things I've heard out of Sweden that has some of that insanity (Alf Svensson was in the band at one point, though he didn't play on this). SUA has more thrash and less melody than TRITSIO, but if you're looking for crazy riffs you won't be disappointed.

Crucifixion - Desert of Shattered Hopes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2vSOg0MXso

Ever wish your NYDM sledgehammer riffs had a small dose of melody and a gloomier atmosphere. Give these Texas dudes a listen. Incantation- and Suffocation-inspired riffs are abound, but there's a surprising amount of melody in places as well.

Dark Millennium - Ashore the Celestial Burden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgOP0fFqouU

Sorta surprised these guys haven't been posted already, but they come up so often in overlooked OSDM discussions that I'm surprised they're still overlooked. I'm not sure who I can compare these guys to, or even if I should try to compare them to anybody, but I don't know a whole lot of people who have been disappointed by this album.
#32
^ hey man, I posted Dark Millennium in OP hahaha. Personally I'd compare them to early melodic death
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

The music winners listen to
#33
Quote by MHDrunk
^ hey man, I posted Dark Millennium in OP hahaha.

I must be blind or stupid then
#34
haha, its awesome stuff. i remember when i first discovered dark millennium, i was listening to nothing but them for about a week straight
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

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#37
Gonna throw in 3 more -

Macabre's "Grim Reality" EP. Really, fucking everything Macabre has done is underrated and great, but here's some classic Death Metal from 1987 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFQBXbHcxg8

Necrophagia - Black Blood Vomitorium. Killjoy's voice sucked on their first album, but towards the late 90's, Killjoy became the most rancid singer in the scene, and I fucking love this particular EP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZRwngJxLWw

Mr Bungle - Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny. Mr Bungle of course was later known for their attachment to Faith no More and for their fucking weird later material, but way back in *1986* they were putting out some really great old school death metal tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B85YOFCwxqo
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#38
okay don't want to have a go at everyone but:

Dismember is not overlooked at all, they're recognised now and at the time of being one of the leaders in Swedish death metal and have been one of the most successful death metal bands in the world. It's like posting Morbid Angel or Suffocation in this thread

Necrophagia could have been a candidate for this thread, if you posted one of their first two albums or demos (still a bit of a stretch, I don't really think they are very overlooked). 2000 is not old school death metal (1994-1995 is the cut-off, IMO, though I think most of what was good about old school death metal had already happened by 1992)


I haven't heard that Mr Bungle demo so I'm gonna give it a listen, didn't realise they made death metal in their early days (don't really know them very well). Also the Macabre EP is really cool
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Sororicide - The Entity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPTq5ouiBFo
I converted some people to this album on this website years ago, but I'm putting this post right here because this is truly and overlooked gem. 1991. Instruments play off each really well here and I'd say this is easily the most atmospheric DEATH in this thread yet!


That's an album I still come back to regularly, long after most other stuff has disappeared off my physical or digital shelf. There's little I can add in description to what you already mentioned, but suffice to say it's an extremely well-written album, pretty much exactly how I want death metal to sound like

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