#1
I'm sure by now there's already been a gore metal thread, but I was much too lazy to browse through page after page of past threads. So let's start this off with discussions of some of the best gore metal bands, past and present.

I'm sure you can pull a truckload of great gore bands from Mexico (Alarma Records, anyone?) and the many great gore bands from Spain.

#2
Gore Metal isn't a real genre, its just used to describe a band, particularly death metal about the lyrical content etc. Goregrind is a real genre, but not just 'gore metal'.