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Hey guys. I have been listening to the Death discography for months now, and need some recomendations. I am looking for intelligent death metal, similar to Spiritual Healing era Death and onwards. Progressive musicianship and or intelligent lyrics, something different from the Cannibal Corpse or Obituary stuff. I am currently attaining some Atheist. If anyone else could throw some bands out there I would greatly appreciate it! Let the metal flow!!
#2
recommendation thread.
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#4
It depends what you mean by intelligent. If you mean intelligent musically, then its a load of stuff but if you mean intelligent lyrically then thats a whole different thing. From what i gather I think ou would like alarum, cynic, decrepit birth. Just some off the top of my head.
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#7
I've listened to some Cynic, I couldn't get past the vocals. I will check out those other bands though. Thanks.

I am really looking for more intelligent lyrically.
#8
Quote by Anooplol
It depends what you mean by intelligent. If you mean intelligent musically, then its a load of stuff but if you mean intelligent lyrically then thats a whole different thing. From what i gather I think ou would like alarum, cynic, decrepit birth. Just some off the top of my head.

You've already got Atheist... hmm. Opeth of course, perhaps Bloodbath? Early In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Arch Enemy, At The Gates... oh, intelligent lyrically. Ok, Opeth and maybe Dark Tranquility. In Flames lyrics aren't too good, I don't remember any lyrics for the other bands I listed.
#10
not all of Dying Fetus' discography is smart-lyrically, but the song Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses) has outstanding lyrics. br00tal fuckin' song too

One by one, the young will fall, indoctrinating process growing.
Some too weak to fight at all, who controls their future?
God above, or God below, questions that no one can answer.
Live the truth, or die to know, it's my agnostic vision.

Jews killing Muslims, and Christians killing Jews.
The circle is unending, and all sides always lose.
If faith is blind devotion, then death is the result.
When history is rotten, the young young and pure grow dead and cold.

I don't need a book for saving, fellowship or days of praying.
Organizing means dilution, and results in persecution.
Through it all I keep a vision, understand what I believe in.
Truth is not the faith you follow, it’s far more than you can ever know.

Religion, the burden we carry forth.
Mankind, addicted--the drug spreads on.

Paranoia eats all reason, driving their crusading mission.
Zealotry from Rome to Mecca, millions more become infected.
God cannot be mass-projected, or beaten out through forced confessions.
It’s for all of us to ponder, not for dogma’s chains to hold us down.

Wake up, and put the past where it belongs.
Just beat them back till they are gone, ‘cause their doctrines lead to misery.
They’re prophets preaching fantasy, how can they hold themselves
above the rest?

From holy birth to martyr’s death, the moral quest for life beyond.
It’s just a pipe dream for the paranoid, the empty words of holy books
will mislead all those that read.

Buried in the lines of text are the myths that feed their needs.
Born from flesh, just like all earth down below,
which came from a life form we can never know
Pray for a world that only God above can save?
The church is the reason why they’ve lost their way.
Crusades and Inquisitions, holy wars, Jihad,
they are the willing victims of a grand facade.

Above it all, the lies are told. The masses follow without question.
First to die, or last to go, I know my convictions.
Flesh and blood, and spirit life, the trinity of my perception.
Dead awake, or sleeping dead, we will find out in the end.
#11
Quote by Matt23134
Hey guys. I have been listening to the Death discography for months now, and need some recomendations. I am looking for intelligent death metal, similar to Spiritual Healing era Death and onwards. Progressive musicianship and or intelligent lyrics, something different from the Cannibal Corpse or Obituary stuff. I am currently attaining some Atheist. If anyone else could throw some bands out there I would greatly appreciate it! Let the metal flow!!



You're probly gonna be looking at a lot of melodeath and black metal bands for intelligent lyrics.
#12
Intelligent is a stupid term. The creators of IDM don't even like it.

But if Cynic is what you'd call it, that's all I listen to of it.
#13
Only DM I listen to is Immolation and Morbid Angel. That's "intelligent" enough for me.
#14
Try Wintersun. The English itself isn't terrific, but the concept's he's trying to convey are deep enough.
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#15
Quote by tehbensonzorz
not all of Dying Fetus' discography is smart-lyrically, but the song Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses) has outstanding lyrics. br00tal fuckin' song too
One by one, the young will fall, indoctrinating process growing.
Some too weak to fight at all, who controls their future?
God above, or God below, questions that no one can answer.
Live the truth, or die to know, it's my agnostic vision.

Jews killing Muslims, and Christians killing Jews.
The circle is unending, and all sides always lose.
If faith is blind devotion, then death is the result.
When history is rotten, the young young and pure grow dead and cold.

I don't need a book for saving, fellowship or days of praying.
Organizing means dilution, and results in persecution.
Through it all I keep a vision, understand what I believe in.
Truth is not the faith you follow, it’s far more than you can ever know.

Religion, the burden we carry forth.
Mankind, addicted--the drug spreads on.

Paranoia eats all reason, driving their crusading mission.
Zealotry from Rome to Mecca, millions more become infected.
God cannot be mass-projected, or beaten out through forced confessions.
It’s for all of us to ponder, not for dogma’s chains to hold us down.

Wake up, and put the past where it belongs.
Just beat them back till they are gone, ‘cause their doctrines lead to misery.
They’re prophets preaching fantasy, how can they hold themselves
above the rest?

From holy birth to martyr’s death, the moral quest for life beyond.
It’s just a pipe dream for the paranoid, the empty words of holy books
will mislead all those that read.

Buried in the lines of text are the myths that feed their needs.
Born from flesh, just like all earth down below,
which came from a life form we can never know
Pray for a world that only God above can save?
The church is the reason why they’ve lost their way.
Crusades and Inquisitions, holy wars, Jihad,
they are the willing victims of a grand facade.

Above it all, the lies are told. The masses follow without question.
First to die, or last to go, I know my convictions.
Flesh and blood, and spirit life, the trinity of my perception.
Dead awake, or sleeping dead, we will find out in the end.

Indeed, awesome song and lyrics. I always thought the guy should have screamed the title over the outro. But yeah, sick stuff. Especially...
Truth is not the faith you follow, it’s far more than you can ever know.
#16
Oh and i forgot, some gojira stuff is pretty cool. Like on ocean planet...
Mountainous waves are breaking on my despair, awaken me but im still dreaming
#17
Intelligent death metal?
Were really getting out of names..
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#20
Quote by Matt23134
Hey guys. I have been listening to the Death discography for months now, and need some recomendations. I am looking for intelligent death metal, similar to Spiritual Healing era Death and onwards. Progressive musicianship and or intelligent lyrics, something different from the Cannibal Corpse or Obituary stuff. I am currently attaining some Atheist. If anyone else could throw some bands out there I would greatly appreciate it! Let the metal flow!!

killer.

try Necrophagist, the guy who made the band started playing because of Death.

Nile is also very high quality, they use Egyptian themes, there is alot of back story to every song. they are my second favorite dm band next to death. get amongst the catacombs or in their darkened shrines first. their drummer does insane fills.
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#22
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intelligent....m-m-metal?

surely u jest

N-I-L-E.
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#23
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N-I-L-E.

isn't najle that building were all the plans crashed in of the 9th novembre?!!?oone!
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#24
lyrically are the most metal bands intelligent, as i compare it with other music genre's. Sure the satanic bands will come with crap lyrics. Musically opeth, nile, necrophagist, morbid angel come to mind.
#25
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intelligent....m-m-metal?

surely u jest


Quoted for truth.

The only band I can think of that has lyrics that really are of high standards is Cryptopsy.
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#26
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i done think yer right!
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#27
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i done think yer right!







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#28
Quote by nt1440
intelligent....m-m-metal?

surely u jest





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Quoted for truth.

The only band I can think of that has lyrics that really are of high standards is Cryptopsy.


I expected better from you dead-fish.
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#29
A. Cryptopsy really do have a very high degree of writing, higher than any metal band I've heard/read the lyrics of. Too bad the music sucks, but that's for another time...

B. Big words aren't a sign of intelligence. You need a concept, clever use of language, and most of all, you need to be coherent. I don't know what the hell Dark Tranquillity are singing about, or most other "intelligent" bands.

C. Most bands ARE good fantasy writers. By that I mean writing for the sake of writing, rather than fantasy topics. Once again, Dark Tranquillity are excellent example for this. They lack lyrical substance, but they have cool lines.

D. This is irrelevant, but I love Carcass' writing on Necroticism.
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#30
Cryptopsy have brilliant lyrics, especially 'Pathological Frolic'. IMO there is a lot of cod-philosophy these days in Death Metal lyrics.
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#31
Cryptopsy's lyrics are amazing.

Dark Tranquility hardly qualify as intelligent lyrics. In fact there not even close.

If you think Cryptopsy's lyrics are intelligent and good, then I guarantee you you can find a lot more intelligent lyrics in the world of metal.
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
#32
In the world of metal yes, in the world of DEATH metal, no.
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#33
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#34
I love Suffocation's style of writing lyrics, even the way they are laid out in the booklet. Its not verse/chorus style, but its just a line, then full stop, its almost machine-like. And they manage to write excellent lyrics about archetypal DM topics.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#35
Ah, I thought we were referring to metal as a whole.

The ratio of intelligent vs..... "not intelligent" is definitely a lot smaller in death metal. You can find it though.
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
#36
Eh, if you look hard enough, you can find anything. It's bound to be out there, though...
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#37
Akercocke's lyrics > This thread

Same goes for Project Hate MCMXCIX, Vesania, and Demilich.
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
#39
Decrepit Birth's lyrics on ...And Time Begins are amazing.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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