Sam K wrote:
I'm more into thrash metal to be honest, but I like a lot of the classic old school death metal bands. In fact the ripping corpse LP is one of my favourite albums of any genre. I wouldn't say I was a scholar or anything though.
Fair enough, question answered. And that Ripping Corpse is superb.
Okay, I'm in full nerd flow right now:
In terms of demo bands, the stuff Skeleton Plague puts out is great - particularly like Grave Ritual, Bural Invocation, Decapitation, and Mortuous. Also, Grave Ritual and Aethyrvore from Australia are both really good. Bone Sickness and Mutant Supremacy sound promising if a little cheesy.
Nocturnal Blood is good, enjoyed the demo and split lp with Sanguis Imperium.
The Encoffination tape is good, I look the more doom/death approach they take, and in a similar vein I'm keen to hear more by Anhedonist and Ominosity.
In terms of European bands, Gravehammer and Miasmal both have great 7"s out on Detest. Ascended, Krypts and Stench of Decay are excellent too. I think most of those were co-releases with a UK label whose name escapes me, guy shares office space with Paco I believe.
I'm still trying to decide wether I like Morbus Chron or not, but I think a lot of folks here will. Ditto Lamentation, also from Sweden
Bands I think really need to be taken more note of at the moment are Antediluvian, Mitochondrian and Stargazer. Personal favourites right now are Grave Miasma and Slaughter Strike.
I'd avoid anything that says "Upsalla Death Metal". It's generally rubbish.