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There are at least four artists by this name: 1) A death metal band from Florida, United States. 2) A proto-punk band from Michigan, United States. 3) A horrorcore rapper from Louisiana, United States. 4) A techno producer from Mainz, Germany.

1) Death was an influential band founded by guitarist and singer Chuck Schuldiner in Orlando, Florida in 1983. They released several demos as Mantas before changing their name in 1984.

Death is widely considered one of the most influential bands in the genre. The band’s debut, “Scream Bloody Gore”, has been described as “death metal’s first archetypal document,” and Schuldiner himself as the “father of death metal”. However, Schuldiner dismissed such attributions in an interview with, stating, “I don’t think I should take the credit for this death metal stuff. I’m just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band.”
As of 2008, Death has sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, with 368,184 albums having been sold in the US alone (not counting sales prior to the Soundscan era), making them one of the top-selling death metal bands of all time. After the album “Spiritual Healing”, Death began moving away from their early death metal sound and adopting more of a progressive metal style, with jazz-influenced bass playing and more complex time signatures. Their best-selling album, “Human”, was released in 1991 and is considered by many to be the band in top-form. Their last album, “The Sound of Perseverance”, was released in 1998.


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  • BeyondEternity

    Death Metal with some early Death influence in there, check it out!

    28 Sep 8:53am Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    I agree about the vocals on TSoP, they are simply unlistenable, just like the album itself. The Leprosy vocals, without any doubt, are better but still are far from being perfect. And yeah, it would have been great if lastfm had had separated pages for different artists with same name.

    26 Sep 8:34pm Reply
  • ChubbysChicken

    no warwick_hunt is shit about artist with the same name

    26 Sep 7:14pm Reply
  • moissonneuse

    I don't think so.

    26 Sep 6:16pm Reply
  • warwick_hunt

    I'm listening to artist 2 from the description (punk/ funk band from Michigan) but it keeps telling me it's some death metal band. Is there anyway to get it sorted ?.

    26 Sep 4:36pm Reply
  • moissonneuse

    I think the vocals on Leprosy are great, Schuldiner yells as if someone was trying to cut his balls off on TSoP.

    25 Sep 9:25pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Leprosy could have been a decent album though, if Schuldiner didn't yell like someone tries to cut his balls off. Some nice drumming on it.

    25 Sep 7:42pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    Leprosy > Individual Thought Patterns > Scream Bloody Gore > Human > Symbolic > Spiritual Healing > The Sound of Perseverance

    24 Sep 4:46pm Reply
  • georgieMT82

    Can actually listening to music at very loud levels cause brain cancer? Then all the musicians would be dead by now... R.I.P. Chuck, I liked your music a lot as a teenager...

    22 Sep 12:08pm Reply
  • VlaicuLiviu

    You can call yourself garbage CriticalSwitch, useless human jerk !!!

    18 Sep 3:27pm Reply
  • thebobx

    my favorite band of all time

    17 Sep 2:47pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    I agree, Death from Michigan is far beyond that garbage called metal.

    16 Sep 6:43pm Reply
  • TimeToAct

    To me Death has nothing to do with metal. It's something that's beyond metal. They're something unique, astonishing, brilliant...

    16 Sep 11:15am Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Cheesy and overrated as hell.

    16 Sep 10:51am Reply
  • Snutskallar

    Deathcore isn't even metal. End of fucking discussion.

    15 Sep 9:08pm Reply
  • alex_domovoi


    13 Sep 12:44pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    not even even EVEN close to deathcore faggotry

    12 Sep 8:33pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    v lol

    12 Sep 3:44pm Reply
  • pinkflowers666

    If they were the grandfathers of deathcore, they would be really ashamed of their grandchildren.

    11 Sep 9:15pm Reply
  • thickice19

    "deathcore grandfathers. " lol no, not even close, DEATH is everything core bands will never be, because DEATH is everything good that's not core.

    7 Sep 5:08pm Reply
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