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1) Possessed is an American death metal band and was formed in 1983 in San Francisco, California. After breaking up in 1993, the band reformed under original bassist/vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007. They are noted for their fast playing style, Becerra's guttural vocals and have been cited as an influence on the death metal genre. The band's influence on the genre is so great that they are sometimes called the…

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  • Saw them live yesterday and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. Jeff Becerra's got great energy and the guitar guy (I don't know his name but he plays in gruesome) was really impressive. This is one of these bands any death/thrash metal fan must see live.
  • Both death/thrash and psychedelic Possessed are amazing!
  • Carcass didn't.
  • Or Carcass
  • Possessed and Death invented death metal [2]
  • they're thrash/death not pure death [3]
  • they're thrash/death not pure death [2]
  • http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/interviews.php?intid=455
  • Possessed and Death did indeed invent death metal. As for Slayer, they're thrash metal that is almost death metal. Almost death metal, but no cigar. I know some will probably say Kreator is death metal, same case. Kreator is cloooooooose to death metal, but not quite.
  • Oldschool thrash/Death with some influences of Black Metal even as Sarcófago.

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