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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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  • 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.
  • Possessed and Death invented death metal, not Slayer(they are more thrash and speed metal kinds mixed)! Btw Show no mercy is good.

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