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Posted by Mega-Slayer on 06.07.2006 at 03:53
I'm curious to what you think about these 3 bands,who out of them defined death metal?For me its Possessed,not only because of the "Seven Churches" album,but also they forever changed the metal scene with their style and Jeff Becerra has the best vocals hands down.It is tough though,Morbid Angel and Death took it to another level,and they have had more classic releases than Posssessed.Possessed would've probably had a few more albums if not for Jeff's accident.Morbid Angel is second in line for me,cuz they are a little more extreme than Death in my opinion and released one of the greatest cds "Altars Of Madness".
Death had Chuck Schuldiner though so its difficult.



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Guib

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  05.11.2008 at 15:56
Written by Guest on 11.03.2008 at 16:00

POSSESSED!! Morbid Angel are'nt far off.. Death are overrated


Lol Overrated ? Why overrated, they're just good lol. Anyways its just your opinion.

I'm going for Death they realesed classics after classics... from Scream bloody gore .. to SOP.
They're amazing and Chuck was a damn good musician.
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The Wretched Jim
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  27.12.2008 at 11:07
Death, though they became more and more progressive and less "Death Metal" over time , Human is IMO the perfect death metal album, in the more classical sense of the term.
ThunderAxe1989
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  28.12.2008 at 05:05
Written by Bad English on 26.09.2006 at 14:05

For me its hard to choose, because I like all bands
Ok Possessed - I had hear firts 2 Albums only but its death, same time speed/deth and there are energy in that muisc, its great and old school band

Morbid Angel - i like ''Altar Of Madnes'' and maybe next 2 albums and song ''God Of Amtness''
actualy I like only
''Altar Of Madness'' ''Abominations Of Desolation'' and i can lsiten ''Blessed Are Sick'' but leither ehh its not my type of metal, but song ''god Of Emtness'' :bnger2:

Death - I like almoust each album of them, its amazing and its old school and gret and diferent how other detah metal bands I like them


it sounds like you like Possessed the best

I don't really like Death......

But above all, I go with Morbid Angel, the first 3 albums are fvcking incredible!
symbolic727

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  26.04.2009 at 18:54
Death would be my choice no question. first off with scream bloody gore yes i consider this f=the first death metal album. I love Seven Churches but to me it is more of a thrash album. Then in 1991 Death kicked the door down with human influencing the entire progressive death metal scene and i have also never heard a more consistent band than death every on of toughs albums is a classic you can't say that about possessed or Morbid Angel. When it comes to morbid angel i like alters but besides that every other album i just can't get into. so for me death is the band of choice long live Chuck Schuldiner.
kroegermeister

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  01.06.2009 at 16:31
Me I would choose Death over the other two, but I don't think Death should be compared to Morbid Angel or Possessed, because they are the more thrash type of death metal, and Death is more techinical.
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  01.06.2009 at 16:36
Written by symbolic727 on 26.04.2009 at 18:54

Death would be my choice no question. first off with scream bloody gore yes i consider this f=the first death metal album. I love Seven Churches but to me it is more of a thrash album. Then in 1991 Death kicked the door down with human influencing the entire progressive death metal scene and i have also never heard a more consistent band than death every on of toughs albums is a classic you can't say that about possessed or Morbid Angel. When it comes to morbid angel i like alters but besides that every other album i just can't get into. so for me death is the band of choice long live Chuck Schuldiner.


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SatyriconChick

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  26.02.2010 at 21:41
Death, hands down. I never got into Morbid Angel enough to get any of their albums, and I never got into Possessed at all. Death has so many amazing albums and great songs and had a brilliant songwriter in Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P.). How could I NOT go with Death?
Angelic Storm
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  04.03.2010 at 02:01
To answer the initial question, in my opinion Death were the first real death metal band. Possessed's "Seven Churches" was released two years before "Scream Bloody Gore" was. But, Death formed in 1983 as Mantas and released the legendary (and widely circulated in the underground tape trading scene) "Death By Metal" demo in 1984. Which was a year before Possessed's album came out. I also do not even see "Seven Churches" as a death metal album, whereas I do see "Scream Bloody Gore" as very much a death metal album. So to me, Death did release the first actual death metal album. Not Possessed.

As for which band I prefer of the three, I have to say Im not really a fan of Possessed. I do really like Morbid Angel, especially their early stuff. But Death are in a class all their own. Whether it's the brutal, visceral, horror filled crushing death metal of the debut, or the technical, proggy, tour de force of "Individual Thought Patterns", Death could do it all, and at a very high standard and quality. Chuck is the godfather of death metal, and by leading Death into new directions, he probably opened the door for many other more progressively inclined death metal bands. Death is not only my personal fave of the three, but definitely the most influential too. You cant beat Chuck Schuldiner and Death!
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  04.03.2010 at 16:05
Death...there is no other choice
BitterCOld
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  04.03.2010 at 19:05
I find this an odd comparison.

Death and Morbid Angel are pretty much in the same league - both were amongst the first wave of proper death metal bands and both released a fistful of albums.

Possessed on the other hand, sort of arrived first (an actual release trumps a tape-traded demo in my eyes, and Possessed did also have a bunch of demos as well, including 1984's "Death Metal"), straddled the line between Thrash and Proto-Death, and only released two actual full lengths (both were released before either Death or MA released a proper studio album) ... then sort of disappeared off the landscape.

while Death (and a little later Morbid Angel) might have defined the genre fully, i have no doubts as to how influential Possessed was to the burgeoning scene.
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Angelic Storm
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  04.03.2010 at 19:55
Written by BitterCOld on 04.03.2010 at 19:05
while Death (and a little later Morbid Angel) might have defined the genre fully, i have no doubts as to how influential Possessed was to the burgeoning scene.


I pretty much completely agree with that.

How much of an influence Possessed could possibly have had on Death (the band), is very debateable as Death were formed 2 years before "Seven Churches" came out. In any event, I believe it was Kam Lee (Death's original vocalist) who invented the much imitated Death grunt. With Possessed's debut coming a full 2 years before Death's though, I think to deny their influence on the genre would be very foolish. Death's debut though, in my opinion at least, was the first album which could undeniably be classed as death metal. Possessed had far too much thrash in their style to be completely labelled that. Listening to "Scream Bloody Gore", even now, is like listening to the sonic equivelant of a low budget, violent horror film. Im sure at the time, that nothing quite like it had ever been heard before.
soulpusher

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  13.03.2010 at 06:18
That's really not that hard of a question to answer. Especially if you are like me & were the right age @ the right time. I bought all of this stuff as it came out. It was an incredible time period for music.
Possessed definitely opened the flood gates while Death, & Morbid Angel both took it in their own respective directions. All 3 were/are great bands. But, in my opinion, the only one of the 3 bands that didn't put out a shitty album is Possessed. The first two Possessed albums are monumental & "The Eyes of Horror" was incredible as well & was a total tease at the potential of where they would've gone musically if Jeff didn't get fucking shot. As for Death, everything up to & including "Human" is phenomenal. Morbid Angel ruled with Vincent, but after Domination it just wasn't the same for me.
Hands down Possessed started it all. If you think otherwise, you just don't get it.. I mean c'mon, u can totally hear Trey being completely influenced by Torrao. Please go back & listen to "Fall from Grace" by Morbid Angel & then listen to "The Exorcist" from Possessed's "Seven Churches". This is either the biggest coincidence ever or Trey was usurping/sharing a style that became a trademark of both bands..
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  15.03.2010 at 22:39
I absolutely love all 3 bands but I'll have to go for Morbid Angel. They were the first Death Metal band I came in touch with after Obituary (who should also be featured here!). It's not because they "made DM the way it is today" and didn't do any intensive research on who influenced who, I just think they're pretty damn good. Pete Sandoval still tops a lot of drummer nowadays and Trey Azagthoth is a special case, not really comparable with other guitarists. No offense to Death or Possessed of course (BTW, Death was the THIRD band I came in touch with, haha.)
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algirdongas

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  07.05.2011 at 21:26
How can you even compare death to possesed?death didnt put out a single shitty album while possesed were thrash with some growly vocals.morbid angel arent bad either but not as good death.
Yasmine

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  07.05.2011 at 21:50
Morbid Angel has a great drummer, but put out some boring songs on a few releases, and their guitar is not anywhere near as solid as Death's. So for me Death, Possessed may have been influentual but failed to make a decent discography.
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  30.06.2011 at 19:40
Death! Modern Riffs yet Old school feel.
Infernal Eternal

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  03.04.2012 at 19:09
Possessed. They invented Death Metal.
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Demonmayonnaise

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  09.05.2013 at 01:08
Death is my favorite out of the three. But they're all so damn good.
blacktooth85

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  15.09.2013 at 05:45
Death are the overall better band, but i'd say Morbid Angel are the better straight forward "death metal" band. I always found them to be more sinister and evil than Death. Death's last few albums were hardly death metal. Yes you can definitely say the same about the latest Morbid Angel too... Haven't heard much from Possessed though.
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  15.09.2013 at 16:39
Written by Infernal Eternal on 03.04.2012 at 19:09

Possessed. They invented Death Metal.

to a certain extent, but Necrophagia played a role in inventing the Death Metal sound as well
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Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album".
Infernal Eternal

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  21.01.2014 at 15:18
Written by theFIST on 15.09.2013 at 16:39

Written by Infernal Eternal on 03.04.2012 at 19:09

Possessed. They invented Death Metal.

to a certain extent, but Necrophagia played a role in inventing the Death Metal sound as well

I can't deny that. However, I think Possessed were the first DM band.
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Aristarchos

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  24.02.2014 at 14:38
What exactly does it mean to define death metal? Possessed was obviously first of them, although as much thrash as death. If it is about most influential I would say a tie between Possessed and Death. Without Possessed no Death, but the other two have had a more direct influence on the genre. Without Death there would probably have been no Florida scene and without Morbid Angel no Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation etc. I placed Possessed on no. 11, Death on no. 12 and Morbid Angel on no. 15 on my list of most influential metal bands.

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