Friday, February 12, 2010

2000's Favorite Death Metal Albums

Behemoth: Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond): Polish purveyors of darkness begin their death metal period after playing black metal for several albums.

Bolt Thrower: Those Once Loyal: One of the most consistent death metal bands on possibly their best album.

Deicide: The Stench of Redemption: The most evil band in the U.S. is reinvigorated on this album by the inclusion of Ralph Santolla on lead guitar.

Hacavitz: Katun: Mexican death metal band proves that it's not all sunshine south of the border.

Immolation: Shadows in the Light: Pioneering brutal death metal band still has it nearly 20 years later.

Nile: In Their Darkened Shrines: Everyone's favorite Egyptian-themed death metallers on arguably, their best and heaviest album.

Nox: Ixaxaar: Sick, brutal, and heavily Satanic death metal from Netherlands.

Septicflesh: Communion: Death metal with a Greek feel and some interesting instrumentation.

Thornafire: Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation: Chilean band mixes the best of old school death and modern death metal.

Yyrkoon: Occult Medicine: French death metal band with a tribute album to Dr. Herbert West, Lovecraft's Re-Animator.

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