Thursday, May 19, 2011

My 100 Favorite Metal Bands Pt. 35: Devourment

I had to get some slam in here somewhere and Devourment was the most likely culprit due to their pioneer status and the fact that "Babykiller" is pretty much the quintessential slam metal song. If you do not like that song, you do not like slam, period. All of the "hallmarks" of the genre are here: perverse and grotesque lyrics, grooves, slams, blasting drums, gurgly vocals. This is the band that put the influences like Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, and Pyrexia together. This is the first real slam band.


1 comment:

  1. I keep meaning to get around to checking out slam death. I may have to get that album.