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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of American Death Metal (Part 1)

Put down your Death, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Deicide & Morbid Angel albums.....and listen to these instead!

Continuing in the vein of our under-appreciated UK, U.S & German thrash and Swedish death metal features, Worship Metal now casts its critical eye over 6 under-appreciated classics of AMERICAN DEATH METAL and you can forget the big guns of the genre, as we’re focusing on those albums that tend to slip under the radar!

So, you’ll find no Morbid Angel, no Death, no Deicide, no Cannibal Corpse, no Suffocation, no Obituary….not even Malevolent Creation! Enough has been said about these classic acts already.

Instead, this feature is here to highlight those American death metal classics which deserve far more love and attention!

Starting with:

Baphomet – The Dead Shall Inherit (1992)

Easily one of the finest death metal releases of the early 90’s, it’s utterly unfathomable that Baphomet‘s The Dead Shall Inherit isn’t as revered as it probably should be.

Rigidly sticking to death metal’s fundamental principles, it’s the incessant chug of mid-tempo devastation which hits the hardest; delivering track after track of guttural brutality while keeping one foot in the murky waters of death/thrash and the other in the even murkier wasteland occupied by the likes of Bolt Thrower and Benediction.

While diversity was hardly Baphomet’s strong point – with the majority of The Dead Shall Inherit maintaining the same sense of structure and pace throughout – the thrill comes from experiencing an album which lurks in early death metal’s darkest corner, waiting patiently but eager to rip you limb from limb.

An East Coast death metal classic and no mistake!

*Baphomet changed their name to Banished in 1992 and 1993’s Deliver Me Unto Pain is also worth checking out!

About Chris Jennings (1428 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

19 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of American Death Metal (Part 1)

  1. Cancer’s Death Shall Rise

  2. Héctor Hurtado // April 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm // Reply

    Brutality “Screams of Anguish”

  3. Richard Walter // April 5, 2018 at 9:09 pm // Reply

    Ripping Corpse – Dreaming with the Dead

  4. …not just limb ftom limb. More like:
    “Ripping, carving, shredding
    Burning, stretching, tearing
    Stabbing, slashing, severing
    Gouging, tasting your flesh”.

  5. What about Mcarbe’s sinister slaughter album is gold. Honarable mention should go to Aussie band Saddistik Execution

    • Chris Jennings // April 6, 2018 at 8:22 am // Reply

      Look for Macabre in a follow-up feature but, as you say, Sadistik Execution are Australian….so wouldn’t fit in an American Death Metal list 🙂 \m/

  6. Beerthrower // April 6, 2018 at 7:33 am // Reply

    Deliver me UNTO pain is the name of Banished’s album. We want to suffer!!!

  7. Beerthrower // April 6, 2018 at 7:39 am // Reply

    Btw where the fuck is Gutted – Bleed for us To live? One of the best DM albums from the mid 90s!!!!

  8. Deathevokation – The Chalice of the ages 2007

  9. Shack Attack // April 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm // Reply

    That Baphomet record is AWESOME! And orginally from WI, I love that Morta Skuld is on this list too!!!

  10. Just revisiting this list. When are we going to see pt. 4 of the series?

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