1. DEATH. Period - Chuck Shuldiner (Spiritual Healing/Human/Inv. Thought Patterns w/ Andy LaRocque)
2. DECAPITATED - Sir Vogg and co. - every record KILLS esp. the first Winds of Creation and Organic Hallucinosis
3. VAAAAADERRRR - Polish OG band. Piotr and now Spyder with James Stewart from Decap. OMG.
4. Skeletal Remains - current day Tampa FL (old school) band outta L.A.
5. Suffocation - cmon - mandatory listening esp with Mike Smith
6. Bolt Thrower - the OG.
7. Possessed - 1st record. Larry LaLonde HAILING the LORD Satan.
8. Obituary - Cause of Death - James Murphy \m/
9. Cannibal - if anything cuz George is a BEAST, and loves Target LOL, and Paul pounds like no other - welcome Erik Rutan
10. Deicide - cuz Satan. Period.
Tech-death... Obscura/NECROPHAGIST/DESECRAVITY - tech death feeds my guitar player soul.
the rest don't fall into this category...Venom/Bathory/Gorgoroth(Black), Pantera (DIME), MEGADETH (thrash), Exmortus (neoclassical), KREATOR, Sepultura (80's), Morbid (80's) Altars and Covenant