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Scream bloody gore and Human are good albums' date=' nothing more and nothing less, the band is incredibly overrated.[/quote'] Incredibly is a stretch for me. I mean dude, come on, they were the reason Death metal is called "Death" metal. I for one absolutely love the sound, the lyrics, everything. It's not what Death metal *turned into* (Misery Index, Commit Suicide, Napalm Death) but Death *is* what Death metal *was*. EDIT: My favorite album is Sound of Perseverance. Tis excellent.
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Re: Death Hi there, Speaking of death prediction, I find it really odd that one of the on-line death prediction services showed me the same death date that I was foretold in my dream about a year ago. http://yourdeathdate.info/1/index.html - I can’t explain this coincidence in any other way except that there must be some kind of magic involved here.

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Re: Death Hi there, Speaking of death prediction, I find it really odd that one of the on-line death prediction services showed me the same death date that I was foretold in my dream about a year ago. http://yourdeathdate.info/1/index.html - I can’t explain this coincidence in any other way except that there must be some kind of magic involved here.

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Have always Loved death' date=' since scream bloody gore!! I have to agree with some posters that they are "incredibly overrated", but do like them none the less!![/quote'] I'll say that I'm not a fan. :? Don't get me wrong, I love death metal (tech death in particular), but I cannot summon up a whole lot of enthusiasm for this group. I can see now that they were quite innovative for their time, but they seem to occupy an almost sacrosanct place in the metal pantheon. It's almost an unquestionable, non-negotiable paradigm. I'd argue that makes them overrated, at least nowadays.
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Re: Death I wasn't around for Death at their prime, so I don't really have a concept of how popular they were. However from what I heard, they never really were that huge in the big picture. And you know what I honestly think? As long as "Death" isn't as well known of a name as Slayer, Metallica, or Pantera, to me, they're UNDERRATED.

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I wasn't around for Death at their prime' date=' so I don't really have a concept of how popular they were. However from what I heard, they never really were that huge in the big picture. And you know what I honestly think? As long as "Death" isn't as well known of a name as Slayer, Metallica, or Pantera, to me, they're UNDERRATED.[/quote'] Lets compare apples to oranges here shall we, comparable to any of those bands any of the underground acts wouldn't do well, of course this is merely in terms of name recognition. While I am not too keen on Death their influence transcends all of those bands in the underground with the exception of Slayer, giving credit where credit is due- Metallica have been overall useless except for the mainstream recognition.
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they are a good band' date=' and we owe a lot to them for inspiring the wave of death meal that came in their wake[/quote'] That's definitely true. I saw a guy with a Death t-shirt yesterday. Pleasant surprise, that. Especially here. I keep seeing Blink-182 shirts a LOT.
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Re: Death The discussion of the ways in which one`s death date can effectively be predicted has recently been rapidly spreading over the net. A few months ago one priest filed suit against a the site http://yourdeathdate.info when this site predicted that his death was only a year away. What got him especially worried was the fact that just about seven months before that his colleague had taken the same test and died exactly on the predicted date. Sad but true.

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