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Death metal
Stylistic origins Thrash metal, first wave black metal, hardcore punk
Cultural origins Mid 1980s, United States (particularly Florida)
Typical instruments Vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums,
Mainstream popularity Worldwide
Melodic death metal, technical death metal
Fusion genres
Deathcore - blackened death metal - Death-doom - deathgrind - death 'n' roll
Regional scenes
Florida, New York, Sweden, United Kingdom, Brazil, Netherlands, Japan, Poland

Death metal is a style of heavy metal that is a very fast, brutal and energetic. It has very harsh singing. Most death metal has very fast guitar and drum beats. Almost every death metal drummer plays with two bass drums (or a type of pedal that has two beaters on one bass drum), so that they can play the bass drum beats faster. It is a music focused mainly on drums and guitars. The lyrics in death metal sometimes involve topics such as death, war and pain. Some bands choose to write about philosophy or religion. Some bands try to write about things that other death metal bands do not write about such as ancient history. Death metal vocalists usually grunt, growl or scream.

Some artists and groups of this genre are:

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