a type of speed metal music featuring violent or Satanic imagery.
Origin of death metal
First recorded in 1985–1990
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British Dictionary definitions for death metal
- a type of heavy-metal music characterized by extreme speed and lyrics dealing with violence, satanism, etc
- (as modifier)a death-metal band
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