All of that aside, the themes in Death Metal are not two dimensional. There is so much deeper meaning to Death Metal that is just largely misunderstood by people who don’t listen to the genre. The unobvious Influences alone are something that might take you by surprise – Siouxsie and The Banshees (who also largely inspired Black Metal artists), Queen, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, The Beatles, and a shit ton of Blues and Jazz.
Death metal continued its journey from the United States of American to Sweden which is still responsible for producing some of the outright best extreme metal bands to this day. Swedish Death Metal bands started to emerge in the late 1980s through the likes of Carnage, Entombed and Dismember. Sweden shortly thereafter began to sport Death Metal bands that began to explore and expand on the creative possibilities of classic Death Metal with the emergence of Melodic Death Metal (or, Melodeath) which is still one of the most successful sub genres of Death Metal.