Brutal death metal is a subgenre of death metal that is characterized by its extremely heavy and brutal sound. It is known for its fast tempos, heavily distorted guitar sound, and guttural growled or screamed vocals. Brutal death metal often incorporates complex song structures and time signature changes, and the lyrics often deal with themes of death, violence, and the occult.
Brutal death metal artwork is typically associated with the aesthetics of the brutal death metal genre and often reflects the themes and lyrical content of the music. It is often dark, aggressive, and graphic in nature and may include images of death, violence, and the occult.