Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the early 1980s. It is characterized by its extreme brutality, fast tempos, and heavily distorted guitar sound. Death metal often incorporates growled or screamed vocals, fast guitar riffs, and complex song structures. The lyrics of death metal songs often deal with themes of death, violence, and the occult.
Death metal artwork is typically associated with the aesthetics of the 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.