Re: Is Death Metal...dead?
Death metal is far from dead.
Though on the fast, heavy, guttural vocal side, I like what the band Condemned has done on their newer album Realms of the Ungodly. One of the better on the brutal death side, with a touch of slam death.
If you haven't heard of them, Sybreed has done well with a mix of Industrial and Death metal.
Also Psycroptic has put out an awesome album recently. They may be tech death, but they aren't ridiculous like Origin or Brain Drill or something.
I'm more of a black metal guy. Now THAT is pretty stagnant in some branches xD
Keep it in the pocket.