I'm big into death metal but I mean quality death metal. I get excited over old stuff, I like 80s innovators like Death Strike (Master), Canadian Slaughter, demo era Death, Possessed, German Poison. To the 90s I really really REALLY love Finnish death metal, some Swedish though I think that sound is overrated, and also really scummy stuff like Impetigo. I like all the classics like Immolation, Deicide, Morbid Angel but don't think these bands were good past a certain number of albums. Autopsy is probably my favorite dm band of all time but I'm so into the genre its impossible to say what my favorite is. I DO NOT like faceless overtly technical shit or gore grind or porn grind. New bands that use extremely long riffs to build monstrous catacomb epics like Cruciamentum, Grave Miasma, Mitochondrion, Father Befouled, Portal are really pushing the genre to new depths! Then I also like GOOD black metal, I actually play guitar in a black/death metal band.
The biggest downside to liking this music is outsiders assume it is the only thing you listen to, now in the 80s this stereotype was probably true but as I see it people who are obsessed with metal also happen to be the most seasoned and eclectic music fans you'll run across. I like an ungodly shitload of music spanning various styles, decades n whatnot but this post is about death metal, I will defend this music to my grave!