Well, first things first. You don’t just sit down with your ipod one fine day, turn on some “death metal” music and suddenly you feel like it’s the best thing that you have ever heard. It comes eventually to you. One has to start with Rock, slowly go up to heavy metal, then more extreme genres like death metal or black metal. If you just start hearing it abruptly, it will just sound like endless chuggachuggachugga hurgghhh.
And death metal is not only about brutal music, overly down tuned guitars, drum blasts, death-glorifying lyrics. You have to really follow the music, the intent, the history behind it, the things that make it work, the people involved, you have to get inside it, do a little research on your own otherwise you will never really understand why the hell do people like metal, leave alone death metal.
When I started hearing metal for the first time, it was just a very heavy music and I could happily head bang to it, but as I started playing it on guitar and started to break it down slowly, I realized that metal, especially death metal is one of the most complex pieces of music, nay art, that requires a whole new level of dedication, passion, talent and hard work. Some of the techniques involved in Death Metal guitars are :