Death metal has gotten so big and so vast that it would take a small army to keep up with all the new releases, so Sickening Vaults is built to only cover releases that meet one of the following criteria:
- The album is by a death metal band and was released before 2000
- Ah, the classic shit – ENTOMBED, Left Hand Path (1990)
- The album is by a death metal band who was active prior to 2000
- Newer shit from classic bands — ENTOMBED, Morningstar (2002)
- The album is by a death metal band and features at least one person who was in a band who was active prior to 2000
- New shit from new bands featuring old fucks — ENTOMBED A.D.
It’s a bit arbitrary, but it lets us focus on the good old days while still giving props to new stuff by the old guard without getting bogged down in a gazillion new bands putting out their first album on Bandcamp each week (guilty).
It does mean that we don’t feature newer bands that have the OSDM sound (and there’s a lot of good ones), but them’s the breaks. Suck it up, buttercup.