Death metal lyrics = poetic in their own right and sometimes very current with world news.
Death metal vocals a.k.a death grunt = retarded.
I think that most of the bands have some amazing musicians. but the way they sing in an inaudible voice is just stupid.
The elitists against the other elitists telling the OTHER elitists that they are scene/pussy/faggot/etc.
Musically wise I would define it as a cross between U.S. derived Death Metal;
(Deicide,Cannibal Corpse,Suffocation,Death,Atheist,and the rest of the early Florida death metal staples.)
and Metal Core;
(Darkest hour,Nodes Of Ranvier,Parkway Drive,Sea Of Treachery,etc.)
But as far as lyricism i would have to say there are multiple
bands deriving from hardcore song subjects, done more fragmented than your original Hardcore writer, but the connections are found just the same.
I would also like to put in my two bit and express that the "SCENE" scene will die out in three years give or take,
and by that time, the posers and fakes will show who they really are and own up to their "trend".
so in the mean time,chill out and quit being so hostile towards a trend that will either die out, or evolve into something else.
(Carnifex,Knights of the abyss,Suicide Silence,
Ion Dissonance,Rose Funeral, Salt the Wound,
Brother Von Doom.)