When was Death Metal most popular?

Death Metal was popular around 1990-1995. With bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Deicide.

Cannibal Corpse and Deicide drew much controversial backlash from religious conservative groups with releasing explicit album covers to obscene lyrics and content.

Death Metal's popularity has risen throughout the 2000's especially since more legitamite versions of death metal have started to become popular,

Death Metal's popularity is at Its best right now,

especially with the dominant Melodic Death Metal hybrid subgenre.