Best Death Songs

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The Top Ten

Crystal Mountain
Best death metal song ever made and solo part yeahh ıt s amazing
This song completely defines my music taste! I love every phase of this song, nice composition, its vibrancy, consistency and versatility is the very reason for liking this track.
Crystal Mountain is amazing but I gotta say my favorite song off of Symbolic is Zero Tolerance, it's like Chuck Schuldiner's warning for all of us, there will be ZERO tolerance.

Overall though, my favorite Death song is probably Within the Mind, so badass.
[Newest]Without a doubt the best death song ever, got me into metal. I'm that one 14 year old listening to this English class

2Flesh and the Power It Holds
Don't know how come there is no 'without judgement' on this list
This is surely 2nd best after that
Good song need's to be at first
Chuck Schuldiner's swan song

3Lack of Comprehension
The best Death line up ever has shown in this song! a acoustic intro followed by killer riffs, melodic solos, and rhythmic drums. Of course this procedure seems to be the formula for good death songs, but Lack Of Comprehension created this formula!


This song is everything a death metal song should be. Absolute perfection, that riff, that solo everything.
It's been said before: absolute perfection

4Voice of the Soul
The most beautiful piece of music I've ever heard in my life. Chuck Schuldiner was a genius.
It's funny that I would vote for a soft instrumental as the best song by a death metal band, and believe me, I love their entire discography. But it's as simple as this: There is no piece of music that I've heard that surpasses Voice of the Soul.
I usually don't enjoy instrumentals too much, but this one is epicly good.
[Newest]Beautifull peace of music!

5Zombie Ritual
In my opinion the best death metal song, the part after Chuck screams "Now you're in HELL" is a complete hell!
This the best death metal song ever should be on top cleared by miles!
Great progression and scale!

6Empty Words
Why this song is not in the top 5?!
This song is simply the best song ever made by a death metal band in my opinion. Epic intro, epic solo, chuck's voice, everything is perfect!
Make me head bang so much!

7The Philosopher
you know so much about nothing at all
I can never seem to get over the killer bass in this song. Besides that, it has amazing lyrics and (as usual) great riffs. The music video for this was pretty good to.
The Philosopher is, I think, the signature song of Death. Great Schuldiner vocals, great guitar riffs and solo and yes the drumming and the bass solo are very skillful and deadly. Lml R.I.P. schuldiner. Lml

8Spirit Crusher
What?! Come on, Spirit crusher should be the second one!
Super song... But in this list I not see my lovely song Story to Tell...
Obiously this song deserve a better position here in this list couse it's a very influencial song, maybe not like the top 5 but I think that 13th place to spirit crusher is not what this song deserve.

9Pull the Plug
One of their more brutal songs
"End it now it is the only way. " [Cue epic drumming and riffing]
Once I Had Full Control... The Most Brutal Riff
[Newest]There is no hope, why don't you! --

The song that got me into Death. Will always remain my favourite!
Simply one of the best songs of Death!

The Contenders

one of the highlights of their sophomore album
First Death song I ever heard and it's amazing! The blast beats are insane
Life Will Never Last

12A Moment of Clarity
One of the best metal solos I've ever heard.
One of the best solos I've ever heard by any metal band.
Best riffs good vocals... This song was my favorite! Specially the outro

13Denial Of Life
This song from beginning to end is the definition of badass. One of my personal favorites off of "Scream Bloody Gore", my favorite death album
How can be this song out of top ten? It's the best song by Death! Heavy, great riffs, brutal vocals and drums! Better than Crystal Mountain 100times!
What? This is the heaviest Metal song ever, this was #10, how it's 13 now? This song is so much better than symbolic (song).


14Without Judgement
Perfect in every way. When I listen to it, my mind travels to a deep and far away place where no earthly problems matter. At 1:10 Chuck growls "when pain is acknowledged! " and what follows is the best riff/drumming I've heard. EVER


One of the top 3 songs of their classic album Symbolic, dominates death metal!
Without judgement what would we do?!

15Story to Tell
This song surely deserve top 10! And it is in 23! Chuck would be wondered by seeing this! This song has everything! Story! The guitar is superb! The voice is superb! The music compose is just extra ordinary! I love this song m/
This song is very emotional from the begining to end

16Living Monstrosity

17Evil Dead
Maybe the best off Scream Bloody Gore (with the exception of Zombie Ritual) it absolutely kills and the guitar at the beginning is on a spiritual level
First death metal song that I like!
This needs to be in the top ten at least!

18Zero Tolerance
This is my favorite song of my favorite album
Zero should be first...

19Trapped In a Corner
I am addicted to this song it has 2 of deaths best solos from both Andy and Chuck, this is such an underrated song

20Suicide Machine

21Flattening of Emotions
Every song of Death is amazing, it's very hard for me to make a top ten. But I think this song deserves a bit more credit then Lack of Comprehension, which is also very good by the way.

22Perennial Quest
One of the most epic/badass solos, and one of the most beautiful outros I have ever heard. My favorite by them.
The ending solo and outro brings me to tears knowing that Chuck is gone. One of the most chilling songs in their repertoire!
My number 1 death song, powerful and epic, can't believe its
This low on the list, each to his own I suppose.

23To Forgive Is to Suffer

24Scavenger of Human Sorrow
Simply amazing, so powerful, and beautiful at the same time. Definitely deserves to be Number 1.


26Spiritual Healing
The absolutely greatest death album
The 'Practice what you preach' section: completely mind-blowing!

27Infernal Death

28Overactive Imagination
This deserves the top 10. Seriously

29Secret Face

30Open Casket

31Together As One
Amazing song with awesome chorus; very underrated
This has to be their most underrated song


One of their best choruses with a truly crushing riff :D

32Choke On It

33Baptized In Blood

34Individual Thought Patterns

35Born Dead

Fast, heavy andabsolutely great song. Can't belive it's so low on the list.

37Bite the Pain

381,000 Eyes

How is this not at number one? It is by far one of the most amazing songs by Death. And it has a more than beautiful beginnings. Okay now I'm just ranting to get the minimum content.
Beautiful acoustic intro, killer switch to death metal, awesome bass guitars, great lyrics!

40Left to Die

41Nothing Is Everything

Greatest Priest cover in the world! Chuck's voice really adds to the epic nature of the song proving he can do it almost as well if not better than Halford

43Scream Bloody Gore
From The Album Scream Bloody Gore (1987)

44Within the Mind

45Sacred Serenity

46Low Life

47See Through Dreams
Best why so low?

48Cosmic Sea
Come on guys... I know every songs by this band are awesome!
But Cosmic Sea 57th I don't think so...

49Vacant Planets

50Out of Touch


52Forgotten Past

53Primitive Ways

54Regurgitated Guts

55Defensive Personalities

56Killing Spree


58Torn to Pieces

59Beyond the Unholy Grave

60Land of No Return

61In Human Form


63Mentally Blind
Very genius great solo also

64Hallowed Be Thy Name

65Genetic Reconstruction

66Altering the Future
Great Solo... Great song
How this one is not top 3?

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