Best Death Songs

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1Crystal 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.

Crystal mountain is one of the best but where is mentally blind?

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2Lack 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! - nausea_87

This song is everything a death metal song should be. Absolute perfection, that riff, that solo everything.

This is a must study song for anyone willing to make a good death metal song

It's been said before: absolute perfection

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3Flesh 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

Absolute progressive/technical death metal masterpiece. Insane riff variety and a killer solo to boot.

This is the song that hot me into them. It has it all

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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.

I didn't know Death were so deep. The instrumentals truly are beautiful and sad.

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5Empty 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!

This and Zombie Inc by In Flames are the two best death metal songs ever!

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6Spirit 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...

Love this songs this is chucks finest guitar playing

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7Zombie 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!

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8Pull 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

There is no hope, why don't you! --

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9Story 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

I think this song deserves to be in top 5.

It should be on top at lest on 05

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10Without 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 - BronzeWolf96

One of the top 3 songs of their classic album Symbolic, dominates death metal!

Without judgement what would we do?!

The Contenders

11The 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.

Ever song Death has made is fantastic, but The Philsopher wins for me. Great Lyrics, a fantastic solo and Steve is just killing that bass line.


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12Zero Tolerance

This is my favorite song of my favorite album

This should be in the top 5 AT LEAST - has a sick drum intro from Hoglan as well as the main guitar riff! - petrucci75hammet

My favorite death song on my favorite death album

Zero should be first...

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13Spiritual Healing

The 'Practice what you preach' section: completely mind-blowing!

The absolutely greatest death album

I love this song one of deaths best intros if not the best this song should be in the top 5

Best Of The Album

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14Denial 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). - GREYBOYY

Agree, it's a badass song and also my favorite from my favorite album :D

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one of the highlights of their sophomore album

First Death song I ever heard and it's amazing! The blast beats are insane

Not enough Leprosy on this list.

Life Will Never Last

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

17Suicide Machine

Most brutal moshpit song I've ever been in.


The song that got me into Death. Will always remain my favourite!

Simply one of the best songs of Death!

The first Death song I heard. - IronSabbathPriest

19Overactive Imagination

This deserves the top 10. Seriously

20Trapped 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

Best song ever, ridiculously underrated. The bass is awesome and the solos are amazing.

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1. Crystal Mountain
2. Lack of Comprehension
3. Empty Words
1. Misanthrope
2. Story to Tell
3. Denial Of Life
1. Without Judgement
2. Spiritual Healing
3. Leprosy

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