Best Death Songs

August 3, 2015 - The top 10 Death songs that were ever created. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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

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!


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

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.
[Newest]The riff is really amazing and the way the vocals come in with it is too good.

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

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!
[Newest]Best Death song; It's so beautifully depressing. Their defining masterpiece in my opinion.


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

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!

8Without 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?!

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! --

10The 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.

The Contenders

11Story 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.
[Newest]It should be on top at lest on 05

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.

13Spiritual Healing
The 'Practice what you preach' section: completely mind-blowing!
The absolutely greatest death album
Best Of The Album

14Zero 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!


My favorite death song on my favorite death album

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.


16Suicide Machine

17Denial 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).


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

19Perennial Quest
The ending solo and outro brings me to tears knowing that Chuck is gone. One of the most chilling songs in their repertoire!
One of the most epic/badass solos, and one of the most beautiful outros I have ever heard. My favorite by them.
My number 1 death song, powerful and epic, can't believe its
This low on the list, each to his own I suppose.

20Overactive Imagination
This deserves the top 10. Seriously

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