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.
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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
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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.
This song should be on the top.
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4Voice of the Soul
I usually don't enjoy instrumentals too much, but this one is epicly good.
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.
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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!
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6Zombie Ritual
In my opinion the best death metal song, the part after Chuck screams "Now you're in HELL" is a complete hell!
Great progression and scale!
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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
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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.
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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
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10Denial 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!
Agree, it's a badass song and also my favorite from my favorite album :D
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The Contenders

11A Moment of Clarity
One of the best metal solos I've ever heard.
Best riffs good vocals... This song was my favorite! Specially the outro
One of the best solos I've ever heard by any metal band.
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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
This song is insane!
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13Without Judgement
One of the top 3 songs of their classic album Symbolic, dominates death metal!
Without judgement what would we do?!
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Simply one of the best songs of Death!
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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
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16Living Monstrosity

Spiritual Healing at its best

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17Trapped 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

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18Zero Tolerance
This is my favorite song of my favorite album
Zero should be first...
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19Flattening 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.
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21To Forgive Is to Suffer Listen to sample

22Spiritual Healing
The absolutely greatest death album
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23Infernal Death Listen to sample

24Scavenger of Human Sorrow
Simply amazing, so powerful, and beautiful at the same time. Definitely deserves to be Number 1.
This is the song that should be at the top.
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26Overactive Imagination
This deserves the top 10. Seriously
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27Choke On It Listen to sample

28Evil 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!
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29Perennial Quest
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.
The most inspiring lyrics you will ever hear
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30Individual Thought Patterns Listen to sample

31Together As One
This has to be their most underrated song


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32Born Dead Listen to sample


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

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34Misanthrope Listen to sample


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!

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36Bite the Pain Listen to sample

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38Left to Die Listen to sample

39Nothing Is Everything Listen to sample

40Scream Bloody Gore
From The Album Scream Bloody Gore (1987)
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41Within the Mind Listen to sample

42Open Casket Listen to sample

43Sacred Serenity Listen to sample

44Low Life Listen to sample

45See Through Dreams
Best why so low?
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46Cosmic Sea
Come on guys... I know every songs by this band are awesome!
But Cosmic Sea 57th I don't think so...
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47Vacant Planets Listen to sample

48Out of Touch Listen to sample


50Forgotten Past Listen to sample

51Primitive Ways Listen to sample

52Mutilation Listen to sample

53Regurgitated Guts Listen to sample

54Defensive Personalities Listen to sample

55Killing Spree Listen to sample

56Sacrificial Listen to sample

57Baptized In Blood Listen to sample

58Torn to Pieces Listen to sample

59Beyond the Unholy Grave

60Land of No Return

61In Human Form Listen to sample

62Jealousy Listen to sample

63Mentally Blind Listen to sample

64Genetic Reconstruction Listen to sample

65Altering the Future Listen to sample

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Updated Saturday, April 19, 2014

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