Best Death Songs

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1Crystal Mountain

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.

Best death metal song ever made and solo part yeahh ıt s amazing

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.

By far one of he best death metal tracks ever to be made! The acoustic guitar that comes in at the end gives my goosebumps every time there's so many perfect moments during this song. You can really tell that every member put a lot into it

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2Voice 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.

This is the reason I started to hear Death Metal, amazing instrumental, beautiful

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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! - nausea_87

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

This is one really defines darkness in death metal with best detailed riffs I have ever listened too.

One of the best by death.

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4Flesh 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

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

Insane. Beautiful riffs, creepy middle part of the song and back to the thrash part.

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

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5Empty Words

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!

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

Best Death song; It's so beautifully depressing. Their defining masterpiece in my opinion. - Gasmaskboi19371945

So hard to vote for just one, but I'm almost nearly sure this is the one...

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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...

I like the first part of this song. The bass plays so amazing

God the riffs are fantastic.

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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!

Best death song ever guitar is epic

The opening is phenomenal

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8Pull the Plug

Once I Had Full Control... The Most Brutal Riff

Scary, brutal, hard and fast. Best Death song ever.

Badass Riff... It kinda makes me think about Pantera's "Walk" one.
It should definitely be in the top 5

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/

Amazing breakdowns, great lead, epic vocals - Perfect!

I think this song deserves to be in top 5.

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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.

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11Without 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?!

12Spiritual 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

The riffs in this song are fantastically dark and slow, one of the greatest Death songs.

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13Zero Tolerance

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

This is my favorite song of my favorite album

My favorite death song on my favorite death album

Zero should be first...

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141,000 Eyes

Amazing riffs, amazing solos, amazing song!

Love the guitar riff in the first verse!

15Perennial Quest

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.

One of the most epic/badass solos, and one of the most beautiful outros I have ever heard. My favorite by them.

The most inspiring lyrics you will ever hear

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16Denial 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

17Leprosy

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.

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18Killing Spree
19Misanthrope

It's the most exciting death metal that I ever heard!

Insane one. Great riffs. Underrated.

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

20Symbolic

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

Simply one of the best songs of Death!

Got to be one of the best riffs ever

Best riff to start out any album

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1. Voice of the Soul
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2. Lack of Comprehension
3. Empty Words
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