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

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

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!

6Zombie 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!

7Spirit 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.

8The 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.

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! --

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


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

The Contenders

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

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
[Newest]Greatest guitar solo ever

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

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

15Denial 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).


16Evil 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
As much as I don't like death metal, this wasn't bad.


First death metal song that I like!

17Story 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.

18Living Monstrosity

19Suicide Machine

20Perennial 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.

21Overactive Imagination
This deserves the top 10. Seriously

22To Forgive Is to Suffer

23Spiritual Healing
The 'Practice what you preach' section: completely mind-blowing!
The absolutely greatest death album
Best Of The Album

24Flattening 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.

25Together 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


27Infernal Death

28Secret Face

29Trapped 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.

30Left to Die

31Open Casket

32Choke On It

33Baptized In Blood

34Individual Thought Patterns

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

36Within the Mind

371,000 Eyes

38Bite the Pain
Starting with very sad melody riff

39Born Dead

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!

41Scavenger of Human Sorrow
Simply amazing, so powerful, and beautiful at the same time. Definitely deserves to be Number 1.
Amazing drumming, groovy bass and face melting guitar work! Chuck in his finest hour!
Awesome song. My favorite by them

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

43Nothing Is Everything

44Scream Bloody Gore
From The Album Scream Bloody Gore (1987)

45Cosmic Sea
Come on guys... I know every songs by this band are awesome!
But Cosmic Sea 57th I don't think so...

46Sacred Serenity

47Forgotten Past

48Low Life

49See Through Dreams
Best why so low?

50Vacant Planets


52Out of Touch

53Hallowed Be Thy Name


55Primitive Ways

56Regurgitated Guts

57Defensive Personalities

58Killing Spree


60Torn to Pieces

61Beyond the Unholy Grave

62Land of No Return

63In Human Form

64Mentally Blind
Very genius great solo also

65Genetic Reconstruction

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

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