Top Ten Death Metal Subgenres

This list includes all the metal genres derived from death metal, even if they are fusion genres.

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1Melodic Death Metal

Best of death metal hands down. - velitelcabal

2Technical Death Metal

This should carry the crown. - GREYBOYY

3Brutal Death Metal

Reason why death metal is still alive.


I voted for deathcore. Now I'm just gonna wait for all the elitists to start rolling in, giving my comment a thumbs down because I'm so "emo and ruined metal." - ThatStrangeKid42

6Old School Death Metal

Death, Morbid Angel, Possessed, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under? This is the purest form of Death Metal! No way it shouldn't be number 1, and definitely no reason why deathcore should be higher - ryanrimmel

The best death metal is the oldschool as every metal, oldschool is the best

7Death 'n' Roll
8Blackened Death Metal
9Progressive Death Metal

Heaviest music genre ever. - ThatStrangeKid42

The Contenders

12Slam Death Metal
14Christian Death Metal
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List StatsUpdated 6 Feb 2016

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1. Old School Death Metal
2. Melodic Death Metal
3. Technical Death Metal
1. Technical Death Metal
2. Brutal Death Metal
3. Blackened Death Metal
1. Brutal Death Metal
2. Deathcore
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