Top Ten Death Metal Subgenres

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

The Top TenXW

1Melodic Death MetalV1 Comment
2Technical Death MetalV1 Comment
3Brutal Death Metal

Reason why death metal is still alive.

4Old 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


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

7Blackened Death Metal
8Death 'n' Roll
9Progressive Death Metal
10DeathgrindV1 Comment

The Contenders


Vader, Legion Of The Damned, Torture Squad!

12Slam Death Metal
14Christian Death Metal
15Symphonic Death Metal
16Thrash Metal

Best subgenre in my humble opinion. Vader rules!

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