Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

The Top TenXW

1Mortal Share - Insomnium

Insomnium is a great band with some of, if not the best melodies in melodeth. This is an epiphany of Insomnium's greatness and definitely one of the greatest examples of Melodic death Metal. My personal favorite with one of the best apprehensive intros with the riff starting alone and the drums growing in intensity, Great stuff!

Beautiful song with truly poetic and with meaningful lyrics. True to the melodic death metal genre at the same time. A real melody and masterpiece that sets a new standard in music.

Good song. I like 'The Killjoy' and 'The Day It All Came Down' more though

What an intro... it kills me!

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2Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom

I remember banging my head and the headache which followed the first time I heard this all-time killer...
And trust me headaches from metal music makes you happy!

Best melodic death metal song in the world!

Every time I Dies is the best paragon for the genre. just by listening to its lyrics and you'll feel the ambience, its instrumentals are all unique

I'm crazy about this song

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3Darkest Time - Norther

Norther are absolutely amazing... Their newest stuff is absolutely brilliant and they are definitely worth a lesson for anyone out there searching for a new band to listen to

Fantastic improvisation. This is called true melodic death metal. This is one song you can listen to all times. Fantastic stuff norther!

The best song ever of course

As a scientist, I express it like that: Darkest time=Best Norther Song Norther = Best melodic death metal band = COMPLETE AWESOMENESS

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4Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity

One of the very first metal bands I started with, and they still sound just as good as ever. It seems a lot of metal bands today that were once great have been releasing semi-good albums. (hypocrisy, dimmu borgir, soulfly, insomnium etc.)

In my opinion, this is one of the best bands out there and I am surprised Dark Tranquility is not much much higher on this list! I mean seriously! We are talking about the creators of death metal here!

This is my favorite song of all time, bar-none. I love ALL types of music and bands, it all depends on my mood. Lost to Apathy is the one song that it doesn't matter what "mood" I'm in, I LOVE it. Whether I'm working out, angry, working, need a song to put me to sleep, this song will always be great choice.

This is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. The opening grabs your attention with its beautiful sound, and then the song comes at you full force with Mikael Stanne's amazing growls; combining to make a song like no other.

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5Colony - In Flames

Colony is B.M.D.M.S. E! Best. Melodic. Death. Metal. Song. EVER! I mean, WOW! Every single time, I hear my brother listening to this song. I ask him why is he listening to this, and he only says: BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST IN FLAMES SONG EVER! IT'S THE FATHER OF MELODIC DEATH METAL! I listened to it. My brother was right

In flames are great new /old whatever they are the gods of melodic death metal... Crawl through knives}

My favourite song of the album. This deserves the top spot. Jotun should be number 1, though. Bar the metalcore, this is a nice list.

Super, but every time I die is the best

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6Nemesis - Arch Enemy

Surely Arch Enemy should be in the top 10. This song is one of my very first MeloDeath metal songs and will forever be one of my favorites. It is the absolute EPITOME of an angry song. You want to give off some steam? Listen to this, man. You will not be disappointed.

just hear it, and you will be a different person - rock2metal

This is just an awesome song! This song is what got me into melodic death and just death metal. You will never get tired of listening to this song.

It should be the first

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7The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

The only guy I know who can growl so hard that he's gonna spit his insides out..! GUYS and they sure know how to bang their heads...

Amon Amarth owns In Flames and COB! Pursuit of vikings is 100% should number 1. One of the best song of all times! I don't know songs which similar good

Awesome song. I remember listening to this band while reading 'Eaters of the Dead' by Michael Crichton (really fit in with the story of Vikings.

Gives me a raging viking boner

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8Are You Dead Yet - Children of Bodom

Amazing solo! and best COB chorus... Dis song is surely one of the best melodeath songs ever... COB RULZZZZ! - Slashhead

Children of Bodom (with no doubt) are the kings of melodeath! - rock2metal

I hadnt listened the first song but I have no doubt that this song is the g8est song in the history of both children of bodom and melodic death metal

Listen to this song it will change your life

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9Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
10Heroes to Us - Kalmah

Kalmah deserve much more than what they are getting. Their music is persistent in quality. Over the years, from Swamplord to Seventh Swamphony, they have maintained there playing style. Enriched with break-taking riffs and meaning lyrics. THEY FAR BY DEFINE THE GENRE, THAN ANY BAND.

Awesome solo. Kalmah is the best.

Kalmah is the best band ever... Period...

Best riffs I ever listen in my life..

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The Newcomers

?The Embodiment of All Misery - Aeveron

Brutal vocals with highly accurate and clean pronunciation - unlike many bands of this genre. They are full of energy in their sound! This song is one of their highlights!

?Hunters Will Be Hunted - Heaven Shall Burn

A VERY melodic song though with heavy melodies. You just cannot stand still when listening to it! Headbanging just comes naturally!

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The Contenders

11Withering Away - Kalmah

As far as repeat listens go, it's pretty hard to rival Kalmah, in particular the first 2 albums and the last, 12 Gauge -Hook the Monster's solo-yikes! And let's not forget The Blind Leader's solo from TWR.

Kalmah is not ONE of the best melo death bands out there... It is THE best melo death band ever!

A song to remember, no doubt. This song is mdm for sure.

12Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth
13Only for the Weak - In Flames

Best song from the gods of melodic death metal!

This hit is even greater than The Quiet Place and Alias. The power in the bass and the yearning melody and song is what defines melodic death metal.

What? I've heard most of these songs in this list, they are all good but only for the weak is legendary

Great song all the way

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14Into the Woods - Insomnium

Insomnium is great too but In Flames deserve to be the number 1
Into The Woods is 1 of their best song

15Deadnight Warrior - Children of Bodom

Killswitch engage isn't even melodic death metal o.0
They are metalcore, not even close to o.0

COB are the kings of all melodic death metal as well as all the metals.. !
Their songs are preferred by metal listeners as well as non listeniers... the songs they write and sing are the best songs and they drink and sink which makes them even better... !


Instead of in flames I think this song should be on top.

I think their best song is

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16Hades - Kalmah

Why is this so low? This song is in a other league compared to most of the songs rated higher.

This is what I call melodic-death metal.

THis is real melodic-death metal.. Agressive and melodic
Songs like this make children of bodoms songs sound like pop/dance metal for kids, which most of them are.

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17Black Widow - Children of Bodom

This is one of COB's hidden gems. One of those songs you discover and it grows on you and you can't stop listening!

Piano Intro is Epic

18Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates

Surely should be among top melodic death metal songs of all time

Hey, doesn't anyone notice this great song from one of the best melodic DM in the earth?

I still vote At The Gates to be the best melodic DM band. GO!

19Trigger - In Flames

Hands down the best song out

20Misery's Crown - Dark Tranquillity
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom
2. Weather the Storm - Insomnium
3. Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity
1. Mortal Share - Insomnium
2. Darkest Time - Norther
3. Withering Away - Kalmah
1. Nemesis - Arch Enemy
2. Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity
3. Darkest Time - Norther

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