Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

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1
Everytime 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!
M/
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
[Newest]I'm crazy about this song

2Darkest 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
[Newest]As a scientist, I express it like that: Darkest time=Best Norther Song Norther = Best melodic death metal band = COMPLETE AWESOMENESS

3Mortal 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
[Newest]What an intro... it kills me!

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!
In my opinion one of the best songs ever made. It should take the place of the two metalcore songs (what? ) on the list and be in the top eight at the least.
[Newest]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.

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.
[Newest]Super, but every time I die is the best

6Heroes 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...
[Newest]Best riffs I ever listen in my life..

7Nemesis - 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.
[Newest]It should be the first

8Weather the Storm - Insomnium
Best melodic death metal songs I ever heard. Very very underrated. Should be number one. Insomnium is the best metal band. Really cool songs
Why is it so below in the list? This song that enlightens a fire inside me every time I listen to it... why is it so underrated?

9The 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.

10Deadnight 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... !

DUDE THEY GUYS ROCK THE WORLD... !
Instead of in flames I think this song should be on top.
[Newest]I think their best song is

The Contenders

11Are 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
[Newest]Listen to this song it will change your life

12Only for the Weak - In Flames
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.
Best song from the gods of melodic death metal!
Best song in the genre of melodic death metal
[Newest]Great song all the way

13Withering 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.

14Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth
A very good song by AA.. Good Growling.. And great Composition.
- GJ-Metal24/7

15Into 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

16Black 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

17Murmaider - Dethklok
Blacker than the blackest black times INFINITY

18Inis Mona - Eluveitie
Class apart...! It is truly a master piece... One does not simply leave out INIS MONA... This song has everything excellent vocals, growling and to top it off, the use of bagpipes and flutes are extraordinary
One of the best songs ever. Amazing bagpiper and flute usage and awesome vocals!
Are you ducking kidding me?! Eluveitie is the best!

19Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

20Hades - Kalmah
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.
This song should be in top 5... Best melodic death metal band besides COB m/

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