Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom 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

I'll start by apologising for using this long as an excuse to complain(I've not heard this song yet, but I've no doubt that it is beautiful). As further proof that I'm sorry, I voted for this song, but I find it shocking that Perrenial Quest by Death isn't on this list. It is arguably the most beautiful death metal song of all time. I realise I may be exaggeraing and that my opinion is subjective, but I still feel it should be on this list. Now that I've gotten that out of my system I just want to clarify I'm only posting this comment here because it's the first song on the list.

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2 Mortal Share - Insomnium Mortal 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

Beautiful lyrics, amazing riffs... one of the greatest of all time - Ananya

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3 Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity Lost 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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4 Darkest 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!

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

Norther is best

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5 Colony - In Flames Colony - 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

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.

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

Super, but every time I die is the best

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6 Nemesis - Arch Enemy Nemesis - 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.

One of the best riffs.

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7 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth The 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...

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.

I can listen to this song a million times!

Gives me a raging viking boner

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8 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

Way better than Pursuit of the Vikings

Great song and a perfect introduction to Amon Amarth, the Gods of MDM!

The real meaning of Manliness of true Metal is here
full of anger, power, and passion - Odinest

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9 Are You Dead Yet - Children of Bodom Are 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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10 Only for the Weak - In Flames Only 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

Best song in the world

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The Contenders

11 Heroes 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...

Finally someone mentioned the heroes. Kalmah rules!

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12 Trigger - In Flames Trigger - In Flames

That chorus makes me slip into other dimension and just listen to it and repeat it over and over till I fall asleep.

Eh, I don't think this should be so high up. It has a really cool intro, but then it just kinda goes downhill

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13 Withering Away - Kalmah Withering 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!

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14 Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth
15 Deadnight Warrior - Children of Bodom Deadnight 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.

I think their best song is

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16 Into the Woods - Insomnium Into 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

17 Hades - Kalmah Hades - 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.

Kalmah are so much better than Bodom it's not fair

Needs to be higher up - Ananya

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18 Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth
19 Song of the Damned - Soilwork Song of the Damned - Soilwork
20 Black Widow - Children of Bodom Black 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!

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom
2. Weather the Storm - Insomnium
3. Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity
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1. Blackwater Park - Opeth
2. Song of the Damned - Soilwork
3. Gravitational Lensing - Solution .45
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1. Mortal Share - Insomnium
2. Nothing to No One - Dark Tranquillity
3. Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates
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