Best Technical Death Metal Bands

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1NileNile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Hmm, Death, Nile & Necrophagist tied with 13%. Honestly, while I love Death, it isn't really tech-death. in my opinion I like Nile more, but Necrophagist is good as well.

Nile has insane riffs and super fast drumming. It deserve to be no. 1 on this list.

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2NecrophagistNecrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez.V1 Comment
3DeathDeath was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

R.I.P Chuck Schuldiner... He's everything to tech death metal

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4SuffocationSuffocation is an American technical death metal band that was formed in 1988 in Centereach, Long Island, New York, United States.
5CryptopsyCryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.

Although this band has seen many changes threw the years Classic Lord Worm is what I think everyone should be listening to first! Canadian musicians gets so much less fame than American musicians, it's too bad. Cryptopsy all the way! If you can sing a verse of the bible in metal and sound so deathly. Congratulations your #1 in my book

6Dying FetusDying Fetus is an American death metal band originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Formed in 1991, the group is known for their consistently hook-laden song structures, characterized by blast beats, complex riffing, slam riffs and heavy breakdowns.V1 Comment
7ObscuraObscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, Germany. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis.

Orbital elements, infinite rotation and universe momentum!

8DecapitatedDecapitated is a Polish technical death metal band formed in Krosno in 1996. The group comprises guitarist, founder and composer Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka, vocalist Rafał Piotrowski, bassist Paweł Pasek, and drummer Michał Łysejko.

Everyone who voted Death doesn't know that Technical Death Metal means.

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Instrumental technical death metal supergroup - Metal_Treasure

10The FacelessThe Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Ever since I made this list I've been exposed to more tech-death bands old and new and these guys are one of the best bands so far. Their latest album has good songs that mix tech-death and prog metal with some jazz influences that sounded sick as hell. The album before that was just pure, ruthless tech-death - MetalFoREVer1228

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11AtheistAtheist is a progressive/technical death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer.
12Fleshgod ApocalypseFleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian Death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.
13Brain DrillBrain Drill is an American technical death metal band formed in 2005 from Ben Lomond, California. They are signed to Metal Blade Records and released their full-length debut album entitled Apocalyptic Feasting on February 5, 2008. In support of their debut, disagreements were engaged and members began ...read more.
14GojiraGojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

Well... I am very disappointed that the most influential technical death metal band is not in the top ten, or even near it. Listen to "The Heaviest Matter in the Universe" for something heavy, "Flying Whales" for like eighteen movements, and "L'ephant Sauvage" for a beautiful representation of their unique sound.

15Spawn of Possession

I LOVE Death, Opeth, Meshuggah, and Between the Buried and Me is even my favorite band atm, but none are tech death. These guys are underrated, think of a more intense Necrophagist with better riffs

16Beyond Creation

This band will make it big! got both CDs and every single song is killer. This band can go so hard! And slow down but be so catchy the whole time! And they sound just so good live! Wicked dudes!

17Decrepit BirthDecrepit Birth is an American technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, California. They have released two studio albums through Unique Leader Records and one through Nuclear Blast, and a demo independently.

Great band! Sophisticated yet brutal tech-death - ryanrimmel

18MeshuggahMeshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten ...read more.

One of the heaviest bands on the planet, but they are not even death metal - ryanrimmel

One of the most influential in pushing forward heavy metal music.

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19MartyrMartyr is a Canadian death metal band from Trois-Rivières, Québec, founded in 1994 by brothers Daniel and François Mongrain.
20UlcerateUlcerate is a New Zealand-based technical death metal band formed by guitarist Michael Hoggard and drummer Jamie Saint Merat in 2000. Over the course of the band's career, Ulcerate has become more focused on generating darkness and atmosphere than on sheer technicality.
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