Best Death Metal Albums
The Top Ten
Guys, stop worshipping the dead, this isn't Death Metal, it's progressive metal to the core. Chuck was good and all but only their first three albums were death metal. Geez, I can even see a Slipknot album here, what's wrong with you all.
NOT DEATH METAL! I repeat NOT DEATH METAL. This is nothing but an overrated lame ass prog metal just like their following outputs, learn to differentiate between the genre if you're even a metalhead.
I totally agree but you don't have to type the heading in all CAPS to put your message across and please don't disrespect Chuck, he was a God, sad that you don't like God's creation in the form of the album Symbolic -- it's the greatest Prog Metal album, no band will ever come close to achieving this level of perfection. Please respect Chuck! I repeat please respect Chuck!
This is the best Death Metal album and also one of the greatest in Heavy Metal history by far. Amazing songwriting, every song is awesome, the riffs, solos, bass lines, drums and the voice of Chuck are all amazing. Perfect album.
How this is not in top 5 at least?
Every single track was an amazing track... Hear Crystal Mountains, Empty Words, Without Judgement, Misanthorpe if you don, t believe me.. I loved all Death's albums but this one is my favourite..
This album should be number 1,on the greatest death metal albums of all time. The whole album is just amazing.
Plus Human is death's greatest album and not Symbolic... period
One of the most influential albums of Death Metal genre, this album influenced the Swedish Death Metal scene.
This is a really heavy album, but it also displays some artistic merit as well as having some kick-ass tracks.
So nasty. Easily the greatest death metal record ever, Not a wasted moment.
Amazing vocals guitars bass and drumming. On painkiller ( cover of judas priest) chuch uses his normal vocals at the end. Also youve got to here voice of the soul. Others kickass songs are scavenger of human sorrow,spirit crusher, story to tell, flesh and the power it holds, and one of chucks best guitar solo on in a moment of clarity. All songs ill give 10/10. Best death metal album along with heartwork scream bloody gore symbolic blackwater park and more.
Better than Symbolic for sure, this album is perfection. Ask Rob Halford.
Come on this is better than symbolic we all know that
Deaths best which is a strong statement.
Come on guys! It is progressive death metal! It may not be the same as the others on this list, but its still very much death metal, just more complex, and the songs are longer. This is by far the best.
Not death metal, but great. Albums like Morningrise or Orchid on this list would make some sense.
Please do a bit of research before voting as opeth is a Prog. Metal band.
Should be top 3 with deaths symbolic and carcass heartwork
Best album by death. Just because Scream Bloody Gore spawned the genre doesn't mean it's the greatest album of all time.
This is top 3 material. In fact, top 3 should be : Symbolic, Individual Thoughts Patterns and Human.
None of them belong on this list, these albums are Prog metal not Death metal. Only their first three albums deserve their place here. Understand the difference between two distinct sub genres.
Slayer? Black Sabath? They play Thrash Metal & Heavy Metal, who added them in this list?
I can't say anything but awesome.
More THRASH than DEATH! A song like Satan's Curse sounds pretty ominous for its time and is possibly the only song on this album having almost all characteristic elements of death metal..
Pioneers with evil crushing guitars, chromatic harmonies and disturbing sound aesthetic!
Death metal? More like progressive blackened thrash metal.
The first death metal album.
This album should at least be in the top ten
Best Death metal album ever
Easily the best Swedeath album
Best OSDM album ever
Slowly We Rot should be top 5, you can't forget the Obituary and this awesome album.
One of the most overlooked bands ever
It was banned in countries. It a was powerful album. Cannibals Corpse is one of the most important death metal band in the history of metal music!
Slayer isn't death metal. Death metal is a type of music involving guteral vocals. News flash. There are Christian death metal bands
Why is this 15? Do people not know what death metal is?
It was so brutal it was banned in Germany.
If you're new to metal and you think that the guitar riffs in this album remind you of Arch Enemy, it's because this was the album that Michael Amott's signature guitar style that he carried over into Arch Enemy originated from.
This is also the first "melodic death metal" album ever, a game changing album. Which is probably why many people cite Heartwork as Carcass' magnum opus. It's also the band's most commercially successful.
An awesome album and one of the most influential ones, Carcass defined Melodic Death Metal with this.
One of the best.
Mainstream music lovers are voting for their prog metal garbages. This influential album should be in the top 5 instead of those sleep inducing, pretentious and diluted prog albums from this band.
Honestly, Seven churches might be the first death metal album, but I think this album truly captured the essence of how death metal should be.
Also, each song on the album is good, that's how you rate and album.
My vote: Scream Bloody Gore
When I was listening to this album, I was blown away by the opening riff of zombie ritual. Man chuck schuldiner's vocals was the DEFINATION of a death growl. My fave songs from this HISTORIC album are zombie ritual, mutilation and evil dead
That album is the pioneer of death metal. After that album Leprosy is also the trade mark of Schuldiner's masterpiece.
I don’t necessarily know if this really is my favorite death metal album, but I saw it down here and thought it deserved to be much higher. I love Nile, and especially this album, and it’s amazing workout music as a plus (I know it sounds weird, but try listening to this album next time you go biking).
Recently fell in love with Nile. In their darkened shrines my favorite though. Goes surely to top 10 death metal albums ever.
This album is one of the best. It definitely deserves a higher placement on this list.
Masterpiece, this is the kind of album where you don't skip any track
I have this album on vinyl and when I have parties it's all slayer and leprosy on the turn table. This album and the bleeding and anything by napalm death should be on the list or way higher. And also at the gates
Best Death Metal album ever! Listen to Leprosy, Pull The Plug, Born Dead and Forgotten Past and then you'll know why this should be on number 1
The best, and I think Tmob o f the Mutilated from Cannibal Corpse should be second!
Ffs someone take Black Sabbath and Slayer off this list
Man, I love Black Sabbath and Slayer, but they aren't Death Metal. Also, The Bleeding is the best Death Metal album, in my opinion.
The bleeding should be way higher than carcass or children of bodom
Tomb of the mutilated and the bleeding must me in the top 3
This is the best Death Metal album ever made!
If you ask the question "what does it feel like to have your ears torn off in under 30 seconds? "
The answer: listen to None so vile
seriously, this album absolutely mutilates you under a second. The first song is one of the heaviest on the album!
Listen to this and agree: This is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, death metal albums ever crafted.
The quintessential Death metal album!
Should be higher
This needs to be higher.
I wonder what an atheist would say the unquestionable presence is. Funny combo.
I feel the jazz in my pants.
Yet to listen to a better death metal record than this. That cover art has kept me frozen and intrigued for years.The eyes ov the devil is savouring your mental suffering.
One of the best death metal albums of all time!
This should be in the top ten.
That album art is ma bedroom's wallpaper - F...Great album.
Best bar none period.
I dig this a tad more than Severed Survival, but I voted for the latter initially due to it's wide-reaching influence.
Earth-shatteringly heavy! Seriously this album can cause earthquakes when blasted at Max volume from a large stereo system!
Heaviest album ever
Brutal, increible, perfecto, etc etc
Crimson is an album that contains a single 40 minute song that combines progressive rock with death metal. Picture King Crimson, but heavier and darker. This song is long, but never feels that way. It's constantly evolving and tells a wonderful tale to boot. Belongs in the top 10 death metal albums and songs.
Is this even Melodeath? I mean, it's modern Soilwork.