Best Death Metal Albums
The Top Ten
It's just one of those things that everything had to align for this to happen. Perfect!
Death Metal aside, this is one of the greatest albums I have ever had the pleasure to hear.
This is quite literally one of the greatest albums of all time.
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.
So nasty. Easily the greatest death metal record ever, Not a wasted moment.
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.
The best, simply the best!
Better than Symbolic for sure, this album is perfection. Ask Rob Halford.
I'm sorry but the only cc albums that I dislike is mostly rape involving it makes me sick. I love this album it kicks ass especially spirit crusher
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.
Dark and Progressive, I love Dark Metal.
Please do a bit of research before voting as opeth is a Prog. Metal band.
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.
Slayer? Black Sabath? They play Thrash Metal & Heavy Metal, who added them in this list?
I can't say anything but awesome.
This album should at least be in the top ten
Best Death metal album ever
Easily the best Swedeath album
Come on this album spawned the genre, though I do love Death and I personally think they're the best Death Metal band, Scream Bloody Gore did NOT create Death Metal, Seven Churches did, but both are great albums
Pioneers with evil crushing guitars, chromatic harmonies and disturbing sound aesthetic!
The first death metal album.
Death metal? More like progressive blackened thrash metal.
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!
Guys slayer isn't death metal
It was so brutal it was banned in Germany.
Why is this 15? Do people not know what death metal is?
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.
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
Who the hell is choosing these? Heartwork and SotS are melodeath, Slayer is thrash and Black Sabbath is nowhere near death metal.
Symbolic, Human, Blackwater Park and The Sound Of Perseverance are Technical Death Metal, this list includes the subgenres of Death metal too, if you want only Death Metal albums, take a look at "Pure Death Metal Albums" list in this site. - GREYBOYY
That album is the pioneer of death metal. After that album Leprosy is also the trade mark of Schuldiner's masterpiece.
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
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.
One of the best ever. And the best ever Technical Death Metal album.
Probably the beefiest master out there without question.
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
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
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!
This album is just pure awesome and definitely deserves at least in the top 3 (my favorite death metal album of all time) I own this on vinyl and play it at least twice a week
Listen to this and agree: This is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, death metal albums ever crafted.
Should be higher
This needs to be higher.
BEST ALBUM EVER... BY DEATH
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.
Should be higher this is the definition of DEATH METAL.
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.