Best Death Metal Bands


The Contenders: Page 12

221 Dying Fetus Dying Fetus Dying 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.

Dying Fetus is just amazing. Fast, complex riffs, excellent aggression, perfect song structuring and layering, intense buildups, perfect balance of technicality and brutality, and just all around excellent musicianship. Stunned that Opeth, Meshuggah, In Flames, and Children Of Bodom are higher on the list than Dying Fetus... those bands aren't even death metal (Progressive Rock, Metal, Rock, and Speed Metal respectively). laugh out loud wow after the children are off to bed, the adults will put on the real music - AeturnalNarcosis

110th wow, I'd have thought dying fetus would be top 50 at least, but each to their own. Love this band; bone crushing and inspiring riffs that somehow seems to always make you move, and John Gallagher is one hell of a vocalist, some songs I think stand out: the blood of power, second skin, subjected to a beating, ethos of corceon, homicidal retribution.. So many songs.. I think over the years they have grown as a band, one of my favorite death metal bands

I can't believe Dying Fetus isn't even in the top 200! They should be at least top 20. Extremely talented musicians combining technicality with brutality in a 2 vocalist system. - ryanrimmel

Dying Fetus are better than Cannibal Corpse. 215? Delete this page and make a new one please.

V 12 Comments
222 Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.
223 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

Lol not even death metal, not a good band either.

Need anyone say more?

Slapnuts isn't even metal at all let alone death metal. Get this turd off the list.

224 All Shall Perish
225 Threat Signal
226 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Who is the idiot that added this? Metallica aren't even CLOSE to death metal.

You truly don't know death metal.

You don't know Death Metal

I hate metallica Yeah

V 6 Comments
227 Carnifex Carnifex Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" more.
228 Veil of Maya

Not death metal. Technical deathcore.

229 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

Brutal! Don't let those core hater elitists and scene girls trick you... Seriously check them out! RIP Mitch

Absolutely awesome... No disrespect to mitch but I find the newer stuff much more brutal

Greatest hardcore death metal band out, even after mitch luckers death the band still continues to be one of the greatest metal-death metal bands ever to be on this great earth

Sorry y’all "true metal" fans... I had to...

V 3 Comments
230 Chelsea Grin

This is deathCORE, which is very different to death metal. This band also sucks, they just play breakdowns. They have no clue what an actual guitar riff is.

In my opinion one of worst bands of all time.

One of the most sick bands should be in top ten for certain


231 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

Not death metal. These guys suck ass

This is metalcore!

... Death Metal?

Come on let's get it up.. One of the best..

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Melodic Death Metal Bands Best Screamo/Death Metal/Metalcore Bands Most Brutal Death Metal Bands Top Ten Christian Death Metal Bands Most Influential Death Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 26 Jun 2017

6,000 votes
233 listings
7 years, 338 days old

Top Remixes (60)

1. Death
2. Possessed
3. Morbid Angel
1. Bloodbath
2. Amon Amarth
3. Cannibal Corpse
1. Death
2. Carcass
3. Sepultura

View All 60


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.