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This band is really awesome!...I don't know where have this band been all my life... - nooreldeen
Wow I wish I discovered this band before. The symphonic and classical style arrangements really sound awesome with death metal added in. Probably my favourite behind Opeth.
Great band, they blend symphonies with tech death for an epic combination
Symphonic/technical death metal at one of its finest sounds. - Metalhead1997V 5 Comments
This band had an incredibly unique sound and approach to death metal (both musically and lyrically), yet they don't have a whole lot of influence, which is quite sad. They also are one of the few bands that never put out a bad album. My two favorites from this band are Realm of Chaos and Those Once Loyal. - Caleb9000
Is there a band which sound and messages are quite different from others, this is Bolt Thrower they must be in first 10 places. that's for sure
Need to be I the top 10. If you don't think so then you just don't know death metal.
Have you heard Killchain...? What a riff. Bolt Thrower should be in the top ten just for the album Those Once Loyal. Awesome stuff.V 8 Comments
Fantastic band. Great riffs, great atmosphere, does not disappoint.
"Left hand path" is to Death Metal what Beatles "sgt Pepper..." is to pop music. This iconic band should definitely be top 5.
Created the death metal subgenre known as
Why are Entombed not in the top 5? They practically invented Swedish death metal...first as Nihilist, then as Entombed. There is something so unique, raw, and brutal about their style of death metal. Listen to Left Hand Path and Clandestine...you'll see why.V 2 Comments
This is my ultimate old-school DM band - ThatMetalChick
Severed survival and mental funeral is some of the best death metal albums ever
Easily top 10 material. Enjoy the riffs and vox very much. - IronSabbathPriest
Autopsy is kind of underrated. - asdseesV 2 Comments
Come on, COB and In Flames aren't even dm! Cryptopsy is insanely technical and brutal, but catchy at the same time. They deserve the top spot.
Hey you! Listen to cryptopsy! Why is children of bodom so high? They are good but not that good.
Way underrated lets see some more votes people only Canadian band I like
None so vile nothing more to sayV 6 Comments
They are just one of the best death metal bands that I have listened to. Melodic death metal to be precise. Brendan Small just kicks major ass on the guitar and the drumming by Gene Hoglan is mind boggling. The death growl presented by Small is unique and doesn't go with other death metal bands that you listen to. If you want to know what I mean, you just gotta listen to tracks like "I ejaculate fire", one of my absolute favorite
Come on they're the 7th largest economy in the world
Dethklok are the BEST death metal band in the world, just watch the documentary on their band, Metalocalypse, no song beats Thunderhorse.
Who says cartoons are all about jellyfishing sponges, human boys with their magical dogs, and kids who spend their days of summer on fun adventures?
Dethklok has to be one of my favorite modern metal bands, and the show itself is my absolute favorite Adult Swim show (next to The Boondocks) From their scary, yet hilarious, lyrics all controlled by Nathan Explosion's (Brandon Small) monster vocals with some true headbanging riffs and drums. It's kind of sad, like the cartoon's cancellation, that this band isn't talked about as much. So please, get this band higher please. - OnyxDash
In Flames We Trust! If you are from Romania/moldova thumbs up!
In flames albums like the jester race, whoracle, colony or clayman are extreme. That is true melodic / death metal msic. I don't like as much the later albums like a sense of purpose or soapf which are alternative metal but there are very good(not as good as episode 666, jotun, embody the invisible or the jester race) songs in them that must be listed.
In Flames is the greatest band I have ever heard. Their melodies and timing shifts place them in a category above all other bands I have ever come across, in the metal genre or otherwise. I can't think of a single song on all 10 albums that is not amazing. Since I discovered them I cannot stop listening. The Jester Race might just be the best album ever.
Their newer stuff is crap, when they started to add in nu metal elements. Great band though, but other bands are better. Should be higher then sepulture/
I’m not a big fan of death metal... Like, I understand why people like it but it’s just no my cup of tea... But this band has something that I really enjoyV 14 Comments
Personally think Children Of Bodom is best, but Arch Enemy's stuff comes a very close second. Michael and Christopher's guitar skills are incredible, along with Daniel's drumming and Sharlee's bass (not heard too much under the other instruments, but amazing when you do hear it). Not to mention Angela's vocals (more brutal than many male vocalists).
(Also, We Will Rise isn't a great Arch Enemy song in my opinion. I prefer their heavier stuff like The Last Enemy and My Apocalypse) - Porcupine
This band is just amazing with a female vocalist and what a song it produces you can just see a song like WE WILL RISE
Best metal voice ever
Hey this is an awesome bandV 5 Comments
Proves that French people can still be awesome... Gojira has awesome music with a lot of subtleties that are lost in most death metal- listen to the songs Esoteric Surgery or Flying Whales or Wolf Down The Earth
Out of all the Death Metal Bands I'm hearing these days GOJIRA gives me that Brutal Death Feeling. Gojira is Fresh Superheavy, and The Best for me!
Gojira is amazing, the songs that they have made are quite impressive. Should at least be in top 10.
Must be higher in the listV 4 Comments
Their legends, I can't believe they're so low on this list.
Can't believe they're not on here already.
Yeah they are amazing, not death metal though.
Meshuggah should #1 on this list because they take jazz music and put it in there own deathly way which sounds so really good!
Even though they are melodic death are beasts surely have to be at top 5! Trevors vocals are awesome drumming are awesome guitars and bass too favorite band of mine and if you are talking about death metal you have to get in the list The Black Dahlia Murder
My stepmom used to date Brian their guitarist back when they first formed
Sound great when there live
Really good beats
And vocals and guitar riffs are perfect
Truly underrated, if you just listen to them they'll simply crush your ears!
Just downloaded the song taste of god and it blew me away AWESOME! I recommend this band
Feel the rhythm, the flow, beat and hate! One of the most underrated band by the genre of death metal
My favorite band for about like 10 years now! Underrated
In my opinion, They are the most underrated death metal bands...But I'm kindda happy to see them in first 50
They're good. - Metalhead1997
Wow their music gives me chills. No joke
They should be in second place after cannibal corpse! The real grindcore britanian band best ever...
Number 3 on the list the MIGHTY NAPALM DEATH but I can understand why they are so far down the list to all over the place music wise
Founders of Grindcore. - Metalhead1997V 4 Comments
At The Gates may not be the most innovative or creative Death Metal band, but the perfection they bring to genre is mindblowing. Just listen to Blinded by Fear, Slaughter of the soul or The Swarm. Your outlook on Death Metal will never be the same. I will always place them in the top 10 of my favourite bands of all time. Deserves a top 5 spot anyday.
They are really sick! They have sutch great riffs and some very melodic riffs. The notes they play fits the ear just right. And same with the vocals.
"The Red in the Sky is Ours" is the best death metal album ever.V 2 Comments
One of the best Greek metal bands, and one of my favorite bands ever.
This is the most underrated death metal band ever
Best symphonic extreme death Metal
It's actually Septicflesh now. - Metalhead1997V 2 Comments
One of the most technical bands ever. Unquestionable Presence is easily one of the best death metal albums of all time
0,6% is very few for ATHEIST! These guys can play pure death metal.
Most technical instrument lines, and some of the most original songwriting
Why are these guys so low down on this list?!V 3 Comments
What? this isn't death metal.
Ah-Ah-Well, those young folks have been redefining brutality and fun at the same time. Groovy, fast, ambient, HEAVY, technical and innovation are some of the ways to describe the band. Like some young band such as Rings Of Saturn, Beneath The Massacre and Archspire, they created their own genre to refresh the scene. They took Cryptopsy, Morbid Angel, Death and many more and put their influence into one of the most epic Brutal Technical Death album in a decade. I have to listen to "The Palpable Leprosy Of Pollution" at least every other day and I can't get bored. "C***crusher" - "Devotion To the Child Rape Syndicate" - "Flayed and Consumed", basically all the album kicks ass.
It should be a Top 20 as there too many great bands able to have their own genre of Death Metal: in no particular order -
Cryptopsy, IA, ROS, Archspire, CC, Death, BTM, Bolt Thrower, Suffocation, Grave, Hate Eternal, Gorguts, Nile, Cattle Decapitation, Aborted, Dying ...more
"Field of the Impaled" just started playing in my head. - Metalhead1997
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