Best Death Metal Bands


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41 Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The band was formed in 1989; its only constant member has been Luc Lemay.

This is the first tech death band I listened to and let me tell you now, everyone who has been in it is a musical genius, but luc lemey who is the founding member and lead guitar/vocalist, has a writing ability like no other, his infusion of classical style intros creates an eerie beginning to many of the songs and then he smashes through with a powerful and complex riff, and unlike many tech death metal bands, his riffs are still possible to follow along, I would say this is undoubtedly one of the top 5 greatest death metal bands for sure.

Obscura is one of the best albums ever made. Gorguts should be way higher on this list if not number 1

One of the bests, absolutley

How in the name of all that is unholy is GORGUTS sitting below The Black Dahlia Murder, Meshuggah, Dethklok (!?!? ), Gojira, In Flames, Opeth, and Children Of Bodom!?!

42 Be'lakor Be'lakor Be'lakor is an Australian melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Victoria. The band's name originates from the character Be'lakor the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.
43 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.
44 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. more.

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 enjoy

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45 Unleash The Archers
46 Elysium
47 Fallujah

I don't think they deserve top ten right now but this band is absolutely incredible. Their album The Flesh Prevails is amazing with technicality, melody and atmospheric parts that combine beauty with brutality. They are the future of death metal and their other album The Harvest Wombs and their eps Leper Colony and Nomadic are also awesome. Check them out immediately you won't regret it!

They're music is on the brink of a new genre of music. enough said

48 God Dethroned God Dethroned

Blackened death metal at its best! Should be higher on the list

49 Incantation
50 Job For a Cowboy Job For a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

For those of you who assume that they are still a scene kid band: Listen to Their album Sun Eater. Once you hear the first song, it is clear the band has changed. They now are true death metal, but in a slower, more beautiful model. They focus on quality instead of brutality, like some other bands. Most bands just try to be as brutal as possible, but that doesn't always work. These guys are very underrated!

Job for a Cowboy should be joining the top ten death metal bands above. Try listening to Knee Deep, Ruination, Genesis, Unfurling a Darkened Gospel, and Nourishment Through Bloodshed. Jonny Davy's vocals are extremely epic.

Best Death Metal band ever since Sun Eater

These guys are certainly up there when it comes to the best deathmetal bands! They are very progressive and their lead singer is very under rated!

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51 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album more.

What the hell they should be at least top20

Great band, they are brilliant - Metal_Treasure

52 Kalmah

This is a band incapable of bad music

Gods of their genre.

Superb band. They sound like amon amarth but better

Awesome... Deserves to be in the to ten

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53 Immolation Immolation

Immolation deserves a top ten spot much more than a few of the bands in the actual top ten. One of the earliest and one of the most creative bands in the genre, there is no one that sounds like them, and their lyrics are top-notch

Immolation being this low is an insult. They have been putting out masterful death metal of the highest quality for 20 years. - TomTheMetalhead

#40 are you serious they should be in the top ten if not top five

0.2 really? Shows how many children are voting on this. Immolation is one of the greatest most consistent and original death metal bands on the planet. Period. Should be top 5.

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54 Ouroboros
55 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.

Amazing new melodetah with some of the best vocals I've heard. - TomTheMetalhead

Who says metal can't be an art form? Anyone who says that should listen to holographic universe by scar symmetry

AMAZING! Melodic Death metal band! M/

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56 Allegaeon Allegaeon Allegaeon is an American death metal band from Fort Collins, Colorado, founded in 2008. They have released one EP and three studio albums.

Must in top 10 in the list.

so good - imabigpotato

57 The Faceless The Faceless The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
58 Soilwork Soilwork Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork. V 1 Comment
59 Macabre

This band is so underrated they should be in the top 5! Check this band out you won't regret it.

True originals. Great heavy music, very brutal and fast, and with good songwriting. Plus they have a good sense of humor. Highly underrated

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