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41 Dark Tranquility

This band is awesome. They never make the same album twice, yet it always sounds good. How many other bands can do that?

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42 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!?!

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 Elysium
45 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.
46 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

47 God Dethroned God Dethroned

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

48 Incantation
49 Ouroboros
50 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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51 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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52 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. V 1 Comment
53 The Faceless The Faceless The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
54 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

55 Hollenthon Hollenthon V 1 Comment
56 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.

Thrash, not death. Still a good band, though

57 Benighted Benighted Benighted is a French technical deathgrind band formed in Saint-Étienne in 1998. The group comprises vocalist Julien Truchan, guitarists Emmanuel Dalle and Olivier Gabriel, bassist Pierre Arnoux and drummer Kevin Foley.

Asylum cave is, in my opinion, one of the greatest death metal albums ever

I find these guys brutal yet they control the brutality in a kind of unexplainable way. these guys need to be more reconized and needs a higher spot.

58 Krisiun

Yeah, that's right, I think Krisiun is currently the best Death Metal band in the world, fast, hard and rough! Brutal lyrics with awesome riffing and drumming. Those guys are brothers of destruction, and in my opinion they've reached the level of Cannibal Corpse.

LIke a machine! The true warriors of death metal deserve much respect for the great musicianship and pure brutality.

First band on the list that emos hate.

Brazilians bands are the best

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59 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000. Originally known as Cryptic Warning, the band changed its name to Revocation in 2006. Revocation more.

So far, every single release from Revocation has been pure, epic metal madness! So... 109? I cannot accept that. They're not the greatest in Death Metal, but still worthy of a much higher placement.

60 Edge of Sanity Edge of Sanity Edge of Sanity was a Swedish progressive death metal band that, alongside Opeth, is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Their sound is often described as "Progressive Melodic Death Metal".

One of the best prog death metal bands, very underrated!

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