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61 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

62 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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63 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.

64 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.

65 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!

66 Enfold Darkness
67 Vital Remains Vital Remains

They are the strongest and honest for people who really understand satanist and loyalty for lucifer they are the fastest and not jerk people around and for realthey should be the model of satanic music and knowing the truth

Such an underrated band.

Dechristianize is the single greatest death metal song of all time

#57... what!

68 Abysmal Dawn Abysmal Dawn Abysmal Dawn is an American death metal band from Los Angeles, California. Their latest album, Obsolescence, was released in October 2014.

Definitely one of the best Death Metal bands of the last 10 years. Very strong songwriting ability and deep lyrics. Just listen to "In Service of Time".

69 Origin Origin Origin is an American death metal band from Topeka, Kansas, founded in 1998. They have been recognized by music critics and metal fans alike for combining a harsh sound with a high level of technical skill.

Mike Flores is all that has to be said

70 Asphyx Asphyx

One of the first Death-Doom bands. - GREYBOYY

This band has awesome riffs and great songs I love this band

One of the best death metal bands I've ever heard

71 Defeated Sanity Defeated Sanity Defeated Sanity is a German technical death metal band from Dachsbach, Bavaria, that was formed in 1994, originally as a side project of guitarist Wolfgang Teske and his son, drummer Lille Gruber.
72 Six Feet Under Six Feet Under Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consist of four members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, current bassist Jeff Hughell and recent drummer Marco Pitruzzella.

Ex-Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes is awesome with his new band. Six Feet Under is an excellent band which can beat most of the bands over it. (excluding Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Opeth, Autopsy, Deicide, Napalm Death, Carcass and Cannibal Corpse) - Nord666

Six Feet Under should at top 10 death metal

Six Feet Under is No1!

The hunted album got some catchy tunes on it

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73 Pestilence Pestilence Pestilence were a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. They are known for incorporating jazz and fusion elements into their music.

I just don't belive, this guys where shocking death metal band

Spheres, consuming impulse does one have to say more

Are you for real? Pestilence at 63, COB in top 5?!

Pestilence have my favorite vocal

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74 Hypocrisy Hypocrisy Hypocrisy is a death metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 1990 in Ludvika, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren.

What how are they this far down? Their early work is amazing. Oh and I know they're melodic death now but still sound great.

My personal favorite Death band.
Peter Tägtgren is great, not only in Hypocrisy but also in "Pain", in his newest project with the singer of Rammstein "Lindemann" and previously in "The Abyss", "Lockup", "WAR" and a couple of other bands

75 Omnium Gatherum
76 Sacrificium

Great death metal band from germany, but practically unknown - which is how I like my bands

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77 Grave Grave Grave is a Swedish death metal band that formed in 1986 by vocalist and guitarist Ola Lindgren, who is their only constant member.

One of the greatest death metal bands of all time.

78 Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism is a death metal band hailing from Tokio/Kanto, Japan. The band was formed in 1991 as "Euthanasia" and changed 1992 their name to "Intestine Baalism", which is a term for the Sumerian god of the harvest. more.

This is a real treasure of Death Metal. Their sound is an awesome mix of old-school Death Metal and some kind of Melodic Death Metal.
They got fast, heavy blasting riffs and deep growls right from hell extremely well merged with some passages of euphonious melodies.
Some people call their very unique style "Brutal Melodic Death". In all this years I never heard a band playing like them, so definitely check them out! You'll miss something!
Listen to the song "Banquet in the Darkness", if you like more melody. Listen to "Agony in the stone chamber" for a heavier experience! - Juli

Insane band! Brutal and still melodic, not like the Gothenburg metal. - Flav

79 Extol Extol Extol are a progressive extreme Christian metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include progressive metal, death metal, black metal and thrash metal.

The best band there is. And I'm not just saying that.

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80 Spawn of Possession Spawn of Possession

The most underrated Death Metal band. Makes truly unique songs. Technical, uses orchestra elements without sounding stupid (it actually complements the songs) and amazing musicians. Should be A LOT higher on this list. If you don't know them, give 'The Evangelist' a chance if you're into really Technical songs or 'Apparition' for an all rounded fantastic experience.

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