Best Death Metal Bands


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81 Hate Eternal Hate Eternal
82 Crematory
83 Dismember Dismember

If you know the death metal history Dismember should among the top 5 five on this list.

Why are so many great and/or essential bands that low?!

Pure Death metal. heavy/epic classical theme has been injected into massive melodies. They know what to do.

Should be top 3

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84 Living Sacrifice

They have been around for about 30 years. Their self titled is amazing.

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85 Insomnium Insomnium Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature.

How where they not on this list until now?

86 Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn

All of there songs are amazing but there cover of black tears was unreal and of no avail was perfect!

Just listen to "A Dying Ember" and you'll realize why this band is the best death metal band.

Almost every song is great. Should be in top ten

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87 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.

Not Death Metal at all. - GREYBOYY

Gorgoroth is Black Metal, they should not be in this list.

Gorgoroth should b number 1 in the list. Look at the voice. Lyrics. Drum blasting. Heavy guitar riffs. What more you need than this
It should b no1 in the list. Look at lyrics. Voice. Drum blasting. Heavy guitar riffs. What more you need than this. Listen to 'the devil is calling'

88 Aborted Aborted

Aborted must be higher! One of the most brutal, craziest deathgrind bands out there - ryanrimmel

89 Unleashed Unleashed Unleashed is a Swedish death metal band that was formed in 1989 by Johnny Hedlund in Stockholm. Common lyrical themes found in the band's music include Viking culture, recollection of a pre-Christian world, and Norse folklore.
90 Wintersun Wintersun Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum for whom he was lead singer and guitarist.

Wintersun 72 pfff haha Wintersun is one of the best at least better than children of bodom, amon amarth,arch enemy, behemoth,...

I disagree. I also like Wintersun, but in my opinion they aren't in the Top 100 of Death Metal. In Melodic Death Metal they certainly are in Top 50, but that's just a small part of a great genre. - Juli

91 Exhumed Exhumed Exhumed is an American death metal band from San Jose, California that is currently signed to Relapse Records. V 1 Comment
92 Cynic Cynic Cynic is an American progressive rock band - incorporating experimental music, alternative, metal and jazz fusion elements - founded in Miami, Florida, and currently based in Los Angeles, California.
93 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".

They mixed Black Metal with Death Metal and Melodic Death Metal, sometimes they were labeled Melodic Black Metal. - GREYBOYY

Not death metal but heavy and badass! Should be higher on this list

94 Inmortal

BAck street boys should be on number 1 slot they are so brutal, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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95 Malevolent Creation Malevolent Creation Malevolent Creation is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987. The band’s original members were vocalist Brett Hoffmann, guitarists Phil Fasciana and Jeff Juskiewicz, bassist Jason Blachowicz, and drummer Mark Simpson.

I am disgusted that these guys are not in the top 10, let alone at #99. My favorite death metal band of all time, MAYBE barring Gojira.

99 really?!?! Bands like a job for a cowboy and white chapel should not be here! Malevolent creation is easily one of my favourite death metal bands of all time. Listen to the Ten Commandments album. It'll blow your mind!

96 Broken Hope

Broken Hope needs to higher up on this list, they have a unique sound that other death metal bands do not have

97 The Crown

The Crown is a GREAT, underrated Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band. Eternal Death and DeathRace King are outstanding. They had a sick DM vocalist in Johan Lindstrom, but 2002's Crowned in Terror is outstanding! With the one and only Tomas Lindberg (of At The Gates fame) filling in on lyrics & vocals. They had a comeback album in 2010, with a new vocalist, Jonas StalHammar, which was admirable, though not mind blowing. Still, this little known band deserves much more recognition. They are the closest Swedish DM band to At The Gates, and blow In Flames and even Arch Enemy away. Check out their earlier works!

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99 Nocturnus

Very underrated. These guys were the definition of Death Metal. Not to mention, the keyboards are excellent in their sound. Although their latest album isn't so great, they're still the best.

100 Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity is a Russian slam death metal band formed originally from Moscow, formed in 2003. The band has released two albums; In the End of Human Existence and The Anomalies of Artificial Origin. They are one of the most popular brutal death metal bands to day. Abominable Putridity shares more.

Absolutely brutal and badass! Matti Way is one of the most powerful death metal vocalists. - ryanrimmel

Best wigger slam band of all time

Guttural. awesome, especially mixing different techniques (even djent) always the way it sounds very originally. Love AP.

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