Best Death Songs

The Top Ten

Crystal Mountain Crystal Mountain Cover Art

This album, more specifically this song just brings back so many memories of me and my dad. It's a masterpiece and the best death metal song to grace my ears. And the emotional value I get from it seals the deal for me.

Crystal Mountain is amazing but I gotta say my favorite song off of Symbolic is Zero Tolerance, it's like Chuck Schuldiner's warning for all of us, there will be ZERO tolerance.

Overall though, my favorite Death song is probably Within the Mind, so badass.

By far one of he best death metal tracks ever to be made! The acoustic guitar that comes in at the end gives my goosebumps every time there's so many perfect moments during this song. You can really tell that every member put a lot into it

This song completely defines my music taste! I love every phase of this song, nice composition, its vibrancy, consistency and versatility is the very reason for liking this track.

Flesh and the Power It Holds Flesh and the Power It Holds Cover Art

This song not only is prog/death but also it has very true feelings, it can almost bring you to tears sometimes.

Absolute progressive/technical death metal masterpiece. Insane riff variety and a killer solo to boot.

I think this song is the best example of the type of music chuck was tryring to write. Therefore, I think it's death's best.

Better than crystal Mountain. That song has a great intro riffs and Need to be first.

Lack of Comprehension Lack of Comprehension Cover Art

The best Death line up ever has shown in this song! a acoustic intro followed by killer riffs, melodic solos, and rhythmic drums. Of course this procedure seems to be the formula for good death songs, but Lack Of Comprehension created this formula!

It's so hard to pick one, but this is it. It's the perfect mix of melodic and brutal, going straight from the most epic and pretty melody, straight to the most unsettling, and then back. And that's all within one riff.

Lack of comprehension, thriving on your cliche, compelled by self resentment... words of a poet. Its hard to chose out of chucks infinite display of talent his genius, just barely beats empty words for me

This song is everything a death metal song should be. Absolute perfection, that riff, that solo everything.

Voice of the Soul Voice of the Soul Cover Art

I was just dumbfounded to hear such a 'soft'! Instrumental from DEATH, I initially thought -too much experiments are never gonna work... But r8 after then,... For more than 3 n a half minute, I was lost somewhere,... From then I never tried to get those lost minutes back rather I've been busy losing myself a few minutes more many a times with the very "Voice of the souL"

I'm gonna tell you guys a story, well...I don't really like death metal, some bands I really do but then I saw the name of this song on YouTube and I almost started to cry, this man Chuck was beautiful and talented man, this is their best song, I like Crystal Mountain too but this song kills all songs and if you don't agree with me, well...

It's funny that I would vote for a soft instrumental as the best song by a death metal band, and believe me, I love their entire discography. But it's as simple as this: There is no piece of music that I've heard that surpasses Voice of the Soul.

A superb song By death.. Whether its instrumental but this is a song which really known to be as the " voice of the soul".. As well as its touching and the name is also perfect which suits the song

Spirit Crusher Spirit Crusher Cover Art

First song that introduced me to death and first death song I learnt on guitar. I'm not a fan of death metal vocals but the guitar work in this song just got me hooked. The riff after the breakdown is one of the best riffs of all time in my opinion and made me want to learn this on my guitar

Obiously this song deserve a better position here in this list couse it's a very influencial song, maybe not like the top 5 but I think that 13th place to spirit crusher is not what this song deserve.

Absolutely the best Death song. So many amazing transitions and riffs.

Super song... But in this list I not see my lovely song Story to Tell...

Empty Words Empty Words Cover Art

This song is simply the best song ever made by a death metal band in my opinion. Epic intro, epic solo, chuck's voice, everything is perfect!

Best Death song; It's so beautifully depressing. Their defining masterpiece in my opinion.

This and Zombie Inc by In Flames are the two best death metal songs ever!

So hard to vote for just one, but I'm almost nearly sure this is the one...

Pull the Plug Pull the Plug Cover Art

Death have so many amazing songs it's impossible to pick a favourite. Chuck was a musical genius

Badass Riff... It kinda makes me think about Pantera's "Walk" one.
It should definitely be in the top 5

I always thought it was a motorcyclist on the album cover before

What? Why this is not #1? The Best Death metal Song everrr... enough said... Unbelievable song...

The Philosopher The Philosopher Cover Art

I can never seem to get over the killer bass in this song. Besides that, it has amazing lyrics and (as usual) great riffs. The music video for this was pretty good to.

Ever song Death has made is fantastic, but The Philsopher wins for me. Great Lyrics, a fantastic solo and Steve is just killing that bass line.

The Philosopher is, I think, the signature song of Death. Great Schuldiner vocals, great guitar riffs and solo and yes the drumming and the bass solo are very skillful and deadly. Lml R.I.P. schuldiner. Lml

The main reason I vote for this one I think is because of beavis and butthead

Zombie Ritual Zombie Ritual Cover Art

In my opinion the best death metal song, the part after Chuck screams "Now you're in HELL" is a complete hell!

This the best death metal song ever should be on top cleared by miles!

When Chuck growls "Drifting from the living, joining with the dead! "I just het an eargasm!

Best death song ever guitar is epic

Symbolic Symbolic Cover Art

This song is easily one of my favorites from this album. I love the intro.

The song that got me into Death. Will always remain my favourite!

Very underrated song on the list. Must be higher.You'll never forget the intro and "symbolic acts" riff.

This is the song that got me into Death Metal

The Contenders

Without Judgement Without Judgement Cover Art

Perfect in every way. When I listen to it, my mind travels to a deep and far away place where no earthly problems matter. At 1:10 Chuck growls "when pain is acknowledged! " and what follows is the best riff/drumming I've heard. EVER

One of the top 3 songs of their classic album Symbolic, dominates death metal!

The solo is just perfectly played and written.

This, The Philosopher and Lack of Comprehension are the esentials for begginer death fans

Spiritual Healing Spiritual Healing Cover Art

Such a great piece full of killer riffs and crushing moments. Vocals were outstanding at the mid-section especially, that moment wherein the song gets atmospheric and eerie all of a sudden with Chuck growling "Spirituaaal Heaaling".

I love all of Death's songs, but I vote for this one 'cause this albums is insanely underrated in my opinion.

I love this song one of deaths best intros if not the best this song should be in the top 5

The riffs in this song are fantastically dark and slow, one of the greatest Death songs.

Perennial Quest Perennial Quest Cover Art

This is one of the first songs I actually heard by Death, and every part of it brings memories. So underrated and SO amazing, I can't stress it enough.

Only 2%? Not even Top 10? What is wrong with you people, this is their best song in my opinion it displays the talent and creativity of Chuck Schuldiner! Every Death song does that but this one does it one of the best!

A beautifully philosophical song, incredible solo, and a gut wrenching outro. The perfect track to end any album, and my personal favourite song of all time.

The ending solo and outro brings me to tears knowing that Chuck is gone. One of the most chilling songs in their repertoire!

Leprosy Leprosy Cover Art

First Death song I ever heard and it's amazing! The blast beats are insane

Not enough Leprosy on this list.

I love Chuck's opening scream!

Life Will Never Last

1,000 Eyes 1,000 Eyes Cover Art

One of death's most philosophical songs, I love it.

Amazing riffs, amazing solos, amazing song!

Love the guitar riff in the first verse!

Death is to music, what life is to Death.

Killing Spree Killing Spree Cover Art
Suicide Machine Suicide Machine Cover Art

This is my #1 death song and I think that crystal mountain sucks

Great song just like every other, vocals are amazing.

Good lyrics, thrash riff blows mind. Underrated.

Are you kidding me? #20? Easy top 3.

Scavenger of Human Sorrow Scavenger of Human Sorrow Cover Art

Simply amazing, so powerful, and beautiful at the same time. Definitely deserves to be Number 1.

Amazing drumming, groovy bass and face melting guitar work! Chuck in his finest hour!

Complex, fast heavy, and meaningful, chuck schuldiner at his absolute best! RIP

#64? I'm sure you guys don't even know this masterpiece

Zero Tolerance Zero Tolerance Cover Art

This should be in the top 5 AT LEAST - has a sick drum intro from Hoglan as well as the main guitar riff!

My favorite death song on my favorite death album

This is my favorite song of my favorite album

"Where virtuos lives are sacrificed! " Love the solo that follows.

Evil Dead Evil Dead Cover Art

The beginning is beautiful and spooky at the same time. The guitar is just out of this world. This is a masterpiece.

As much as I don't like death metal, this wasn't bad.

This needs to be in the top ten at least!

First death metal song that I like!

Born Dead Born Dead Cover Art

Death metal masterpiece

Favourite Death song

Mutilation Mutilation Cover Art

Should be wayyy higher. Its loud, shocking, and abrasive what more could you want from a Death song?

Maybe one of the most underrated death's songs!

Beyond the Unholy Grave Beyond the Unholy Grave Cover Art
To Forgive is to Suffer To Forgive is to Suffer Cover Art

I remember having this songs riffs in my head while getting a girlfriend. It may not matter but it was a special moment to me.
TO FORGIVE IS TO SUFFER!

One of my personal favourite solos by them and the riffs are amazing

In my opinion, this is Evil Chuck's best solo next to Voice of the Soul

I love this song! should be top 5

Story to Tell Story to Tell Cover Art

This song surely deserve top 10! And it is in 23! Chuck would be wondered by seeing this! This song has everything! Story! The guitar is superb! The voice is superb! The music compose is just extra ordinary! I love this song m/

One of their most heartfelt songs but still pure death metal, simply amazing

Amazing breakdowns, great lead, epic vocals - Perfect!

So much better than any song on this list

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