Best Death Songs

The Top Ten
1 Crystal Mountain Crystal Mountain Cover Art

PERFECT to start to end. The lirycs are easy to understand and are one of the best I ever heard. Every time you hear this song you find a different detail. I discovered recently how it starts whit the hihat closed but when the drum make the fill and Chuck starts to sing it becaomes to a open hi hat and me it punch it even harder. With this details of drum, the acustic spanish guitars, the legendary solo and the SHATTER THE MYTH, DONĀ“T CUT YOURSELF

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 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.

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

The riff that opens this song makes your blood pure ice in pressure. The lyrics are one of the most oustanding things I've ever heard in a song, with a description you can take a lot of meanings. Being honest, that lenght flies when you listen it.

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.

3 Lack of Comprehension Lack of Comprehension Cover Art

Well, this is, if not the most rounded song by them, the second. The dreamy intro is now a metal hymn and okay... lets be honest, its impossible to not headbang with the part right after the solo... 20
seconds of pure gold.

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

4 Voice of the Soul Voice of the Soul Cover Art

Really, all Death songs are amazing, as far as the songs I know at least. I can vote every single track on this list but I will try to make this song take the lead. Songs may tell you a story brothers, even some great songs can make you fell it but this? This makes you live. This song will make you live inside its brute sorrow.

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...

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"

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.

5 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...

6 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

7 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...

8 Pull the Plug Pull the Plug Cover Art

All in this songs stucks in your head. Every time in the song you are saying: oh, it comes that cool part. Cause this song is a complex of diffenet parts, riffs and styles that make perfection itself

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

9 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

10 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.

The Contenders
11 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!

12 Without Judgement Without Judgement Cover Art

The main riff makes me wana cry cause the epicness of it. The lirycs is something that all of us are going to get in some point of the life, and every time we listen this song again is going to take another meaning, that's why I love so mutch this song.

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.

13 Symbolic Symbolic Cover Art

The best intro for any album ever. The riffs in this song are SYMBOLIC, all of them without exception. How they managed the drumming and the time, as a wave. LOVE IT

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.

14 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

15 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.

16 Scavenger of Human Sorrow Scavenger of Human Sorrow Cover Art

The technicity in person. The rhythm of this songs is in a constant up and down and it make it feels like a wave contracting and expanding. PERFECTION

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

17 Killing Spree Killing Spree Cover Art
18 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.

19 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!

20 Suicide Machine Suicide Machine Cover Art

The lyrics of this song is all I need to put it in my top ten. So many peaople think that this is about the sucide cause the title, but whoever who investigated deeper had the conclusion of a Master of Puppets Pt.2 but I think this song is about ANIMAL CRUELTY. now draw your own conclusions. One of the best solos too.

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.

21 Born Dead Born Dead Cover Art

Death metal masterpiece

Favourite Death song

22 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!

23 Beyond the Unholy Grave Beyond the Unholy Grave Cover Art
24 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

25 Flattening of Emotions Flattening of Emotions Cover Art

This song is all of us, cause all of us in some point of our lifes have been less than our dreams wanted to be. All of this followed whit a raw instrumentation whith a lot of complexion and soul at the same time. Is a masterpiece that is really underrated.

I used to think that Symbolic was the best Death album but now I think that Human is a better album after listening to it and this is easily the best song from Human. Underrated and belongs in the Top 3.

Every song of Death is amazing, it's very hard for me to make a top ten. But I think this song deserves a bit more credit then Lack of Comprehension, which is also very good by the way.

This is their best song in my opinion. Great drumming, amazing riffs and a sick bassline. I mean every Death song is awesome but this one has to be the best.

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