Best Death Songs

The Top Ten

1 Crystal Mountain

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.

Best death metal song ever made and solo part yeahh ıt s amazing

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.

Very cool guitar licks

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2 Flesh and the Power It Holds

Good song need's to be at first

Don't know how come there is no 'without judgement' on this list
This is surely 2nd best after that

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

Crystal mountain is overrated

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3 Voice of the Soul

The most beautiful piece of music I've ever heard in my life. Chuck Schuldiner was a genius.

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.

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've listened to this song many times and what else can be said. Speaks for itself and you're either a fan or deaf

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4 Lack of Comprehension

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! - nausea_87

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

Simply great

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5 Spirit Crusher

What?! Come on, Spirit crusher should be the second one!

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

I like the first part of this song. The bass plays so amazing

Should be number 1

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6 Empty Words

Why this song is not in the top 5?!
THE ANSWER CANNOT BE FOUND!

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!

Make me head bang so much!

Absolute classic! The section after the solo is timeless!

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7 Pull the Plug

One of their more brutal songs

Once I Had Full Control... The Most Brutal Riff

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

Best song ever! - Oliwally

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8 Zombie Ritual

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!

Best death song ever guitar is epic

The opening is phenomenal

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9 Symbolic

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

Simply one of the best songs of Death!

Got to be one of the best riffs ever

Much, much too underrated.

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10 Story to Tell

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

So much better than any song on this list

Amazing breakdowns, great lead, epic vocals - Perfect!

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The Newcomers

? Nothing is Everything

Staring beyond the wall a thousand times over

? Sacred Serenity

The first lead on this solo is so badass. I think this song deserves to be higher up on the list

The first lead on this song*

Lol I can't believe its at 50

Deserves to be higher - CosmicSea

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The Contenders

11 The Philosopher

you know so much about nothing at all

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.

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

My favorite, but just by a little bit, all their songs are extraordinary

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12 Perennial Quest

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

My number 1 death song, powerful and epic, can't believe its
This low on the list, each to his own I suppose.

One of the most epic/badass solos, and one of the most beautiful outros I have ever heard. My favorite by them.

The most inspiring lyrics you will ever hear

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13 Spiritual Healing

The 'Practice what you preach' section: completely mind-blowing!

The absolutely greatest death album

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

This song is just pure genius.

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14 Without Judgement

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 - BronzeWolf96

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

Without judgement what would we do?!

The solo is just perfectly played and written.

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15 Zero Tolerance

This should be in the top 5 AT LEAST - has a sick drum intro from Hoglan as well as the main guitar riff! - petrucci75hammet

This is my favorite song of my favorite album

My favorite death song on my favorite death album

My favorite of all Death songs.

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16 Leprosy

one of the highlights of their sophomore album

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

Not enough Leprosy on this list.

So brutal...

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17 Killing Spree
18 1,000 Eyes

Amazing riffs, amazing solos, amazing song!

Love the guitar riff in the first verse!

19 Painkiller

Greatest Priest cover in the world! Chuck's voice really adds to the epic nature of the song proving he can do it almost as well if not better than Halford

Great song to begin with, and Death just made it better. When I heard this for the first time, my mind was blown.

Eh? Why isn't this in the top 5? I am discusted that my favourite death song is not in that top 5! Come on people, vote it up, seriously... jeez.

Great cover, but there’s only room for one Painkiller in my music library.

20 Denial of Life

This song from beginning to end is the definition of badass. One of my personal favorites off of "Scream Bloody Gore", my favorite death album

How can be this song out of top ten? It's the best song by Death! Heavy, great riffs, brutal vocals and drums! Better than Crystal Mountain 100times!

What? This is the heaviest Metal song ever, this was #10, how it's 13 now? This song is so much better than symbolic (song). - GREYBOYY

Agree, it's a badass song and also my favorite from my favorite album :D

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