Best Melodic Death Metal Bands


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

Heck, this should be after Children of Bodom! Much much underrated! Listen to Apocalypse, you'll know the true value of this band!

Come on folks. doesn't belong down here. Rise it up!

They should be in top ten. that is clear to anyone who wants to listen

This band should be in the top 3, are you kidding me!

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22 Mors Principium Est

Awesome band way better than there position on this list!

Mors Principium Est has nothing to do elsewhere than in the top 5. The top 10 is full of crappy nearly dead bands.

Great band, really should be higher on this "list"

This band is incredibly talented. Their material is consistently great, and they never disappoint with the beautiful melodies that they create.

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23 Eternal Tears of Sorrow

This band is really underrated. Must be in top 5 if not better. I was in love with this band as soon as I heard it.

A Virgin & A Whore is a hell of an album, also Chaotic Beauty. - Flav

Good fall/winter music. At least in Canada!

The River Flows Frozen is a piece of art

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24 Omnium Gatherum

Their latest album is a masterpiece, and none of their older ones are bad either. The goosebump inducing rolling melodies, double bass blasts and deep growl vocals are all very well balanced and produce an unforgettable listening experience.

This band are so underrated! They deserve to be much higher on this list! - louiscurlydunham

The best Band period. Not just opinion, They have actual solo's non of that easy drop d crap, with 10 year old nephew double bass pedal idiocy. Goosebumps and transitions up the ass! Listen to the side by side to any band and you will understand the masterpiece.

The best on the list! Great Musicianship!

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25 Nightrage

Gothenburg melodic death metal done right. Should be higher on the list.

Very surprised this band isn't much higher. Incredibly last two albums.

26 Dreamshade

Dreamshade's album The Gift Of Life is probably the best melodic metal album I have ever heard. Great cleans and the screams sound great. Amazing band!

What? Why isn't these amazing band higher. They have amazing guitarists, awesome screamer and a great clean vocalist. This band got me into melodeath and I really think that they're worth a listen

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27 Persefone Persefone Persefone is an Andorran progressive death metal band formed in October 2001. The band's name is derived from Persephone, a figure in Greek Mythology.

Probably my favorite new "melodic death metal + progressive" bands out there. Ne Obliviscaris and Be'lakor up there too.

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28 Frantic Amber
29 Whispered Whispered

O dear there are awesome


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31 Deals Death

This band is just epic! And underrated.. Listen to Fortified, one of my favourite melodeath songs ever.

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32 Avatar

I first heard this band through various YouTube videos and I came across a song called Bloody Angel. That song sounds so good and I started to listen to their other songs after that. They are also the first Melodic Death Metal band I heard and I became interested in that genre after listening to them. Well recommend a listen to when you have the chance!

These guys are amazing. The very first melodic-death metal band I ever listened to and they are still my favourite. Their new album feathers and flesh is amazing along with just about every other song they have made.

Just look at the vocalist- he's not only a good singer, but also a great... actor? I highly recommend their songs "Bloody Angel" and "Hail the Apocalypse".

I really think they should be higher up on the list black waltz, hail the apocalypse and their newest album feathers and flesh are wicked albums recommended songs:the eagle has landed, smells like a freakshow, bloody angel, blod, roadkill, etc.

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33 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".

There first 2 albums we're black metal but their third and last was melodic death metal. - countnightdark13

34 Souldrainer

Nice band with a great singer

35 Nothgard

Nothgard might not be all that popular, but they are hands down one of the best melodeath bands out there. Listen do "Blackened Seed." You will be blown away, I promise.

36 Disarmonia Mundi

I just discovered this band and can't believe how good these guys are. If you like In flames come clarity this band is for you. I can't get enough!

Probably one of the best bands that have every existed, check it out guys.

It's not well known, sadly.

Nile aren't melodic and this should be at least number 10.

Best melodeath band ever. Mind tricks and the isolation game are fantastic albums.

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37 Kataklysm Kataklysm Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

Canadian death metal band, they definitely deserve to appear on this list.

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38 In Mourning In Mourning In Mourning is a progressive death metal band from Falun, Sweden. They are currently signed to Spinefarm Records.

This band is incredibly good. Often compared to Opeth, but better. I am a melodeath fan and their progressive sound conquered me totally. The only bad thing about them is that they only have 3 albums, a 4th one is coming soon.

Very good sound and very good lyrics. The best as always.

New album is genius!

All three albums are something else compare with all bands here. Very original MDM, this guys dare to come with a new taste of sound

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39 Into Eternity Into Eternity

One of the few faces in modern Canadian metal. You can't go wrong with them. Stu's amazing range, gorgeous musicianship and progression... there's just so much. Definitely very underrated too. "The Scattering of Ashes", anyone?

Like death growls? As well as high octave Halford-like screams? Into Eternity is the band for YOU!

Severe Emotional Distress awesome song by them!

40 As Blood Runs Black

These guys aren't melodic death. They're a crappy deathcore band.

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