Best Melodic Death Metal Bands


The Contenders: Page 6

101 Darkest Hour Darkest Hour Darkest Hour is an American melodic death metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in 1995. Though failing to break early in their career, the band has received acclaim for their albums Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, and The Eternal Return.

How is this not much higher on the list? This band is spectacular!

They produce really progressive melodic death metal music. Should be in top 10.

102 Sentenced

First Melodic Death Metal band

103 Diablo

It's a shame Diablo (FIN) is so little known abroad! Their newest album Silver Horizon kicks so much ass!

104 Within The Ruins

This needs to be a little more mindful of your bands. Just listen to "Enigma" or "Ataxia" parts 1, 2 & 3. Your tiny little metal minds may not even be able to take it. p

105 Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism is a death metal band hailing from Tokio/Kanto, Japan. The band was formed in 1991 as "Euthanasia" and changed 1992 their name to "Intestine Baalism", which is a term for the Sumerian god of the harvest. more.

This is "Brutal Melodic Death Metal". You think that style is not possible? Listen to Intestine Baalism!
It merges the pure death metal sound (raw and brutal) with euphonious melodies perfectly. I didn't hear of any other band playing like them. Definitely unique! - Lemoon

They Need to be way higher, seriously! They are one of the best and most outstanding bands here!

Very brutal and yet harmonious melodeath from Japan! I really dig this unique band.

If you don't know them, listen to the song "Banquet In The Darkness"! - Flav

106 Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.

These guys are my favorite band right now. Listen to their albums from start to finish. True masterpieces.

These guys have really amazing violin parts.

107 Thousand Eyes Thousand Eyes

Members of Thousand Leaves made a new band, which sounds very good

108 Feared V 1 Comment
109 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter
110 Zonaria
111 Miseria

They are the one of the best death metal ban

112 In Dread Response

Awesome kiwi metal band - give "Cannons at Dawn" a listen!

113 Beyond the Embrace

Master of puppets Matallica meets Colony era In Flames. GREAT music. It's a shame they aren't well known, they would have gone far if they were.

Check out the songs "Mourning in Magenta" and "Bastard Screams" off of their debut album Against the Elements. m/ Good stuff!

114 Final Breath
115 Across the Rain

I just love their song "Fallen". Maybe they're not the top 10, but if you like melodeath, just check them out :).

116 Unanimated Unanimated Unanimated are a Swedish Melodic Death Metal band. They were founded in 1989 in Stockholm and dissolved in 1996. They have 7 current complete members.

Very cool mix of melodic death and black metal - Lemoon

V 1 Comment
117 Blind Stare
118 Dawn of Tears
119 The Duskfall

This is classic melodic death metal done right. Beautiful, catchy, angry.

120 MergingMoon

From Japan, some of the most intelligent percussion I've ever heard. Haunting riffs, true musicians.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Non-Melodic Death Metal Bands Most Influential Melodic Death Metal Bands Top Non-Melodic Death Metal Bands from the Nordic Countries Top 10 Swedish Melodic Death Metal Bands Top Ten Melodic Death Metal Bands from Sweden

List StatsUpdated 19 Aug 2017

5,000 votes
163 listings
6 years, 162 days old

Top Remixes (41)

1. Be'lakor
2. Quo Vadis
3. Serpent
1. At the Gates
2. Caustic Euphony
3. Ensiferum
1. Children of Bodom
2. Insomnium
3. Kalmah

View All 41


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.