Best Technical Death Metal Albums


The Top Ten

1 Human - Death

Suicide Machine and Lack of Comprehension is great

People who don't like this lack comprehension.

Its an amazing Prog Death Album, but its definitely not "Technical". Many think Progressive and Technical means the same thing, but actually its not, it just overlaps very often.
While Death's later albums are certainly not Technical but Progressive, e.g. Nile/Suffocation are certainly Technical but not very Progressive.

Nevertheless: Great album.
Just doesn't fit here in my opinion. - Flav

2 Epitaph - Necrophagist

Human by death cannot be as technical as this what hell people this should be #1

3 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile

This and Epitaph should be #1 and #2. The only Death album that should be on here is Human.

The best ever Technical Death Metal album.

Amazing album!

4 Unquestionable Presence - Atheist

Master class jazzy death metal. Insane album.

5 None So Vile - Cryptopsy

None so Brutal. Period...

Truly a vile album. Structurally and technically amazing.

6 Focus - Cynic

One of my favourite debut albums! - IronSabbathPriest

Best metal album of all time. - Caleb9000

One of the best of all time.

7 Pierced From Within - Suffocation

Technical death at it's best. This album hits you like derailed train.

Easily the best. A legend.

8 Symbolic - Death

This is the best album on the list, but it isn't tech death. In fact, it's kinda hard to categorize this. It has elements of prog, death, thrash and trad and even doom, but its all more atmospheric than most of the stuff in those genres. - Caleb9000

9 Individual Thought Patterns - Death
10 Spiritual Healing - Death

How the h3ll Spiritual Healing is Technical Death Metal? It's a 100% Death Metal album. - GREYBOYY

This is called Death Metal, not Technical Death Metal.

The Contenders

11 Winds of Creation - Decapitated

Incredible album and even more incredible regarding that the band members were circa 16 y/o, when they recorded this... - Flav

12 Obscura - Gorguts

One of the most inventive albums ever. - Caleb9000

13 Akroasis - Obscura
14 The Sound of Perseverance - Death

"Behold, the flesh and the power it holds! " *Epic riff*

The best Death album ever! - winner333

15 Reign Supreme - Dying Fetus
16 Polarity - Decrepit Birth
17 Illusive Golden Age - Augury
18 Onset of Putrefaction - Necrophagist
19 Diluvium - Obscura
20 Effigy of the Forgotten - Suffocation
21 Nihility - Decapitated


22 Piece of Time - Atheist
23 Scepter of the Ancients - Psycroptic
24 The Aura - Beyond Creation
25 Earthborn Evolution - Beyond Creation
26 Leading Vision - Gorod
27 Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse
28 Cosmogenesis - Obscura
29 Deathless - Revocation

Such an impressive album - InsanityJoe

30 Defiant Imagination - Quo Vadis

This gem should be between the 10 1st!

31 Blasphemy Made Flesh - Cryptopsy
32 Warp Zone - Martyr
33 Acolytes Eternal - A Loathing Requiem
34 Under a Stone with No Inscription - Anata
35 Oracles - Fleshgod Apocalypse
36 From Wisdom to Hate - Gorguts
37 Diminishing Between Worlds - Decrepit Birth
38 Planetary Duality - The Faceless

Great album!

39 Fractured - Capharnaum
40 Breeding the Spawn - Suffocation
41 Pinnacle of Bedlam - Suffocation
42 Chaos of Forms - Revocation
43 Antithesis - Origin
44 Deliverance - Opeth

This is progressive death metal not technical

45 Ghost Reveries - Opeth
46 Watershed - Opeth
47 Destroy the Opposition - Dying Fetus
48 Atlantis: The New Beginning - Lost Soul
49 Pathetic Being - Sceptic
50 The Conductor's Departure - Anata
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
2. None So Vile - Cryptopsy
3. Akroasis - Obscura
1. Human - Death
2. The Sound of Perseverance - Death
3. None So Vile - Cryptopsy
1. Focus - Cynic
2. Symbolic - Death
3. Pierced From Within - Suffocation

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