Best Death Metal Bassists


The Top Ten

1 Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) Alex Webster is an American bass player, who is best known as a member of the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.

This guy got the best bass lines for a death metal band! - nooreldeen

No one else comes close to this guy in death metal bass.

I was excpecting for him to be number 1 he's the best death metal bassist OF ALL TIME his bass solo to hammer smashed face looked super complicated ecpecially since I don't play bass but I'm considering learning

2 Steve DiGiorgio (Death) Steve DiGiorgio (Death)

He even played fretless bass on 'Individual Thought Patterns' by Death and 'Defiant Imagination' by Quo Vadis. Amazing. - Metal_Treasure

Listen to the bass riff during the interlude to "The Philosopher". Jesus

Fantastic skills!

Anyone picking Alex Webster over this guy is retarded... Death, Sadus, Quo Vadis, etc. enough said

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3 Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist)

Just listen to the bass parts on stabwound

4 Dominic Lapointe

A modern virtuoso, great at fretless bass as well - Metal_Treasure

5 Glen Benton (Deicide) Glen Benton (Deicide) Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions. more.

His work on the album Legion is really amazing. His bass riffing on the album are so technical that recently it was difficult for himself to play those.

6 David Vincent (Morbid Angel) David Vincent (Morbid Angel) David Justin Vincent, also known as Evil D, is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Morbid Angel as well as the bassist for Genitorturers.
7 Erlend Caspersen (Spawn of Possession)
8 Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura) Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura)

7-string fretless bass. Listen to the albums Cosmogenesis and Omnivium by Obscura. - Metal_Treasure

9 Orion (Behemoth)
10 Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.

The Contenders

11 Dallas Toler-Wade (Nile)
12 Martín Méndez (Opeth)

One of the best bassists ever for me! I mean he knows how to add an awesome touch to an opeth song :)... - nooreldeen

13 Scott Clendenin (Death) Scott Clendenin (Death)

R.I.P Scott

14 Kelly Conlon (Death)

His performance in the album symbolic was good.. - nooreldeen

15 Eric Langlois (Cryptopsy)
16 Derek Boyer (Suffocation)
17 Troy Oftedal (Cattle Decapitation)
18 Joe Trevisano (Autopsy)
19 Jaron Evil (Archspire)
20 Stefano Franceschini (Aborted)
21 Ole Bent Madsen (Blood Red Throne, Horizon Ablaze)
22 Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under)
23 Roger Patterson (Atheist)

Crazy technical bassist, listen to his work on Piece of Time, RIP.

24 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord more.
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100 votes
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Top Remixes

1. Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
2. Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist)
3. David Vincent (Morbid Angel)
1. Steve DiGiorgio (Death)
2. Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura)
3. Dominic Lapointe
1. Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
2. Martín Méndez (Opeth)
3. Orion (Behemoth)


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