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) Steve Di Giorgio is an American musician of Italian descent. Di Giorgio has played bass guitar in many heavy metal and death metal bands.

Fantastic skills!

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

Steve counts as death metal. He's played with Death and Sadus.

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3 Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist)

Just listen to the bass parts on stabwound

4 Dominic Lapointe

He is really talented take a look at "earthborn evolution" and "omnipresent perception" you will see how good he is

Awesome musician!

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

5 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.
6 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.

7 Orion (Behemoth)
8 Erlend Caspersen (Spawn of Possession)
9 Linus Klausenitzer Linus Klausenitzer

Simply a technical beast. - Metal_Treasure

10 Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura) Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura)

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

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) Jonas Petter Renkse is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist and ex-drummer of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist of the band Bloodbath.
12 Martín Méndez (Opeth)

Great Bassist!

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

13 Dallas Toler-Wade (Nile)
14 Scott Clendenin (Death) Scott Clendenin (Death) Scott Clendinin was an American musician who was the bass player in death metal bands Death and Control Denied.

R.I.P Scott

15 Kelly Conlon (Death)

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

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

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

25 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 more.
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List StatsCreated 18 Aug 2013
Updated 16 Oct 2019

100 votes
26 listings
6 years, 88 days old

Top Remixes

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


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