Top Ten Death Metal Subgenresrock2metal This list includes all the metal genres derived from death metal, even if they are fusion genres.
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First melodic death metal songs I liked were In Flames songs but the band that made me fan of melodic death metal was Amon Amarth. Then I came interested in other great bands as Arch Enemy and Scar Symmetry.
Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Kalmah, Ensiferum, Edge of Sanity, Arch Enemy, Insomnium, At The Gates - ryanrimmel
Best of death metal hands down.
This is the most accessible Death Metal subgenre and may open the door to other Death Metal subgenres. Amon Amarth was the band that made me a death metal fan because they helped me overcome the barrier of the death growls.
Children of Bodom are great. Also Arch Enemy, Insomnium, and more. - Metal_Treasure
Technical death metal is absolutely amazing. It makes an already amazing genre so much better. With bands like Death, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Beyond Creation, Necrophagist, Archespire, Nile, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Spawn of Possession, Decapitated, Origin, and Obscura, technical death metal is by far the best death metal subgenre.
Currently it's the #1 metal subgenre for me - some of my fave metal bands are namely from this subgenre: Nile, Obscura, Cryptopsy, Brain Drill, Gorguts, Necrophagist, Beyond Creation, and more.
If you wanna hear some exceptional musicianship (insane drumming, a lot of sweep picking, fretless bass playing, etc), this is the right subgenre to check out. But I have to admit it's one of the heaviest and most complex Death Metal subgenres so it isn't easily accessible. - Metal_Treasure
Insane subgenre! Hour of Penance and Origin are the first two that come to mind. - Matt3
Nile, Necrophagist, Death, Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Atheist, Brain Drill, Decrepit Birth, Decapitated, Origin, Benighted, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Pestilence, Revocation, Psycroptic, Obscura - ryanrimmelV 2 Comments
This and death doom deserve to be higher!
Although I prefer technical death metal, I’m voting for this because it deserves to #2. Also OSTDM is absolutely amazing.
The best death metal is the oldschool as every metal, oldschool is the best
Death, Morbid Angel, Possessed, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Jungle Rot, Six Feet Under, Gorguts, Hate Eternal, Massacre, Vital Remains - ryanrimmel
Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Gorod, Akercocke, Atheist, Pestilence, The Faceless, Obscura, Martyr, Sadist - ryanrimmel
Reason why death metal is still alive.
Dying Fetus, Nile, Suffocation, Abominable Putridity, Devourment, Brain Drill, Origin, Benighted, Pathology, Kraaniun, Putrid Pile - ryanrimmel
This is too low... I prefer OSDM and death n roll but this needs to be higher!
Behemoth, Goatwhore, Acheron, Angelcorpse, Blasphemy, Nunslaughter, Belphegor, Akercocke, Necrophobic, Tartarus - ryanrimmel
Autopsy, Incantation, Disembowelment, Katatonia, Saturn's, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost - ryanrimmel
I voted for deathcore. Now I'm just gonna wait for all the elitists to start rolling in, giving my comment a thumbs down because I'm so "emo and ruined metal." - ThatStrangeKid42
Some deathcore is not bad. My favorite deathcore band is Make Me A Donut. They do a good job without all the gore. - GREATEST
Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder, Ingested, The Faceless - ryanrimmel
Obviously the best subgenre. Brutal Death metal comes close, but the heaviness and brutality of death metal combined with the intensity of grindcore is utterly amazing.
Heaviest music genre ever. - ThatStrangeKid42
Cattle Decapitation, Aborted, Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Benighted, Brujeria, Terrorizer - ryanrimmel
Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse - ryanrimmel
Codex Omega by Septicflesh is awesome.
Fleshgod Apocalypse are great, too.
Mayan are good as well - Metal_Treasure
Entombed, Six Feet Under (Graveyard Classics) - ryanrimmel
Nile and Cryptopsy! - Metal_Treasure
Nile and Suffocation would fall under this category (Brutal-Tech), Atheist and Gorguts are Fusion-Tech while Cynic and Death are Prog-Tech. - Brobusky
Brutal vocals, sweep picking and blast beats galore.
Vader, Legion Of The Damned, Torture Squad!
Ghoul, Revocation, Repugnant, Possessed, Legion of the Damned, Pestilence, Battlecross - ryanrimmel
Abominable Putridity, Pathology, Putrid Pile, Cephalotripsy, Katalepsy, Kraaniun, Vomit Remnants, Vulvectomy, Acranius, Ingested - ryanrimmel
Immortal Souls and Becoming the Archetype are worth checking out.
Not a music genre - just group of Death Metal bands who use Christian lyrics - Metal_Treasure
Dark, brutal, melodic and powerful.
Bands include Naglfar and Dissection.
Dark, brutal and melodic!
Basically it's early Fear Factory
This isn't a music subgenre - it's goregrind/grindcore with specific lyrics. Not even sure these bands are metal. - Metal_Treasure
LOL, definitely NOT a subgenre of Death Metal - Metal_Treasure
Best subgenre in my humble opinion. Vader rules!
The perfect synthesis of Hardcore Punk and death metal.
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