Top Ten Death Metal SubgenresThis list includes all the metal genres derived from death metal, even if they are fusion genres.
The Top Ten
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.
Melodic and tech/prog are my two favorites - yungstirjoey666
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.
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 - ryanrimmel
This should carry the crown. - GREYBOYY
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
This and death doom deserve to be higher!
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
Fusion genre of Black Metal & Death Metal. - Nord666
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
Fusion genre of Death Metal & Doom Metal. - Nord666
Technically not metal (more of a hardcore punk subgenre), but I think it has some contribution. There are a couple of songs that I do enjoy. - yungstirjoey666
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.
Mixing of Death Metal with Grindcore. - Nord666
Heaviest music genre ever. - ThatStrangeKid42
Cattle Decapitation, Aborted, Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Benighted, Brujeria, Terrorizer - ryanrimmel
Brutal vocals, sweep picking and blast beats galore.
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
Entombed, Six Feet Under (Graveyard Classics) - ryanrimmel
Entombed was the creator of this genre. This is a typical Death Metal sound with Garage Rock (Rock n Roll) elements. - Nord666
This one is not a specific subgenre of Death Metal, but bands like Nightfall, Septic Flesh etc. Created this genre by mixing symphony materials into Death Metal. - Nord666
This is not a particular genre, but some bands like Nightfall, Septic Flesh etc. Combined symphonic elements with Death Metal and this subgenre was created. - Nord666
Codex Omega by Septicflesh is awesome.
Fleshgod Apocalypse are great, too.
Mayan are good as well - Metal_Treasure
Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse - ryanrimmel
The quick intensity of thrash combined with the brutality and darkness of death metal
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
Dark, brutal, melodic and powerful.
Bands include Naglfar and Dissection.
Dark, brutal and melodic!
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
Basically it's early Fear Factory
The perfect synthesis of Hardcore Punk and death metal.
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!
You guys probably mean deathrash - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX