Top Ten Death Metal Subgenres

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This list includes all the metal genres derived from death metal, even if they are fusion genres.

The Top Ten

1 Technical Death Metal

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

Gojira wins by itself in my opinion. - GREATEST

This should carry the crown. - GREYBOYY

2 Melodic Death Metal

Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Kalmah, Ensiferum, Edge of Sanity, Arch Enemy, Insomnium, At The Gates - ryanrimmel

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3 Old School Death Metal

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

4 Brutal Death Metal

Reason why death metal is still alive.

Dying Fetus, Nile, Suffocation, Abominable Putridity, Devourment, Brain Drill, Origin, Benighted, Pathology, Kraaniun, Putrid Pile - ryanrimmel

5 Progressive Death Metal

Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Gorod, Akercocke, Atheist, Pestilence, The Faceless, Obscura, Martyr, Sadist - ryanrimmel

6 Death/Doom

Autopsy, Incantation, Disembowelment, Katatonia, Saturn's, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost - ryanrimmel

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8 Deathcore

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

9 Deathgrind

Cattle Decapitation, Aborted, Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Benighted, Brujeria, Terrorizer - ryanrimmel

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10 Death 'n' Roll

Entombed, Six Feet Under (Graveyard Classics) - ryanrimmel

The Contenders

11 Symphonic Death Metal V 1 Comment
12 Christian Death Metal

Not a music genre - just group of Death Metal bands who use Christian lyrics - Metal_Treasure

13 Death/Thrash

Vader, Legion Of The Damned, Torture Squad!

Ghoul, Revocation, Repugnant, Possessed, Legion of the Damned, Pestilence, Battlecross - ryanrimmel

14 Slam Death Metal

Abominable Putridity, Pathology, Putrid Pile, Cephalotripsy, Katalepsy, Kraaniun, Vomit Remnants, Vulvectomy, Acranius, Ingested - ryanrimmel

15 Industrial Death Metal

Basically it's early Fear Factory - SteelCity99

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17 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.

Best subgenre in my humble opinion. Vader rules!

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