Best Japanese Death Metal Bands

This list is about japanese Death Metal bands (no matter which subgenre: Melodic Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Death/Thrash Metal etc.)

The Top Ten

1 Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism is a death metal band hailing from Tokio/Kanto, Japan. The band was formed in 1991 as "Euthanasia" and changed 1992 their name to "Intestine Baalism", which is a term for the Sumerian god of the harvest. more.

This is a very unique band mixing pure and brutal Old-School Death Metal with Black Metal influences and also euphonious Melodic Death melodies. Some call their style "Brutal Melodic Death Metal", while other say this is pure "Death Metal" with just some other influences.
Nevertheless their music is incredibly awesome and interesting!

Recommended to everyone who likes Death Metal and those who like more Death Metal in their Melodeath! - Flav

2 Serpent Serpent Serpent is a Melodic Death Metal Band from Kobe, Japan. They formed in 1993 as Awaken and changed their name in 1994 to Serpent. They split up in 2000, but reformed in 2002 and are still active. more.

Incredible band! Only 2 albums sadly. - Juli

3 Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence (ICDD) is a Japanese metal band with a lot of different influences. The band was formed in 2007 in Fukuoka. They have released 2 EPs and 2 full-length albums so far, which are received well among fans of Japanese extreme metal, especially their second full-length "Kuruoshiku...". more.

Very cool mix of melodeath with symphonic and black metal. can't understand a single word, but it sounds awesome!

4 Gotsu Totsu Kotsu Gotsu Totsu Kotsu Gotsu Totsu Kotsu is a Death Metal band from Tokyo/Kantō, Japan. Formed in 2000, they released 3 full-length albums so far, which all had success in the underground scene, but are still very little known in the metal community. Their band name comes from the name of an ancient samurai, which they also more.

This band is incredible! They play superb Death/Thrash Metal similar to Vader with great technicity and excellent songwriting.
Every instrument sounds interesting on its own and you can find new cool parts with every listen, and together they blend perfectly into an awesome musical experience. - Flav

5 Desecravity Desecravity
6 Vomit Remnants Vomit Remnants
7 Deadly Spawn Deadly Spawn Deadly Spawn is a Death Metal band from Tokyo, Japan, which was formed in 1997. One of the members was a former guitarist in Japanese Death Metal band Intestine Baalism, which explains the somehow similar sound. more.

They are Intestine Baalism 2, I guess.. Mostly same members and similar sound, but slightly different style with less melody and more death

8 Serenity in Murder Serenity in Murder Serenity in Murder is a Japanese symphonic melodic death metal band with black metal influences, formed 2009 in Tokyo. more.
9 Transgressor Transgressor
10 Clandestined

The Contenders

11 Basilisk
12 Coffins Coffins
13 Defiled Defiled Defiled is a brutal death metal band from Tokyo, Japan, which was formed in 1992 and is currently signed to Season of Mist. They released 4 full-length albums and 1 EP until now, but no breakthrough so far. more.

Brutal. one of my favourite BDM bands

14 Hemorrhoid Carnage
15 Another Stream
16 MergingMoon MergingMoon
17 Mononofu
18 Ritual Carnage
19 Veiyadra Veiyadra
20 Necrophile
21 Multiplex
22 Anatomia
23 Blunt Force Trauma
24 Infected Malignity
25 GxSxD
26 Followbane
27 Disconformity
28 Voidd
29 Galmet
30 Shadow
31 Thousand Eyes Thousand Eyes
32 Gallhammer
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