Best Little Known Melodic Death Metal BandsFlav This is a list about the best rather unkown Melodic Death Metal Bands.
What means rather unknown? - Well... maybe "over 75% of Melodic Death Metal fans, you know, don't know this band" would be a good measure.
This list is about sharing and learning about new bands and listening to new material, so please don't submit bands like Amon Amarth, DT, IF, ATG, Insomnium, CoB, Kalmah, AE, Dethklok, Wintersun etc everyone knows! Thank you! :)
The Top Ten
Serpent is a Japanese Melodic Death Metal with some symphonic/neo-classical influences. It's one of those bands, who rarely bring out a new album, but when they make one it's incredibly awesome!
Great album to start with: "xGODx" - Flav
Its well executed progressive Melodic Death Metal from Sweden. Very awesome music with much diversity!
Great album to start with: "Shrouded Divine" - Flav
Great Melodic Black/Death Metal from Sweden reminding of Dissection.
Great album to start with: "Ancient God of Evil" - Flav
This MDM band from Russia uses many symphonic and classical influences.
Some songs even sound like epic symphonic ballads.
Great album to start with: "Divine Revolution" - Flav
Persefone is a unique Progressive Melodic Death Metal band hailing from Andorra. They adapted also buddhistic influences in their last releases ("Spiritual Migration" and "Shin-Ken").
Great album to start with: "Core" - Flav
Intestine Baalism hailing from Japan are one of my favorite bands overall. Their very unique sound is rather rooted in the Death Metal section (with some little Black Metal influences).
They do a very interesting mix of Old-School Death Metal with parts of euphonious melodies, which fade extremely well into eachother.
However, one of their albums is more actual Melodic Death Metal than "Death Metal with some melody" in my opinion. Check out (start with the 2nd song, if you aren't a fan of pure DM):
"Banquet in the Darkness" - Flav
This is a band from Italy, mixing Melodic Death with classical Instruments and even choirs!
Unfortunately they got very boring after their 3rd album, but the first 3 are all recommended!
Great album to start with: "The Diarist" - Flav
I think they're the best mdm now
Really intresting Swedish band
Gates of Ishtar is a Melodeath band from Sweden, sounding like a more Gothenburg-styled Unanimated. If you like At The Gates and old In Flames, you'll probably like this also!
Great album to start with: "At Dusk And Forever" - Flav
The best Technical Melodic Death Metal in my opinion. Not many bands manage to make the combination of incredible technicity and great melody work well.
Great album to start with: "Defiant Imagination" - Flav
MDM band from Germany playing in the vein of old In Flames (and even named after one of their songs). They don't contribute anything really new, but their music is very well executed MDM.
Great album to start with: "When All Life Ends..." - Flav
Great Atmospheric Melodic Death Metal from the USA. Listen to "Oracle Moon" if you haven't yet! - Flav
They make awesome technical melodic death metal. a littler catchier than quo vadis
Should not be here, but on top of the "Best Melodic Death Metalband" - Rating...
They only released one album (Wielding the Scythe) and then split up. It's really sad, they were awesome. If you like old CoB and Norther, check them out. They definitely deserve some recognition, even though they don't exist anymore!
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