Top 10 Melodic Death Metal AlbumsWhich is your favourite melodic death metal album? If you can't find your album add it to the list. Note the order I put them is only very roughly ordered.
The Top Ten
Every track on this album is a complete masterpiece. Best death metal album EVER.
This should be #1 or at least top 3!
This list is wrong
What this is the best melodeath album that I ever heard just listen to one song and you will listen to the other instantly so awesome
Never knew what I was looking for in a melodic metal album until I found Children Of Bodom. They are one of my top bands now and Follow the Reaper is perhaps their best.
I think this should be first actually!
Best of the bestV 7 Comments
The album that inspired so many different genres of metal it's ridiculous. You can hear At the Gates' influence in (of course) the Gothenburg Melodic Death Metal scene, but also infinite groove metal / metalcore / thrash metal and even deathcore bands have to pay homage to this extraordinary metal album. From the almighty Lamb of God to the opening riff of Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold, At the Gates' influence is much more widespread than most modern metalheads know.
Melodic and epic, I think its best, then Dark Tranquillity's The Gallery album is second in my list, In Flames' Clayman is third, but The Jester Race is not there in my top 3.
To me this is actually one of the few albums that actually makes up to the title of "Melodic Death Metal", along with Carcass' Heartwork, unlike some of the other bands on this list which sound like metalcore. Somes relentless passages with melodic riffing and those arpeggios that make up the atmosphere.
Nothing to say except it's just perfect.V 4 Comments
Strong album, but Subterranean strongest!
This is one of the best 3 for sure, its when it all started
The one that started it all!
Love this incredible albumV 11 Comments
Just an absolute masterpiece in both melodic death and in prog metal. A full album with one song (along the likes of Meshuggah's Catch 33) and you never even get bored of it. Truly brilliant. -
What an Absolute Blinder of an album. Dan Swano got everything right on this. Listen to it in one go, the entire 40 minutes gel so well, it gives a very holistic song experience.
Just perfect. If you haven't listened it, you have missed one of the greatest metal-albums of all time. Powerful, melodic, insanely diverse. It brings me chills every time I listen to it.
Epic is he perfect word to describe this album. A must-listen in my book.
Incredible album on every level
From beginning to end amazingV 2 Comments
After listening to the current top 10 in this list, I like Amon Amarth most. And Twilight of the Thunder God is their best album (together with Oden and Versus in my humble opinion). They really deserve to be in the top 3.
This list isn't bad, but this needs to go un the top 10. Suprised not to see dethklok on here though
Seriously not number 1. No disrespect to the others but this is legendary. Every track ranges from very good to iconic. Seriously head banger heavy. Also got the best album artwork evah. Just my opinion. Keep it brutal brothers and sisters m/
I'm surprised this isn't on the top 10V 2 Comments
This is the great album from Dark Tranquillity
Easily THE best melodeath album out there. How it is below Fiction, to just name their own, is beyond me. On par with The Jester Race, but I prefer this personally, because I like the vocals of Stanne a lot more
Gallery is the best, I fully agree.
How can this album be at number 7? IT's the best melodeath album hands downV 5 Comments
"The Mundane and the Magic", "Misery's Crown" and "Terminus" are just some of the examples of how awesome this album is.
Every song is amazing. it's the best. Nothing to No One is a great opener. Everything about the album is amazing
Dt is the god of melodic death, and that's all
My first and best MDM album purchase.V 2 Comments
I am happy to see this this album in the top 5. Cry of the Blackbirds is amazing.
Very epic album. Each song is amasterpiece. With Oden on our side we are victorious!
Come on it should be #1
Melodic and a voice that doesn�'t suck.V 1 Comment
Perfection. Every song is a masterpiece, especially the final track Countless Skies which is one of the greatest songs ever written
Perfection from start to finish, especially with the newly released remaster!
The only reason this one isn't higher is ignorance, this is an absolute MASTERPIECE!
Such a grower - never tired of this!V 7 Comments
The last listenable in flames album but sadly this one is only sort of good. Everything they released prior to this was far better.
Awesome album, one of the bests of In Flames
This album is awesome. "Pinball Map" is one of the best songs ever.
Some of the best songs I've ever heard, ever.
This is an absolutely incredibly album but it is nowhere near melodic death metal.
The writing on this album is perfect, the heavy parts are devastating, the acoustic parts are beatiful, and Steven Wilson's godlike production only adds to the experience. My personal favorites from this one are Bleak, The Drapery Falls, and the title track, but every track on this album is amazing. Melodeath is one of my favorite genres, and it is home to some of my absolute favorite albums of all time, but I couldn't help voting for this. - AngryByrd
Opeth is technical death metal, not melodic death metal. Know your subgenres!
I would vote for this... If Opeth were Melodic Death Metal!
Opeth is definitely melodic death metal. Why? Because their music mixes death metal with the perfect amount of melody. It's as simple as that. - AngryByrdV 1 Comment
Amazing guitar and keyboard interplay. Razor sharp riffs and solos
This and follow the reaper should be number 1 and 2 - Disturbedpotato
Best Children of Bodom album and among the few greatest Melodeath album of all times
Live this album from start to finish, can listen to it over and over again an never get sick of it. ANGELS DON'T KILL! - wolphert
This album is amazing it does deserve the top 10 at lest.
Amazing album, but not melodic death metal. - Souleater318
One of the first melodic death metal albums Ilistened to.
Still loving it...
Best Soilwork album and one of the most complete and epic metal albums in existence! The vocals, the drumming, and the guitars are perfection! The flow and quality from song to song is unheard of for a 20 song album!
Aside from having twice the music, there are a solid number of sonically gorgeous tracks. One of the best from one of melodeaths all-stars.
One of my absolute favorite albums of all time. - Fjunegull
One cannot find better melodies than this album.
It's amazing how this album isn't even on the list
Literally my favorite album of all time.
Still leaves me speechless
This is the best In Flames album. I can't listen to Food for the Gods enough.V 1 Comment
By far the greatest album in this list. Insomnium are truly the greats of melodic death metal.
With songs like "Regain the Fire" and "One For Sorrow" they truly have mastered what it means to play this genre of music, while obtaining a sad and depressive lyrical image which makes even the greats of Doom Metal crawl back to their corners.
This is definitely a Masterpiece! HAIL INSOMNIUM!
Insomnium are the greats of melodic death metal.V 1 Comment
This album is absolutely amazing. Every song uses simple but effective melodies, allowing for a truly breathtaking experience. - MistaCrave
This album is a masterpiece of melodic death metal!V 2 Comments
This album is so goog. In all respects, definitely deserves a higher place
I also like Follow the Reaper, but this album... This album is criminally underrated. No drops in quality throughout, memorable songs, raw, brutal sound... I especially like the first 3 tracks.
I agree with that guy! This album is the heaviest and the fastestV 1 Comment
This is Insomnium's best album in my opinion. Every song is a masterpiece, lyrically this album beats all the other albums out there. Its heavy and very melodic at the same time. Kind of different album by Insomnium comparing the other albums. Tracks like Down with the sun, The harrowing year, Into the woods, Weighed down with sorrow, Lay of the Autumn, Where the last wave broke are some of Insomnium's best songs and is in this album. Not a single weak song. In every aspect this album is just awesome.
End to end superb
The best of Kalmah since Swamplord!
This is an epic masterpiece of melodic death metal. It has great atmosphere and great riffs! - Isaax
I can't believe this album isn't among the top 10. Dark Tranquility is not my favorite band of all time, but this might just be my favorite full album. If there is one Dark Tranquility album you purchase make it this one. Others are quite good but this one is in a class of its own. It has everything a classic Metal or Melodic/Progressive Metal fan would want. Each song is as good as the next and I never get tired of listening. I don't have the words to express how much I like this album.
This should be way higher on the list
Best album of the last two yearsV 2 Comments
Their best album, with great sounding riffs and catchy melodies, yet still retaining that complex and skilful Dark Tranquillity style
The best album from the best death metal band!
This is a great album. Listen to it at least once, I am sure that you'll change your mind before voting for some other album.
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