Top Ten Melodic Death Metal Bands that are Not from Sweden or Finland

The Top Ten Melodic Death Metal Bands that are Not from Sweden or Finland

1 Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism is a death metal band hailing from Tokyo/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. ...read more.
2 Garden of Shadows Garden of Shadows were a progressive melodic death metal band hailing from Maryland, United States, originally formed in 1995 under the name Funeral Opera.
3 Be'lakor Be'lakor is an Australian progressive melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Victoria. The band's name originates from the character Be'lakor the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.
4 Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.
5 Night in Gales
6 Quo Vadis Quo Vadis was a technical melodic death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 1992 by Bart Frydrychowicz, Yanic Bercier, and Arie Itman, named after the novel by Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.
7 Shadow
8 Aurora
9 Persefone Persefone is an Andorran progressive melodic death metal band formed in October 2001. The band's name is derived from Persephone, a figure in Greek Mythology.
10 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. ...read more.

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11 Numenor

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12 Illdisposed Illdisposed is a melodic death/groove metal band from Aarhus, Denmark that was formed in 1991 by vocalist Bo Summer. As of 2013, the band consists of vocalist Bo Summer, guitarist Jakob "Batten" Hansen, guitarist Ken Holst and bassist "Kussen".
13 Bloodshot Dawn Bloodshot Dawn is a melodic death metal band hailing from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. In 2007 Bloodshot Dawn recorded and released their first effort in the form of Coalition of Terror.
14 Inferi Inferi is an American melodic death metal band forged from the bowels of Nashville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2006 and strived to merge the classic melodic metal sound with a taste of crushing technicality.
15 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.
16 Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ...read more.
17 Mithra
18 Silence Lies Fear
19 Allegaeon Allegaeon is an American death metal band from Fort Collins, Colorado, founded in 2008. They have released one EP and three studio albums.
20 Chain Collector
21 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...". ...read more.
22 Euphoreon
23 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. ...read more.
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