Top Ten Melodic Death Metal Bands from Sweden

Most melodic death metal bands hail from Sweden. Not all of them though, some of them are from the U.K.

The Top Ten

1 Dark Tranquility

Not herd this band so much honestly, but I will!

"Most melodic death metal bands hail from Sweden. Not all of them though, some of them are from the U.K."
Er... Is there any other successful melodic death metal band than Carcass?

2 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. more.

The Jester Race speaks to itself!

3 Soilwork Soilwork Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork.

Nothing special to me.

The first 3 albums were quite decent, not overwhelming but decent. With "A Predator's Portrait" and "Natural Born Chaos" they changed their sound into less heavy music. More focus on clean vocals, more Keyboards, Power Metal-esque riffs. While "A Predator's Portrait" was good and "Natural Born Chaos" was still somehow "okay" in my opinion, after that they changed into some kind of Pop-Metal band.

So in conclusion: Their earlier work was good, but nothing special, and their later work is a mixture of Pop and Metal. I don't think they should be in Top 10. - Flav

4 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.

Should be number 1

Here we go serious good.

Never was a fan of melo-death. It always seemed too watered down and not very aggresive. Although these guys are an exception. - IronSabbathPriest

5 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.

There is a strong hype about this band I do not understand. "Pitch Black Progress" and "Holographic Universe" were okay I guess, but still too much pop-like Choruses for me.. - Flav

Decent I guess

6 At The Gates At The Gates At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound

Slaughter Of The Souls is a classic.

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8 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
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10 Edge Of Sanity Edge Of Sanity Edge of Sanity was a Swedish progressive death metal band that, alongside Opeth, is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Their sound is often described as "Progressive Melodic Death Metal".

Crimson, Crimson 2 and Purgatory Afterglow are true masterpieces! The Spectral Sorrows and Unorthodox are also excellent records.
Dan Swanö simply knows how to write incredible music. If you haven't heard yet, give it a try! - Flav

The Contenders

11 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.

One of the best bands ever!

12 Eucharist
13 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".
14 In Mourning In Mourning In Mourning is a progressive death metal band from Falun, Sweden. They are currently signed to Spinefarm Records.
15 Hypocrisy Hypocrisy Hypocrisy is a death metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 1990 in Ludvika, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren.
16 The Haunted
17 Gates of Ishtar Gates of Ishtar
18 Skyfire
19 Unanimated Unanimated Unanimated are a Swedish Melodic Death Metal band. They were founded in 1989 in Stockholm and dissolved in 1996. They have 7 current complete members.
20 Avatar Avatar Avatar is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in Gothenburg, in 2001. The band has released seven studio albums, the most recent being Avatar Country in 2018. The band has had some success on US rock radio as well, notably with their song "New Land", which peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream more.
21 Dead by April
22 Sacramentum
23 Hyperion
24 The Crown
25 Dimension Zero
26 Sins of Omission
27 King of Asgard
28 Darkane
29 Torchbearer
30 The Moaning
31 Bloodbath Bloodbath Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1998. The band has released four full-length albums, two EPs and two DVDs depicting their performances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air.
32 Ceremonial Oath
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Top Remixes

1. Edge Of Sanity
2. In Mourning
3. Opeth
1. Dark Tranquility
2. In Flames
3. Soilwork


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