Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom Cover Art

I remember banging my head and the headache which followed the first time I heard this all-time killer...
And trust me headaches from metal music makes you happy!

Children of Bodom is a great band and Angels Don't Kill deserves to be up here too.

Best melodic death metal song in the world!

So many Children of Boredom's songs on this list makes me cringe. They are the worst ever melodic death metal band. The top ten should have at least 3 songs each from Kalmah and Insomnium.

2 Mortal Share - Insomnium Mortal Share - Insomnium Cover Art

Insomnium is a great band with some of, if not the best melodies in melodeth. This is an epiphany of Insomnium's greatness and definitely one of the greatest examples of Melodic death Metal. My personal favorite with one of the best apprehensive intros with the riff starting alone and the drums growing in intensity, Great stuff!

Beautiful song with truly poetic and with meaningful lyrics. True to the melodic death metal genre at the same time. A real melody and masterpiece that sets a new standard in music.

Good song. I like 'The Killjoy' and 'The Day It All Came Down' more though

What an intro... it kills me!

3 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth Cover Art

Just startet with Melodic Death Metal and this is my favourite so far

Way better than Pursuit of the Vikings

Incredible song. Their best song by far and probably the best melodic death metal song ever.

Great song. Everything from the vocals to the instruments is just perfect.

4 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth Cover Art

The only guy I know who can growl so hard that he's gonna spit his insides out..! GUYS and they sure know how to bang their heads...

Awesome song. I remember listening to this band while reading 'Eaters of the Dead' by Michael Crichton (really fit in with the story of Vikings.

I can listen to this song a million times!

Amon Amarth owns In Flames and COB! Pursuit of vikings is 100% should number 1. One of the best song of all times! I don't know songs which similar good

5 Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity Cover Art

One of the very first metal bands I started with, and they still sound just as good as ever. It seems a lot of metal bands today that were once great have been releasing semi-good albums. (hypocrisy, dimmu borgir, soulfly, insomnium etc.)

In my opinion, this is one of the best bands out there and I am surprised Dark Tranquility is not much much higher on this list! I mean seriously! We are talking about the creators of death metal here!

This is my favorite song of all time, bar-none. I love ALL types of music and bands, it all depends on my mood. Lost to Apathy is the one song that it doesn't matter what "mood" I'm in, I LOVE it. Whether I'm working out, angry, working, need a song to put me to sleep, this song will always be great choice.

In my opinion one of the best songs ever made. It should take the place of the two metalcore songs (what? ) on the list and be in the top eight at the least.

6 Nemesis - Arch Enemy Nemesis - Arch Enemy Cover Art

Surely Arch Enemy should be in the top 10. This song is one of my very first MeloDeath metal songs and will forever be one of my favorites. It is the absolute EPITOME of an angry song. You want to give off some steam? Listen to this, man. You will not be disappointed.

just hear it, and you will be a different person

This is just an awesome song! This song is what got me into melodic death and just death metal. You will never get tired of listening to this song.

This is amthem to rising up and fighting are nemesis. The best Death metal song out there the guitar in the chorus is the most powerful and emotion thing ever played in metal at least get this in the top 10

7 Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth Cover Art

A very good song by AA.. Good Growling.. And great Composition.
- GJ-Metal24/7

8 Darkest Time - Norther Darkest Time - Norther Cover Art

Norther are absolutely amazing... Their newest stuff is absolutely brilliant and they are definitely worth a lesson for anyone out there searching for a new band to listen to

Fantastic improvisation. This is called true melodic death metal. This is one song you can listen to all times. Fantastic stuff norther!

The best song ever of course

As a scientist, I express it like that: Darkest time=Best Norther Song Norther = Best melodic death metal band = COMPLETE AWESOMENESS

9 Colony - In Flames Colony - In Flames Cover Art

Colony is B.M.D.M.S. E! Best. Melodic. Death. Metal. Song. EVER! I mean, WOW! Every single time, I hear my brother listening to this song. I ask him why is he listening to this, and he only says: BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST IN FLAMES SONG EVER! IT'S THE FATHER OF MELODIC DEATH METAL! I listened to it. My brother was right

My favourite song of the album. This deserves the top spot. Jotun should be number 1, though. Bar the metalcore, this is a nice list.

In flames are great new /old whatever they are the gods of melodic death metal... Crawl through knives}

I think this is more melodic than the Insomnium. Mortal share is the best death metal, but not so melodic.

10 Heroes to Us - Kalmah Heroes to Us - Kalmah Cover Art

Kalmah is the best melodic death metal I know. Their songs just melt my heart. So much soul into their guitar melodies while being hard as well.

Kalmah deserve much more than what they are getting. Their music is persistent in quality. Over the years, from Swamplord to Seventh Swamphony, they have maintained there playing style. Enriched with break-taking riffs and meaning lyrics. THEY FAR BY DEFINE THE GENRE, THAN ANY BAND.

Awesome solo. Kalmah is the best.

Kalmah is the best band ever... Period...

The Contenders

11 Only for the Weak - In Flames Only for the Weak - In Flames Cover Art

Best song from the gods of melodic death metal!

This hit is even greater than The Quiet Place and Alias. The power in the bass and the yearning melody and song is what defines melodic death metal.

What? I've heard most of these songs in this list, they are all good but only for the weak is legendary

This song should be no. 1

12 Countless Skies - Be'lakor Countless Skies - Be'lakor Cover Art

This song is just amazing.. The leads give that same feeling as like when you listen to songs like dance of death.

I can't believe I had to add this song.. You all have lost your senses
The list is made up of worst songs I've ever heard

This song should be top ten! It would be if more people have heard it!

Be'lakor is the best band, this is debatably their best album, and this is the best song on that album. It has great progression and is even better in the full scale of the album. Vote for this

13 Are You Dead Yet - Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet - Children of Bodom Cover Art

Amazing solo! and best COB chorus... Dis song is surely one of the best melodeath songs ever... COB RULZZZZ!

Children of Bodom (with no doubt) are the kings of melodeath!

I hadnt listened the first song but I have no doubt that this song is the g8est song in the history of both children of bodom and melodic death metal

FAVOURITE COB SONG TO DATE! I don't know why it's so under appreciated! It's what brought me to love cob as a 13 year old!

14 Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates Cover Art

Surely should be among top melodic death metal songs of all time

It's a bit Lo-Fi, but the riffs are just plain cruel. Imminently listenable and enjoyable by even non-metal fans. Check out Cold, Blinded by Fear and the title track.

Hey, doesn't anyone notice this great song from one of the best melodic DM in the earth?

I still vote At The Gates to be the best melodic DM band. GO!

15 War Eternal - Arch Enemy War Eternal - Arch Enemy Cover Art

Brilliant for venting off anger

16 Withering Away - Kalmah Withering Away - Kalmah Cover Art

As far as repeat listens go, it's pretty hard to rival Kalmah, in particular the first 2 albums and the last, 12 Gauge -Hook the Monster's solo-yikes! And let's not forget The Blind Leader's solo from TWR.

Kalmah is not ONE of the best melo death bands out there... It is THE best melo death band ever!

A song to remember, no doubt. This song is mdm for sure.

Hell yeah!

17 Trigger - In Flames Trigger - In Flames Cover Art

That chorus makes me slip into other dimension and just listen to it and repeat it over and over till I fall asleep.

Eh, I don't think this should be so high up. It has a really cool intro, but then it just kinda goes downhill

Hands down the best song out

18 Hexed - Children of Bodom Hexed - Children of Bodom Cover Art

An excellent example of melodeath - great riffs, chorus, drumming, solos, and the bass outro. Children of Bodom released an awesome album in 2019.

19 Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth Cover Art

Masterpiece. Akerfeldt has a Stimmung voice.

Eleven and an half minutes of pure eargasm.

20 Into the Woods - Insomnium Into the Woods - Insomnium Cover Art

Insomnium is great too but In Flames deserve to be the number 1
Into The Woods is 1 of their best song

21 Lethe - Dark Tranquillity Lethe - Dark Tranquillity Cover Art

That bass though.

Best of the best

22 Song of the Damned - Soilwork Song of the Damned - Soilwork Cover Art
23 Black Widow - Children of Bodom Black Widow - Children of Bodom Cover Art

This is one of COB's hidden gems. One of those songs you discover and it grows on you and you can't stop listening!

Piano Intro is Epic

24 Transience - Shylmagoghnar Transience - Shylmagoghnar Cover Art
25 Deadnight Warrior - Children of Bodom Deadnight Warrior - Children of Bodom Cover Art

Killswitch engage isn't even melodic death metal o.0
They are metalcore, not even close to o.0

COB are the kings of all melodic death metal as well as all the metals..!
Their songs are preferred by metal listeners as well as non listeniers... the songs they write and sing are the best songs and they drink and sink which makes them even better...!


Instead of in flames I think this song should be on top.

The greatest death metal song ever

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