Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten

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

I'll start by apologising for using this long as an excuse to complain(I've not heard this song yet, but I've no doubt that it is beautiful). As further proof that I'm sorry, I voted for this song, but I find it shocking that Perrenial Quest by Death isn't on this list. It is arguably the most beautiful death metal song of all time. I realise I may be exaggeraing and that my opinion is subjective, but I still feel it should be on this list. Now that I've gotten that out of my system I just want to clarify I'm only posting this comment here because it's the first song on the list.

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.

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!

Every time I Dies is the best paragon for the genre. just by listening to its lyrics and you'll feel the ambience, its instrumentals are all unique

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

Absolutely outstanding song! It is just mesmerizing and shows true melodeth at its finest

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

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.

Way better than Pursuit of the Vikings

Great song and a perfect introduction to Amon Amarth, the Gods of MDM!

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

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.

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

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...

This is the song that helped me become a death metal fan.

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

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.

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.)

This is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. The opening grabs your attention with its beautiful sound, and then the song comes at you full force with Mikael Stanne's amazing growls; combining to make a song like no other.

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!

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.

Simply amazing! Arch enemy is one of the bands that express the criativity that we find in the MeloDeath genre. My favourite band with my favourite song: "We (they) are strong, we (they) are one...Nemesis (Arch Enemy)! "... This song gives me power to wake up every morning!

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

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.

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

Norther rules... Aggressive melodeath.. India loves U...

9 Colony - In Flames Colony - In Flames Cover Art

Haha, I'm listening to it right now. I love both Deadnight Warrior and this, but I give this an edge because it maintains whatever makes it good all the way through.

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.

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

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

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 differs from other melodic death metal bands, I don't know is this merit of incredile growl or maybe their solos (Amfisound Custom Pro rocks! ) but they are my favourite band (with Meshuggah, Opeth and Shade Empire). Also Heroes to Us has outstanding intro!

No more talks. Kalmah is the best of the best... And sure they deserve more than they are getting now... If you are a true mdm fan. Then listen to them... Kalmah rules

Why isn't my favorite melodic death emtal band kalmah higher? I'm disappointed

The Contenders

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

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.

How can colony be above only for the weak? especially considering the best In Flames song is this song! this should be second or third in the list, please people vote it up

Does a death metal song need vocals with sexy heavy breathing? NO. Leave this to Britney Spears. Or Marilyn Manson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's just epic, no words can describe this. Alexi's guitar parts are amazing..

Best riffs, best solos, children of bodom is the best, everysong of them is best.

Listen to this song it will change your life

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

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

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!

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

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.

Best song ever... (mrito joddha)

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

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

I think their best song is

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