Best Melodic Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten
1 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom

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!

There are few death metal songs that I can never forget because they are mixed with my bloody blood!

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

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

2 Mortal Share - Insomnium

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.

My favorite song and on my onpinion the best Melodic Death Metal song.

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

3 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

One of the most recognisable metal tunes of all time. Twilight of the Thunder God has always been one of my favourite MDM albums.

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.

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

4 Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity

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.

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!

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.

5 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

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.

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...

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

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

6 Darkest Time - Norther

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!

Norther is best

7 Colony - In Flames

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.

You colonists out there vote for the best metal band!

8 Countless Skies - Be'lakor

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

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!

9 Are You Dead Yet - Children of Bodom

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.

10 Nemesis - Arch Enemy

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 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

The Contenders
11 Cry of the Black Birds - Amon Amarth
12 Heroes to Us - Kalmah

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!

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.

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

Finally someone mentioned the heroes. Kalmah rules!

13 Withering Away - Kalmah

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!

14 Blackwater Park - Opeth
15 Trigger - In Flames

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

16 Only for the Weak - In Flames

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.

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

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

This was one of the first melodeath songs I've ever listened to, still love it, one of the greatest tracks ever.

17 Into the Woods - Insomnium
18 Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates

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!

A great song from one of the most influential melo-death albums of all time.

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

19 Lethe - Dark Tranquillity

That bass though.

Best of the best

20 Hexed - Children of Bodom

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

21 Song of the Damned - Soilwork
22 Black Widow - Children of Bodom

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!

23 Transience - Shylmagoghnar
24 Gravitational Lensing - Solution.45
25 Deadnight Warrior - Children of Bodom

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.

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