Top 10 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 make you happy!

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

Every Time I Die is the best paragon for the genre. Just by listening to its lyrics, you'll feel the ambiance. Its instrumentals are all unique.

2 Mortal Share - Insomnium

Insomnium is a great band with some of, if not the best, melodies in melodic death metal. This song 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: the riff starts alone and the drums grow in intensity. Great stuff!

Beautiful song with truly poetic and 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.

3 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

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.

This is a 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, no matter what mood I'm in, I LOVE it. Whether I'm working out, angry, working, or need a song to put me to sleep, this song will always be a 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.

5 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

Awesome song. I remember listening to this band while reading 'Eaters of the Dead' by Michael Crichton. It 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! The Pursuit of Vikings should 100% be number 1. It's one of the best songs of all times! I don't know any songs which are similarly good.

6 Darkest Time - Norther

Norther are absolutely amazing. Their newest stuff is absolutely brilliant and they are definitely worth a listen 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 at all times. Fantastic stuff, Norther!

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 Insomnium. Mortal Share is the best death metal, but not so melodic.

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.

This song should be top ten! It would be if more people had 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. Every song of them is the 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. Want to blow off some steam? Listen to this, man. You will not be disappointed.

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

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 if it's the merit of incredible growl or maybe their solos (Amfisound Custom Pro rocks!), but they are my favorite band (along with Meshuggah, Opeth, and Shade Empire). Also, Heroes to Us has an outstanding intro!

Kalmah is the best melodic death metal band I know. Their songs just melt my heart. There's so much soul in 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.

13 Withering Away - Kalmah

As far as repeat listens go, it's pretty hard to rival Kalmah, especially the first two 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 another dimension and just listen to it and repeat it over and over till I fall asleep.

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 of the 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.

This was one of the first melodic death 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 bands on Earth?

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

This is a great song from one of the most influential melo-death albums of all time.

19 Lethe - Dark Tranquillity
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-listeners. The songs they write and sing are the best, 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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