Top 10 Best Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten
1 Lack of Comprehension - Death

One of my favorite songs and Rammstein is not death metal. Lack of Comprehension is better than Feuer Frei. You can't compare Feuer Frei with Lack of Comprehension. Lack of Comprehension is better in all ways. Death is better than Rammstein in all ways.

I think Death has better songs, but this is the top Death song, so my vote goes with this song. Rammstein isn't even death metal. What the heck were people thinking? This list should be full of Morbid Angel and Death songs, otherwise, this isn't a good list.

This is definitely the best song. This is actually should be in the top of greatest songs of all time! This is the best song by Death, best metal song and just the greatest ever created by human in this world!

Death does not need those heavy fast riffs and the low vocals to sound brutal or heavy. Death is a natural death metal band, Chuck poured his entire heart and soul into the music. This song is legandary.

2 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

I disagree with a lot of this list, especially that half the damn choices are Death songs. Death is an amazing band, and are the godfathers of tech death and many other subgenres, but let's pick one or two, okay? (which should probably Symbolic, Flesh, or Crystal Mountain) They don't own the whole genre anymore. As painful as it is to say, there are plenty of bands who have surpassed them by now.

There is one Cannibal Corpse song near the top, and it happens to be their best one, and easily one of the most popular, and even catchy death metal songs of all time while remaining brutal as all hell. I'll take one of these, thank you very much.

Should be higher on the list. No wonder death metal is dead if more people think death does death metal better then carcass and cannibal corpse. I'm seriously confused...seeing other better death metal ranked so low I think most of you are missing the title of "best death metal songs" and adding in your favorite...metal songs. Look up procreation of the wicked mortician version or Anything from infinite annihilator.

Cannibal Corpse is the best band ever. This is the best song ever.

For an explanation as to why, just listen to their music.

Also: this list is. Slayer isn't death metal, neither is dethklok and they completely messed up the order!

Dethklok and In Flames are total.

Most of this is just my opinion, but neither Slayer nor Dethklok are Deathmetal and that's a fact!

I do not understand why people consider Death to be the best band in death metal. I mean, they are really good, but not even close to being the best. I do not think it is even possible to determine one best band. come on, people. Rammstein? I did not know crap was allowed in the list!

3 Crystal Mountain - Death

It's hard to pick a favorite: Symbolic and Sounds of Perseverance are such great albums... But Crystal Mountain has to be my all time favorite death metal song: pure virtuosity. The vocals are aggressive, yet clearly audible. Chuck is probably the most intense death metal singer ever. Great progression, great riffs, and it has a progressive feel to it, musically. One of the best metal bands, all categories, and a true pioneer.

This is literally the greatest death metal song ever from the greatest death metal band ever. Please please just give this a listen. It has very good riffs, some of the most awesome clean guitar parts and Chuck Schuldiner's solo is just beyond Perfect. So, do yourself and me a favour and give this a listen before you listen to any of the songs mentioned here. Give this a listen before you die.

The solos in it makes it very unique song and the vocals are just awesome and the fast drumming kick pedals in it..
And very awesome lyrics and meanings really :) should be in the 1st spot
On other Note :- Children Of Bodom, In Flames, Amon Amarth
Are Melodic Death Metal which is different than Death Metal..

I've listened to this song countless times, and it just gets better. The lyrics conjure (heh-heh) religious imagery, the guitars are in perfect sync, and it's a great display of Hoglan's drumming ability. Amazing.

4 Heartwork - Carcass

Though my favourite Carcass song is Incarnated Solvent Abuse, Heartwork is still a massive banger of a song. It's definitely in my top 10 favourite melodic death metal songs for sure.

One of the greatest and most complex death metal bands in my opinion. From their tough solo riffs to their medical textbook lyrics, these guys do it with style and a class of their own.

Deserves to be number 1. I'm sorry but Cannibal Corpse is too generic, overrated and boring. This is the stuff.

I voted this up just because Cannibal Corpse shouldn't be on this list, and they're #2..

5 Blackwater Park - Opeth

This song is absolutely incredible. It is packed front-to-back with some of the best guitar riffs that I have ever heard, regardless of the genre, each one blowing your mind. This song really showcases Opeth's intricate and amazing musicianship, and is very dynamic. And as for the vocals? Some may disagree, but as a true metal head myself, I honestly think that Mikael Ã…kerfeldt has the best death growls in all of metal. Lyrically, it's a poetic masterpiece that only Mikael could write. More people really need to listen to this, I think that Opeth's music represents the epitome of quality musicianship, not to mention they can be heavy as balls and melt your face off at the same time. Opeth is an amazing band.

If Cannibal Corpse is death metal, this is classical music, but it isn't. This is death metal and cannibal corpse is overrated trash.

Really this song is not in the top tens?! I mean the intro, the bass lines, guitar riffs and the strong growls! deserve a spot a the top tens for sure!..

They made the heaviest song on the album the prettiest song on the album, and the most epic song on the album. That is an ultimate combo

6 Spirit Crusher - Death

Hard to pick a single death metal song as the greatest -way too many-, but Spirit Crusher has it all, and it's by the creator himself, the reason why we have this amazing genre is so many of its various forms.
Saw them in Montreal in the mid-90s and although I never doubted his greatness, to see him pull off that music live was jaw-dropping (only Megadeth were as technically perfect live- in the Friedman/Rust in Peace days).

Death really showed the World that good death metal has to have a lot of musical soul. And that you could make metal and still make smart music. When Chuck Schuldiner died In 2001 every one of his fans was choked. One of the last things Chuck Said was "All Hail Metal! ". Death diden't Care about how Many money they maked, they cared about that they maked interlectuel and good Music.R.I. P Chuck schuldiner. We miss you, and Death's Music Will live on forever.

This song deserve more respect. Death is real death metal band. They showed path to other bands. Come on Chuck is the godfather of death metal with out him other wouldn't make it so far.

Why isn't this song higher?

it's an absolute masterpiece with a lot of progressive vibes in it and in my opinion it's way more interesting than Cannibal Corpse (please let me live)

7 Only for the Weak - In Flames

While the other songs on this list are all great in their own ways, I feel like In Flames, and this song specifically, gave way to the greatness and the diversity that death metal would give way to. There's so many magical songs currently available, that have evolved far beyond aggression for the sake of aggression. This song it truly special

The greatest song in melodic death metal...deserves the top spot for isn't pure brutality we seek,
Its brutality through melody we want...
And Only for the weak personifies it...

THAT's a perfect riff. It takes you by the guts from the very beginning till the end of the song. Every metal head should know it

Agree! This is DEATH METAL! In concert this is full power, this guys rock on stage and express the fury we live

8 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

Rammestein and death metal! Sorry dude start some death metal lesson. I don't listen death metal much. But this song blows ma mindrammestein and death metal! Sorry dude start some death metal lesson. I don't listen death metal much. But this song blows ma mind

Behemoth, isn't that blackened death?
Anyway great song by a great band
Even though it is melodic death it is still my favourite death metal band and song

Kick Ass!
In Flames and Lamb of GOD is no way Death metal...
Nor Needled 24/7 is death metal...
Anybody heard Behemoth?

Amazing Song.
This has to be the most hard-hitting metal song I have heard in a long time.
Really packs.

9 Pull the Plug - Death

Great song, amazing riffs, especially the one before the chorus, also really the rick and chucks respective solos on the song, really cool and fun. Death is a great band all around, easily best DM band of all time.

Nothing defeats this song and album. How it was created is just mysterious. Every instrument was played perfectly and every part just mesmerizes the listener. Recorded back before all the silly prog/fusion hysteria set in and ruined brutal, bludgeoning genuine death metal. It was never ever duplicated. #1 !

Yup, chuck indeed

10 Phobophile - Cryptopsy

Phobophile was the best song of none so vile, no doubt a masterpiece. With lord worm on vocals and flo on drums, and even a bass and piano solo within the first minute, undoubtedly the most technical death metal piece out

Cryptopsy at it's best, not the new deathcore version. Wild vocals, insane drumming and unforgettable guitar riffs

The best Technical Brutal Death Metal song ever, and best Canadian Death metal band ever!

Easily one of the best death metal albums out there. Completely insane track.

The Contenders
11 Slowly We Rot - Obituary

Why only top 10? For me it's the best death metal song ever!

I think this song deserves more.

12 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
13 Stabwound - Necrophagist

Some say Necrophagist is grindcore, but for me is Pure technical death metal... Also, this song should be number two, Fermented offal discharge should be on the top!

It's not grindcore, it's technical death metal.

Their lyrics are bull...

Pure Tech Death gold, should be higher on the list, and Only Ash Remains should be in the top 10 as well (or Diminished to Be)

14 Kafir! - Nile

Why is this masterpiece at #27? Come on guys, you aren't serious...Top 10 easily

Sickest song ever

Deserve to be in top ten 100%.I love other songs more,but this one should be in top 10

15 Needled 24/7 - Children of Bodom

Alexei forever! Yeah, It's not famous like Metallica, Iron Maiden etc., But is very cool and gives us a new taste in the world of music. Every metal head should give it a try.

Well, it's a great song, but oddly one of the least "death metal" songs COB has produced. Alexi even has near clean vocals in there. Whatever, COB rules.

It may not be "true" death metal as it falls under melodic, but the sheer force off this songs and it's innovative sounds makes it truly godlike!

Its professional and hardcore than everything, everyband, alexi lahio he is cooler than everyone I love children of bodom I have all albums its not the best songs but its good.

16 We Will Rise - Arch Enemy

This is my themesong it explains exactly how I feel inside. Angela gossow is my role model. It's a brilliant message and onehundred persent true. Arch enemy will always be part of me

My anthem! I love this song! Angela gossow is amazing!

Love this band.
This song is their greatest failure however to the metal fan.
Excactly why it's the only one that can be played on radio.
Love just sucks, no other way to explain it honestly.

This song is amazing

17 Drowned - Entombed
18 Dead by Dawn - Deicide

Pure amazing death metal

19 Symbolic - Death

A very good song

20 Maze of Torment - Morbid Angel

That insidious laugh at the beginning before the drummer loses his sanity - goodness!

21 God of Emptiness - Morbid Angel

It's one of those songs that never gets old. Even after hundreds of listens, I still keep coming back for more. That's how great the song (and Morbid Angel) is

You know, there were much better songs by morbid Angel, why this?

The most death metal song I've ever heard!

22 Flesh and the Power It Holds - Death

There is a reason that the genre is called death metal, Chuck will forever remain the master and commander of this RIP you are truly exceptional.

This song is epic! Great riiffs, drums, vocals. The song is also very progressive and melodic, but still really powerful. Simply the best death metal song.

Touch taste breathe consumed!

23 Eaten - Bloodbath

Eaten is, in my opinion, Bloodbath's best song. It's such an ear worm and the lyrics are super psychotic and super epic at the same time. The best part is, that you can actually understand what he's saying.

This song should be #1! When I am trying to listen to the hardest of the hard at work, this song always hits the peak in a mix of Nile, Necrophagist, Amon Amarth, and more. I love how the list has non death metal in it.

Amazing simply amazing. Although quite possibly Melodic Death Metal is my favorite genre of metal alas it is not Death Metal so neither is COB. This hear Bloodbath is as death metal as it gets.

This is by far the best death metal song. I don't get why this list is full of other genres. In Flames and Cob? Not even close to death metal. Go listen to this more death metal is not possible.

24 Infected - Obituary

The entire album is a death metal masterpiece.

Pure death metal at its finest.

25 Corporal Jigsore Quandary - Carcass

You can absolutely hate death metal and still love this one. Intelligent, catchy and brutal all at the same time. The vocal delivery is outstanding and highly effective.

Note: A 'jigsore' is a jigsaw puzzle. The song is about piecing a dead body back together after it's been mutilated and divided into many parts. The reason for the odd spelling is probably to poke humor at their (Carcass band members) Scouse English accents.

One of the most death metal songs by Carcass.This is not necessarily better than Heartwork, but is more death metal than Heartwork.

In my opinion the greatest death metal album of all time as well. Great song.

Great awesome band! If you've never listened to them MUST check this out and all the other songs

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