Most Brutal Death Metal Bands


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21 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator

I have yet to find any bands more brutal or violent than them. I mean come on, all of their songs are about raping woman and babies. What's more brutal than that?

Most bone crushing, heart stopping, completely insane death metal band I can find. These guys set a new standard for the whole metal genre. If you havnt heard about or listened to this band yet you are missing out!

They have the most brutal drummer I've ever seen, if you're a metal head definitely check out the song crusher.

Brutal band

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22 Dethklok Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. more.

The most brutal band ever, not too digital.

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23 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

Morbid are pioneers of the dark ambience death metal and fast shred, almost hard to support heavy riffs! Morbid Angel - Gateway to annihilation

Great old school death metal

Dark, Deep, Atmospheric, Destructive and powerful Death metal! (Not include their new album illud Diluvium...)

24 Kataklysm Kataklysm Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

My absolute favorite death metal band ever! Should definitely be higher on this list

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25 Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower are a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label, Earache Records, soon becoming one of the best selling bands on that label.

Very underrated band. As far as straight up, crushing musicianship and brutality, they are my go to.

Underrated but amazing! Listen to All That Remains, that's easily one of their best.

Incredibly underrated. A consistent and relentless death metal band. Honour, Valor, and Pride!

Honestly the most brutal thing to come out of britain, which is basically the origin of all metal with Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Iron Maiden... And of course the most brutal band of all...BOLT THROWER!

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26 Benighted Benighted Benighted is a French technical deathgrind band formed in Saint-Étienne in 1998. The group comprises vocalist Julien Truchan, guitarists Emmanuel Dalle and Olivier Gabriel, bassist Pierre Arnoux and drummer Kevin Foley.

These guys are insane the vocalist does pig squeals it's nasty. But the instruments are really good and these guys are really underrated. - higgs

How many other bands do you know that can have one of the most brutal songs in history and call it "A Quiet Day"

27 Incantation

Yeah hail the most evil death metal bands there ever was

So blasphemous and brutal best album in my opinion is blasphemy all the way

The growls come from the depth of hell. - GREYBOYY

28 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.

Best death metal band ever.

Technically they're progressive metal.

29 The Berzerker

No other band is more brutal than The Berzerker. It makes cannibal corpse look like one direction

The Berzerker is the heaviest band ever just listen to Eye for an Eye,No One Wins and Forever and tell me that any of the above bands is heavier!

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30 Gorgasm Gorgasm
31 Aeon

A real good death metal band from Sweden

They're amazing but I wouldn't say brutal enough to be top 10.

*&$(*&#@)! @* WHO PUT AURTHOHIN ON HERE AND VOTED FOR THEM? It's not even death metal in the slightest sense! They're a Bangladeshi hard rock band, and they have no qualities that are even remotely similar to any death metal. Certainly they don't belong above Amon Amarth.

32 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Really brutal band. If you're a true death metal fan you know. can't believe they got zero votes

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33 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

They ate someone how were they not already on here!

Mayhem is a pure Black Metal band, though the Deathcrush EP was influenced by "Death and Napalm Death" and Death worship lyrics but it was still Black Metal. - GREYBOYY

I think they're black metal, but still agree they are awesome! I miss it when Dead was on vocals though

34 Katalepsy Katalepsy Katalepsy is a Russian slam death metal band from Moscow. They have released two split albums, one EP, two full length albums, and one demo. Katalepsy has established themselves as one of the most prominent acts in the Russian metal scene, and a popular band in the extreme metal underground.

I like both their albums but I got to say katalepsy needs top 10 and guttural secrete should be on the list like what are they?

The heaviest band ever

It must be at number 1

Listen to

Gore conspiracy


Cold flesh citadel

Their two newest albums are the HEAVIEST thing I have EVER heard. Cannibal corpse is EXTREMELY heavy, but even THEY are not THIS HEAVY! - elves23

Katalepsy is a Russian band not Canadian!
For me - top 10!

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35 Autopsy Autopsy Autopsy is a death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler. They disbanded in 1995, but reunited in 2009.

One of the most influential bands of all time, Cannibal Corpse were influenced by this band. - GREYBOYY

One of the pioneers of death metal! M/

36 Malevolent Creation Malevolent Creation Malevolent Creation is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987. The band’s original members were vocalist Brett Hoffmann, guitarists Phil Fasciana and Jeff Juskiewicz, bassist Jason Blachowicz, and drummer Mark Simpson.

They're so damn evil! I love their ways of expressing murder. It makes me want to tear someone limb from limb with my bare hands while looking at their face knowing their demise has come. Their breakdowns are just as amazing! They have the longest held screams I've heard in all of death metal! They're my #1!

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37 Obituary Obituary Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist more.

Obituary made death metal slow, heavy, and damgerous. Before, death metal was fast paced and crazy, but the charm that Obituary brought to the death metal family makes them one of the top death metal bands of all time. The doomy, heavy, looming, punishing riffs do death metal the justice it deserves. Without these guys, death metal would just be thrash metal with growling. Slowly We Rot is an influential album and a masterpiece, front to back.

38 Extermination Dismemberment

This is the pure definition of brutal. Growling guttural vocals and almost minute long insane bass drops. Simply amazing slam.

That is my favorite slam brutal death band

39 Aborted Aborted

That's the must for aggressive and speed death metal, all the brutal death metal is here!

Hey man, bloody hard list haha! They are all unique, but I love BDM and all things heavy! Great stuff

Incredibly fast, really accurate and damn brutal. They are untouchable.

Aborted is the combination of melodic riffs with deep and intense growls.

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40 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder isn't even a brutal death metal band, they're deathcore. Shouldn't technically be here.

Try and imagine an Australian version of Whitechapel yup that's Thy Art is Murder for ya

Also, Thy Art is Murder is way better and more brutal than Whitechapel

Thy Art Is Murder is completely deathcore.

Best band ever

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