Most Brutal Death Metal Bands

This is a list of Death Metal bands based on their brutal sounds, heavy guitar riffs, harsh guttural vocals and deep death growls.

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41 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian Death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.

Symphonic extreme metal... This is so brutal I got in a few fights as it came on my ipod during my workouts. My first 350lb bench was achieved to the Violation... Give it a listen!

42 Defeated Sanity Defeated Sanity Defeated Sanity is a German technical death metal band from Dachsbach, Bavaria, that was formed in 1994, originally as a side project of guitarist Wolfgang Teske and his son, drummer Lille Gruber.

I thought this was a most Brutal list. How can Defeated Sanity be behind Cannibal Corpse or Bloodbath? And where is Abysmal Torment on this list?

This band literally lives to make brutal music. I expected them to be number one, to be honest.

Defeated Sanity is god-like brutal they have always been on Their game and each album is heavy, diabolical

Brilliant, Fast and Brutal. One of the most insane bands created on this planet.

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43 Mortician Mortician Mortician is a two-piece brutal death metal band from Yonkers, New York founded in 1989. They have released most of their albums since the House by the Cemetery EP on Relapse Records but have released their latest album on their own label, Mortician Records.

Never been a big fan of the drum machine but as far as guitar tone I have never heard a band with heavier sounding guitars than Mortician.

44 Immolation Immolation

What? When I clicked on this list I expected them to be number 1.. Just listen to "Higher Coward". Has the most pounding, brutal guitar and vocals you will ever hear.

Better than Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse

45 Aurthohin Aurthohin Aurthohin is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon. He is the only founding member still with the band . Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass more.

It's experimental death metal like opeth.

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46 Deeds of Flesh Deeds of Flesh Deeds of Flesh is a four-piece death metal band from Los Osos, California, U.S. They were formed in 1993 by Jacoby Kingston, Erik Lindmark and Joey Heaslet and are still active.

If you're a fan of Suffocation, you would love this band.

Mick Thomson out of slipknot likes them
And he knows what to listen to

47 Vulvectomy

Sickening gore to match the likes of the groundbreaking bands that brought guttural and slam to the mouths of metal heads everywhere. Fans of disgorge (mex) devourment and visceral trail already know what others will soon learn. They brimg to light issuez that face humanity like incontinence, Youll never look at a vagina the same

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48 Viraemia

Absolutely brutal

49 Napalm Death Napalm Death Napalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent more.

How are they not on here? Should be top 3 easily

Because they have one good song. Recycled trash by old men who can't give up as they have no other choice. Tragedy really.

Awesome best grind band ever, no one is capable of taking their throne!

This British band is grindcore, not brutal death metal.

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50 Placenta Powerfist
51 Beneath Beneath
52 Guttural Secrete

Guttural secrete are an INSANELY technical and brutal band. They are more brutal than Pathology, and that's saying something.

Very crazy Hard core. Punção oh ieah

53 Stillbirth
54 Mati Syahid (Band)
55 Putrid Pile Putrid Pile

By far one of the best and heaviest brutal death metal bands ever, one of the best one man bands in all music. Is up there with burzum and leviathan

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56 Hour of Penance Hour of Penance

One of the best brutal death metal bands I've heard in a long time, ain't very popular but they are way too underrated, these guys deserve more credit - tommywalton

I bought their album regicide expecting it to be something different from what I expected... its very good

Most brutal technical Death metal band. Listen to - Sedition through scorn

Best album I think is paradogma

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57 Pathology Pathology Pathology is an American brutal/slam death metal band from San Diego, California, formed in 2006 by drummer Dave Astor (formerly of Cattle Decapitation and The Locust.) And vocalist Matti Way (also of Abominable Putridity.)
58 Desecravity Desecravity Desecravity is a technical brutal death metal band from Tokio/Kanto, Japan, which was formed in 2007 and is currently signed to Willowtip Records. They released 2 full-length albums so far, which are both very little known among metal fans. more.

Insane Japanese Technical Brutal Death Metal. Just wow. Furious. - Flav

59 Vital Remains Vital Remains

Should be top 5. Better than Deicide.

All hail Dave Suzuki!

Fast and brutal

Very good, very brutal I approve.. most brutal album I think is Dechristianize

60 Anaal Nathrakh

I also think that this is, even compared to every normal grindcore band, the most extreme and in their way brutal band ever!

This is my favourite band of all time because they keep my shattering mental state in one piece

The heaviest and most brutal band of all time.

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