Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Necrophaist is THE tech death band. They redefined the entire genre and every band now attempts to mimic them. Death is a great band who I have the utmost respect for, and are a death/melodeath band with some chops. Necrophagist redefined the entire genre, and to this day no one has surpassed them, unless Archpsire can follow up Relentless Mutation. With something else as good. Archspire is the only band that even comes close to Necriphagist, and may honestly surpass them, but as of now Necrophagist is still the king.
Classic technicality, gold standard for me.
They were hardly a death metal band let alone Tech Death, I think people are having trouble differentiating between Prog Metal and Death Metal. They only have two death metal albums (Leprosy and Spiritual Healing)
Chuck gave birth to a new kind of music by mixing some technical death metal issues in a progressive mood. One of the best ever.
Deaths style is not ment to be technical, but they were and still are incredible!
Hmm, Death, Nile & Necrophagist tied with 13%. Honestly, while I love Death, it isn't really tech-death. in my opinion I like Nile more, but Necrophagist is good as well.
Kollias is actually the greatest death metal drummer of all time. Change my mind.
Who doesn't love these guys?
You could go on and on about why Necrophagist is "so good" and "so technical" but let's it face, Obscura (along with Archspire) are THE tech masters!
Orbital elements, infinite rotation and universe momentum!
Jaw dropping techniques and heavy as hell!
I get why they're low, they haven't been around that long, but jesus christ Relentless Mutation is the best tech album I've ever heard. If they keep it up they will go down alongside Necrophagist as the best of all time
What!? They deserve to be in the top ten. Think I'm wrong? They only have 2 albums thus far (1/1/17) so I highly suggest you go listen to them, they are probab
Relentless Mutation is the best tech death album since Necrophagist's Epitaph.
Nah man, Necrophagist shouldn't be #1. Their music is too clean for me. Cryptopsy is brutal, heavy, and dirty! Blasphemy Made Flesh is such a great album, and None so Vile is extremely famous in the death metal community. Lord Worm's vocals are unintelligible and intimidating at the same time.
One of the greatest tech death bands without having the need to constantly play as technically as possible just for shots and giggles. Provides a brutal and heavy atmosphere and throughout all their style changes have still remained the greatest tech death band. I love Death very much but I feel that they don't deserve #1. They had some tech elements in their later works but they were never tech death. It's like putting Metallica as #1 on a best death metal bands list... they're a great band, but not death metal.
Although this band has seen many changes threw the years Classic Lord Worm is what I think everyone should be listening to first! Canadian musicians gets so much less fame than American musicians, it's too bad. Cryptopsy all the way! If you can sing a verse of the bible in metal and sound so deathly. Congratulations your #1 in my book
I LOVE Death, Opeth, Meshuggah, and Between the Buried and Me is even my favorite band atm, but none are tech death. These guys are underrated, think of a more intense Necrophagist with better riffs
Quite disappointed that these guys aren't higher! I am very fond of their album 'Incurso' particularly the song 'Apparition.'
The integration of beautiful classical melodies with the brutalness of their metal riffage, whilst remaining very technically impressive is magnificent.
Spawn of Possession are a prime example of how well classical and metal can work together- like they were meant to be. As a classically-trained musician I am proud.
These guys should definitely be in the top 3. Cabinet is one of my favourite technical death metal albums ever! Sworm of the formless is awesome
Oldschool death metal vibe laced with uncompromised technicality. Politically and socially oriented lyrics add intelectual edge to their brutality.
A death metal band that incorporates sweep picking and tapping. Pure epicness.
My favourite band
Incredible creativity, technical ability, vocals, lyrics, and production. Every member is one of the best modern players at their instrument. The perfect tech death band in my opinion. Should be no # 1
This band will make it big! got both CDs and every single song is killer. This band can go so hard! And slow down but be so catchy the whole time! And they sound just so good live! Wicked dudes!
Breakthrough in music.
Come on, they need to be at least top 5, they released a masterpiece of an album when they were still teenagers, not to mention their later work such as organic hallucinosis which is also a masterpiece and Vogg is a riff machine enough said!
Unable to reach their full potential because of unfortunate accident. Truly focused on technicality musically as well as in lyrics.
Everyone who voted Death doesn't know that Technical Death Metal means.
Ever since I made this list I've been exposed to more tech-death bands old and new and these guys are one of the best bands so far. Their latest album has good songs that mix tech-death and prog metal with some jazz influences that sounded sick as hell. The album before that was just pure, ruthless tech-death
How are they not higher?! Every song these guys put out has like 5 guitar solos, not to mention insane yet refined song structures. Don't even get me started on the fretless bass playing. This band has mind blowing technicality, but also tons of groove and melody. THEY NEED to be in the top 5. Listen to their song In'El if you want to see why First Fragment is one of the best tech/prog tech death bands ever.
Truly dark places reached with technical virtuosity and ever evolving style.
Pleiades Dust. Say no more.
Well... I am very disappointed that the most influential technical death metal band is not in the top ten, or even near it. Listen to "The Heaviest Matter in the Universe" for something heavy, "Flying Whales" for like eighteen movements, and "L'ephant Sauvage" for a beautiful representation of their unique sound.
I love this band, really, but for me, it is not technical death, it is much more a prog/death band. So I understand why they are so low. (But this is clearly the best metal band of all times)
Why is Gojira so low? Seriously one of the heaviest bands out there. And not a single bad album at that!
In my opinion should be op the top of the list. Best Albums: Fragments of Form and Function and Proponent of Sentience, but basically they are all good.
Classic death metal, sharpened over the years into a true tech machinery. Killer breakdowns and best live bass ever.
One of founders of subgenre. Why so low?
Great band great music
These guys are insanely technical and underrated, piece of time was probs the first technical death metal album, if you want a good example of this band listen to "piece of time" and "no truth".