Best Non-Melodic Death Metal AlbumsThis is just a personal opinion, but I think Melodic Death Metal diverged from Death Metal more and more and now sounds like an very own steady genre and not like a subgenre of Death Metal (in most cases).
So here is a list of bands, who play "genuine" Death Metal, strongly rooted in the old Death Metal sound and keeping its brutality.
> Old-School Death Metal
> Brutal Death Metal (incl. Slam)
> Technical Death Metal
> Death/Thrash Metal
> Blackened Death Metal
> Death/Doom Metal
Also: Some bands like Dismember are playing Old-School Death Metal with some occasional melodic parts in it, while still being a pure Death Metal band. This is of course allowed.
> Melodic Death Metal
> everything else not Death Metal related
Also: Be careful with Progressive Death Metal bands. Many are labeled this way, but are actually "Progressive Melodic Death Metal" (the "Melodic" is often just left out, because the name is very long).
So bands like Opeth (who are obviously very melodic) are NOT allowed in this list, while bands like Horrendous (playing in the vein of late-era-Death) are.
The Top Ten Best Non-Melodic Death Metal Albums
Best of the best!
This is THE death metal classic! should be #1 in my opinion!
Am I the only one who finds it a bit messed up that the number one choice for a list of specifically NON-melodic death metal albums is a melodic death metal album? Also, so is Human, so that's 2 times this list contradicts itself. Both of those albums, however, are my favorite albums by Death, who are in turn one of my favorite bands. After Spiritual Healing though, I feel like they certainly became more melodic.
This is a more proggy melodeath. :/
This album started death metal
This album is overrated. Sure its "the first Death Metal album", but compared to albums from Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Immolation, Autopsy and so on this is mediocre at most.
It has its charm, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Its not a bad album... but there are so much better and more essential death metal albums...
Underrated AMAZING Death Metal album.
Incredible technical death metal! When you get to know that the band members were around 16 years old, when they recorded this masterpiece, its even more incredible! - Juli
This album is my favorite Death album, but isn't this album very melodic? Some might consider this album to be progressive death metal. I think we need to vote for other albums because as good an album this is, it's not "non-melodic death metal". - InsanityJoe
So underrated album - DejanKalinic
Tough choice between this, Cause of Death, and Scream Bloody Gore. - Vip3r
Superb album and my favorite from suffocation
This is a true death metal classic! Immolation are thrashing with such an intensity in 8 songs of pure brutality throughout this album. The typical atonal and dissonant riffs of Immolation give this an extra awesome death metal tone! - Flav
Incredible release! Should be definitely in Top 10!
This is brutal/melodeath. :/
Incredible killer album! This is definitely one of the best death metal records in the 21st century. if not one of the best death metal albums of all time!
Top - Caleb9000
Why in is this at 40? - Souleater318
This is an incredibly sick album. Best of Vader and one of the best in death/thrash metal.
Album rules hard! This is excellent technical/progressive brutal death metal with a slight touch of Nile and Opeth.
On of the greatest hidden gems in death metal, coming from Japan, which is not that popular for death metal, I guess. This is really awesome old-school death metal with a twist of melody in it. While it definitely isn't Melodic Death Metal, it is something between Melodeath and Old-School Death (more on the Old-School Death side).
It's a very unique and awesome record, that I highly recommend. Check it out!
Kickass album, but the picture is wrong... This is the logo of the band Demigod, but it should be the album cover of the record "Demigod" by Behemoth
Brutal! This is excellent Technical Brutal Death Metal! I think it's better than "Implicit Obedience" by the way. - Flav
Superb album. Definitely get this.
Colossal album! Superb riffs and great brutality. If you like death metal you definitely need to listen to this.