Best Non-Melodic Death Metal Songs

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This 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 songs, in a "genuine" Death Metal style, strongly rooted in the old Death Metal sound and keeping its brutality.

NOT ALLOWED:
> Melodic Death Metal
> everything else not Death Metal related

Also: Be careful with Progressive Death Metal songs. Many bands 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 songs like Opeth's Godhead's Lament (which is obviously very melodic) are NOT allowed in this list, while songs like Death's Lack of Comprehension are.

ALLOWED:
> Old-School Death Metal
> Brutal Death Metal (incl. Slam)
> Technical Death Metal
> Deathgrind/Goregrind
> Death/Thrash Metal
> Blackened Death Metal
> Death/Doom Metal

Also: Some songs from bands like Dismember are Old-School Death Metal with some occasional melodic parts in it, while still being a pure Death Metal song. Such songs are also allowed.

The Top Ten

1 Lack of Comprehension - Death
2 Crystal Mountain - Death
3 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
4 Your Disposal - Cattle Decapitation
5 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
6 Pull the Plug - Death

My favorite death metal song from my favorite death metal album from my favorite death metal band.

7 Only Ash Remains - Necrophagist
8 In the Minds of Evil - Deicide
9 Stabwound - Necrophagist
10 Outnumbering the Day - Bloodbath

The Contenders

11 Slit Your Guts - Cryptopsy
12 Plagueborne - Cattle Decapitation
13 Spheres of Madness - Decapitated
14 Heroes In Godly Blaze - Adramelech
15 Shadowfear - Vader
16 Homage for Satan - Deicide
17 Agony In the Stone Chamber - Intestine Baalism Agony In the Stone Chamber - Intestine Baalism
18 O Father O Satan O Sun! - Behemoth
19 Majesty and Decay - Immolation
20 Disembowel - Autopsy
21 Cry My Name - Bloodbath
22 Dechristianize - Vital Remains
23 Devoured Death - Incantation
24 The Killchain - Bolt Thrower
25 Anatomy of the Beast - Intestine Baalism
26 Override of the Overture - Dismember
27 Rapture - Morbid Angel
28 Father, You're Not A Father - Immolation
29 Spirit Crusher - Death
30 Corporal Jigsore Quandary - Carcass
31 Maze Of Torment - Morbid Angel
32 Plague Bearer - Bolt Thrower
33 Fermented Offal Discharge - Necrophagist
34 She Was Asking For It - Cannibal Corpse
35 Chopped In Half - Obituary
36 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile
37 Open Face Surgery - Cryptopsy

In addition to everything in this song, you have that insane 28 sec long growl/scream/sustain (Lord Worm). - Metal_Treasure

38 Slumber of Sullen Eyes - Demigod
39 As I Behold I Despise - Demigod
40 Nightfear - Benediction
41 Dead Forever - Unleashed
42 Voice of the Soul - Death
43 Helleluyah!!! (God is Dead) - Vader
44 Sword of the Witcher - Vader
45 Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel - Behemoth
46 Slaves Shall Serve - Behemoth
47 Dead by Dawn - Deicide
48 Painkiller - Death
49 Lake of Fire - Nocturnus
50 Decade of Therion - Behemoth
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1. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
2. Maze Of Torment - Morbid Angel
3. Pull the Plug - Death
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1. Pull the Plug - Death
2. Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
3. Stabwound - Necrophagist
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1. Lack of Comprehension - Death
2. Homage for Satan - Deicide
3. Heroes In Godly Blaze - Adramelech
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