Best Non-Melodic Death Metal SongsThis 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.
> 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.
> Old-School Death Metal
> Brutal Death Metal (incl. Slam)
> Technical Death Metal
> 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 Pull the Plug - Death
My favorite death metal song from my favorite death metal album from my favorite death metal band.
6 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
7 Only Ash Remains - Necrophagist
8 In the Minds of Evil - Deicide
9 Stabwound - Necrophagist
10 Outnumbering the Day - Bloodbath
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
18 O Father O Satan O Sun! - Behemoth
19 Majesty and Decay - Immolation
20 Disembowel - Autopsy
21 Cry My Name - Bloodbath
22 Chopped In Half - Obituary
23 Dechristianize - Vital Remains
24 Devoured Death - Incantation
25 The Killchain - Bolt Thrower