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 UListen to Sample
2 Crystal Mountain - Death UListen to Sample
3 Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile UListen to Sample
4 Your Disposal - Cattle Decapitation UListen to Sample
5 Pull the Plug - Death

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

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6 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
7 Only Ash Remains - Necrophagist UListen to Sample
8 In the Minds of Evil - Deicide UListen to Sample
9 Stabwound - Necrophagist UListen to Sample
10 Outnumbering the Day - Bloodbath UListen to Sample

The Contenders

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

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38 Slumber of Sullen Eyes - Demigod UListen to Sample
39 As I Behold I Despise - Demigod UListen to Sample
40 Nightfear - Benediction UListen to Sample
41 Dead Forever - Unleashed UListen to Sample
42 Voice of the Soul - Death UListen to Sample
43 Helleluyah!!! (God is Dead) - Vader UListen to Sample
44 Sword of the Witcher - Vader
45 Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel - Behemoth UListen to Sample
46 Slaves Shall Serve - Behemoth UListen to Sample
47 Dead by Dawn - Deicide UListen to Sample
48 Painkiller - Death UListen to Sample
49 Lake of Fire - Nocturnus UListen to Sample
50 Decade of Therion - Behemoth UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (4)

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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