Top 10 Songs to Get You Into Melodic Death Metal

Melodic Death Metal is one of the most accessible extreme metal subgenres. What makes it extreme is the use of death growls. Instrumentation isn't necessarily brutal. Moreover, it's melodic.

This list isn't about the best melodic death metal songs although some of them can be considered as such. This list rather focuses on songs that would help beginners.

The Top Ten

The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth Cover Art

I put this song at #1 because it got me into death metal, not only into melodic death metal. I had serious problems with the death vocals and this song solved them. From this song (and other Amon Amarth songs) I quickly moved to other death metal subgenres that are heavier. - Metal_Treasure

The World is Yours - Arch Enemy The World is Yours - Arch Enemy Cover Art
Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom Cover Art
Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth Cover Art
War Eternal - Arch Enemy War Eternal - Arch Enemy Cover Art
Black Widow - Children of Bodom Black Widow - Children of Bodom Cover Art
Heartwork - Carcass Heartwork - Carcass Cover Art
Panophobia - The Agonist Panophobia - The Agonist Cover Art

In this song there are also clean vocals. - Metal_Treasure

Withering Away - Kalmah Withering Away - Kalmah Cover Art
Timeless Winter - Into Eternity Timeless Winter - Into Eternity Cover Art

A song with both clean vocals and death growls. Vox: Stu Block, currently lead singer for Iced Earth - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

Bullet Ride - In Flames Bullet Ride - In Flames Cover Art
Gyroscope - In Flames Gyroscope - In Flames Cover Art
Pinball Map - In Flames Pinball Map - In Flames Cover Art
Colony - In Flames Colony - In Flames Cover Art
Moonshield - In Flames Moonshield - In Flames Cover Art
Artifacts of the Black Rain - In Flames Artifacts of the Black Rain - In Flames Cover Art
The Jester's Dance - In Flames The Jester's Dance - In Flames Cover Art
Clayman - In Flames Clayman - In Flames Cover Art
Stand Ablaze - In Flames Stand Ablaze - In Flames Cover Art
Jotun - In Flames Jotun - In Flames Cover Art
Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth Cover Art
Downfall - Children of Bodom Downfall - Children of Bodom Cover Art
Time Immemorial - Into Eternity Time Immemorial - Into Eternity Cover Art
Tides of Blood - Into Eternity Tides of Blood - Into Eternity Cover Art
Mortal Share - Insomnium Mortal Share - Insomnium Cover Art
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