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 Songs to Get You Into Melodic Death Metal

1 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

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

2 The World is Yours - Arch Enemy
3 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom
4 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
5 War Eternal - Arch Enemy
6 Black Widow - Children of Bodom
7 Heartwork - Carcass
8 Panophobia - The Agonist

In this song there are also clean vocals. - Metal_Treasure

9 Withering Away - Kalmah
10 Timeless Winter - Into Eternity

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

The Contenders

11 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth
12 Downfall - Children of Bodom
13 Time Immemorial - Into Eternity
14 Tides of Blood - Into Eternity
15 Mortal Share - Insomnium
16 Lost to Apathy - Dark Tranquillity
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