Best Symphonic Death Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Septicflesh Septicflesh

Portrait of a headless man... Enough said

Just listen to Oceans of Grey


SepticFlesh surpasses every other band in any genre and it is an understatement to label them as just Symphonic Death Metal even though that is what in essence they are. It's just the most Artistic, Philosophical, Magnifiscent, Dark, Morbid and Brutally Crushing music you will ever hear with 'Anubis' being their biggest masterpiece in Metal or Music history in general. No band can compare to these Greek Titans.

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2 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.

The best symphonic death metal I've ever heard. Many classics are there already despite that are just releasing their fifth album. I wish them long time with such a creativity and talent.
Something to give a try if you want to start: The Fool, Sugar, The Violation, Paramour, Gravity - just to name a few exceptional songs. But honestly, I could not call any "bad" track from them, these are really exceptional among the very goods.
Interesting fact: for their album King they released the orchestratic version of the songs, they are just fenomenal on their own too.
Enough of words, go and listen - their videos are pretty good too! (But definitely nothing for the work! :) )

They are the amalgamation of beauty and brutality! I am so in love with them

This band is just incredible, with two vocalists, they really got me into this genre, Make Them Suffer's NEVERBLOOM album is kind of similar but only like 30%, not as priceless. I love this band, but I am yet to try the others on this list!

The best symphonic death metal band no doubt! Check their album the agony and you will that they really deserve the 1st spot :).. - nooreldeen

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3 Wintersun Wintersun Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum for whom he was lead singer and guitarist.

They are symphonic melodic death metal band :)..they mix symphonic and melodic elements with some power metal elements by their progressive style.. - nooreldeen

4 Eternal Tears of Sorrow

Best death metal band... tears of autumn rain is the best song for them.

5 Ex Deo
6 Vesania

A symphonic band that features the bassist of behemoth (orion) as lead vocalist it is symphonic blackened death actually..but they are really awesome :).. - nooreldeen

7 Meadows End

Not your average death metal band. Great musicians and awesome song writing!

8 Make Them Suffer

Insanely good band with massive breakdowns and awesome screams!

9 Hollenthon Hollenthon
10 Dark Lunacy Dark Lunacy Dark Lunacy is an Italian melodic death metal band, often using a string quartet and Red Army choirs.

Listen to Aurora...thank me later - Ananya

Italian band with a 20year carear

The Contenders

11 Mechina

I've never encountered a band quite like them, so epic and futuristic.

12 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
13 Dominia Dominia

Excel enemy russian band. Just List endless to the first. two albums.

Excellent. My nr 3

14 Sonus Mortis

Irish band with three srtudio albums, the first one with doom elements

15 Xerath Xerath
16 Ödious

Their Album Skin Age is just amazing!

17 Tvangeste

Best Symphonic Death Metal from mother russia!

Tranvestite garbage would sound more appropriate I believe.

18 Aeternam
19 Dysrider

I like their style of both male and female vocals.

20 Mayan

Their last album ”Dhyana” is the best one I’ve heard in symphonic death metal - hub66

21 Ionic Bond
22 Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence (ICDD) is a Japanese metal band with a lot of different influences. The band was formed in 2007 in Fukuoka. They have released 2 EPs and 2 full-length albums so far, which are received well among fans of Japanese extreme metal, especially their second full-length "Kuruoshiku...". more.
23 Therion Therion Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. Its name was inspired by the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion.
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Top Remixes

1. Septicflesh
2. Fleshgod Apocalypse
3. Ex Deo
1. Fleshgod Apocalypse
2. Vesania
3. Septicflesh


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