Top 10 Death Metal Songs
The Top Ten
One of my favorite songs and Rammstein is not death metal. Lack of Comprehension is better than Feuer Frei. You can't compare Feuer Frei with Lack of Comprehension. Lack of Comprehension is better in all ways. Death is better than Rammstein in all ways.
I think Death has better songs, but this is the top Death song, so my vote goes with this song. Rammstein isn't even death metal. What the heck were people thinking? This list should be full of Morbid Angel and Death songs, otherwise, this isn't a good list.
Who comes up with these lists. Very weak. Rammstein? That is 100% lame. While I like Death, the genre offers so much more than this entire top 10 list. For those looking for something quality in the death metal genre, please ignore this entire posting. Abysmal.
awesomeV 35 Comments
This is actual death metal, sorry but Rammstein are NOT death metal.
I thought it Death Metal songs..
Just hehe. This is Brutal death metal song!
And if I know right Rammstein an industrial metal band. No?
I think Yes. Cannibal Corpse also the best Death Metal band ever!
Cannibal Corpse oldskull Death metal, so... Pure Death Metal
bestV 36 Comments
This song has too many great parts not to be at the top. The Progressive riffs, the Comprehensible growling, the clean Acoustic solo... Everything.
The solos in it makes it very unique song and the vocals are just awesome and the fast drumming kick pedals in it..
And very awesome lyrics and meanings really :) should be in the 1st spot
On other Note :- Children Of Bodom, In Flames, Amon Amarth
Are Melodic Death Metal which is different than Death Metal.. - nooreldeen
This is literally the greatest death metal song ever from the greatest death metal band ever. Please please just give this a listen. It has very good riffs, some of the most awesome clean guitar parts and Chuck Schuldiner's solo is just beyond Perfect. So, do yourself and me a favour and give this a listen before you listen to any of the songs mentioned here. Give this a listen before you die.
Why cannibal corpse is everywhere in death metal? Is really brutality matter in music?
Death's lyrics are far beyond better than any lyrics.
One of the greatest and most complex death metal bands in my opinion. From their tough solo riffs to their medical textbook lyrics, these guys do it with style and a class of their own.
A great song! simply the best! P.S; Rammstein is not death metal!
this song deserve 2 be higher! and fools stop voting!
Deserves to be number 1. I'm sorry but Cannibal Corpse is too generic, overrated and boring. This is the stuff.
Uh, y’all do know this is grindcore right? Not death metal,V 7 Comments
RAMMSTEIN ARE NOT DEATH METAL! This and hammer smash face by cannibal corpse are 2 of the best songs in the world! I love in flames!
Rammstein doesn't come close - Goatrek
That's a hit-song for all times! A great combination of melodic and heavy riffs, that is basicly original MDM style.
This should be number 1V 19 Comments
This song deserve more respect. Death is real death metal band. They showed path to other bands. Come on Chuck is the godfather of death metal with out him other wouldn't make it so far.
Hard to pick a single death metal song as the greatest -way too many-, but Spirit Crusher has it all, and it's by the creator himself, the reason why we have this amazing genre is so many of its various forms.
Saw them in Montreal in the mid-90s and although I never doubted his greatness, to see him pull off that music live was jaw-dropping (only Megadeth were as technically perfect live- in the Friedman/Rust in Peace days).
Why isn't this song higher?
it's an absolute masterpiece with a lot of progressive vibes in it and in my opinion it's way more interesting than Cannibal Corpse (please let me live)
Amazing riffs and guitar solos.by the way the vocals are amazing.V 10 Comments
This is real death metal
The epic growling what nice background.
Soul melting song!
This song is good but not as good as TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GOD
This has to be the most hard-hitting metal song I have heard in a long time.
Viking death metal --- What else do you need? -Amon Amarth Rule.V 10 Comments
This song is absolutely incredible. It is packed front-to-back with some of the best guitar riffs that I have ever heard, regardless of the genre, each one blowing your mind. This song really showcases Opeth's intricate and amazing musicianship, and is very dynamic. And as for the vocals? Some may disagree, but as a true metal head myself, I honestly think that Mikael Åkerfeldt has the best death growls in all of metal. Lyrically, it's a poetic masterpiece that only Mikael could write. More people really need to listen to this, I think that Opeth's music represents the epitome of quality musicianship, not to mention they can be heavy as balls and melt your face off at the same time. Opeth is an amazing band.
Really Strange..how this song is not in the top tens?! I mean the intro, the bass lines, guitar riffs and the strong growls!..it deserve a spot a the top tens for sure!.. - nooreldeen
An epic song/album from an even more epic band!
AWESOME RECORDING... THANK YOU MIKAEL LARS AKERFELDT FOR YOUR EFFORT ON EVERY OPETH RECORDINGS!V 15 Comments
Phobophile was the best song of none so vile, no doubt a masterpiece. With lord worm on vocals and flo on drums, and even a bass and piano solo within the first minute, undoubtedly the most technical death metal piece out
Cryptopsy at it's best, not the new deathcore version. Wild vocals, insane drumming and unforgettable guitar riffs
The best Technical Brutal Death Metal song ever, and best Canadian Death metal band ever!
BrutalV 4 Comments
I think this song deserves more. - GREYBOYY
Why only top 10? For me it's the best death metal song ever!
The Most Powerful song ever.
The meaning of the word EPIC!
Superb solos... Perfect notes and vocals... Great lyrics... ARCH ENEMY RULES...
My anthem! I love this song! Angela gossow is amazing!
Melhor do Arch EnemyV 9 Comments
Alexei forever! Yeah, It's not famous like Metallica, Iron Maiden etc., But is very cool and gives us a new taste in the world of music. Every metal head should give it a try.
Its professional and hardcore than everything, everyband, alexi lahio he is cooler than everyone I love children of bodom I have all albums its not the best songs but its good.
Alexi laiho Rules m/ Hate Crew 4 ever
"11/10" - IGNV 11 Comments
Chuck is the death metal god
I thought it won't be here... last time when I came on this list..it really wasn't in top 20..now it is. - AnanyaV 1 Comment
Just fantastic pure old death metal!
Great awesome band! If you've never listened to them MUST check this out and all the other songs
Good Upbeat Song Instantaneously Catchy great work from start to the finish
One of the most death metal songs by Carcass.This is not necessarily better than Heartwork, but is more death metal than Heartwork.V 5 Comments
Some say Necrophagist is grindcore, but for me is Pure technical death metal... Also, this song should be number two, Fermented offal discharge should be on the top!
Pure Tech Death gold, should be higher on the list, and Only Ash Remains should be in the top 10 as well (or Diminished to Be)
Necrophagist is the real deal
Best band everV 6 Comments
Great technical death metal song - AhmadRizal
Super original tech death with egyptian/babylonian/lovecraftian themes. the vocals are amazing and are done by both guitarists and the bassist. Plus the drummer is GEORGE KOLLIAS
Why is this masterpiece at #27? Come on guys, you aren't serious...Top 10 easily - Metal_Treasure
Sickest song ever
Amazing simply amazing. Although quite possibly Melodic Death Metal is my favorite genre of metal alas it is not Death Metal so neither is COB. This hear Bloodbath is as death metal as it gets.
This song should be #1! When I am trying to listen to the hardest of the hard at work, this song always hits the peak in a mix of Nile, Necrophagist, Amon Amarth, and more. I love how the list has non death metal in it.
This is by far the best death metal song. I don't get why this list is full of other genres. In Flames and Cob? Not even close to death metal. Go listen to this more death metal is not possible.
I love Bloodbath but IF and CoB ARE death metal. Whatever you would say about it - TheoDR
The best song ever!V 13 Comments
You know, there were much better songs by morbid Angel, why this? - GREYBOYY
Now I know that Dethklok may not be one of the most well known death met bands but I think they are one of the best. And where is gojira!?!
Pretty good song, I like the ending when they sing like Murder! Murder! Murder! Murder! several times.
Jamming bass line that gets you jamming!
Gotta give it up to these boys, between Toki's riffs and Skwisgaars intense soloing, it's definitely something that deserves to be higherV 5 Comments
Morbid angel are master of death metal
This is called thrash metal
He/she did this to comment, in old days you had to vote to comment. - GREYBOYY
Awesome song (in fact, it may very well be the best song ever written), but this definitely isn't death metal. It would have won my vote for best thrash metal song, though.
I agree, but this is the band that basically influenced the whole genre
We are talking about death metal not thrash.ok slayer is god of thrash but this is something else.and undoubtedly Death is founder and greatest band in death metal
Eh. Angel of Death is pretty much as close to death metal as thrash can get, so I think it can stay on the list. Epic song m/ - benhosV 28 Comments
The entire album is a death metal masterpiece.
Pure death metal at its finest.
LoG is awesome but they are groove metal with harsh vocals not death metal
This is perhaps one of the greatest metal songs in modern times, and it's a shame it sits so far back. The riffing, vocals, arrangement and pretty much everything else are just perfect. This is my favourite lamb of god song and one of my favourite songs of all time. Should at least be in the top 20 and even then, not doing it justice...
Awesome song but not death metal
One of the best groove metal songs by one of the best groove metal artists, but 'tis not death metal - benhosV 15 Comments
There is a reason that the genre is called death metal, Chuck will forever remain the master and commander of this RIP you are truly exceptional.
This song is epic! Great riiffs, drums, vocals. The song is also very progressive and melodic, but still really powerful. Simply the best death metal song.
Touch taste breathe consumed!
what the hell is "Feuer frei" doing here, that's freaking industrial metal!
"Arise" is one of the greatest death metal songs ever, I love this song from the beggining to the end... and it's in 22th place! - rock2metal
This is NOT death metal, LOL. It is thrash metal all the way. - Metal_Treasure
This is thrash metal
The speed and power of this song makes your blood pump. It should be in the top ten
Even if the band is pretty underrated, this song kicks ass hard. This is real death 'n' roll, sincerely half of the songs that are noted here ain't even death metal.
Death may be the first death metal band. But Cannibal Corpse have taken the sub-genre into new boundaries. And it's a great death metal song. I have never listened to death. But after listening to Cannibal Corpse I can say, Death Metal could never be better than that. And in my opinion, this deserves a way higher position above many non death metal songs. And yes, I like Make Them Suffer more than Hammer Smashed Face.
If you talking about death metal, cannibal corpse is the best...
You know what make them suffer is a million times better than hammer smashed face
This song is simply death metal and it deserve to be way higher thean all melodeath thrash or industrial songs up there
The whole album is a Death Metal masterpiece too! This song should definitely be higher! The intro feels like a thousand souls are being shredded and Lord Worm's vocals are like a Satanic bellow over a symphony of instrumental mayhem... I rest my case.
Come on,20? It should be at least 8 - Ananya
This is heavy and brutal as hell. - Metal_Treasure
This and phobophile should be higherV 1 Comment
Simply beutiful! Listen to it!
Listen to the beginning, listen to the middle, listen to the end.. a genius masterpiece made by the Children of Bodom... This should be much higher on the list...
This band invited Death' Doom subgenre
Super rico oshe zi, amo esta cancion!
Awesome song...don't mind the name - Ananya
"A Load Of My Lymph Will Quench This Bodies Thirst"
Not because it has some vulgarity in its name. But the song is totally awesome.
Awesome growls, awesome riffs
Amon amarth is an Epic melodic death metal band have to appreciate their music
Way better than Pursuit of Vikings
Embrace of the Endless Ocean
Should be #1!V 1 Comment
I'm so happy to see is here, it's so death metal and YES it's catchy - Ananya
This should be much higher than #97, it's too awesome - Metal_Treasure
Classical music + Death metal? PERFECT!
This song is awesome. Drummer F. Paoli is sick! - Metal_Treasure
One of the catchiest songs ever! Unlike a lot of the songs on this list, this one actually deals with what death metal is all about: death, gore, graves and bloodshed. - joshapkin
Drifting from the living, joining with the dead! - love this song
My favourite song from Death!
Best songV 3 Comments
This song should be in the Top 10 for sure, can't understand these lists.
One of the all-time greats. Part of it may be the Chief Woodenhead theme from Creepshow 2, but I think that actually makes it better. It sounds great.
This is actually written by Metallica in their first album kill em all
This song is awesome! Should definitely be number one, without a doubt... This is also my favourite cannibal corpse song, hands down - metal666slut
What's a cover song doing here. There are so many brilliant CC songs other than HAMMER SMASHED FACE
All that is needed the said is awesome
This song is incredible and deserves to be higher than #229... - Metal_Treasure
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