Top 10 Death Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 Lack of Comprehension - Death

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.

Um well my favourite song is from nine inch nails close I love that song and the funny thing is that I'm only 14 years old but I still love death metal I mean who wouldn't if it's a classic I mean the songs to Day are so gay in my opinion but hay what ever Flowts your bote right we'll see ya b.t.w. My name is Isabel.

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2 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

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
Hell yeah

It's pure death metal...so brutal and awesome - Ananya

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3 Crystal Mountain - Death

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

It's hard to pick a favorite: Symbolic and Sounds of Perseverance are such great albums... But Crystal Mountain has to be my all time favorite death metal song: pure virtuosity. The vocals are aggressive, yet clearly audible. Chuck is probably the most intense death metal singer ever. Great progression, great riffs, and it has a progressive feel to it, musically. One of the best metal bands, all categories, and a true pioneer.

Crystal Mountain is a masterpiece by any standard

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4 Heartwork - Carcass

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.

Great song..this song was actually so complex..you will like to listen to it again and again - Ananya

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5 Only for the Weak - In Flames

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.

Great song in life time I love this song this is real blaster song - vinaytomar

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6 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

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

Amazing Song.
This has to be the most hard-hitting metal song I have heard in a long time.
Really packs.

Viking death metal --- What else do you need? -Amon Amarth Rule.

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7 Slowly We Rot - Obituary

I think this song deserves more. - GREYBOYY

Yeah!

8 Stabwound - Necrophagist

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 ever

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9 Corporal Jigsore Quandary - Carcass

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

It seemed so classic! great song - listen to it! - Ananya

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10 We Will Rise - Arch Enemy

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!

Amazing song

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The Newcomers

? Never Say My Name - Vader
? Triumph of Death - Vader

The Contenders

11 Angel of Death - Slayer

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

Best song by Slayer

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12 Pull the Plug - Death V 3 Comments
13 Needled 24/7 - Children of Bodom

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" - IGN

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14 Spirit Crusher - Death

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)

It needs to be in place of We will rise! it deserves more attention
It's a perfect masterpiece of death metal - Ananya

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15 God of Emptiness - Morbid Angel

You know, there were much better songs by morbid Angel, why this? - GREYBOYY

You know, there were much better songs by morbid Angel, why this? - GREYBOYY

16 Murmaider - Dethklok

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!

Dethklok deserves a big place in death metal

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17 Blackwater Park - Opeth

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 Ã…kerfeldt 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!

Thank god..it's in the top ten - Ananya

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18 Phobophile - Cryptopsy

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!

A masterpiece in its subgenre - brutal technical death metal. - Metal_Treasure

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19 Arise - Sepultura

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

The speed and power of this song makes your blood pump. It should be in the top ten

This is thrash metal

20 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God

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...

How can anyone hold back Lamb of God... Laid to Rest is one of there classy works and no way it stands below #20

Awesome song but not death metal

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