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642 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Opeth
1990, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Blackwater Park (2001)  #9
Damnation (2003)  #76
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #77
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #47
Atoma (2016)  #200
3
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #36
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #86
Wages of Sin (2001)  #258
4
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #167
The Jester Race (1996)  #208
Whoracle (1997)  #272
5
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #129
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #151
Hatebreeder (1999)  #202
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #33
Human (1991)  #57
Leprosy (1988)  #82
7
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #20
Beyond (2013)  #138
Grey Heavens (2016)  #861
8
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #53
Schizophrenia (1987)  #239
Arise (1991)  #242
9
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
10
Cannibal Corpse
1988, United States
Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
Torture (2012)  #425
A Skeletal Domain (2014)  #998
Kill (2006)  #1132
11
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
12
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #85
The Black Waltz (2006)  #456
They Will Return (2002)  #484
13
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #37
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #193
One for Sorrow (2011)  #283
14
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #98
Evangelion (2009)  #271
Demigod (2004)  #338
15
Deicide
1989, United States
Death Metal
Legion (1992)  #93
Deicide (1990)  #152
Once upon the Cross (1995)  #477
16
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #707
Verkligheten (2019)  #979
Figure Number Five (2003)  #993
17
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #163
Oracles (2009)  #581
The Fool (2016)  [Single]
18
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #359
Queen of Time (2018)  #558
Skyforger (2009)  #592
19
Cryptopsy
1992, Canada
Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
None So Vile (1996)  #27
Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994)  #288
Cryptopsy (2012)  #636
20
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #171
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #323
21
Obituary
1988, United States
Death Metal
Cause of Death (1990)  #56
Slowly We Rot (1989)  #568
Dead (1998)  [Live]  #2293
22
Napalm Death
1981, United Kingdom
Grindcore, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk
Scum (1987)  #198
The Peel Sessions (1989)  [Compilation]
23
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
24
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #712
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
The Unseen Empire (2011)  #1410
25
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #110
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #172
Shin-Ken (2009)  #326
26
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #241
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #299
Codex Omega (2017)  #527
27
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #158
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #593
The Miskolc Experience (2009)  [Live]  #871
28
Morbid Angel
1983, United States
Death Metal
Altars of Madness (1989)  #54
Covenant (1993)  #665
29
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #374
Iconoclast (2008)  #1468
Of Truth and Sacrifice (2020)  #1617
30
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #786
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1023
31
Nile
1993, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
32
Nocturnal Rites
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Death Metal
Grand Illusion (2005)  #415
The 8th Sin (2007)  #662
Shadowland (2002)  #900
33
Suffocation
1989, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
Pierced From Within (1995)  #186
...Of the Dark Light (2017)  #2905
34
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #519
35
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1827
Reinkaos (2006)  #4972
36
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #531
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #678
37
Cynic
1987, United States
Progressive Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Focus (1993)  #227
Traced in Air (2008)  #692
38
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #275
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1652
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2256
39
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
40
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #173
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1587
Wintersun (2004)  #1761
Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482