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Best Death Metal Bands

151 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #44
Human (1991)  #61
Leprosy (1988)  #114
2
Cannibal Corpse
1988, United States
Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
Torture (2012)  #417
A Skeletal Domain (2014)  #1059
Tomb of the Mutilated (1992)  #1086
3
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
Heartwork (1993)  #113
Surgical Steel (2013)  #309
4
Deicide
1989, United States
Death Metal
Legion (1992)  #120
Deicide (1990)  #152
Once upon the Cross (1995)  #480
5
Obituary
1988, United States
Death Metal
Cause of Death (1990)  #62
Slowly We Rot (1989)  #783
Dead (1998)  [Live]  #2666
6
Morbid Angel
1983, United States
Death Metal
Altars of Madness (1989)  #79
Covenant (1993)  #838
Blessed Are the Sick (1991)  #1573
7
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #208
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1189
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #1511
8
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #802
Live in Japan (1998)  [Live]
9
Krisiun
1990, Brazil
Death Metal
Southern Storm (2008)  #281
Black Force Domain (1995)  #523
10
The Chasm
1992, Mexico
Death Metal
11
Aborted
1995, Belgium
Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
12
Bloodbath
1998, Sweden
Death Metal
The Wacken Carnage (2008)  [Live]  #793
Nightmares Made Flesh (2004)  #861
The Fathomless Mastery (2008)  #1433
13
Immolation
1988, United States
Death Metal
Dawn of Possession (1991)  #459
Kingdom of Conspiracy (2013)  #1100
Here in After (1996)  #1978
14
Entombed
1989, Sweden
Death Metal
Clandestine (1991)  #868
Left Hand Path (1990)  #1061
Hollowman (1993)  [EP]
15
Demigod
Finland
Death Metal
Unholy Domain (1991)  [Demo]
16
Vital Remains
1988, United States
Death Metal
Dechristianize (2003)  #321
Icons of Evil (2007)  #1281
Evil - Death - Live (2007)  [Video]
17
Bolt Thrower
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal
The IVth Crusade (1992)  #1244
...For Victory (1994)  #1264
18
Incantation
1989, United States
Death Metal
Onward to Golgotha (1992)  #681
Diabolical Conquest (1998)  #952
Blasphemous Cremation (2008)  [EP]
19
Autopsy
1987, United States
Death Metal
Mental Funeral (1991)  #293
Severed Survival (1989)  #871
Macabre Eternal (2011)  #1268
20
Belphegor
Austria
Death Metal, Black Metal
21
도깨비 (Tokkaebi)
1997, Korea
Death Metal
22
Darkane
1998, Sweden
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Rusted Angel (1998)  #992
Layers of Lies (2005)  #2742
23
Morgoth
1985, Germany
Death Metal, Industrial Rock
Cursed (1991)  #1129
Ungod (2015)  #1892
The Eternal Fall (1990)  [EP]  #2173
24
Impiety
1990, Singapore
Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
25
Six Feet Under
1993, United States
Death Metal
Undead (2012)  #1628
Maximum Violence (1999)  #1748
26
Cancer
1987, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
To the Gory End (1990)  #801
Death Shall Rise (1991)  #2719
27
Sulphur Aeon
2010, Germany
Death Metal, Black Metal
28
Avulsed
1991, Spain
Death Metal
29
Obtained Enslavement
1989, Norway
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
30
Runemagick
1990, Sweden
Death Metal, Doom Metal
31
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
32
Grave
1988, Sweden
Death Metal
33
Kataklysm
1991, Canada
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal
34
Solstice
1990, United States
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Solstice (1992)  #495
Pray for the Sentencing (2012)  [Compilation]
To Dust (2009)
35
Malevolent Creation
1986, United States
Death Metal
36
Akercocke
1997, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Black Metal
37
Sinister
1988, Netherlands
Death Metal
38
Sadhu
1992, Korea
Death Metal
39
Massacre
1984, United States
Death Metal
From Beyond (1991)  #1839
The Second Coming (1990)  [Demo]
Back from Beyond (2014)  #3883
40
Nahu
1999, Korea
Death Metal, Grindcore
The Suneater/Phantom (2014)  [Split]
Nahu / Archagathus (2016)  [Split]
41
Dismember
1988, Sweden
Death Metal
42
Hate Eternal
1997, United States
Death Metal
I, Monarch (2005)  #1946
Infernus (2015)
43
Absu
1991, United States
Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Tara (2001)  #2676
44
Portal
Australia
Death Metal, Black Metal
Seepia (2003)
Outre (2007)
Vexovoid (2013)  #3207
45
Vomitory
1989, Sweden
Death Metal
46
Benediction
1989, United Kingdom
Death Metal
47
Brutality
1987, United States
Death Metal
48
Gruesome
2014, United States
Death Metal
Savage Land (2015)  #1299
Dimensions of Horror (2016)  [EP]
49
Agressor
1986, France
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Towards Beyond (1992)  #2203
Neverending Destiny (1990)  #3365
50
Hate
Poland
Death Metal, Black Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107