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789 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #23
Fiction (2007)  #41
Atoma (2016)  #193
2
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #56
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #97
Wages of Sin (2001)  #330
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #174
The Jester Race (1996)  #189
Whoracle (1997)  #284
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #120
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #125
Hatebreeder (1999)  #267
5
Opeth
1990, Sweden
Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Blackwater Park (2001)  #10
Damnation (2003)  #72
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #83
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #29
Human (1991)  #55
Leprosy (1988)  #82
7
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #24
Beyond (2013)  #161
Grey Heavens (2016)  #667
8
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #38
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #207
Anno 1696 (2023)  #241
9
Cannibal Corpse
1988, United States
Death Metal
Torture (2012)  #583
Kill (2006)  #1105
A Skeletal Domain (2014)  #1182
10
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #86
The Black Waltz (2006)  #466
They Will Return (2002)  #474
11
Deicide
1989, United States
Death Metal
Legion (1992)  #87
Deicide (1990)  #129
Once upon the Cross (1995)  #526
12
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #142
Evangelion (2009)  #253
Demigod (2004)  #318
13
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
14
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Övergivenheten (2022)  #696
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #749
The Living Infinite (2013)  #782
15
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #145
Oracles (2009)  #536
Agony (2011)  #597
16
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #218
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #387
17
Cryptopsy
1992, Canada
Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
None So Vile (1996)  #32
Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994)  #289
Cryptopsy (2012)  #767
18
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #28
Arise (1991)  #107
Schizophrenia (1987)  #216
19
Obituary
1988, United States
Death Metal
Cause of Death (1990)  #60
Slowly We Rot (1989)  #505
The End Complete (1992)  #1797
20
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #150
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #247
Shin-Ken (2009)  #432
21
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
22
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #446
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #524
Codex Omega (2017)  #529
23
Morbid Angel
1983, United States
Death Metal
Altars of Madness (1989)  #50
Covenant (1993)  #651
Blessed Are the Sick (1991)  #1449
24
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #860
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
25
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #605
Litany (2000)  #852
26
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Halo (2022)  #396
Live at Helsinki Ice Hall (2021)  [Live]  #498
Skyforger (2009)  #549
27
Nile
1993, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
28
Suffocation
1989, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
29
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #942
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1222
30
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #435
Iconoclast (2008)  #1966
Veto (2013)  #2193
31
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Slaughter of the Soul (1995)  #204
At War with Reality (2014)  #1442
32
Krisiun
1990, Brazil
Death Metal
Southern Storm (2008)  #349
Black Force Domain (1995)  #423
33
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
34
Immolation
1988, United States
Death Metal
Dawn of Possession (1991)  #449
Kingdom of Conspiracy (2013)  #1043
35
Bolt Thrower
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal
...For Victory (1994)  #404
Those Once Loyal (2005)  #578
The IVth Crusade (1992)  #627
36
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #327
Vessels (2016)  #401
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #412
37
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #539
38
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #280
Monolith (2010)  #450
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #613
39
Obscura
2002, Germany
Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Akróasis (2016)  #209
Cosmogenesis (2009)  #901
Omnivium (2011)  #1081
40
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #784
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1702
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1703
41
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal
Everblack (2013)  #1125
Nocturnal (2007)  #1178
Ritual (2011)  #1597
42
The Chasm
1992, Mexico
Death Metal
43
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #314
Unorthodox (1992)  #1911
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #2922
44
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #622
Devoid (2000)  #1095
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1369
45
Possessed
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Seven Churches (1985)  #238
Beyond the Gates (1986)  #4575
46
Dying Fetus
1991, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
War of Attrition (2007)  #1273
Killing on Adrenaline (1998)  #1303
47
Bloodbath
1998, Sweden
Death Metal
The Wacken Carnage (2008)  [Live]  #1304
Nightmares Made Flesh (2004)  #1319
Breeding Death (2000)  [EP]  #1744
48
Hypocrisy
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal
49
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #341
50
Hour of Penance
1999, Italy
Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Sedition (2012)  #393
The Vile Conception (2008)  #1855
Paradogma (2010)  #2181
Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,436
Reviews : 9,967
Albums : 162,823
Lyrics : 216,043