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152 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #42
Human (1991)  #58
Leprosy (1988)  #117
2
Cannibal Corpse
1988, United States
Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
Torture (2012)  #428
A Skeletal Domain (2014)  #1071
Kill (2006)  #1103
3
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
Heartwork (1993)  #124
Surgical Steel (2013)  #297
4
Deicide
1989, United States
Death Metal
Legion (1992)  #122
Deicide (1990)  #161
Once upon the Cross (1995)  #518
5
Obituary
1988, United States
Death Metal
Cause of Death (1990)  #64
Slowly We Rot (1989)  #791
Dead (1998)  [Live]  #2730
6
Morbid Angel
1983, United States
Death Metal
Altars of Madness (1989)  #81
Covenant (1993)  #864
Blessed Are the Sick (1991)  #1617
7
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #203
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1191
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #1547
8
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #811
Live in Japan (1998)  [Live]
9
Krisiun
1990, Brazil
Death Metal
Southern Storm (2008)  #290
Black Force Domain (1995)  #531
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]  #803
Nightmares Made Flesh (2004)  #847
Breeding Death (2000)  [EP]
13
Immolation
1988, United States
Death Metal
Dawn of Possession (1991)  #407
Kingdom of Conspiracy (2013)  #1113
Here in After (1996)  #2024
14
Entombed
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
Clandestine (1991)  #1024
Left Hand Path (1990)  #1073
Hollowman (1993)  [EP]
15
Demigod
Finland
Death Metal
Unholy Domain (1991)  [Demo]
16
Vital Remains
1988, United States
Death Metal
Dechristianize (2003)  #325
Icons of Evil (2007)  #1308
Evil - Death - Live (2007)  [Video]
17
Bolt Thrower
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal
The IVth Crusade (1992)  #1268
...For Victory (1994)  #1288
18
Incantation
1989, United States
Death Metal
Onward to Golgotha (1992)  #689
Diabolical Conquest (1998)  #801
Blasphemous Cremation (2008)  [EP]
19
Autopsy
1987, United States
Death Metal
Mental Funeral (1991)  #306
Severed Survival (1989)  #895
Macabre Eternal (2011)  #1292
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)  #1007
Layers of Lies (2005)  #2804
23
Morgoth
1985, Germany
Death Metal, Industrial Rock
Cursed (1991)  #1144
Ungod (2015)  #1928
The Eternal Fall (1990)  [EP]  #2232
24
Sulphur Aeon
2010, Germany
Death Metal, Black Metal
25
Impiety
1990, Singapore
Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
26
Cancer
1987, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
To the Gory End (1990)  #809
Death Shall Rise (1991)  #2625
27
Malevolent Creation
1986, United States
Death Metal
The Ten Commandments (1991)  #1871
Retribution (1992)  #2343
28
Six Feet Under
1993, United States
Death Metal
Undead (2012)  #1672
Maximum Violence (1999)  #1790
29
Avulsed
1991, Spain
Death Metal
30
Runemagick
1990, Sweden
Death Metal, Doom Metal
31
Obtained Enslavement
1989, Norway
Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
32
Necrophobic
1989, Sweden
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Black Metal
33
Grave
1988, Sweden
Death Metal
34
Kataklysm
1991, Canada
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal
35
Solstice
1990, United States
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Solstice (1992)  #500
Pray for the Sentencing (2012)  [Compilation]
To Dust (2009)
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)  #1880
Inhuman Condition (1992)  [EP]
The Second Coming (1990)  [Demo]
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)  #1988
Infernus (2015)
43
Portal
1994, Australia
Death Metal
Seepia (2003)
Outre' (2007)
Vexovoid (2013)  #3291
44
Absu
1991, United States
Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
Tara (2001)  #3093
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)  #1329
Dimensions of Horror (2016)  [EP]
49
Agressor
1986, France
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Towards Beyond (1992)  #2260
Neverending Destiny (1990)  #3443
50
Hate
1991, Poland
Death Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,854
Reviews : 8,108
Albums : 124,742
Lyrics : 159,577