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693 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Opeth
1990, Sweden
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Blackwater Park (2001)  #11
Ghost Reveries (2005)  #72
Damnation (2003)  #74
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #46
Atoma (2016)  #198
3
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #47
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #92
Wages of Sin (2001)  #253
4
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #181
The Jester Race (1996)  #210
Whoracle (1997)  #243
5
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #114
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #154
Hatebreeder (1999)  #213
6
Death
1984, United States
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Symbolic (1995)  #36
Human (1991)  #56
Leprosy (1988)  #75
7
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #21
Beyond (2013)  #161
Grey Heavens (2016)  #887
8
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #39
Arise (1991)  #196
Schizophrenia (1987)  #212
9
Cannibal Corpse
1988, United States
Brutal Death Metal, Death Metal
Torture (2012)  #476
A Skeletal Domain (2014)  #1006
Kill (2006)  #1042
10
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
11
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
12
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #45
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #203
One for Sorrow (2011)  #300
13
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #84
The Black Waltz (2006)  #489
They Will Return (2002)  #530
14
Deicide
1989, United States
Death Metal
Legion (1992)  #100
Deicide (1990)  #157
Once upon the Cross (1995)  #462
15
Behemoth
1991, Poland
Black Metal, Death Metal
The Satanist (2014)  #96
Demigod (2004)  #288
Evangelion (2009)  #291
16
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #806
Verkligheten (2019)  #866
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #1056
17
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #408
Queen of Time (2018)  #454
Skyforger (2009)  #617
18
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #162
The Fool (2016)  [Single]
Oracles (2009)  #628
19
Cryptopsy
1992, Canada
Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
None So Vile (1996)  #32
Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994)  #311
Cryptopsy (2012)  #787
20
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #182
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #328
21
Obituary
1988, United States
Death Metal
Cause of Death (1990)  #61
Slowly We Rot (1989)  #512
The End Complete (1992)  #2049
22
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #147
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #477
The Miskolc Experience (2009)  [Live]  #932
23
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
24
Napalm Death
1981, United Kingdom
Grindcore, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk
Scum (1987)  #229
The Peel Sessions (1989)  [Compilation]
25
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #95
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #169
Shin-Ken (2009)  #321
26
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
27
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #341
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #350
Codex Omega (2017)  #544
28
Morbid Angel
1983, United States
Death Metal
Altars of Madness (1989)  #42
Covenant (1993)  #709
Blessed Are the Sick (1991)  #1299
29
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #411
Iconoclast (2008)  #1575
Veto (2013)  #1982
30
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #862
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1084
31
Nile
1993, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
32
Suffocation
1989, United States
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal
Pierced From Within (1995)  #223
Human Waste (1991)  [EP]  #2270
33
Nocturnal Rites
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Death Metal
Grand Illusion (2005)  #405
The 8th Sin (2007)  #667
Shadowland (2002)  #955
34
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #569
35
Dissection
1989, Sweden
Melodic Black Metal, Death Metal
The Somberlain (1993)  #1551
Reinkaos (2006)  #5268
36
Celtic Frost
1984, Switzerland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
To Mega Therion (1985)  #217
Morbid Tales (1984)  [EP]  #1476
Into the Pandemonium (1987)  #2398
37
Vader
1983, Poland
Death Metal, Thrash Metal
De Profundis (1995)  #705
Litany (2000)  #1272
38
Gojira
2001, France
Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal
Fortitude (2021)  #347
From Mars to Sirius (2005)  #743
Magma (2016)  #1285
39
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Slaughter of the Soul (1995)  #220
At War With Reality (2014)  #1866
40
Krisiun
1990, Brazil
Death Metal
Southern Storm (2008)  #287
Black Force Domain (1995)  #446
Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293