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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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186 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #46
Atoma (2016)  #198
2
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #47
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #92
Wages of Sin (2001)  #253
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #181
The Jester Race (1996)  #210
Whoracle (1997)  #243
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #114
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #154
Hatebreeder (1999)  #213
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #21
Beyond (2013)  #161
Grey Heavens (2016)  #887
6
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
7
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #45
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #203
One for Sorrow (2011)  #300
8
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #84
The Black Waltz (2006)  #489
They Will Return (2002)  #530
9
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #806
Verkligheten (2019)  #866
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #1056
10
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #408
Queen of Time (2018)  #454
Skyforger (2009)  #617
11
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #182
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #328
12
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
13
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #95
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #169
Shin-Ken (2009)  #321
14
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
15
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #411
Iconoclast (2008)  #1575
Veto (2013)  #1982
16
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #862
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1084
17
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #569
18
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Slaughter of the Soul (1995)  #220
At War With Reality (2014)  #1866
19
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #137
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1249
Wintersun (2004)  #1462
20
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #616
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #813
21
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #334
Monolith (2010)  #539
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #591
22
Amaranthe
2008, Sweden
Trance Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
Amaranthe (2011)  #828
Manifest (2020)  #2226
The Nexus (2013)  #4276
23
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #1079
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1392
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1447
24
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #380
25
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #511
Stone's Reach (2009)  #513
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #641
26
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
27
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1226
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2008
28
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Nocturnal (2007)  #918
Everblack (2013)  #1558
Ritual (2011)  #1948
29
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #625
Devoid (2000)  #844
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1255
30
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #180
Unorthodox (1992)  #1735
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #2431
31
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1229
ε psilon (2011)  #2652
Idolator (2005)  #2968
32
Hypocrisy
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Virus (2005)  #1091
Osculum Obscenum (1993)  #1464
33
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #669
Orbit Dance (2006)  #2554
Signs of Existence (2008)  #4212
34
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1499
Origins (2014)  #2590
Helvetios (2012)  #3693
35
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #607
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2484
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #3116
36
All That Remains
1998, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
The Fall of Ideals (2006)  #885
...For We Are Many (2010)  #5266
37
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2537
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #2556
Insidious (2011)  #3638
38
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #1858
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
39
DevilDriver
2002, United States
Groove Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Beast (2011)  #2161
The Last Kind Words (2007)  #2570
40
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #1373
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #3559
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293