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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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196 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #54
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #106
Wages of Sin (2001)  #271
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #44
Atoma (2016)  #225
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #183
The Jester Race (1996)  #199
Whoracle (1997)  #205
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #116
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #159
Hatebreeder (1999)  #216
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #23
Beyond (2013)  #184
Grey Heavens (2016)  #906
6
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
7
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #52
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #235
One for Sorrow (2011)  #341
8
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #96
The Black Waltz (2006)  #484
They Will Return (2002)  #520
9
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #428
Halo (2022)  #489
Skyforger (2009)  #562
10
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Övergivenheten (2022)  #709
The Living Infinite (2013)  #801
Verkligheten (2019)  #802
11
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #192
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #404
12
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #120
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #203
Shin-Ken (2009)  #354
13
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
14
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
15
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #459
Iconoclast (2008)  #1759
Veto (2013)  #2205
16
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #954
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1196
17
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Slaughter of the Soul (1995)  #214
At War with Reality (2014)  #1918
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #162
Wintersun (2004)  #1313
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1479
19
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #597
20
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #280
Monolith (2010)  #560
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #655
21
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #644
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #903
22
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #1191
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1735
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1745
23
Amaranthe
2008, Sweden
Trance Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
Amaranthe (2011)  #909
Manifest (2020)  #2473
The Nexus (2013)  #4674
24
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #416
Vessels (2016)  #423
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #680
25
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #353
26
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1145
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2222
27
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal
Nocturnal (2007)  #975
Everblack (2013)  #1492
Ritual (2011)  #1825
28
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
29
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #240
Unorthodox (1992)  #1932
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #2583
30
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1187
ε psilon (2011)  #2712
Idolator (2005)  #3282
31
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #701
Devoid (2000)  #948
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1382
32
Hypocrisy
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
33
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1247
Origins (2014)  #2775
Helvetios (2012)  #3297
34
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #742
Orbit Dance (2006)  #2823
Signs of Existence (2008)  #4610
35
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #656
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2760
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #3647
36
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #2825
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2897
Insidious (2011)  #4016
37
All That Remains
1998, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
The Fall of Ideals (2006)  #972
...For We Are Many (2010)  #5739
38
DevilDriver
2002, United States
Groove Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Beast (2011)  #2401
The Last Kind Words (2007)  #2847
39
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #2238
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
40
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #1252
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #3921
41
The Agonist
2004, Canada
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Prisoners (2012)  #2528
Eye of Providence (2015)  #2667
Orphans (2019)  #5073
42
Allegaeon
2008, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Apoptosis (2019)  #1801
Damnun (2022)  #2055
43
The Halo Effect
2021, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Days of the Lost (2022)  #443
Shadowminds (2021)  [Single]
Days of the Lost (2022)  [Single]
44
Barren Earth
2007, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
A Complex of Cages (2018)  #2130
The Devil's Resolve (2012)  #4236
45
Gyze
2011, Japan
Melodic Death Metal
Northern Hell Song (2017)  #1762
Fascinating Violence (2013)  #2652
Black Bride (2015)  #4749
46
The Haunted
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
One Kill Wonder (2003)  #1482
rEVOLVEr (2004)  #1871
Unseen (2011)  #5866
47
Forest of Shadows
1997, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal
48
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #1724
This Is Hell (2003)  #2570
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #4805
49
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Metal
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #1449
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #2690
Monolith (2012)  #3980
50
Kataklysm
1991, Canada
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,530
Lyrics : 198,741