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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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135 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #36
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #85
Wages of Sin (2001)  #246
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #17
Fiction (2007)  #44
Atoma (2016)  #189
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #171
The Jester Race (1996)  #203
Whoracle (1997)  #285
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #112
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #166
Hatebreeder (1999)  #223
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #21
Beyond (2013)  #144
Grey Heavens (2016)  #833
6
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #77
The Black Waltz (2006)  #402
They Will Return (2002)  #458
7
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #42
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #181
One for Sorrow (2011)  #278
8
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #736
The Panic Broadcast (2010)  #923
Verkligheten (2019)  #942
9
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #160
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #309
10
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
11
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
12
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #387
Of Truth and Sacrifice (2020)  #1272
Iconoclast (2008)  #1335
13
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #941
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1061
14
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #506
15
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #568
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #659
16
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
17
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #966
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1232
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1274
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #167
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1281
Wintersun (2004)  #1679
19
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #355
20
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #340
Monolith (2010)  #489
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #504
21
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1091
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #1711
22
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1087
ε psilon (2011)  #2185
Idolator (2005)  #2334
23
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #564
Devoid (2000)  #874
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1114
24
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #501
Stone's Reach (2009)  #574
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #647
25
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Shadow Walk (2016)  #637
Hate and Carrion (2020)  [Single]
26
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #594
Orbit Dance (2006)  #2094
Signs of Existence (2008)  #3010
27
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Nocturnal (2007)  #731
Everblack (2013)  #1328
Ritual (2011)  #2175
28
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1406
Origins (2014)  #2095
Helvetios (2012)  #2752
29
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #136
Unorthodox (1992)  #2077
Crimson II (2003)  #3153
30
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #1168
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #2641
31
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #1881
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2151
Insidious (2011)  #2708
32
Hypocrisy
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Virus (2005)  #975
Osculum Obscenum (1993)  #1624
33
The Agonist
2004, Canada
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Prisoners (2012)  #1913
Eye of Providence (2015)  #1972
Orphans (2019)
34
Gyze
2011, Japan
Melodic Death Metal
Northern Hell Song (2017)  #1216
Fascinating Violence (2013)  #1954
Black Bride (2015)  #3114
35
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #1441
This Is Hell (2003)  #1728
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #3156
36
Forest of Shadows
1997, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal
37
The Haunted
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
One Kill Wonder (2003)  #1543
rEVOLVEr (2004)  #1691
Unseen (2011)
38
Allegaeon
2008, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
39
Skyfire
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Spectral (2004)  #3320
Liberation in Death (2017)  [EP]
Esoteric (2009)  #3617
40
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #2362
Inception (2013)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 36,826
Reviews : 8,768
Albums : 132,508
Lyrics : 173,586
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