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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

124 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #26
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #73
Wages of Sin (2001)  #220
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #17
Fiction (2007)  #43
Atoma (2016)  #144
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #160
The Jester Race (1996)  #265
Whoracle (1997)  #271
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #108
Hatebreeder (1999)  #194
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #207
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #22
Beyond (2013)  #145
Grey Heavens (2016)  #794
6
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #71
The Black Waltz (2006)  #365
They Will Return (2002)  #389
7
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #722
Verkligheten (2019)  #877
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #881
8
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #40
One for Sorrow (2011)  #274
9
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #117
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #280
10
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #573
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
The Unseen Empire (2011)  #1220
11
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore
Invictus (2010)  #330
Iconoclast (2008)  #1159
Veto (2013)  #1334
12
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
13
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #914
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1020
14
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #441
15
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #475
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #552
16
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1080
Death Unlimited (2004)  #1081
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1171
17
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #176
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1117
Wintersun (2004)  #1513
19
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #329
20
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #333
Monolith (2010)  #492
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #514
21
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #1458
Abstract (2015)  #1548
22
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1014
ε psilon (2011)  #2109
Idolator (2005)  #2144
23
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #519
Devoid (2000)  #717
24
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #539
Orbit Dance (2006)  #1929
Signs of Existence (2008)  #2794
25
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Metalcore, Thrash Metal
Everblack (2013)  #1139
Nightbringers (2017)  #1842
Nocturnal (2007)  #1859
26
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #586
Stone's Reach (2009)  #625
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #697
27
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Shadow Walk (2016)  #653
Versus (2013)  [Split]
28
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #896
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #2264
29
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #1609
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2072
Insidious (2011)  #2498
30
Hypocrisy
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Virus (2005)  #897
31
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #206
Unorthodox (1992)  #2158
32
The Agonist
2004, Canada
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Prisoners (2012)  #1761
Eye of Providence (2015)  #1815
33
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #1319
This Is Hell (2003)  #1586
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #2429
34
Gyze
2011, Japan
Melodic Death Metal
Northern Hell Song (2017)  #1106
Fascinating Violence (2013)  #1603
The Rising Dragon (2018)  [EP]
35
The Haunted
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
One Kill Wonder (2003)  #1417
rEVOLVEr (2004)  #1549
Unseen (2011)
36
Forest of Shadows
1997, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal
Where Dreams Turn to Dust (2001)  [EP]  #408
Six Waves of Woe (2008)  #2430
37
Allegaeon
2008, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
38
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #2174
Inception (2013)  [Single]
39
Anterior
United Kingdom
Melodic Death Metal
Echoes for the Fallen (2011)  #921
This Age of Silence (2007)  #1123
40
Skyfire
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Spectral (2004)  #3073
Liberation in Death (2017)  [EP]
Esoteric (2009)  #3344
41
Bloodshot Dawn
2003, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Bloodshot Dawn (2012)  #1207
Demons (2014)  #1215
42
Parasite Inc.
2007, Germany
Melodic Death Metal
Time Tears Down (2013)  #394
Parasite Inc. (2009)  [Demo]
43
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1109
Deathstar Rising (2011)  #3654
44
After the Burial
2004, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Deathcore, Metalcore, Djent
Wolves Within (2013)  #1050
Rareform (2008)
Dig Deep (2016)  #2043
45
no image
2006, Korea
Melodic Death Metal
46
Solution .45
2007, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
For Aeons Past (2010)  #1567
Perfecting the Void (2015)  [Single]
Clandestinity Now (2009)  [Single]
47
Starkill
2012, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Power Metal
Fires of Life (2013)  #2075
48
Deals Death
2008, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Point Zero Solution (2013)  #1681
Elite (2012)  #1888
Internal Demons (2009)  #3522
49
Ebony Tears
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
A Handful of Nothing (1999)  #1758
Tortura Insomniae (1997)  #2889
50
Naildown
2005, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
World Domination (2005)  #1324
Dreamcrusher (2007)  #2394
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107