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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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127 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #28
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #78
Wages of Sin (2001)  #243
2
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #48
Atoma (2016)  #167
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #156
The Jester Race (1996)  #219
Whoracle (1997)  #279
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #107
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #201
Hatebreeder (1999)  #202
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #22
Beyond (2013)  #149
Grey Heavens (2016)  #872
6
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #75
The Black Waltz (2006)  #371
They Will Return (2002)  #400
7
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #804
Verkligheten (2019)  #921
The Panic Broadcast (2010)  #976
8
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #39
One for Sorrow (2011)  #294
9
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #125
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #278
10
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #627
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
The Unseen Empire (2011)  #1273
11
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
12
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore
Invictus (2010)  #357
Iconoclast (2008)  #1263
Veto (2013)  #1391
13
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #891
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1033
14
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #450
15
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #547
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #596
16
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #908
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1095
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1188
17
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #187
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1197
Wintersun (2004)  #1549
19
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #334
20
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #360
Monolith (2010)  #498
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #522
21
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #1495
Abstract (2015)  #1591
22
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #495
Devoid (2000)  #727
23
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1099
Idolator (2005)  #2202
ε psilon (2011)  #2244
24
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #546
Orbit Dance (2006)  #1969
Signs of Existence (2008)  #2865
25
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Metalcore, Blackened Metalcore, Thrash Metal
Everblack (2013)  #1242
Nocturnal (2007)  #1577
Ritual (2011)  #2087
26
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #591
Stone's Reach (2009)  #636
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #708
27
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Shadow Walk (2016)  #581
Versus (2013)  [Split]
28
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1316
Origins (2014)  #1970
Helvetios (2012)  #2598
29
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #1100
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #2430
30
Hypocrisy
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Virus (2005)  #914
Osculum Obscenum (1993)  #1665
31
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #1654
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2127
Insidious (2011)  #2564
32
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #220
Unorthodox (1992)  #2214
33
The Agonist
2004, Canada
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Prisoners (2012)  #1802
Eye of Providence (2015)  #1855
34
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #1356
This Is Hell (2003)  #1628
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #2996
35
Gyze
2011, Japan
Melodic Death Metal
Northern Hell Song (2017)  #1120
Fascinating Violence (2013)  #1649
Black Bride (2015)  #2197
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)  #1453
rEVOLVEr (2004)  #1592
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)  #3148
Liberation in Death (2017)  [EP]
Esoteric (2009)  #3422
40
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #2233
Inception (2013)  [Single]
41
Anterior
United Kingdom
Melodic Death Metal
Echoes for the Fallen (2011)  #942
This Age of Silence (2007)  #1139
42
Bloodshot Dawn
2003, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Bloodshot Dawn (2012)  #1228
Demons (2014)  #1239
43
Parasite Inc.
2007, Germany
Melodic Death Metal
Time Tears Down (2013)  #452
Parasite Inc. (2009)  [Demo]
44
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1123
Deathstar Rising (2011)  #3752
45
no image
2006, Korea
Melodic Death Metal
46
Solution .45
2007, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
For Aeons Past (2010)  #1608
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)  #2130
48
Deals Death
2008, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Point Zero Solution (2013)  #1719
Elite (2012)  #1924
Internal Demons (2009)  #3610
49
Ebony Tears
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
A Handful of Nothing (1999)  #1800
Tortura Insomniae (1997)  #2972
50
Naildown
2005, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
World Domination (2005)  #1362
Dreamcrusher (2007)  #2464
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,854
Reviews : 8,108
Albums : 124,742
Lyrics : 159,577