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175 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #18
Fiction (2007)  #47
Atoma (2016)  #200
2
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #36
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #86
Wages of Sin (2001)  #258
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #167
The Jester Race (1996)  #208
Whoracle (1997)  #272
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #129
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #151
Hatebreeder (1999)  #202
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #20
Beyond (2013)  #138
Grey Heavens (2016)  #861
6
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
7
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #85
The Black Waltz (2006)  #456
They Will Return (2002)  #484
8
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #37
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #193
One for Sorrow (2011)  #283
9
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #707
Verkligheten (2019)  #979
Figure Number Five (2003)  #993
10
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Silent Waters (2007)  #359
Queen of Time (2018)  #558
Skyforger (2009)  #592
11
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #171
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #323
12
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
13
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #712
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
The Unseen Empire (2011)  #1410
14
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #110
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #172
Shin-Ken (2009)  #326
15
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #374
Iconoclast (2008)  #1468
Of Truth and Sacrifice (2020)  #1617
16
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #786
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1023
17
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #519
18
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
Architect of Lies (2008)  #531
The Hours That Remain (2006)  #678
19
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
20
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #173
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1587
Wintersun (2004)  #1761
21
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #1017
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1303
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1344
22
Amaranthe
2008, Sweden
Trance Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
Amaranthe (2011)  #798
Manifest (2020)  #3979
The Nexus (2013)  #4044
23
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal, Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #327
24
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #1154
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #1895
25
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
26
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #341
Monolith (2010)  #517
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #522
27
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #578
Devoid (2000)  #794
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1171
28
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1151
ε psilon (2011)  #2495
Idolator (2005)  #2792
29
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Nocturnal (2007)  #757
Everblack (2013)  #1463
Ritual (2011)  #2486
30
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #544
Stone's Reach (2009)  #600
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #663
31
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #622
Orbit Dance (2006)  #2404
Signs of Existence (2008)  #3990
32
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #161
Unorthodox (1992)  #2386
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #3687
33
Chthonic
1995, Taiwan
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Takasago Army (2011)  #595
武徳 / Bú-Tik (2013)  #2656
賽德克巴萊 (2005)  #2857
34
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1554
Origins (2014)  #2405
Helvetios (2012)  #3484
35
All That Remains
1998, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
The Fall of Ideals (2006)  #823
...For We Are Many (2010)  #4969
36
Hypocrisy
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Virus (2005)  #965
Osculum Obscenum (1993)  #1777
37
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #1765
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
38
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #2143
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #2590
Insidious (2011)  #3426
39
DevilDriver
2002, United States
Groove Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Beast (2011)  #1916
The Last Kind Words (2007)  #2417
40
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore Punk
Deliver Us (2007)  #1095
Undoing Ruin (2005)  #3350
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482