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213 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Dark Tranquillity
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Damage Done (2002)  #23
Fiction (2007)  #41
Atoma (2016)  #193
2
Arch Enemy
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Burning Bridges (1999)  #56
Rise of the Tyrant (2007)  #97
Wages of Sin (2001)  #330
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #175
The Jester Race (1996)  #189
Whoracle (1997)  #285
4
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #120
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #125
Hatebreeder (1999)  #267
5
Omnium Gatherum
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
New World Shadows (2011)  #24
Beyond (2013)  #161
Grey Heavens (2016)  #667
6
Insomnium
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Winter's Gate (2016)  #38
Heart Like a Grave (2019)  #207
Anno 1696 (2023)  #242
7
Kalmah
1998, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
12 Gauge (2010)  #86
The Black Waltz (2006)  #466
They Will Return (2002)  #474
8
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Övergivenheten (2022)  #696
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #748
The Living Infinite (2013)  #779
9
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #218
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #388
10
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
11
Carcass
1986, United Kingdom
Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
12
Scar Symmetry
2004, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
Holographic Universe (2008)  #860
Morphogenesis (2008)  [Single]
13
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Halo (2022)  #397
Live at Helsinki Ice Hall (2021)  [Live]  #501
Skyforger (2009)  #549
14
Mors Principium Est
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
The Unborn (2005)  #945
Dawn of the 5th Era (2014)  #1224
15
Persefone
2001, Andorra
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Aathma (2017)  #151
Spiritual Migration (2013)  #247
Shin-Ken (2009)  #432
16
Heaven Shall Burn
1997, Germany
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Invictus (2010)  #435
Iconoclast (2008)  #1970
Veto (2013)  #2195
17
At the Gates
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Slaughter of the Soul (1995)  #204
At War with Reality (2014)  #1442
18
Mercenary
1991, Denmark
Melodic Death Metal
19
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #328
Vessels (2016)  #402
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #412
20
Disarmonia Mundi
1999, Italy
Melodic Death Metal
Mind Tricks (2006)  #539
21
In Mourning
2000, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Weight of Oceans (2012)  #282
Monolith (2010)  #450
Shrouded Divine (2008)  #614
22
Norther
1996, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
Death Unlimited (2004)  #781
Dreams of Endless War (2002)  #1705
Mirror of Madness (2003)  #1706
23
The Black Dahlia Murder
2001, United States
Melodic Death Metal
Everblack (2013)  #1126
Nocturnal (2007)  #1181
Ritual (2011)  #1599
24
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #623
Devoid (2000)  #1094
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1369
25
Shade Empire
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Anti-Life Saviour (2017)  [Single]
Omega Arcane (2013)  #341
26
Remnants of the Fallen
2009, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
27
Edge of Sanity
1989, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Crimson (1996)  #315
Unorthodox (1992)  #1914
The Spectral Sorrows (1993)  #2925
28
Ne Obliviscaris
2003, Australia
Progressive Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Portal of I (2012)  #48
Urn (2017)  #509
Citadel (2014)  #532
29
MyGrain
2004, Finland
Melodic Death Metal
MyGrain (2011)  #746
Orbit Dance (2006)  #3165
Signs of Existence (2008)  #5301
30
Nightrage
2000, Greece
Melodic Death Metal
A New Disease Is Born (2007)  #3353
Descent Into Chaos (2005)  #3575
Insidious (2011)  #4328
31
Method
2002, Korea
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Abstract (2015)  #988
Warrior's Way (2013)  [EP]  #2542
32
Hypocrisy
1991, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal
33
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #141
Wintersun (2004)  #1323
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1443
34
The Haunted
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Groove Metal
One Kill Wonder (2003)  #1465
rEVOLVEr (2004)  #1854
Unseen (2011)  #6008
35
Blood Stain Child
2000, Japan
Melodic Death Metal, Trance Metal
Mozaiq (2007)  #1060
Idolator (2005)  #3383
ε psilon (2011)  #3388
36
Gyze
2011, Japan
Melodic Death Metal
Northern Hell Song (2017)  #1512
Fascinating Violence (2013)  #3491
Black Bride (2015)  #4889
37
The Halo Effect
2019, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Days of the Lost (2022)  #400
Shadowminds (2021)  [Single]
Days of the Lost (2022)  [Single]
38
The Agonist
2004, Canada
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Prisoners (2012)  #2893
Eye of Providence (2015)  #3086
Orphans (2019)  #5222
39
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #2498
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
40
Dimension Zero
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Silent Night Fever (2002)  #2231
This Is Hell (2003)  #2895
He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)  #5311
41
Skyfire
1995, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Spectral (2004)  #5260
Liberation in Death (2017)  [EP]  #5474
Esoteric (2009)  #6264
42
Allegaeon
2008, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Apoptosis (2019)  #1782
Damnun (2022)  #2047
43
Darkest Hour
1995, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
Deliver Us (2007)  #1426
The Human Romance (2011)  #4764
44
Eluveitie
2002, Switzerland
Melodic Death Metal, Folk Metal
Slania (2008)  #1386
Origins (2014)  #2566
45
Sylosis
2000, United Kingdom
Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Metal
Conclusion of an Age (2008)  #2059
Edge of the Earth (2011)  #3080
Monolith (2012)  #3678
46
Serenity in Murder
2009, Japan
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
The Eclipse (2017)  #2470
47
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1496
Deadlight (2007)  #6834
48
Dreamshade
2006, Switzerland
Metalcore, Alternative Rock
What Silence Hides (2011)  #2034
Wide Awake (2010)  [Single]
What Silence Hides (2008)  [Demo]
49
Aephanemer
2013, France
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Memento Mori (2016)  #885
Prokopton (2019)  #2163
A Dream of Wilderness (2021)  #2250
50
Bloodshot Dawn
2003, United States
Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal
Demons (2014)  #1666
Bloodshot Dawn (2012)  #1814
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,547
Reviews : 9,973
Albums : 163,141
Lyrics : 216,071