Best Death Metal Bands of All Time

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Death

Chuck Schuldiner is the 'Father of Death Metal'. Enough said.

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2Morbid Angel

A band with real death metal sound and a successful band as well,(they are the 3rd top selling DM band).

Listen to album Alters of madness, and tracks like Maze of Torment, Immortal Rites etc for a perfect headbang!

The real old school Death Metal geniuses. Trey Azagthoth is considered the greatest Death Metal guitarist ever.

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3Possessed

The band who termed the genre, 'Death Metal'. Jeff Becerra's vocal style deep growling and everything were the genre defining elements, according to the experts.

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4Obituary

The 5th best selling Death Metal band and one of the pioneers of the genre.

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5Deicide

Deicide are another influential Death Metal band to define the genre. They were the forerunners of the Death Metal scene of America in 80's.

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6Cannibal Corpse

The most brutal Death Metal band ever with really offensive gore theme lyrics and vocalists like Corpsegrinder and Chris Barnes (ex).

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7Autopsy

A doomish old school Death Metal band and one of the forerunners of the genre.

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8Entombed

Formerly known as 'Nihilist', Entombed are an influential swedish Death Metal band who invented Death n Roll subgenre of Death Metal.

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9Napalm Death

English Grindcore band who created and defined the Grindcore genre.

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10Carcass

British Death Metal band Carcass are one of the fastest bands of the genre. Plus, they are the joint pioneers of Grindcore along with Napalm Death.

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11Dark Tranquillity

Swedish Death Metal band Dark Tranquillity pioneered the Melodeth (aka Melodic Death Metal) genre.

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12Opeth

Opeth is one of the few bands that can create a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere with the combination of their dark and light musical elements and are able to switch between light and heavy flawlessly.

Swedish Progressive Death Metal band Opeth are the biggest influential act on the Swedish Death Metal scene as well as Progdeth genre. Mikael Ã…kerfeldt really is a perfectionist genius and albums like 'Blackwater Park', 'Watershed', 'Still Life' are the proofs.

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13Behemoth

The god of technical death metal is here why don't you put their position in top 5

Forerunners of Blackened Death Metal scene of Poland. An insanely heavy band consists of a super Death Metal pair Inferno and Nergal.

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14Sepultura

Brazilian Metal band who had an important role to define and spread the genre and make it popular in the underground. but they are sold out.

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15Vader
16Bloodbath

Supergroup from Sweden led by Opeth vocalist Mikael Akerfeld.

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17Suffocation
18Cryptopsy
19Bolt Thrower
20Amon Amarth
21Immolation
22Incantation
23Malevolent Creation
24Cancer
25Gorefest
26Atheist
27At the Gates

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