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Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

Melodic death metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good melodic death metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top melodic death metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Melodic death metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all melodic death metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest melodic death metal bands of all time, since the most famous melodic death metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best melodic death metal music.

You can click on the melodic death metal band names to see more information about that particular notable melodic death metal group. If they're near the top of the best melodic death metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top melodic death metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the melodic death metal band names themselves.

List items include As I Lay Dying, Pat O'Brien and more. Your favorite items on this list deserve to be at the top. This is what they're doing. If you're not a fan of All That Remains or Dan Swanö, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

All important, significant and iconic names in melodic death metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new melodic death metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of melodic death metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into melodic death metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good melodic death metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent melodic death metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best melodic death metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest melodic death metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular melodic death metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal

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    Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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    D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

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    Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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    Death-doom, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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    Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Melodic death metal, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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    Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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    Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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    Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

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    Industrial metal, Melodic death metal, Industrial music

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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    Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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    Heavy metal, Death metal, Doom metal

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    Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Christian hardcore

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    Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal

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    Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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    Nu metal, Symphonic black metal, Deathcore

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal

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    Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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    Melodic death metal, Death metal

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    Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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