The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands Bands/Musicians

The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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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 artists include As I Lay Dying, Pat O'Brien and more. Your favorite artists 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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    Twilight of the Thunder God, Versus the World, With Oden on Our Side

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    Clayman, The Jester Race, Come Clarity

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    Fiction, Projector, Haven

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    Follow the Reaper, Hatebreeder, Blooddrunk

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    Slaughter of the Soul, The Red in the Sky Is Ours, Gardens of Grief

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    Blackwater Park, Damnation, Ghost Reveries

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    Wages of Sin, Doomsday Machine, Stigmata

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    Heartwork, Symphonies of Sickness, Swansong

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    Above the Weeping World, One for Sorrow, Since the Day It All Came Down ...

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    The Dethalbum, Dethalbum II, The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera

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    Stabbing the Drama, Natural Born Chaos, Steelbath Suicide

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    They Will Return, Swamplord, Swampsong

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    Time I, Wintersun, Winter Madness

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    Abducted, The Arrival, Osculum Obscenum

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    Slania, Spirit, Everything Remains (As It Never Was)

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    Nocturnal, Unhallowed, Miasma

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    Iron, Ensiferum, Victory Songs

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    Northern Hyperblast, In the Arms of Devastation, Serenity in Fire

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    Shogun, Ascendancy, In Waves

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    The Fury of Our Maker's Hand, Beast, DevilDriver

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    Demanufacture, Obsolete, Soul of a New Machine

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    Am Universum, Tales From the Thousand Lakes, Tuonela

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    Stone's Reach, The Frail Tide, Of Breath and Bone

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    Pitch Black Progress, Holographic Universe, Symmetric in Design

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    Oracles, Labyrinth, Agony

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    Storm of the Light's Bane, The Somberlain, Reinkaos

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    One Kill Wonder, The Dead Eye, The Haunted

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    Cruelty and the Beast, The Black Goddess Rises, Harder

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    Beyond the Permafrost, Breathing the Fire, At One With the Shadows

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    Undoing Ruin, Prophecy Fulfilled, The Mark of the Judas

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    Death Unlimited, Till Death Unites Us, Mirror of Madness

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    Liberation = Termination, The Unborn, Inhumanity

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    Stuck Here on Snakes Way, The Redshift, New World Shadows

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    The Price of Existence, Hate . Malice . Revenge, Awaken the Dreamers

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    Wolfheart, Under Satanæ, The Great Silver Eye

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    Planetary Duality, Autotheism, Akeldama

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    Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance), Antigone, The Split Program II ...

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    Crimson, Purgatory Afterglow, Crimson II

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    Communion, Titan, Sumerian Demons

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    Once Only Imagined, Prisoners, Lullabies for the Dormant Mind

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    Like an Ever Flowing Stream, Death Metal, Massive Killing Capacity

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    Earthborn Evolution

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    Chaotic Beauty, Vilda Mánnu, Before the Bleeding Sun

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    Diabolical Figures, Collateral Defect, (N)utopia

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    Declaration, Bleeding Through, This Is Love

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    Killing With a Smile, Horizons, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: ...

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    Casting Shadows, Monolith, The Supreme Oppressor

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    Sworn Allegiance, Warrior, Midvinterblot

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    Down, Love & Death, The Cold White Light

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    Mind Tricks, Nebularium, The Isolation Game

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