music 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?"

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Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Amon Amarth Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal

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Dark Tranquillity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Dark Tranquillity Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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In Flames is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
In Flames Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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At the Gates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
At the Gates Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Children of Bodom Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

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Insomnium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Insomnium Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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Arch Enemy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Arch Enemy Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 402 167
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Opeth Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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Carcass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Carcass D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

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Soilwork is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Soilwork Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Dethklok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Dethklok Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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+ - 279 153
Kalmah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Kalmah Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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+ - 269 152
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Wintersun Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Hypocrisy Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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Eluveitie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Eluveitie Melodic death metal, Folk music, Folk rock

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Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Ensiferum Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Be'lakor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Be'lakor Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Amorphis Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
The Black Dahlia Murder Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Kataklysm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Kataklysm Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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Trivium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Trivium Thrash metal, Rock music, Melodic death metal

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+ - 235 187
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
DevilDriver Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 178 139
Scar Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Scar Symmetry Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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Dissection is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Dissection Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Fleshgod Apocalypse Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal

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Omnium Gatherum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Omnium Gatherum Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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Mors Principium Est is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Mors Principium Est Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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The Haunted is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
The Haunted Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Norther is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Norther Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Heaven Shall Burn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Heaven Shall Burn Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Edge of Sanity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Edge of Sanity Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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Darkest Hour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Darkest Hour Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Septic Flesh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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Skeletonwitch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Skeletonwitch Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

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Dismember is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Dismember Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Cradle of Filth Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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All Shall Perish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
All Shall Perish Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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Sylosis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Sylosis Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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The Faceless is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
The Faceless Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Eternal Tears of Sorrow Doom metal, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal

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Disarmonia Mundi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Disarmonia Mundi Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Unleashed Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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Swallow the Sun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Swallow the Sun Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Graveworm Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Rotting Christ Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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The Agonist is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
The Agonist Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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Arsis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Arsis Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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Sentenced is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Sentenced Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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Beyond Creation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands

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Before the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Before the Dawn Doom metal, Death-doom, Melodic death metal