bands/musicians The Best Technical Death Metal Bands  

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Technical death metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good technical 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 technical death metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Technical 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 technical death metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest technical death metal bands of all time, since the most famous technical death metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best technical death metal music.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including Opeth and Pat O'Brien. Upvote your favorite artists to see them rise to the top of the list. Downvote the ones you don't like for the opposite effect. Which is better for this list, Steven Wilson or Matt Heafy?

All important, significant and iconic names in technical 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 technical 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 technical death metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into technical 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 technical 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 technical death metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best technical death metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest technical 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 technical 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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Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Death Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 494 99
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Necrophagist Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 398 97
Obscura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Obscura Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 347 101
Nile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Nile Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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+ - 226 52
Beyond Creation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands

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+ - 286 78
Spawn of Possession is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Spawn of Possession Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

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+ - 294 89
Decapitated is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Decapitated Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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+ - 241 73
Atheist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Atheist Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 249 77
Gorod is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Gorod Technical death metal

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+ - 208 69
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Cryptopsy Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 242 89
The Faceless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
The Faceless Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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+ - 173 55
Gorguts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Gorguts Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Experimental metal

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+ - 191 66
Cynic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Cynic Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 148 44
Origin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Origin Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

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+ - 218 82
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Dying Fetus Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 233 93
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Fleshgod Apocalypse Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal

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+ - 272 117
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Gojira Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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+ - 145 48
Psycroptic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Psycroptic Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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+ - 140 50
Blotted Science is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Blotted Science Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Instrumental rock

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+ - 109 34
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Decrepit Birth Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 128 47
Revocation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Revocation Thrash metal, Groove metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 230 112
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Opeth Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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+ - 216 107
Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Meshuggah Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal

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+ - 85 36
Pestilence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Pestilence Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 79 33
Quo Vadis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Quo Vadis Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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+ - 70 34
Augury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Augury Technical death metal

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+ - 113 76
Between the Buried and Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Between the Buried and Me Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

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+ - 78 47
Aborted is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Aborted Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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+ - 79 49
Immolation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Immolation Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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+ - 61 34
Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Cephalic Carnage Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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+ - 63 36
Hate Eternal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Hate Eternal Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

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+ - 73 45
Brain Drill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Brain Drill Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore

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+ - 45 22
Neuraxis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Neuraxis Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 51 28
Martyr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Martyr Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 71 46
Beneath the Massacre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Beneath the Massacre Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 48 26
Anata is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Anata Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 54 32
Monstrosity is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Monstrosity Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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+ - 56 34
Arsis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Arsis Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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+ - 48 28
Nocturnus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Nocturnus Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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+ - 57 37
Septicflesh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Septicflesh Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

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+ - 41 23
Aeon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Aeon Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

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+ - 25 9
Soreption is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands

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+ - 62 43
Krisiun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Krisiun Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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+ - 43 26
Demilich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Demilich Technical death metal, Death metal

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+ - 41 25
Theory in Practice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Theory in Practice Technical death metal, Death metal

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+ - 43 30
Benighted is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Benighted Deathcore, Goregrind, Technical death metal

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+ - 39 28
Sadus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Sadus Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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+ - 17 7
Hour of Penance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands

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+ - 66 58
Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Born of Osiris Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

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+ - 70 63
Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Amon Amarth Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal