Bands/Musicians The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands  

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Brutal death metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good brutal death metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the group’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top brutal death metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Brutal 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 brutal death metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest brutal death metal bands of all time, since the most famous brutal death metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best brutal death metal music.

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

These artists, like Beneath the Massacre and Erik Rutan include images when available. Any time you vote for your favorite artists, they get a better chance of becoming the number one item. Thumbs up artists you like -- Suffocation and Derek Roddy for example.

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

This list answers the questions "who are the best brutal death metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest brutal 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 brutal 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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1
575 146
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
2
547 138
Suffocation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal
3
674 195
Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Brutal death metal, Death metal
4
430 144
Nile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
5
344 104
Aborted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind
6
313 114
Devourment is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
7
294 109
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
8
223 93
Disgorge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
9
190 91
Skinless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Grindcore
10
176 97
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
marcoanjos1982 added Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
11
150 84
Deeds of Flesh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
12
154 106
Krisiun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
13
148 109
Origin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal
14
124 87
Mortician is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
15
40 10
Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Logan Frankart added Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal
16
186 148
Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
ohmygoth added Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk
17
132 99
Vital Remains is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal
18
113 81
Vomitory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
19
124 92
Defeated Sanity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
ValðrAvŁunaZorya added Death metal
20
68 41
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
korrgf added
21
97 71
Hate Eternal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal
22
71 46
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Rudin187 added
23
103 78
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
24
93 70
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
marcoanjos1982 added Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal
25
61 40
Visceral Disgorge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
hateXedge added