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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.

list ordered by

1
542 139
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

2
519 131
Suffocation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal

3
638 185
Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Brutal death metal, Death metal

4
334 93
Aborted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

5
414 139
Nile is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

6
301 112
Devourment is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

7
280 105
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

8
216 90
Disgorge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

9
185 88
Skinless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Grindcore

10
169 93
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
146 81
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
151 101
Krisiun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

13
145 103
Origin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

14
130 92
Vital Remains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal

15
111 76
Vomitory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

16
178 140
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
115 84
Mortician is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

18
120 89
Defeated Sanity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
ValðrAvŁunaZorya added Death metal

19
94 66
Hate Eternal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

20
101 76
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

21
90 67
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
marcoanjos1982 added Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal

22
29 7
Death is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Logan Frankart added Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

23
63 41
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Rudin187 added

24
79 58
Brodequin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

25
76 55
Severe Torture is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal