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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
626 172
Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Brutal death metal, Death metal

2
521 134
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

3
500 127
Suffocation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal

4
403 126
Nile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

5
316 90
Aborted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

6
283 109
Devourment is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

7
259 104
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

8
198 88
Disgorge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

9
163 80
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
marcoanjos1982 added Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

10
167 86
Skinless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Grindcore

11
151 92
Krisiun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

12
133 79
Deeds of Flesh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

13
144 97
Origin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

14
111 70
Vomitory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

15
129 86
Vital Remains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal

16
175 133
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
93 61
Hate Eternal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

18
101 70
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

19
110 80
Mortician is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

20
27 4
Death is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Logan Frankart added Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

21
76 52
Severe Torture is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

22
112 87
Defeated Sanity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
ValðrAvŁunaZorya added Death metal

23
89 65
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
marcoanjos1982 added Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal

24
61 38
Infant Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Rudin187 added

25
78 56
Brodequin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

26
80 58
Spawn of Possession is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

27
57 36
Beheaded is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Brutal death metal, Grindcore, Death metal

28
50 30
Cephalotripsy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
wroommy added

29
57 37
Visceral Disgorge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
hateXedge added

30
61 42
Condemned is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

31
59 41
Abysmal Torment is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

32
44 26
Katalepsy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Josh Davis added Death metan/ brutal metall

33
78 61
Benighted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Goregrind, Technical death metal

34
52 35
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
korrgf added

35
48 31
Gorerotted is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

36
58 44
Torsofuck is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands

37
39 25
Guttural Secrete is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
halpme added

38
61 54
Aeon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

39
44 37
Inveracity is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Brutal death metal, Death metal

40
43 40
Kronos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

41
40 39
Vomit remnants is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

42
35 38
Visceral Bleeding is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

43
54 63
Impending Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

44
16 22
Dawn of Demise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Steven Matthews Jr. added Death metal

45
39 52
Vile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

46
8 13
Gutslit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Snowmetalhead added

Brutal Death Metal

47
23 36
Fleshgore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
igorlystopad added Groove metal, Grindcore, Death metal

48
12 22
Krabathor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
mikael_virus added

49
41 61
Beneath the Massacre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

50
24 41
Insision is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Brutal Death Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal