Bands/Musicians 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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668 238
Insomnium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal
2
680 262
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Mario Dominguez added Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal
3
555 205
Kalmah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal
4
449 172
Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal
5
427 162
Be'lakor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal
6
486 202
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal
7
587 259
At the Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal
8
309 114
Dissection is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
9
289 106
Swallow the Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal
10
1,011 600
Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal
11
426 227
Carcass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal
12
383 211
Soilwork is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
13
778 488
Dark Tranquillity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal
14
450 288
Dethklok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal
15
260 147
Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal
16
249 139
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
17
304 182
Eluveitie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Folk music, Folk rock
18
797 594
In Flames is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
19
692 516
Arch Enemy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal
20
291 191
The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
21
697 528
Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal
22
211 129
Omnium Gatherum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
23
182 112
Mors Principium Est is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
24
223 150
Kataklysm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal
25
228 163
Scar Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal