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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 group’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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1
732 138
Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

2
620 125
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

3
479 122
Obscura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

4
308 70
Beyond Creation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Alex Hpt added

5
344 94
Spawn of Possession is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

6
423 133
Nile is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

7
355 105
Decapitated is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

8
77 7
Archspire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Otxoa Cioni added

9
252 82
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

10
278 95
Atheist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

11
282 97
Gorod is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal

12
276 97
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

13
289 104
The Faceless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

14
211 65
Gorguts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Experimental metal

15
224 79
Cynic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

16
184 61
Origin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal

17
326 139
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

18
174 60
Psycroptic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

19
265 112
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal

20
137 42
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

21
158 57
Revocation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Technical death metal

22
154 58
Blotted Science is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Instrumental rock

23
256 126
Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal

24
269 138
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

25
97 40
Quo Vadis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

26
99 47
Pestilence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

27
85 41
Augury is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal

28
137 89
Between the Buried and Me is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

29
80 43
Hate Eternal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

30
91 53
Brain Drill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore

31
92 54
Immolation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

32
72 39
Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

33
89 54
Aborted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

34
54 27
Neuraxis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

35
83 53
Beneath the Massacre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

36
64 37
Monstrosity is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

37
57 31
Anata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

38
65 40
Arsis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

39
49 28
Aeon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal

40
37 17
Soreption is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added

41
70 48
Septicflesh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

42
53 34
Nocturnus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

43
70 50
Krisiun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

44
54 35
Martyr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

45
46 29
Theory in Practice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Death metal

46
47 32
Sadus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

47
47 32
Demilich is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Death metal

48
24 12
Hour of Penance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added

49
24 13
The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
kyle911018 added Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

50
46 36
Benighted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Goregrind, Technical death metal