Bands/Musicians The Best Technical Death Metal Bands  

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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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780 198
Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal
2
653 175
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
3
339 121
Beyond Creation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Alex Hpt added
4
514 212
Obscura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal
5
381 158
Decapitated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal
6
363 150
Spawn of Possession is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal
7
342 147
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal
8
450 215
Nile is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal
9
303 135
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
10
268 117
Cryptopsy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
11
296 134
Atheist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal
12
120 31
Archspire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Otxoa Cioni added
13
304 139
The Faceless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal
14
227 94
Gorguts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Experimental metal
15
352 168
Gojira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
16
292 134
Gorod is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal
17
243 106
Cynic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal
18
180 72
Revocation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Technical death metal
19
195 84
Psycroptic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
20
281 140
Fleshgod Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Symphonic metal
21
281 142
Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal
22
192 86
Origin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Technical death metal, Deathgrind, Brutal death metal
23
162 71
Blotted Science is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Instrumental rock
24
145 60
Decrepit Birth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
25
107 50
Pestilence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Technical Death Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal