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Hey forum, I need your help! I am a huge fan of death metal and all its subgenres. I am always looking for new bands and showing other fans good music. I am gonna post all the death metal bands that I listen to up here, I want u guys to list your favourites, and tell me of some other bands I might be interested in.
This list includes - melodic death metal, death/thrash, brutal, progressive, technical, blackened and even some deathcore
All Shall Perish
Annotations Of An Autopsy
At The Gates
Beneath The Massacre
The Black Dahlia Murder
Blood Red Throne
Born Of Osiris
Children Of Bodom
Darkthrone (Old) and yes I listen to black metal and enjoy their later stuff
Dawn Of Demise
Deeds Of Flesh
Edge Of Sanity
Hail Of Bullets
Hour Of Penance
Job For A Cowboy
Legion Of The Damned
A Loathing Requiem
Mors Principium Est
Napalm Death (not a big fan of grindcore, but their whole discography is great!)
Order Of Ennead
Six Feet Under
Spawn Of Possession
Trigger The Bloodshed
you should check out mercenary. thats a melodic death metal band
I forgot to list them, thanks
old school slipknot is pretty heavy like there first album
i used to be a huge slipknot fan, and i agree
Slipknot is in no way shape or form death metal. It is Nu Metal, set in the likes of Disturbed and such.
Aborym (black/industrial): Check out the album With No Human Intervention.
Adramelech (death): Psychostasia, all day, all night. If you like death metal, you NEED this.
Adversarial (death/black): All Idols Fall Before the Hammer. Look up the link for the remastered version on their Last.fm, because the officially issued version on the CD has quite the unbalanced production on it. Up to you though.
Azarath (black/death): Blasphemers' Maledictions. Awesome black/death that doesn't forget it's half death metal. One of 2011's surprise treats.
Bathory (thrash/proto-black metal): If you've never listened to the old guards, you've got a lot of work to do. Start at their self-titled debut and keep going, everything up to Twilight of the Gods is fantastic.
Be'lakor (Melodic death): If Opeth had more death metal in them, it'd probably sound something like this. Both their full-lengths are quality work, but I'd suggest Stone's Reach to start with.
Blut Aus Nord (black/progressive): The French do wonderful things, like produce these guys. Quality black metal with a noticeable industrial influence. If you like your black metal more raw, check out Ultima Thulee. If you like it more progressive, check out Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars.
Blutmond (black/avant-garde): This is social-topic focused black metal with a strange yet perfectly fitting jazz influence running through it the entire time. They've only got one album, so go pick it up, called Thirteen Urban Ways.
Clandestine Blaze (raw black): If you like your steak red and bleeding, and like your black metal the same way, check out Night of the Unholy Flames for a good fix.
Coffinworm (sludge/doom): Flithy. Like that vat of shredded rotting pigs in Saw III type filthy. Vocals have a tinge of black metal stylings to them, the entire CD just fucking slays. When All Became None, I'm tellling you, keep an eye on these guys, they'll be going places.
Deathspell Omega (black/progressive/death): Again, the French, doing work all day, every day. Give them a go if you enjoy black metal that is highly technical and has a good dose of atmosphere. Also, you should read along to the songs while you listen, the lyrics are extremely well-written, focusing on the overall relationship between God, Satan, and Man on a metaphysical level. Check the album Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum, specifically, the song The Shrine of Mad Laughter.
Destroyer 666 (black/thrash): The album Phoenix Rising. It's got the forward-driving aggression of thrash with the tone of black metal and melodic riffs for days. For a starter song, go for I am the Wargod (Ode to the Battle Slain) or The Eternal Glory of War.
Discordance Axis (grind): Don't have much knowledge of grind either, but this is fucking fantastic, and from what I understand, these guys are pretty much legends in the genre. Go for The Inalienable Dreamless.
Dissection (melodic black/death): Burned out later in their career, but their first two albums are staples of the game for people who enjoy either side of the melodic black/death genre. Start with The Somberlain.
Emperor (black/progressive): Because you put black metal on a list, I feel compelled to list the obvious. They're legends of black metal, and deserve every bit of it. Basically safe to start anywhere, so it depends on what you prefer. Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk if you don't mind a slightly compressed production for some of the best symphonic black metal around, or IX Equilibrium if you prefer a more prevalent progressive element and cleaner production.
Encoffination (doom/death): A filthy and mighty combination of crushing doom and the vicious nature of death metal. Go with Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, and you won't go wrong.
Flourishing (death): Pretty much the greatest metal record released this year, if you like any sort of death metal whatsoever, get this. The Sum of All Fossils is the album, check out the song A Thimble's Worth or By Which We're Cemented for a good taste of what t has to offer.
Followbane (death/power): Yep, that's labeled right. These guys play on oddball mix of strong death metal and flying power metal, yet make it it believable and awesome. Discography is a minefield, but go for the high quality Dead Fantasia and sample either of these two songs: The Hollow Wings, Deluge of Life.
Funebrarum (death): Absolute brutality, pure and simple. Oh, and that voice! The Sleep of Morbid Dreams. Or, as one reviewer put it, The Sleep of Death Metal Dreams. Go for a sample with Grave Reaper.
Gnaw Their Tongues (black.industrial/noise): Pants-shittingly terrifying. This is the stuff of nightmares. Go listen to An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood and never sleep again. Also has some of the best song titles I've ever seen, a personal favorite being Teeth That Leer Like Open Graves.
Hypocrite (melodic death): Travel into the album Into the Halls of the Blind and experience some of the best melodic death that there is.
Intestine Baalism (melodic death): Great balance between brutality and melody, check the title track of A Banquet in Darkness for a taste of how these guys do what they do.
Judas Iscariot (raw black): Distant Into Solitary Night gives the impression of its title exactly. Also, it sounds like you're listening to it in the distance, so as long as you can handle that, this is an interesting spin.
Karnarium (death): Grimy, depraved death metal out of Sweden with an oddly infectious groove. Check their self-titled album and enjoy.
Kataxu (symphonic black): Amazing symphonic effort from a man from what I'm sure is some really cold place. The symphonics are right at the forefront on this one, incase that bothers you, but they're absolutely worth it. The album is Hunger of Elements, and check the song Below the Tree of Life for a good sample.
Krypts (death): Nothing too fancy, but awesome nonetheless. Check their demo Open the Crypts for a short but sweet dose of quality death.
Lunar Aurora (symphonic/atmospheric black): Some of Germany's finest, go for Elixir of Sorrow and you'll find yourself awesomely entranced by what these guys put out.
Megiddo (black/thrash): Merciless combination of raw black metal and old-school thrash energy, the album you want is The Devil and the Whore, go for the title track or Blackened to know what you're heading into.
Morbid Saint (death/thrash): Lots of old-school thrash with a heavier disposition more towards death metal, this is one of the necessary ones. Album is Spectrum of Death, go for the closer Beyond the Gates of Hell for a sneak peak.
Moss (doooooooom): Ever wonder what it would be like if everything in the entire world fell upon you at once? Go listen to Chthonic Rites and Sub Templum, and you'll know all too well.
Naglfar (melodic black): Melodic black metal that has way more melody than normal, while still retaining a sharp enough edge to keep the attention of an extreme metal fan. Go for the album Harvest, and check the title track for a perfect idea of what this contains.
Nokturnal Mortum (symphonic black): Vicious black metal with a good measure of keyboards and an infusion of Ukrainian folk music. Trust me, it works. Go listen to Ukraine off the album The Voice of Steel and never question me again.
NunFuckRitual (black): Nothing ground-breaking, but another solid addition to this year's sizable list of quality metal. Check Komodo Dragon, Mother Queen off their debut CD In Bondage to the Serpent.
Pig Destroyer (grind): Their entire discography is solid, so either go with Phantom Limb or Terrifyer, toss a coin or something.
Revenant (death): Fantastic death metal with some thrash elements thrown in. Their full-length Prophecies of a Dying World is the place to go, check the song The Unearthly for starters.
Sargeist (black): Good old-fashioned pummeling black metal. Sometimes you don't need to do anything new if you're damn good at what you do. Let the Devil In is the album, try out the title track or Empire of Suffering for a beginner's course in Satan.
Sodom (thrash): Not sure whether to include these guys or not on a list like this, but screw it, they're awesome and deserve the attention anyway. Go for Persecution Mania, and reference the song Nuclear Winter. After that, head to the album M-16.
Strapping Young Lad (death/thrash/industrial): Take a death metal album, add a high-speed dose of thrash, some awesome industrial influence, Gene Hoglan, and the absolute batshit insanity of Devin Townsend, and you have the recipe for one of the greatest metal CDs that I've ever heard. Check the album City and just listen to the whole damn thing.
Triptykon (uhhh... metal): Helmed by Mr. Warrior of Celtic Frost fame, that should be enough to make you check this out. The album is Eparistera Daimones, and start out with either Myopic Empire or A Thousand Lies.
Tyrant (symphonic black): A neat little symphonic black metal record out of Japan, this is the way to do it right. Check the album Under the Dark Mystic Sky. Look up Into the Hades or Ghost Waltz to see if this is your type of thing.
Ulver (black): Though they would go on to become something completely outside the realm of metal (although still amazing), they had their raw and vicious metal moment in Nattens Madrigal. This, again, is for fans of raw, under-produced black metal only, although I would suggest everyone at least give it a shot. There's a reason why they only released two black metal albums yet are constantly considered one of the best to ever grace the genre.
Walknut (atmospheric black): Frozen, desolate black metal straight from the barren plains of Russia. Hypnotic riffing and a constant pace should catch the interest of many an ear. Only got one album, Graveforests and Their Shadows, but check out Motherland Ostenvegr to know why you need this.
Worship (doooooom): More endlessly crushing doooooooom to sink further into your couch with. Either Last CD Before Doomsday or Dooom will do just fine.
This took a while, so you're all welcome. I'll make a straight list of the bands I love in a much smaller next post.
Thanks, I do listen to bathory, blut aus nord, deathspell omega, dissection, emperor, naglfar, pig destroyer, sodom, strapping young lad, triptykon and ulver, but im more looking for death metal since I am more interested in that, but still, thank you very much for the hard work! :)
You should check out the band Anaal Nathrakh they're a sick black metal/grindcore band from england. Also check out Trap Them, great grindcore band from the U.S.
i love anaal nathrakh, i have 2 of their albums, i didnt list them since i think they are more black metal, and im not really into grindcore, i hate how their songs are so short, but thats just me
Soilent Green is also a band you should check out if you haven't already.
Hard to say, I tend to listen to a mix of stuff that rangers out side of death, yet still in the metal area. Here is a list of what I am currently listening too.
nice list, but a lot of those bands i already know of, but thanks anyways