Best Death Metal Song of All Time?

What truly is the ‘Best Death Metal Song of All Time’? Those nutty Germans over at the MetalHammer.de offices put it to a vote. The results were as follows. Thoughts?

1. Cannibal Corpse – ‘Hammer Smashed Face’
2. Arch Enemy – ‘We Will Rise’
3. Death – ‘Crystal Mountain’
4. Amon Amarth – ‘Pursuit Of Vikings’
5. Vader – ‘Carnal’
6. Sepultura – ‘Arise’
7. Carcass – ‘Heartwork’
8. In Flames – ‘Only For The Weak’
9. Kataklysm – ‘In Shadows And Dust’
10. Behemoth – ‘Christians To The Lions’

174 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Pretty loosely defining death metal here.

    What about Suffocation- Liege of Inveracity?

    That song puts all of that deathcore crap the highschool kids love these days to SHAME when it comes to sheer ferocity!

    • BrutalDeathMetal96 says:

      hey, that’s not right! i’m in high school and i’ve listened to brutal, technical and melodic death metal since i was 12 years old

      and you’re right about this: the metal songs in the top ten are not all to good, and not even all death metal (as far as i behemoth is black metal and sepultura is thrash) btw Arch Enemy sucks

      listen to bands like (indeed: Death and Amon Amarth,) and Slam Brutal Death Metal like Devourment, Abnormity, Abominable Putridy, Prostitute Disfigurement, Decapitated etc. etc.

      • DeathmetaLFan666 says:

        Ur right man…..Behemoth is black metal….and i dont even consider arch enemy “Death Metal” anymore….and where the hell is Meshuggah?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think all you can really do is laugh.

  3. Anonymous says:

    None of the above.

    This list is a joke…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Old! This site is ridiculously behind in every way, shape and form!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hammer Smashed Face is so far from Cannibal Corpses best song

    My vote goes to Gallery of Suicide!

  6. Anonymous says:

    lel

  7. Anonymous says:

    nile’s “cast down the heretic” should’ve been on the list. nile ftw

  8. Fallacious Phil says:

    No. Absolutely terrible picks. What idiots.

  9. Anonymous says:

    why the fuck is in flames and arch enemy on the list.

  10. Anonymous says:

    LOL dont get me wrong I like In Flames and Arch Enemy.

    But this list is horrible.

    The Black Dahlia Murder and Job for a Cowboy deserve to go on this list before In Flames or Arch Enemy. At least thier Death Metal!!

    For fucks sake!!!

    • uraFag says:

      Job for a Cowboy? Are you fucking high? That band is absolute shit, have no music talent.

  11. Most bands on this list sound the same! says:

    They should at least have Korn -- Blind and Slipknot -- Wait and Bleed. These bands were bigger and better than most of these bands before they become known.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh yea because Korn and Slipknot are the most kvlt bands ever with their nu metal beats you’re so right and A. metal isn’t about being big you idiot and B. those bands are incredibly shitty beyond any belief

  13. Anonymous says:

    Anyone else find it fun that Cannibal Corpse were voted #1, on a German website, for a song that they’re banned from even playing in Germany because it’s been deemed obscene?

    Crystal Mountain?? Are you serious?? Pull The Plug’s much better.

    They got it right with Pursuit of Vikings though…this list is total shit.

  14. a says:

    funny, really is -- i’m pretty sure the dudes that bring up Korn and Slipknot in every post thread don’t even care about those bands -- they just know they can get a rise out of the “tru metalheads” by mentioning these two bands…

  15. Anonymous says:

    this is just a popularity rank of death metal.

  16. SWFett says:

    In Flames have better songs than Only for the Weak..

  17. fuckface says:

    actually any techdeath-song puts these “winners” to shame.

  18. I miss alot of bands and songs. There are some bands in the list that I would hardly categorize as Death Metal. Clearly the gengre has been blurred out. Since when is Sepultura a Death Metal band? Arch Enemy and In Flames, sure they have growl vocals but I wouldn´t say they´re Detah Metal.

  19. Anonymous says:

    the list sucks.

    AND you are ALL retards.

  20. Smorgasmorgue says:

    ugh…Septultura was at one time, but not for Arise. back in 86/87, Morbid Visions and Schizophrenia was considering death metal. I can’t believe Arch Enemy was number two. lol. This list is laughable. easily a joke.

  21. hand full of shit says:

    you might as well put smash mouth and back street boys on that list.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Debating the best death metal song of all time is probably the most pointless activity. There are too many bands and too many songs that have come and gone over the past 20 years.

    Of course Cannibal Corpse is at the top of the list -- who did you expect? Some no-name, super underground, overly derivative br00tal band? Get off your elitist high horses and get over yourselves.

  23. Anon says:

    Korn and slipknot have no place on or near this list. they couldve at least included Necrophagist or Deicide or Obituary or death metal bands worth giving a fuck about.

  24. Metalnallen says:

    In Flames -- ‘Only For The Weak’ is the winner for shore!

  25. balls says:

    i’ll reiterate, crappy list

  26. Anonymous says:

    this list blows.

  27. f28rank says:

    Where the fuck is Cryptopsy with Slit your Guts and/or Phobophile?

  28. Typical says:

    Where is Necrophagist, Athiest, old cynic, Meshuggah or even At the Gates?

    • uraFag says:

      Mushugga? Your must be tone deaf, worst fucking band ever made.
      Listen to Dahlia Murder bro, listen to real music.

      • MetalHeadElitistsSuck says:

        Wow, The Black Dahlia Murder? Are you fucking serious? Lame, talentless, deathcore shit. Not “real music” at all. What, was Meshuggah too heavy for you?

  29. nick says:

    Gwen Stefani.

  30. triptych78 says:

    Death definitely. they are one of the bands that originally started “Death Metal” for shit’s sake. Blood Has Been Shed is another i would have close to the list.

  31. judas says:

    Blood Has Been Shed is not death metal

    2. in flames and arch enemy are in the death metal ballpark.

    3. this is from a German website…bands have a different respect over there.

    4. smn “quasi metal” news trashing this = predictable

    5. not a perfect list, but not awful. they simply picked big bands within the scene.

  32. VIKINGS UNITE says:

    AMON AMARTH FUCK THE REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    if anyone seriously picked Kataklysm I would LOL even harder than if someone picked “We Will Rise”. and Sepultura hasn’t been a death metal band since Morbid Visions.

  34. Tits McGee says:

    britney spears is more death metal than these bands

  35. Anonymous says:

    man.., we shouldnt care bout that list. music is difinitely bout appetite. so is metal. so why be bother to argue the list

  36. Anal Blast -- Tampon Tea Bag!

  37. 57sop says:

    ah melodic death is better anyway give me some swallow the sun

  38. Anonymous says:

    “In Flames -- ‘Only For The Weak’ is the winner for shore!”

    your opinion and your spelling have embarrassed us all

  39. this says:

    web site fucking sucks!!! the best death metal song of all time has been up here for 3 or 4 days. smnnews you guys fucking suck. blabbermouth has taken you over

  40. B-dizzle says:

    Not only does that list suck, but people saying Job for a Cowboy and Korn should’ve been on the list?

    I feel like this newspost needs to be deleted for the betterment of mankind.

  41. God of Emptiness says:

    Where is Waking the Cadaver?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Where is Job for a Cowboy? or Bring Me the Horizon? Come on!

    At least Arise made the list…despite being thrash.

  43. Anonymous says:

    To poster above named “Judas”

    THANK YOU for making some sense.

    the fact is that ALL of those bands are Death Metal in some form or another whether the “true deth- metal hordes” want to admit it or not.

    Though I have always considered Sepultura to be more thrash metal, at least in the Arise era.

  44. Anonymous says:

    No Slipknot?

    Corey himself said that they’re DM, and Joey has sick double-bass.

    Where is Slipknot? Any Slipknot song is 300x better than any song on this list.

    People = Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    IM SO PISSSSSSSED AT THE INTERNETZ LULZ

    HOW CAN THEY DO THIS TO MEEEEEEEEE

    THIS IS AWFULLLLLL

    I WONT SLEEP TONIGHT

  46. B-dizzle says:

    “No Slipknot?
    Corey himself said that they’re DM, and Joey has sick double-bass.
    Where is Slipknot? Any Slipknot song is 300x better than any song on this list.
    People = Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    I hope someone cuts your fucking balls off and feeds them to you.

    • Anonymous says:

      He doesn’t know shit about death metal and neith do you, shitcock is not death metal, slipknot=shit

  47. Anonymous says:

    These bands don’t chug and bree enough for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee breeeeeeeeeeeeeee breeeeeeeeeeeeeeee breeeeeeeeeee

  48. Anonymous says:

    SHIIIIIIIIIIIITYYYYYYYYYYYYY BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  49. Anonymous says:

    WHAT? No Phil Collins? This list is bullshit.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget Annotations of an Autopsy

  51. Brad says:

    Kenny Chesney….how could you not add that shit? that shits ten times more brutal than anything.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Slipknot really suxx…i hate their stupid music. I don’t see black dahlia murder and necrophagist in this list((

  53. Anonymous says:

    lol at saying Slipknot sucks and then calling Black Dahlia Murder one of the best DM bands of all time.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Jethro Tull

  55. Nicholai says:

    Dethlock- Hatredy, Should be number 1!

  56. mike says:

    I think the best death metal song is the one that went like this:

    ::double bass double bass double bass::
    ::shred shred shred shred::
    ::growl growl growl growl growl::

    i can’t remember the name though… can anyone help me out with it?

  57. death metal stoner says:

    How come no one’s said anything about Deicide their like my favorite band. Though they could of said something about Kreator their better than most them bands on the list. Others that are lesser known that should be said the band INCANTATION, the song by Jungle Rot-Dead And Buried is a good song.

  58. Devourment. Plain and simple.

  59. A$$Man3:16 says:

    OMG NO SLIPKNOT??? lol hilarious!

  60. - says:

    CARNAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Destroy Slipknot says:

    Wow. Why do soo many people consider slipknot death metal? Why I ask you!! It’s nu metal!!!!! Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Death, Kataklysm and Behemoth are the only ones that deserve to be on the list.

  62. metalhead says:

    whoever consider slipknot as a death metal band is a total idiot……

    Where ara the bands like

    death, Nile, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist, Amorphis, or even Gojira???

    the list sucks

    In Flames and Arch enemy growls but they’re definitely NOT death metal

  63. Anonymous says:

    Wat the fuck r any of u talkin about? Fuck this shit

  64. OMG GET A LIFE says:

    SO WHAT YOUR SHITTY LITTLE SONG DIDNT MAKE THE TOP TEN…. MAKE YOUR OWN TOP TEN YOU LAZY ASS TURD….. damn little nerds and you biiiggg tough words and your **grrr im angry because i never kissed a girl till i was i grade 11** GET A LIFE !!! FUCK!!!… how you doin???

  65. xxxthexslayerxx says:

    ok listen up….they should have nile cos they r fucking emence….bathory, king diamond, dekapatator and thats all i can think of atm…but slipknot yh they are good but please they are too good to show on the list….also who gives 6 shitts who likes these bands…im 16 and i respect ppls oppinions n shitt so all yhoo ppl tht say “ohh this is shitt get a life” n stuff like tht…………..EAT SHITT AND DIE YHOO SAD MOTHER FUCKER!!!!!

  66. Anonymous says:

    what about massacre from colombia one of the best death metal bands of the world underground?

  67. Anonymous says:

    Also with Nile, lashed to the slave stick dominates, and Black Hand of Set is pretty badass, BELPHEGOR needs to be on this list, if Behemoth can make it on a DEATH metal list, why not The Goatchrist?

  68. Anonymous says:

    What an insult to put Arch Enemy or Cannibal Corpse above Death…

  69. Terrible list what idiots.

  70. Anonymous says:

    Only death metal fans should’ve been allowed to vote, not faggots who have only heard of cannibal corpse and death, or melo death pricks. This list is a joke and hammer smashed face is the most overrated death metal song ever.

    • December flower says:

      Well since Death is pioneers inside the Death metal genre. because they were indeed those (well chuck) who started with the growling. having them on the list makes perfectly sense, they have some really awesome songs. and there ain’t anything that can be called more death metal then that.

  71. deadboy says:

    Carcass -- corporal jigsore quandary should be number 1
    No Napalm Death songs? Their the only relevent band still around making awesome songs…

  72. Anonymous says:

    a good list, if we were all like thirty years back.

  73. Hobbit says:

    “necrophagist” where r u ?

  74. Fletch says:

    I like the use of death on the list, i r very happyz.. As for the rest, i would expect more like Incarnation, Deicide etc.

  75. Cole says:

    Ok just no. Number one for sure should be anything by Death. Either Together as One or Pull the Plug. Where the fuck are obituary and morbid angel?! And ya gotta have Deicide. Oh well i’m just glad that shitty bands like BDM or Whitechapel were NOT included. It’s good that this is straight DM without any Deathcore.

  76. me says:

    wtf slayer is the best death metal band ever (and venom)

  77. you all are idiots says:

    i want to punch a baby everytime i see some wanna be high school punk who thinks that slipknot could even come close to making a top ten DEATH metal list…a) not death metal b) they dont hold a candle to the bands on this list… fail

    “In Flames and Arch enemy growls but they’re definitely NOT death metal” -- yes they are. in flames is one of the 3 cofounders of melodic death metal (along with at the gates and dark tranquility) and in flames is fucking amazing. arch enemy, another melodic death metal band draws inspiration from these bands… fail kid

    “slayer is the best death metal band ever” -- slayer is not death metal, they are thrash or speed metal. great band. wrong list…again fail

    now that im done correcting you morons…

    this list missed Opeth, one of the greatest death metal bands of all time (yes they are more progresive now but their roots are in death metal and even today they are still considered a progressive death metal band) and Lamb of God (granted this is streching the conditions also as they started a death metal band but now fall more under the genre of groove metal, but they are still an absolutely amazing band)

    • Hell YH says:

      Finaly, thank you for making that post “you are all idiots” for apperantly none of those ppl knew about the creators of the melodic death metal genre also known as Gothenburg metal. Besides if any of you dare say Death is not a death metal band i think you should go hang yourself because they are indeed the ones considered the pioneer and creator of the genre DEATH METAL! so hail chuck for death metal, and in flames, dark tranquility and at the gates for melodic death metal!

      AND TO ALL THE SLIPKNOTERS OUT THERE
      and slipknot..gods ppl pull yourself together! they are not frikin’ death metal. (those of you who did not know, the growling is the main defenition of death metal(but more then growling ofc, so only growling is not enough anymore) along with other defenitions you should know. so get your fact straight, and go find out what is the defenition of the diffrent genres BEFORE you comment shit like “slipknot should TOTALY be on this list OMFG they are death metal!”

  78. zach white says:

    Suffocation -- Liege of Inveracity
    Best song from ‘Effigy’, from a band that made Death Metal brutal back in 1991! Thats why it should be in the top ten, if not even number 1 itself.

  79. blackbook668 says:

    No Crown of Horns by Cryptopsy?

  80. jason says:

    those are all good bands up there……slipknot is not DM….i personally think the best DM songs of all time are…..Lamb of god=now youve got something to die for*duh* Lamb of god=walk with me in hell again*duh*……But the numero Uno could be Rob zombie=the devils rejects/and house of 1000 corpses

  81. misanthropy654 says:

    no decapitated?

  82. cecy says:

    why isnt Gojira up there?? O.o

  83. Gino says:

    ever heard of Deicide? lol

  84. Anonymous says:

    YOUR ALL FUCKING LOSERS

  85. deathgorgoroth says:

    death metal? jonas brothers the best fuckin shit gay assholes. how about vulvectomy, torsofuck, dying fetus,lividity, cannibal corpse, nuclear vomit, mortal agony and the very best waco jesus. eat my shit!!! they are the most fuckin brutal filthy shit eating pussy twisting death metal. have fun.. dont miss it u jackass

  86. deathgorgoroth says:

    (you are all idiots) talks too much! eat your dying grandma you asshole. ya we know about opeth but for our genaration rytnow?i dont think so they are the best. not older the better. duh? fuck ya. the brutal the better! u really want old school death metal? go with graveworm. also try ten masked men (they are not like slipknot pussies) and my personal choice dethklok.so creative and genius kinda?. no other band more dirty than waco jesus, they are that human they are living diablos.LOL

    • Calm DOWN says:

      HEy, first of all Graveworm is BLACK metal. and “you are all idiots” are right, so fucking what if he wrote alot, ppl obviously need some facts beaten into their brains.
      (thought deathklok are a good band cant deny that much.)

  87. CRADLEofFILTH says:

    Slayer is thrash In flames suck as does arch enemy and where is the necro-mother fucking-phagist(mim cool cause i cuse) no morbid angel or napalm death wtf oh well not my list i personaly think that black metal is needed to wiegh out the death metal without having to sit through deathcore

    • December flower says:

      have ya heard their songs from their album subterranean? lunar strain? Jester race? they are good albums not like their new shit. that is REAL melodic death metal. and if you disagree with that you are 100% complete idiot because they are one of the 3 band that are considered the first melodic death metal bands ever. though why only for the weak is here and not the better rougher older stuff are on this list is beyond my understanding

  88. Josh says:

    Dude were is Lamb of God or Ekotren. Man you guys suck.

  89. Vorpal says:

    Hail Death metal

  90. maxxx says:

    children of bodom- every time i die

  91. Seeing Cannibal Corpse as the top Death Metal song pisses me off. Why isn’t Deicide on the list? Benton destroys CorpseGrinder and all others in the Death Metal genre. Period.

  92. Dan says:

    Slit Your Guts -- Cryptopsy

  93. dan says:

    actually s.y.g joint top with ‘one shot one kill’ by the fetus 🙂

  94. sometal says:

    Everybody gona say wtf??where is this where is that..give it a break its just some maybe hundred guys opinion..so who gives a flying fuck of what they dont like..And fuck u 4 mentioning slipknot..it aint death..

  95. Anonymous says:

    Where’s Cattle Decapitation? Suffocation?

  96. death metal says:

    Morbid Angel?

  97. chester says:

    wat d hell where is everytime i die by children of bodom
    and hallowed by thy name by cradle of filth

    dese are one of d best deaht metal songs i’ve ever heard

  98. dakul-punk says:

    Ma Fav Death Metal Band is Rammstein : Feuer Frei..
    It Sld b atleast at da top 3..

  99. kristian sta.cruz r. says:

    wtf!!!! try this emo bullshits… cliteater, waco jesus, deaden, abysmal torment, vomit remnants,hymen holocaust, fleshgrind, sanatorium, carnivorous vagina, vulvectomy, walking the cadaver, corpse molestation, circle of dead children, duttural secrete, infernal torment, children of bodom + norther + in flames = best melodic bands ever! wahahahahaha. additionals for deathgrinds amputated genitals, anal blast, copse fucking art, and my alltime fav cannibal corpse. have fun in the brutal ways bullshit!

  100. kkyraa says:

    For Amon Amarth, ‘Twilight of the thunder god’ is a lot better than pursiut of vikings. 🙂 this shit is all great!

  101. TrashCompaqtor says:

    no Mortician? no Panzerchrist? Where’s some Prostitute Disfigurement? freakin Bolt Thrower, anyone???? At least some Dying Fetus or Deicide. sheesh, there’s too much awesomeness to limit it to a top 10.

  102. Sean says:

    Once upon the Cross (Deicide) and Cataclysmic Purification (Suffocation) have to be on this list!
    Sean

  103. Michael Tambe says:

    Uggg. Who puts Arch Enemy above Death? Lame wanna be metalheads who only know about three metal bands.

  104. Liam fucking connolly says:

    HAMMER SMASHED FACE!

  105. vitas says:

    “Hammer Smashed Face” is pretty catchy, but greatest dm song of all time it is not. Death being up there is a given, but I think “Pull the Plug” summarizes death metal music in one song and better represents the genre. The rest of the list is one revolting skid-mark from grandma’s ass. It makes me want to act out “Hammer Smashed Face.”

  106. boarvictim says:

    Where’s Hypocrisy? Plus, this list needs more 80’s death metal. Take everything off but Death… yet change the Death track.

  107. cannibalcorpse75 says:

    i don’t know about this top 10. they need pestilence on here. morbid angel not being on here is almost a crime.

  108. Miltos says:

    Fuck it. The list is just hilarious. Here’s the real shit. 1) Suffocation -- Liege of Inveracity, 2) Morbid Angel -- Blessed are the Sick/Leading the Rats, 3) Entombed -- Evilyn, 4) Timeghoul -- Occurence on Mimas, 5)Possessed -- The Antichrist

  109. Death metal songs do not need to be given this rating. I think as long as you make my head bang good enough …

  110. Macabre Lee says:

    This list is bollox Cannibal corpse should’nt be top and Arch Enemy should’nt even be on the list, Corporal Jigsore Quandary by Carcass should be at top. Wheres Cryptopsy surely something off Once was not ,or none so vile should be on there ,and Black seeds of Vengeance or The Howling of the Jinn by Nile, and wheres Morbid Angel.

  111. Joe Black says:

    Im not really into death metal as much as Grind, New american metal, Black metal, and countless other genres, but i do have to disagree with this list. Cannibal Corpse is great and all, but I would say that Deaths Crystal Mountain is the crowning death metal song.

  112. ryan says:

    why the fuck is inflames on a death metal list? thats bullshit

  113. SlipKnoT says:

    In flames is good but not death metal theyr more metal core and I would ad heretic anthem on that list or disasterpiece.fuck you haters!!!

  114. In flames says:

    @ ryan and @ slipknot

    In flames is melodic death metal :P, if their new stuff was on this list i would have understood that ya wondered why it was on the lost, but everything up til n including Clayman is good melodic death metal. though the older albums is better ^^ “death metal one of the things that recognize that is OFC the death metal growl!, but i assume ya know that and would therefor know why in flames is on a death metal list)

  115. disturbed says:

    Where the hell is morbid angel??? I mean Cannibal Corpse are good but there are so many death metal bands that are more hardcore and better than CC..

  116. Anonymous says:

    Um I would just like to say that I liked these songs. As well as the bands that you would find to conforming like Slipknot and Korn. And we get it, “we have to be non conformist and act like we know shit about music when really we just know about bands that no one else does and it makes us feel good about ourselves.” So just listen to the music and enjoy it and stop criticizing everything.

  117. Francois says:

    OMG, I cant believe they didn’t include Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake in this list. I mean death metal just would not be the same without them

  118. cannibalized meat products says:

    This list is shit. Top ten death metal songs are as follows, anyone who doesn’t agree is completely and utterly wrong, so don’t even bother disputing these FACTS:

    10. American Head Charge -- “Loyalty”
    9. Disturbed -- “Down With The Sickness”
    8. Grade 8 -- “Adernachrome”
    7. Ultraspank -- “Suck”
    6. Trivium -- “Rain”
    5. Taproot -- “Again and Again”
    4. KoRn -- “Blind”
    3. Limp Bizkit -- “Pollution”
    2. Mudvayne -- “Dig”
    1. Slipknot -- “Surfacing”

    now THAT’s a list!!

    • Fuck you says:

      WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????? NONE OF THE BANDS YOU MENTIONED ARE DEATH METAL!!! plus only Trivium, Slipknot, Disturbed and Korn are good bands from your list! but they are NOT Death Metal!!

    • Anonymous says:

      lol

  119. I love how eli-tards seem to think they and they alone know what’s metal and what’s not, just because they heard and listen to a bunch of shitty, no-name, even-less talent underground bands just to say that they do. You don’t like Korn/Slipknot? Fine. But don’t discredit their music just because it’ll make you seem like a true metalhead. Quite the contrary, your making all metal heads seem like a bunch of whiny bitches who can only ‘one-up’ the guy before him, always having a song that’s more metal. Get over yourselves and realize that a. no one views you as any authority on metal whatsoever and b. that same crappy ‘underground’ band you claim is so metal would likely sell out in a heart-beat if they had even half the fan base of Korn or Slipknot. That may come as a shock to you elitists who use a Black Dahlia dildo every night, but the fact is there’s a reason most bands don’t play and release their music for free, and that is : IF THEY COULD, THEY WOULD GET PAID FOR IT. Too bad no one wants to pay to listen to your shit-bands, and they know it, so they stay ‘underground’ so that losers like you guys who think they’re bad ass support them instead. Hell, they suck so bad, most people won’t even pirate them. Not because they’re obscure, but because they’re just plain god-awful. Now, who wants some sweet, sweet candy? Bam.

    • RF says:

      “”””I love how eli-tards seem to think they and they alone know what’s metal and what’s not, just because they heard and listen to a bunch of shitty, no-name, even-less talent underground bands just to say that they do. You don’t like Korn/Slipknot? Fine. But don’t discredit their music just because it’ll make you seem like a true metalhead. Quite the contrary, your making all metal heads seem like a bunch of whiny bitches who can only ‘one-up’ the guy before him, always having a song that’s more metal. Get over yourselves and realize that a. no one views you as any authority on metal whatsoever and b. that same crappy ‘underground’ band you claim is so metal would likely sell out in a heart-beat if they had even half the fan base of Korn or Slipknot. That may come as a shock to you elitists who use a Black Dahlia dildo every night, but the fact is there’s a reason most bands don’t play and release their music for free, and that is : IF THEY COULD, THEY WOULD GET PAID FOR IT. Too bad no one wants to pay to listen to your shit-bands, and they know it, so they stay ‘underground’ so that losers like you guys who think they’re bad ass support them instead. Hell, they suck so bad, most people won’t even pirate them. Not because they’re obscure, but because they’re just plain god-awful. Now, who wants some sweet, sweet candy? Bam.””””

      one of the best comments I have seriously read in quite a long time.
      Dont get me wrong…i like some death metal, but all that underground shit takes it a bit too far sometimes….
      then again I need to say that as a korn/slipknot/mudvayne etc etc fan…i really need to stress that the list is for death metal, and korn ndat arent in that genre. the only reason people are mentioning them here is because, they honestly dont care for arch enemy or amon amarth…
      if ur gunna do a death metal list of songs…at least put dimmu borgir in here and cradle of filth, cannibal corpse are good…i have nothing bad to say bout them.

  120. Fuck slipknot says:

    Who ever said slipknot should go on this list, Get fucked. Cannbile corpse and Death are the only good bandso on that list. Where suffocation, Deeds of flesh….

    This list is shit. Top ten death metal songs are as follows, anyone who doesn’t agree is completely and utterly wrong, so don’t even bother disputing these FACTS:

    10. American Head Charge – “Loyalty”
    9. Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness”
    8. Grade 8 – “Adernachrome”
    7. Ultraspank – “Suck”
    6. Trivium – “Rain”
    5. Taproot – “Again and Again”
    4. KoRn – “Blind”
    3. Limp Bizkit – “Pollution”
    2. Mudvayne – “Dig”
    1. Slipknot – “Surfacing”

    Fuck off, They’re the worst bands ive ever hurd, Only 13 year old pussys like that shit.

    • Anonymous says:

      your comment was a fail, those bands are not death metal…. fuckin lol

    • guys who think that limp bizkit and korn deserve to b in that list can fuck off… they r not death metal guys… first learn wt ur talkin abt.. m a metal guitarist maself dats y m sayin these things with this much confidence..

  121. Anonymous says:

    The best death metal songs are the ones with big, fat, motherfuckin breakdowns that are heavier than 50 kilos of blow

  122. Phil says:

    Liege of Inveracity >>>>>>>>>>>> DM

  123. asdfasdfads says:

    why no decapitated

  124. FG96\m/ says:

    i do disagree with most of the list, but Cannibal Corpse, behemoth and Death deserve to be in the list, and maybe Vader and Sepultura too, but all these bands have better songs to put in here
    and this list definitly needs some Obituary, Morbid Angel, Nile, Gojira, Deicide, Vengeful and Suffocation for example

    Im gonna throw some of my fav death metal songs in here just to make a better list:
    Cannibal Corpse -- When Death Replaces Life
    Behemoth -- The Reign ov Shemsu Hor
    Morbid Angel -- Where the Slime Live
    Vengeful -- Anguish
    Gojira -- The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
    Obituary -- Slowly We Rot
    Nile -- Cast Down The Heretic
    Vader -- Helleluyah (God is Dead)
    Suffocation -- Abomination Reborn
    Deicide -- Not As Long As We Both Shall Live

    (THIS IS NOT MY TOP 10, these are just 10 random picks from some of my fav death metal songs and bands)

  125. anonymous says:

    Anyone for some Necrophagist? I’ve seen somebody wants some techdeath on the list. Put it to Stabwound

  126. Anonymous says:

    exhumed -- necromaniac!

  127. IMissThePoinOfThings says:

    The best DM songs are played by emo bands?!
    who would have thought…

  128. Shaquile Jim says:

    The list is good, but it could be better. Not to offend anyone behemoth are a black metal band. Death should be #1 instead of Cannibal Corpse, no offense to anyone. The Cannibal Corpse song that should’ve been picked was Born In A Casket. Hears what should’ve been picked (1. Death: Evil Dead 2.Deicide: Day Of Darkness 3.Hypocrisy: Mind Corruption 4.Krisiun: Cursed Scrolls 5.Obituary: Body Bag 6.Possessed: Satan’s Curse 7.Terriorizer: Fear Of Napalm 8.Vital Remains: Under The Moon’s Fog 9. Opeth: Nectar 10. Napalm Death: Got Time To Kill)

  129. Saif_BD says:

    This list Sucks…if theres no insomnium then its not a melodic death metal list.

  130. A Dude says:

    Heh. Someone actually bothered posting Bring Me The Horizon up there xD

    to ‘cannibalized meat products’ -- get your head out of your ass.

    In no particular order, here are the first few that come to my mind (‘that come to my mind’, NOT ‘the top ten of all time FUCK U HATERZZZ LOLZ’) I picked two for each band because I find it nigh impossible just clinging to one (and cause I’m bad at deciding :P)

    Death -- Symbolic/Scavenger of Human Sorrow
    Necrophagist -- Fermented Offal Discharge/Only Ash Remains
    Behemoth -- Sculpting the Throne ov Seth/Reign ov Shemsu Hor
    Napalm Death -- Twist The Knife/Necessary Evil
    Morbid Angel -- Immortal Rites/Blessed Are The Sick
    Carcass -- Heartwork/Corporal Jigsore Quandary
    Dying Fetus -- Homicial Retribution/Vengeance Unleashed

    That’s about all I can call of the top of my head right now.

  131. pen says:

    The best song should be Carcass – ‘Heartwork’

    Most of you will realize this. Just listen to the song from start to finish.

  132. Where is necrophagist??? where is CoB??? this list is a display of personal favorites of the list maker… Arch enemy and in flames??? in Death metal category???? get ur facts ryt dud…

  133. Well! says:

    The Faceless anyone? Legion of the Serpent is honestly one of the most beautiful and technical songs I have ever heard. I agree with Crystal Mountain and Hammer Smashed Face…Don’t get me wrong, Arch Enemy is a great band, but I don’t think it deserves to be here…

    Food for thought!

  134. johny says:

    listen to CKY- camp kill yourself and bring your soul to rest

  135. Karan says:

    this list blows shit all over……damn u motherfuckers…..

  136. Zap Brannigan says:

    …just like I thought, there can be no concensus, even amungst the “true” metal heads, and that’s because 75% of them are just self-righteous one uppers. They all say that the previous listed band is shit compared to the one they’re about to spew and there’s some truth to that -- just not when the band they list is just as shitty, if not more shitty as the band they’re trying to refute. But then again, I’m feeling like a troll today.

  137. Anonymous says:

    where is backstreet boys… I think u retards missed them.. LOL

  138. Hahaha, i got a list of bands you should definitly check out. Beats them all at the top.

    Divine Heresy -- Monolithic Doomsday Devices
    As I Lay Dying -- Nothing Left
    The Devil Wears Prada -- All of them…
    Suicide Silence -- Wake Up
    Bring Me The Horizon -- Diamonds Aren’t Forever (and more…)
    DAATH -- Days of Endless Light (Yes it is a bit old but great)
    Arkaea -- Locust
    And so on…way to many to name. Know what i mean. lol. But yeah, check those out. 🙂 Rock On!!! \../

  139. My name is mark says:

    this is one shitty list, first of all, this isnt even good death metal, this is all just metal, what about chelsea grin, white chapel, carnifex, or and hell followed with?? please revise your understanding of death metal, and next, these songs where composed

    • KAfjafa says:

      What the Fuck? Did you just say that Death isn’t good death metal? Death itself is one of the first death metal bands and Chuck Schuldiner did one hell of a job! God dammit he should have lived longer! Go listen to some good death emtal before you come along with that shit of yours, and revise your understanding.
      When that is said i wish Morbid Angel would of been on this list.

  140. ahriman says:

    all of you like to bitch and moan about how this list sucks and how you’re favorite shitty overhyped band didn’t make the list. Did it occur to you that vader is on the list? To give vader any recognition is unheard of these days, especially when they’re so deserving of it. And not ONE of you stupid fuckers even acknowledged that amazing fact (except the guy that said ‘CARNALLLLL!’) So the next time you stupid fucks put in your 2 cents about how shitty a top ten list is and write an essay on why this and why that, why not instead give kudos to what such a wrong list did right. Even if it’s just acknowledging a terribly underrated band. No one gives a shit about your favorite band or why they deserve to be on the list!

  141. Mark Laughton says:

    Heres a decent list. Some of them REALLY push the boundaries, but oh well.
    1/Dying Fetus-Killing On Adrenaline
    2/Death-Leprosy (Far Better than Any of their other stuff)
    3/Cannibal Corpse-To Decompose (Amazing Track)
    4/Obituary-Chopped In Half
    5/Whitechapel-Reprogrammed To Hate
    6/Obituary-The End Complete
    7/Vader-True Names
    8/Opeth-The Leper Affinity
    9/Slipknot-People = Shit (the closest thing to death metal theyve ever done)
    10/Lamb Of God-Omerta (Kinda groove but i liken it to death metal)

    IMO, to deny Cannibal Corpse a place on the list is criminal, as is Vader.

  142. Mark Laughton says:

    Note, this misses out overrated stuff like Crypto, Nec, Napalm, Morbid angel, etcetera

  143. Stayawayfromtheshed says:

    These dumbasses have no fucking clue the top spot go to death with a song like left to die or suicide machine

  144. BrutalGhoul says:

    My Top 10 Technical Brutal Death Metal bands:
    1.Defeated Sanity
    2.Spawn Of Possession
    3.Brain Drill
    4.Origin
    5.Fleshgod Apocalypse
    6.Monumental Torment
    7.Dying Fetus
    8.Wormed
    9.Hour Of Penance
    10.Viraemia

  145. Shreader says:

    I Declare War…?

  146. Gavin says:

    where the hell is disturbed

  147. etakieucko says:

    Heres my top ten death metal songs
    theyre pretty underground, but you gotta dig deep for the real shit!
    #1: Infant Annihilator -- Cuntcrusher
    #2: Cephalotripsy -- Sauguinary Misogynistic Execration
    #3: Urogenital Macrophage -- An Anal Hemorrhage Of A Virgin Prostitute
    #4 Infected Guts -- Cerebral Vomiting
    #5: Chainsaw Invagination -- Necrotic Mutagenesis Uterogestation
    #6: Cranial Osteotomy -- Perverted In Cruel Form Surgery
    #7: Acranius -- Pulmonary Perforation
    #8: Flesh Consumed -- Harvesting Humans
    #9: Human Rejection -- Infernal Hostility
    #10: Gorevent -- Extinction
    Now this is true brutal death metal.