Most have clean vocals but not all. God Dethroned Origin: Netherlands Recommended album: Into the Lungs of Hell 2003 War-themed Dutch death metallers God Dethroned have created some solid melodic death metal over the years. I cannot recommend it enough. While the follow up to The Farthest Reaches was brilliant indeed, the debut has much to offer, especially to fans of technical. Mats Leven is currently the vocalist. . For many, it was an entry point into the world of tech death, owing to its sludgier vibes which the sharp riffs seemed to cut through.
Archived from on 14 April 2013. Bass lines are usually complex and the drums are extremely fast-paced with abundant use of blast-beats and other extreme drumming techniques. Lyrics focused on human emotion, afflictions, and relationships, many of them detailing what Schuldiner endured with past members spreading rumors and lies about him. They have so much great work under their belt that it's easier for me to recommend you skip their Nebularium release altogether and check out anything else in their discography. Shade Empire: While Shade Empire is a mixture of a lot of genres, I'd highly recommend Omega Arcane. The main issues of this album are that the quality is rough and it's pretty short since it was in cassette format. They've used their inspiration well to craft a very compelling album.
Very complex musicianship with a nice jazzy feel to things. Their other albums are damn good, too, but their production is weaker than this one. Everything flows greatly and the riffs are melodic and tight. The result is a refreshing and interesting experience. You d better check D,F and G! They are clad in corpse paint and play fast, brutal, and intense black metal.
Hypocrisy Origin: Sweden Recommended album: Abducted 1996 Hypocrisy started out as an American style death metal band before turning to melodicism. Those bizarre riffs are oddly appealing. I don't consider Opeth death metal because they only have a few death metal riffs in all of their outings. Well, I often listen to stuff while browsing the internet, but this provides less focus. I don't have to say anymore, really. Read more: Dark music fan? Hypocrisy: I'd recommend Abducted, The Final Chapter, Hypocrisy, Into the Abyss, Catch 22, The Arrival, Virus, A Taste of Extreme Divinity, and End of Disclosure. Omnium Gatherum - I've only heard New World Shadows and Beyond so far, and judging from those albums I would highly recommend checking them out.
This is just some weird shit, but I like it a lot. What truly makes the composition on Incurso so great, however, is just how much it rewards being revisited. This was one hell of a 2017 tech death debut! The band also reformed and released two quality new era albums, before disbanding once more in 2017. Has some otherworldly atmosphere going on. Guitarist Jon Levasseur assaults the listener with disemboweling riff after riff, and drummer Flo Mounier plays with the ferocity and precision of a hostile, otherworldly creature that has to have at least eight arms.
Sonic Syndicate - I've only really heard Only Inhuman and Love And Other Disasters so far, but I would still suggest those albums at the very least. They really changed a lot over the years. These are my top albums in this subgenere; I've done quite a bit of listening since my previous subpar iteration of this list, so hopefully things are greatly improved. It's certainly a fantastic experience, that's for sure. Opeth I would not consider melodeath because some songs are just acoustic for the first half of the song so don't really fit in for me as a band that I can just put on and be a catchy, fun listening experience. Make sure that songs posted are melodic death metal, or at the very least, incorporates melodeath elements 7. Daylight Dies Origin: United States Recommended album: Dismantling Devotion 2006 This U.
In a country where melodic death metal reigns supreme, it may seem unusual to rank a largely progressive metal group like Evergrey so highly. With apologies to those that don't appear, here are some of the best Swedish metal bands that fans of this genre won't want to miss. Atheist's second album , 's third album , and Death's fourth album were all released that very same year, defining the path for death metal's newly found intricateness and having proved to be especially influential on later 1990s and 2000s technical death metal bands. Arch Enemy Origin: Sweden Recommended album: Burning Bridges 1999 Before Arch Enemy turned into a plastic commercial metal machinery, they were one of the better bands to come out of the Gothenburg sound. Originally called Scum, Amon Amarth eventually changed its name to what the elves in books call Mount Doom.
Less deathhore, more insane tech-core, Rings Of Saturn ditched much not all! Not sure how to properly praise this album, so I'll just say if they ever make another album, they better keep that snare sound. Best Azagthoth ever on those!! Starkill: I'd recommend Virus of the Mind, I haven't listened to much else, but it's good. Also hidden away is a very talented and almost equally unknown band by the name of Martyr. However, when you factor in their extraordinary musical ability and great songwriting, it's an easy choice. Kalmah are good like someone else said already little too folky for me but still good.
Quite the departure from their earlier works, but it's pretty cool. Keep self promotion to a minimum i. Mercenary - Amazing Danish melodic death metal group with a lot of power metal influences here or there. Scar Symmetry apparently have a brand new album out and I was unaware. Dolving left for a few years and was replaced by Marco Aro. I just recall internet people comparing them to Cynic, so that's what I went with. Christian Alvestams on vocals too.