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    Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 6:53am
Now that I'm nearing my death metal mega marathon I figured I'd ask the question: What are your all-time favorite top 10 death metal bands?

As for myself I'm not sure JUST yet but I think it'd go a little something like this:
1.) Death(big surprise there; I'm a mega-fanboy)
2.) Vader
3.) Atheist
4.) Starkill
5.) Morbid Angel
6.) Bolt Thrower
7.) Immolation
8.) Septicflesh
9.) Necrophagia
10.) Edge of Sanity

This could VERY easily change in the next 24 hours as I also rather like me some Mercenary, At the Gates, Bloodbath, etc. Curious to see what you guys got!Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ColdReverie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 8:02am
Excellent choice of topic!

I find it difficult to actually sort them out in order of preference. My favourite is without doubt Nile, and anything that comes after the Top 3 is in no particular order.

1) Nile
2) Bolt Thrower
3) Behemoth (if blackened death metal can be included)
4) Morbid Angel
5) Amon Amarth
6) Obscura
7) Death
8) Septic Flesh (I prefer pre-name change to post-name change though)
9) Sulphur Aeon
10) Immolation
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 8:06am
I'll have to come back on that one after i've thought about it as it's a tough choice but certainly some on your list would be there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 8:40am
Yeah I probably should've also mentioned that you can include stuff from its OWN subgenres: melodeath, brutal death, etc.
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I'm not so well versed in Death Metal than I am Black Metal, but I guess these have to be the top 5. 

Augury
Lascaille's Shroud
Nile
MaYaN
Obscura

If you count Opeth they would be in here but personally I place them very firmly in the Prog Metal camp.

6 - 10 would be a bit more up in the air. The following would be it though I guess:

Beyond Creation
Arch Enemy (very up and down discography, but they have made two of my favourite death metal albums)
Fallujah
Enthean (only one album, but one hell of an album)
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There are so many, and not all have released consistently great albums, so some of these make my list because of one or two brillant releases and not necessarily for everything they┬┤ve produced:

Pestilence (Consuming to Spheres)
Entombed (debut to Wolverine)
Edge of Sanity (debut to Crimson)
Morbid Angel (Altars to Covenant)
Death (most of their disco)
Nile (most of their disco)
Suffocation (most of their disco)
Morgoth (both Cursed and Odium are among my favorite death metal albums)
Napalm Death
Macabre
Carcass (especially Necroticism)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Sep 2018 at 12:55pm
I'll just pull out 10 and then change my mind later anyway, but here's some:

1. Obituary
2. Morbid Angel
3. Death
4. Nile
5. Carcass
6. Macabre
7. Entombed
8. Unleashed
9. Cannibal Corpse
10. Pungent Stench


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it could change tomorrow but for now....

1. Immolation
2. Nile
3. Suffocation
4. Morbid Angel
5. At The Gates
6. Vader
7. Insomnium
8. Death
9. Pestilence
10. Unleashed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 7:15am
1.

That is all that I could come up with.  Wink Evil Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 11:03am
In no particular order and this is only a snapshot of what i can think of on the  spot:

Death
Morbid Angel
Nile
Immolation
Incantation

Gorguts
Atheist
Necrophagist
Dying Fetus
Gojira

I could easily add 20 or 30 more but these seem to be my faves at the moment ;)
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

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That is all that I could come up with.  Wink Evil Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2019 at 4:26pm
1. Obituary
2. Atheist
3. In Flames
4. Acrostichon
5. Pestilence
6. Morbid Angel
7. Disharmonic Orchestra
8. Carcass
9. Bolt Thrower
10. Six Feet Under


Edited by Unitron - 13 Oct 2021 at 10:41pm
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Hmm not sure on all time ten but the ones that have graced my speakers the most over the last year must surely be:

Augury
Death (moreso the tech albums, but all the discography at some point)
Nile
Nocturnus/Nocturnus AD
Obscura
Beyond Creation
Enthean
Origin
Gorod

A massive tech death kick in other words. It's my favourite DM genre anyway, but I've had an almost exclusive focus on it lately.


Edited by TheHeavyMetalCat - 24 Feb 2020 at 8:33am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2020 at 3:07pm
Entombed, Death, Bolt Thrower... not really a genre I listen to much beyond those
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Sorry to be conformistic with my number 1, but...

1. Death
2. Dark Tranquility
3. Gorguts
4. Napalm Death
5. Bolt Thrower
6. Suffocation
7. Ulcerate
8. Nile
9. In Flames
10. Brutal Truth
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Archisorcerus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2021 at 3:48am
Death metal is not really my thing, but let me try.

1-) In Flames (till Clayman)
2-) Obituary
3-) Sentenced (earlier stuff)
4-) Death
5-) Sepultura
6-) Lock Up
7-) Krisiun
8-) Behemoth (earlier stuff)
9-) Demilich
10-) Hypocrisy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2021 at 1:51pm
I think I may have to do an updated version of this to include top 25, not just 10, as I've discovered so much more since this thread was created.
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