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|10 Essential Melodic Death Metal|
Been awhile since I've made one of these...10 essential melo-death albums.
One of the first, and one of the best. While very melodic, it's also extremely br00tal.
|2||At The Gates|
Slaughter of the Soul
Also helped pioneer the melo-death scene, At The Gates delivers a fast, relentless and raw sound in a melodic form.
Dark Tranquillity is more on the melodic side of the spectrum. Unlike Heartwork and Slaughter of the Soul, The Gallery shows lots of diversity with fast and slow sections, acoustic passages, and a hint of folk influence for good measure. They're later albums are synth-infused and still holds up to most of the albums on this list.
The Jester Race
The Jester Race features tons of guitar harmonizing and tasteful acoustic passages throughout. While not incredibly brutal or fast, the guitar work and Anders's vocals more than make up for it.
The Chainheart Machine
Soilwork is generally not well liked on elitist music sites mainly because of the metalcore influence and alternative metal in later albums. This album has by far some of the best guitar soloing in the melo death scene though.
Above the Weeping World
It's really fucking good. It's because it has some doom metal influences.
They Will Return
Really fast paced and very modern-sounding, They Will Return relies on guitar shreding and smooth keyboard melodies to create their own sound.
Buried in Oblivion
While not traditional melo-death, Into Eternity deliver a prog-infused melo-death sound with some sick shredding and a wide range of different vocals.
This album gave melo-death the revitalizing breath that it really needs. Sounds very similar to 90s melo-death bands. It's Peter Tagtgren's band so it has to be good.
|10||Garden of Shadows|
|oops #10's description got cut off, should be|
"American melo-death with tons of atmosphere and well-written, intricate songs."
list was kind of hard, i was trying to keep out prog death bands and children of bodom, which leaves only a handful of good melo-death left
|Edge of Sanity muthafucka. But other than that, good list|
|Awesome stuff though I need 1 and 8|
|10 is the only essential thing on the list|
|none of these are essential :-/|
|dawn of tears - descent|
skyfire - any album
|Cheers for this list, I've been meaning to get into some melodeath, so I'll check out some of these|
|yeah none of these are essential, and 1, 5,6, 7, 8 and 9 aren't even worth listening to.|
|1 3 and 4 are amazing, need to check out 9 badly good list|
|Dismember- The God That Never Was|
Intestine Baalism- Banquet
early Amon Amarth
uhh...melodic death metal, I havent heard any good albums ina long time. Just stick to I.B and Dismember. Although, the new Nightrage sounds promising.
|First four are definitely essential, although Colony if my fav. IF album.|
|I have 1|
|Kalmah kinda suck. I would put A Celebration of Guilt on here. |
|look at all these non essential albums |
|i could do without it|
|Yeah well you're gay.|
|no immune to bad music|
|Good list. 3 is best though|