The Top Of Death's Crystal Mountain (150 Greatest Death Metal Albums)


*** MAX 3 ALBUMS PER ARTIST!!! (Except Death) Also... While extra weight will be given to classic death metal albums, this list will also include exceptional examples of melodic death, death-grind, technical/progressive death, death-thrash, and blackened death. LPs ONLY. *** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\

Created by: saw_you_drown | 08.04.2015



1. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
1996
2. Death - Symbolic
1995
3. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
1991
4. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
1991
5. Death - Human
1991
6. Carcass - Heartwork
1993
7. Sinister - Diabolical Summoning
1993
8. Suffocation - Pierced From Within
1995
9. Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
1989
10. Obituary - Cause Of Death
1990
11. Death - Leprosy
1988
12. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989
13. Kataklysm - Sorcery
1995
14. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
2000
15. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
16. Nile - Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka
1998
17. Desultory - Bitterness
1994
18. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991
19. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
1996
20. Incantation - Mortal Throne Of Nazarene
1994
21. Gorguts - Obscura
1998
22. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
2005
23. Sinister - Hate
1995
24. Demilich - Nespithe
1993
25. Gorguts - The Erosion Of Sanity
1993
26. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
1993
27. Sinister - Cross The Styx
1992
28. Cryptopsy - Whisper Supremacy
1998
29. Monstrosity - In Dark Purity
1999
30. Autopsy - Severed Survival
1989
31. Brutality - Screams Of Anguish
1993
32. Entombed - Clandestine
1991
33. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
1999
34. Deicide - Deicide
1990
35. Immolation - Dawn Of Possession
1991
36. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
1991
37. Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
1991
38. Suffocation - Breeding The Spawn
1993
39. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991
40. Obituary - Slowly We Rot
1989
41. Malevolent Creation - Retribution
1992
42. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995
43. Demigod - Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
1992
44. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998
45. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
2003
46. In Flames - The Jester Race
1996
47. Unleashed - Where No Life Dwells
1991
48. Hypocrisy - Osculum Obscenum
1993
49. Immolation - Here In After
1996
50. Gorguts - Considered Dead
1991
51. Deeds Of Flesh - Reduced To Ashes
2003
52. Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated
1992
53. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
1987
54. Behemoth - Demigod
2004
55. Death - Spiritual Healing
1990
56. Dying Fetus - Destroy The Opposition
2000
57. Vader - De Profundis
1995
58. Possessed - Seven Churches
1985
59. Incantation - Onward To Golgotha
1992
60. Carnage - Dark Recollections
1990
61. Therion - Beyond Sanctorum
1992
62. Bolt Thrower - Warmaster
1991
63. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
1994
64. Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin
2001
65. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
1994
66. Benediction - Transcend The Rubicon
1993
67. Deicide - Legion
1992
68. Morgoth - Cursed
1991
69. Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos
1989
70. Asphyx - The Rack
1991
71. Gorefest - False
1993
72. Nocturnus AD - The Key
1990
73. Deeds Of Flesh - Mark Of The Legion
2001
74. Morbid Angel - Covenant
1993
75. Suffocation - Souls To Deny
2004
76. Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst
1999
77. Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients
1991
78. Fleshcrawl - Descend Into The Absurd
1992
79. Immolation - Close To A World Below
2000
80. Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
1992
81. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
2005
82. Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead
1991
83. Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh
1994
84. Impetigo - Horror Of The Zombies
1992
85. Atheist - Piece Of Time
1989
86. Grave - Into The Grave
1991
87. Monstrosity - Imperial Doom
1992
88. Edge Of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows
1993
89. Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
1991
90. Merciless - The Awakening
1990
91. Cancer - Death Shall Rise
1991
92. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
2004
93. Dismember - Massive Killing Capacity
1995
94. Decapitated - Nihility
2002
95. Disgorge - She Lay Gutted
1999
96. Macabre - Sinister Slaughter
1993
97. Benediction - The Grand Leveller
1991
98. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
2009
99. Vader - Litany
2000
100. Cynic - Focus
1993
101. Dismember - Indecent And Obscene
1993
102. Vader - The Ultimate Incantation
1992
103. Hypocrisy - Abducted
1996
104. Desultory - Into Eternity
1993
105. Asphyx - Last One On Earth
1992
106. Monstrosity - Millennium
1996
107. Opprobrium - Beyond The Unknown
1990
108. Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
1998
109. Grave - You'll Never See...
1992
110. Behemoth - The Apostasy
2007
111. Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
2002
112. Dying Fetus - Killing On Adrenaline
1998
113. Massacre - From Beyond
1991
114. Morbid Angel - Domination
1995
115. Exhumed - All Guts, No Glory
2011
116. Krisiun - Conquerors Of Armageddon
2000
117. Angelcorpse - Exterminate
1998
118. Rottrevore - Iniquitous
1993
119. Necrophagia - Season Of The Dead
1987
120. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
1993
121. Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit
1992
122. Kataklysm - Temple Of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)
1996
123. Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
1991
124. Sentenced - North From Here
1993
125. Soilwork - Steelbath Suicide
1998
126. Fleshcrawl - Impurity
1994
127. Vital Remains - Into Cold Darkness
1995
128. Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
2001
129. Pungent Stench - Been Caught Buttering
1991
130. Obituary - The End Complete
1992
131. Hate - Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel Of Malice & Hatred
2005
132. Jungle Rot - Slaughter The Weak
1997
133. God Dethroned - Bloody Blasphemy
1999
134. Septicflesh - Mystic Places Of Dawn
1994
135. Miasma - Changes
1992
136. Adramelech - PsychoStasia
1996
137. Benighted - Identisick
2006
138. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
1998
139. Sentenced - Shadows Of The Past
1991
140. Ulcerate - Everything Is Fire
2009
141. Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption
2006
142. Unleashed - Shadows In The Deep
1992
143. Convulse - World Without God
1991
144. Pyrexia - Sermon Of Mockery
1993
145. Morgoth - Odium
1993
146. Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
2002
147. Arch Enemy - Stigmata
1998
148. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
2005
149. Exhumed - Gore Metal
1998
150. Impaled - Mondo Medicale
2002
151. Septicflesh - Sumerian Daemons
2003
152. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
2012
153. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011
154. Unleashed - Midvinterblot
2006
155. Pungent Stench - For God Your Soul... For Me Your Flesh
1990
156. Vomitory - Raped In Their Own Blood
1996
157. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2006
158. Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt
2004
159. Deceased - The Blueprints For Madness
1995
160. Vital Remains - Forever Underground
1997
161. Cenotaph - Riding Our Black Oceans
1994
162. Sorcery (Swe) - Bloodchilling Tales
1991
163. Messiah - Choir Of Horrors
1991



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14.04.2016 - 15:06
Tomas Piller
Pretty comprehensive death list, still I miss a bunch of essentials here that you may like in case you never tried them:
Lykathea Aflame - 2000 - Elvenefris
Massacra - 1992 - Signs Of The Decline
Neglected Fields - 2000 - Mephisto Lettonica
Nocturnus - 1990 - The Key
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14.04.2016 - 21:16
@gent_-_orange
Lots of killer shit on here no doubt, cant agree with symbolic being so high though. Death peaked early on IMO.
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14.04.2016 - 23:35
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
List brings back a lot of memories - believe it or not I was a big death metal guy in the late 80s , early 90's , thanks for the list!
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10.03.2017 - 23:37
saw_you_drown
Written by Tomas Piller on 14.04.2016 at 15:06

Pretty comprehensive death list, still I miss a bunch of essentials here that you may like in case you never tried them:
Lykathea Aflame - 2000 - Elvenefris
Massacra - 1992 - Signs Of The Decline
Neglected Fields - 2000 - Mephisto Lettonica
Nocturnus - 1990 - The Key


I love Elvenfris, prob just missed the cut...And not quite sure how I overlooked the Key. Top 100, prob top 50 material for sure! Def gonna check out the others. Thanks!
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