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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



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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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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29.07.2020 - 01:23
Redel

Thumbs up especially for having Warmaster at such high rank.
The other Bolt Thrower albums found are appreciated as well -- though I really miss The IVth Crusade here.
That said, you cannot just add it as I see it. You have already four Bolt Thrower albums, violating your first list rule.
So, you have to kick out Realm of Chaos first. And which of the remaining four (including IVth Crusade) to kick out next is a difficult task. I cant help you here I guess (though I would probably pick Those Once Loyal).
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