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The Deadliest Of Harmonies (A Journey Into Melodic Death Metal)


Hey Folks! It’s me… Again!

I’m coming back once more to explore the depths of a genre that arguably did not begin where you all thought it did! Yeah yeah… Alright, maybe Left Hand Path, Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious, Like An Ever Flowing Stream & The Red In The Sky Is Ours aren’t exactly the sound you would expect, but they were certainly a sign of something incredible that was about to happen. The birth of Melodic Death Metal!

Most of you, them, us… Would agree that Melodic Death metal really appeared in the form of Carcass’s 1993 album Heartwork. Even though some shades of what would become staples of the genre were heard before, this one would truly be the first album to be called as such. Mixing OSDM with more classic heavy metal styled riffs & melodies, our beloved genre (along with Thrash) would become for a lot of our teenage selves, a gateway into the more extreme bowels of metal’s subgenres. I would argue that it’s an almost obligatory step in the grand metalhead’s journey. Ah, how amazing it was to first taste the somewhat delicate sound of melodeath before rattling our ears with the obscenities & nonsensical wankery of grindcore, brutal tech-death, dissonant death and post metal… Rrrrright.

As you have become accustomed to by now, I will attempt to honour the genre by listing the absolute best Melodic Death metal albums to be ever released throughout the years. And I will do so starting with a few albums that are arguably not Melodic Death metal… Because I can and I did, hah! F*ck you! Along the way, you might stumble upon some strange & unorthodox choices mixing a plethora of other genres as well and that’s ok. Truly. Take it easy, don’t hyperventilate over it and just go with the flow. The main goal here is to help people who don’t know much about melodeath discover it and where it came from. I also want to push forward some less known jewels amongst highly praised landmarks of the style and sprinkle a bit of my personality along the way because that’s always fun. The albums will be ordered in years of release and there will be no other restriction or specific rules.

I hope you have a blast going through my list and that it brings you joy and a slight tingle on your nostalgia strings. Though, if it pisses you off, if I forgot your absolute favourite album of all goddamn time or if you think I’m an idiot, well… Just remember that I’m right, always and forever, thank you. Regardless It will be a pleasure for me to hear your recommendations or discuss anything related to melodeath below. Cheers & have fun!

-Guib-

Note: Albums with a 🇨🇦 are from my country (Canada) and albums with a ★ are my personal favourites.

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Last Updated: April 27th, 2024


Created by: Guib | 08.04.2024



1. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
2. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
1991
3. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991
4. At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
1992
5. Carcass - Heartwork
1993 ★
6. Sentenced - North From Here
1993
7. Dissection - The Somberlain
1993 ★
8. Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer
1993
9. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
1993
10. In Flames - Lunar Strain
1994
11. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
1994
12. At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease
1994
13. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995 ★
14. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
1995
15. Unanimated - Ancient God Of Evil
1995
16. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
1995 ★
17. Hypocrisy - Abducted
1996
18. Gates Of Ishtar - A Bloodred Path
1996
19. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
1996
20. Amorphis - Elegy
1996
21. In Flames - The Jester Race
1996 ★
22. Carcass - Swansong
1996 ★
23. Children Of Bodom - Something Wild
1997 ★
24. Hypocrisy - The Final Chapter
1997
25. Eucharist - Mirrorworlds
1997
26. In Flames - Whoracle
1997
27. Necrophobic - Darkside
1997
28. Gates Of Ishtar - At Dusk And Forever
1998
29. Autumn Leaves - As Night Conquers Day
1999
30. Thirdmoon - Aquis Submersus
1999
31. Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder
1999 ★
32. Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
1999
33. In Flames - Colony
1999 ★
34. The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened
1999
35. Necrophobic - The Third Antichrist
1999
36. The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
2000
37. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Chaotic Beauty
2000
38. Kalmah - Swamplord
2000 ★
39. In Flames - Clayman
2000 ★
40. Dark Lunacy - Devoid
2000
41. Suidakra - The Arcanum
2000
42. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
2000 ★
43. Skyfire - Timeless Departure
2001
44. Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin
2001
45. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
2001
46. Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait
2001
47. Amon Amarth - The Crusher
2001
48. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - A Virgin And A Whore
2001
49. Insomnium - In The Halls Of Awaiting
2002
50. Suidakra - Emprise To Avalon
2002
51. The Duskfall - Frailty
2002
52. Kalmah - They Will Return
2002 ★
53. Norther - Dreams Of Endless War
2002
54. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
2002
55. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
2002
56. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
2002 ★
57. Dimension Zero - Silent Night Fever
2002
58. Arch Enemy - Anthems Of Rebellion
2003 ★
59. The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed
2003
60. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
2003 ★
61. The Duskfall - Source
2003
62. Your Shapeless Beauty - My Swan Song
2003
63. Mors Principium Est - Inhumanity
2003
64. Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation
2003
65. Nightrage - Sweet Vengeance
2003
66. Kalmah - Swampsong
2003 ★
67. Norther - Mirror Of Madness
2003 ★
68. Omnium Gatherum - Spirits And August Light
2003
69. Hypocrisy - The Arrival
2004 ★
70. Skyfire - Spectral
2004
71. Dark Age - Dark Age
2004
72. Insomnium - Since The Day It All Came Down
2004
73. Wintersun - Wintersun
2004 ★
74. The Haunted - Revolver
2004
75. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
2004 ★
76. Norther - Death Unlimited
2004
77. Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion
2004 🇨🇦
78. Imperanon - Stained
2004
79. Thirdmoon - Sworn Enemy: Heaven
2004
80. Ensiferum - Iron
2004
81. Dark Tranquillity - Character
2005
82. Talamyus - As Long As It Flows...
2005 🇨🇦
83. Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin
2005
84. Soilwork - Stabbing The Drama
2005 ★
85. Mors Principium Est - The Unborn
2005
86. Naildown - World Domination
2005
87. Blind Stare - Symphony Of Delusions
2005
88. Noumena - Absence
2005
89. Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
2005 ★
90. Equilibrium - Turis Fratyr
2005
91. Scar Symmetry - Symmetric In Design
2005
92. Hypocrisy - Virus
2005
93. Eluveitie - Spirit
2006
94. Necrophobic - Hrimthursum
2006 ★
95. Suidakra - Caledonia
2006
96. MyGrain - Orbit Dance
2006
97. Into Eternity - The Scattering Of Ashes
2006 🇨🇦
98. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
2006
99. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2006
100. Fragments Of Unbecoming - Sterling Black Icon - Chapter III
2006
101. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
2006
102. Dark Lunacy - The Diarist
2006
103. Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks
2006
104. Noumena - Anatomy Of Life
2006
105. Blackguard - ...So It Begins
2007 🇨🇦
106. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
2007
107. Nightrage - A New Disease Is Born
2007
108. Raintime - Flies & Lies
2007
109. Be'lakor - The Frail Tide
2007
110. Immortal Souls - Wintereich
2007
111. In Slumber - Scars: Incomplete
2007
112. Darkest Hour - Deliver Us
2007 ★
113. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
2008
114. Equilibrium - Sagas
2008
115. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
2008
116. Omnium Gatherum - The Redshift
2008
117. The Arcane Order - In The Wake Of Collisions
2008
118. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
2008
119. Eluveitie - Slania
2008
120. Tracedawn - Tracedawn
2008
121. Light This City - Stormchaser
2008
122. Psilocybe Larvae - Non-Existence
2008
123. Insomnium - Across The Dark
2009
124. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
2009
125. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009
126. The Agonist - Lullabies For The Dormant Mind
2009 🇨🇦
127. Solerrain - Fighting The Illusions
2010
128. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
2010
129. Crystalic - Persistence
2010
130. Whispered - Thousand Swords
2010 ★
131. Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen
2010 🇨🇦
132. Eluveitie - Everything Remains (As It Never Was)
2010
133. The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual
2011
134. MyGrain - MyGrain
2011
135. Euphoreon - Euphoreon
2011
136. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
2011
137. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2011 ★
138. Cormorant - Dwellings
2011
139. Wintersun - Time I
2012
140. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2012
141. Zonaria - Arrival Of The Red Sun
2012
142. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
2012
143. Psilocybe Larvae - The Labyrinth Of Penumbra
2012
144. The Agonist - Prisoners
2012 ★ 🇨🇦
145. Aeternam - Moongod
2012 🇨🇦
146. Sylosis - Monolith
2012 ★
147. The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack
2013
148. Chariots Of The Gods - Tides Of War
2013 🇨🇦
149. Wolfheart - Winterborn
2013
150. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
2013
151. Fractal Gates - Beyond The Self
2013
152. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
2014
153. Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
2014
154. Eye Of The Enemy - The Vengeance Paradox
2014
155. Primalfrost - Prosperous Visions
2014 ★ 🇨🇦
156. The Agonist - Eye Of Providence
2015 🇨🇦
157. Bloodred Hourglass - Where The Oceans Burn
2015
158. Once Human - The Life I Remember
2015
159. Frantic Amber - Burning Insight
2015
160. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
2016
161. An Abstract Illusion - Illuminate The Path
2016
162. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
2016
163. Wolfheart - Tyhjyys
2017
164. Cormorant - Diaspora
2017
165. Atavistia - One Within The Sun
2017 ★ 🇨🇦
166. Barren Earth - A Complex Of Cages
2018
167. Moonshade - Sun Dethroned
2018
168. Suotana - Land Of The Ending Time
2018
169. Hinayana - Order Divine
2018
170. Fragments Of Unbecoming - Perdition Portal
2018
171. Light This City - Terminal Bloom
2018
172. Paladin - Ascension
2019 ★
173. Eternal Storm - Come The Tide
2019
174. Sunless Rise - Ultimacy
2019
175. Aephanemer - Prokopton
2019
176. Aesmah - Walking Off The Horizon
2020
177. Atavistia - The Winter Way
2020 ★ 🇨🇦
178. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering
2020 ★
179. Orbit Culture - Nija
2020
180. Countless Skies - Glow
2020
181. Temnein - Tales: Of Humanity And Greed
2020
182. Nyktophobia - What Lasts Forever
2020
183. Primalfrost - Lost Elegies
2021 🇨🇦
184. Duskmourn - Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns
2021
185. In Mourning - The Bleeding Veil
2021
186. Hiraes - Solitary
2021
187. As The Sun Falls - Last Days Of Light
2021
188. Bloodred Hourglass - Your Highness
2021
189. Aeternam - Heir Of The Rising Sun
2022
190. Brymir - Voices In The Sky
2022
191. The Halo Effect - Days Of The Lost
2022 ★
192. An Abstract Illusion - Woe
2022 ★
193. Kalmah - Kalmah
2023 ★
194. Majesties - Vast Reaches Unclaimed
2023
195. Shylmagoghnar - Convergence
2023
196. Sodomisery - Mazzaroth
2023
197. Hinayana - Shatter And Fall
2023



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08.04.2024 - 04:10
Guib
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Update: Fixed a bunch of links that I messed up and added a few albums.
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09.04.2024 - 03:02
F3ynman2000
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I've seen some people argue that melodeath started kind of with Dismember's debut. What do you think?

Also, if you feature Dissection, I think an argument could be made for Necrophobic too, right?
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09.04.2024 - 03:23
Guib
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Written by F3ynman2000 on 09.04.2024 at 03:02

I've seen some people argue that melodeath started kind of with Dismember's debut. What do you think?

Also, if you feature Dissection, I think an argument could be made for Necrophobic too, right?


About Dismember. I've seen that argument before and I mean, like I said in the intro, there were definitely elements of Melodic Death seen before Heartwork. We could even go deeper than this and say that there were traces in early Dark Tranquillity's demos such as Trail Of Life Decayed (also from 1991... though released a bit after LAEFS). Could we even delve into a discussion concerning Entombed (as early as 1990 with Left Hand Path)? I'm not against the argument since I can see those melodic moments (even death'n'roll) on Like An Ever Flowing Stream. In any case, not far fetched at all. I think people landed on Heartwork mainly due to it's impact, influence and popularity back then. It sort of opened the way forward in a sense for a plethora of other bands. Afterall, Carcass were pioneering (with other bands) a lot of subgenres back in the day and they had a more important following hence a better reach. But overall I think Dismember's debut could be included in the list to emphasize on ''where it came from''. I will add it. I'm even debating Entombed's first. What do you think?

As for Necrophobic, in my list and by my definition of the genre, absolutely you are right, it could fit in here. I'll try to include some of their albums soonish. Edit: Done!

Thanks F3ynman! It's always fun to engage in such discussions.
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09.04.2024 - 04:02
A Real Mönkey
If you're looking for something from this year, the new Eternal Storm might strike your fancy.
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09.04.2024 - 04:04
Guib
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Written by A Real Mönkey on 09.04.2024 at 04:02

If you're looking for something from this year, the new Eternal Storm might strike your fancy.


Hey Mönkey! Definitely on my list of albums to check.

Thanks for the recc
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09.04.2024 - 09:10
AndyMetalFreak
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Another fantastic list! It's always quite remarkable to see how a genre journeys from it's origins to where it is now, and melodeath is no exception.

I've always been taken more to the melodic side of death metal than the more brutal, technical, and dissonant approach. I suppose that's because it's where my journey into death metal began in the first place. When I first started venturing into extreme metal and discovering death metal for the first time I thought melodeath would be a good starting point, being easier on the ears. So whilst classic death metal such as Morbid Angel, Entombed, and Cannibal Corpse weren't doing much for at the time, I instead began to delve into Gothenburg acts, and Dark Tranquillity was one of the first to really impress me, I was also really fond of Amon Amarth in the beginning due to their catchy songwriting but brutal sound. From there I began stretching to band's slightly less easy on the ears such as Carcass and it developed from there really, and I even began to appreciate all types of styles under the death metal spectrum.
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09.04.2024 - 14:09
Guib
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Written by AndyMetalFreak on 09.04.2024 at 09:10

Another fantastic list! It's always quite remarkable to see how a genre journeys from it's origins to where it is now, and melodeath is no exception.

So whilst classic death metal such as Morbid Angel, Entombed, and Cannibal Corpse weren't doing much for at the time, I instead began to delve into Gothenburg acts

From there I began stretching to band's slightly less easy on the ears such as Carcass and it developed from there really, and I even began to appreciate all types of styles under the death metal spectrum.


Thanks Andy I'm glad you enjoyed it! Making this one was really nostalgic. Felt a bit the same with my alt list.

I had a similar journey in metal, while mine began largely with Alternative & Thrash acts. Though I remember the first Melodeath bands that really caught my attention and helped me appreciate more brutal stuff were Kalmah, Children Of Bodom and Amon Amarth. It is only after that passage that I began listening to Atheist and Quo Vadis then diving deeper into the brutal and technical side of death metal.
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11.04.2024 - 22:28
Starvynth
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Great list with a high nostalgia factor! Seeing all these cover artworks again is almost like flipping through an old photo album with the fondest vacation memories...
I'm quite amazed to see a whole string of albums that are rarely found in any other list, but which I personally consider to be small masterpieces. Sterling Black Icon belongs to that category, just like Your Shapeless Beauty's My Swan Song. Special kudos also for the double feature of Thirdmoon (Sworn Enemy: Heaven and Aquis Submersus). These are truly great albums that every metalhead should listen to at least once, regardless of whether they particularly like melodic death metal or not.

Two quick recs... My all-time favorite melodeath album is Unanimated - Ancient God of Evil, and it breaks my heart that this band failed in their attempts to follow up on their magnum opus in the new millennium. Additionally, I'm quite sure you might enjoy Sentenced's North From Here. This early blend of technical and melodic death was a true rarity in 1993, and it has absolutely nothing in common with the gothic "Suomi" metal that most people associate with the band.
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12.04.2024 - 01:53
Guib
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Written by Starvynth on 11.04.2024 at 22:28

Great list with a high nostalgia factor! Seeing all these cover artworks again is almost like flipping through an old photo album with the fondest vacation memories...
I'm quite amazed to see a whole string of albums that are rarely found in any other list, but which I personally consider to be small masterpieces. Sterling Black Icon belongs to that category, just like Your Shapeless Beauty's My Swan Song. Special kudos also for the double feature of Thirdmoon (Sworn Enemy: Heaven and Aquis Submersus). These are truly great albums that every metalhead should listen to at least once, regardless of whether they particularly like melodic death metal or not.

Two quick recs... My all-time favorite melodeath album is Unanimated - Ancient God of Evil, and it breaks my heart that this band failed in their attempts to follow up on their magnum opus in the new millennium. Additionally, I'm quite sure you might enjoy Sentenced's North From Here. This early blend of technical and melodic death was a true rarity in 1993, and it has absolutely nothing in common with the gothic "Suomi" metal that most people associate with the band.


Thanks a lot for your comment Starvynth I'm glad you like the list. Not gonna lie I did a lot of re-listening and research to complete this list and try my best to include as much the known and the barely known. I really wanted to paint a portrait that was as accurate as possible and that would help people discover some amazing gems. I will be checking your recommendations for sure, thanks for those as well and if any other come to mind, do not hesitate.

Edit: Ok so I went ahead and listened to both those albums and wow, just wow! Thank you so much for pointing these out to me they are absolutely amazing releases and I cannot believe I missed them. Oh also... Northern Lights! While you were asleep I was awake to be a part of the dark! is a solid fucking line lol. I dig this track so much.
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12.04.2024 - 22:45
Redel
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Another great list here, Guib, obviously.
My focus is naturally on the early years, up until let's say the mid 00s. Well, it is of course always debatable where to start, but hey you basically got them all there, I would say.
Just, how about some The Elysian Fields? They are on the edge of melodic death and melodic black, and have been quite overlooked.
All their first three albums are excellent. You may want to check them out if you havent already.
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12.04.2024 - 23:05
Guib
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Written by Redel on 12.04.2024 at 22:45

Another great list here, Guib, obviously.
My focus is naturally on the early years, up until let's say the mid 00s. Well, it is of course always debatable where to start, but hey you basically got them all there, I would say.
Just, how about some The Elysian Fields? They are on the edge of melodic death and melodic black, and have been quite overlooked.
All their first three albums are excellent. You may want to check them out if you havent already.



Thanks Redel, really appreciated. I'll admit I don't know the band really so I will go and listen to them. Thanks for the recommendation.
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13.04.2024 - 04:22
24emd
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Fantastic list with plenty of masterpieces. Inclusion of Glow is a very nice choice.
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13.04.2024 - 04:23
Guib
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Written by 24emd on 13.04.2024 at 04:22

Fantastic list with plenty of masterpieces. Inclusion of Glow is a very nice choice.


Thank you very much 24emd! Cheers mate.
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13.04.2024 - 20:55
musclassia
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Nice list once again Guib, really shows off the versatility of what can be encompassed under the genre umbrella! Nice to see such heavy Sylosis representation - I've always found them a tricky band to categorize, as I'd consider thrash to be a primary genre, but they don't just fall into that genre, and melodeath clearly influences elements of their albums. Nice inclusion of the As The Sun Falls debut too; I've got the promo for their second album atm and it's more really solid Insomnium worship.

I've had quite a resurgence in my melodeath listening in the past few years with being involved in the Metal Storm Awards, and I feel I've become more inclined to the sadboi Finnish/Be'lakor melodeath sound rather than the classic Gothenburg one, but when you go back to the old albums from that scene, there was some real magic going on with those records - it would be nice to hear modern Gothenburg-influenced melodeath that uses that mystical playfulness/acoustics of The Jester Race/Whoracle or the undeniable hookiness of Damage Done/Character. Bloody Cumshot is probably the closest I've heard in terms of new acts, although their image unfortunately (yet unsurprisingly) puts people off trying them
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14.04.2024 - 02:49
Guib
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Written by musclassia on 13.04.2024 at 20:55

Nice list once again Guib, really shows off the versatility of what can be encompassed under the genre umbrella!

Bloody Cumshot is probably the closest I've heard in terms of new acts, although their image unfortunately (yet unsurprisingly) puts people off trying them


Hey musclassia thanks for the comment and glad you enjoyed the list and picks. Of course I was gonna add some Sylosis.

As for Bloody Cumshot, I don't know them but I will check 'em out regardless of that really awful band name... Wtf. Not being told what they sounded like I would've expected some sort of Grindcore tbh.
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14.04.2024 - 08:51
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Written by Guib on 14.04.2024 at 02:49


As for Bloody Cumshot, I don't know them but I will check 'em out regardless of that really awful band name... Wtf. Not being told what they sounded like I would've expected some sort of Grindcore tbh.



Yeah I think that's part of the issue for them - on top of being an unappealing name, it does sound like goregrind, but it's actually Gothenburg-on-steroids
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14.04.2024 - 21:02
A Real Mönkey
You should check out Garden Of Shadows by Scum (FIN) as well. A lost classic that was made in the 90s but not published until 2016. Jury's still out on how melodic it is but there's definitely traces. A bit like Sentenced I think.

And speaking of Garden of Shadows, you should also try *Drum roll* Garden Of Shadows only album Oracle Moon.
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14.04.2024 - 21:12
Guib
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Written by A Real Mönkey on 14.04.2024 at 21:02

You should check out Garden Of Shadows by Scum (FIN) as well. A lost classic that was made in the 90s but not published until 2016. Jury's still out on how melodic it is but there's definitely traces. A bit like Sentenced I think.

And speaking of Garden of Shadows, you should also try *Drum roll* Garden Of Shadows only album Oracle Moon.



I'll check it out, thanks Mönkey!
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16.04.2024 - 15:41
Roman Doez
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Really surprised by the lack of Edge Of Sanity and Intestine Baalism in the list
I would also recommend Dungeon Serpent and Armoured Angel as far as lesser known stuff goes
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16.04.2024 - 16:56
Redel
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Written by Roman Doez on 16.04.2024 at 15:41

Really surprised by the lack of Edge Of Sanity

Probably because it is often viewed as rather progressive death metal.
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17.04.2024 - 00:02
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Roman Doez on 16.04.2024 at 15:41

Really surprised by the lack of Edge Of Sanity and Intestine Baalism in the list
I would also recommend Dungeon Serpent and Armoured Angel as far as lesser known stuff goes


I will not add Edge Of Sanity to this list as I consider them more to be Death/Prog than Melodeath. As for the other 3 bands, I will check them out, never heard of them. Thanks for the recc.
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- Headbanging with mostly clogged arteries to that stuff -
Guib's List Of Essential Albums
- Also Thrash Paradise
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