Top 10 Death Metal Albums!


The Unjesus
Jul 9, 2011
Churning Sea of Absu
List off your favorite Death Metal (Any form of Death Metal) albums of all time!
For me it's..
1. None So Vile- Cryptopsy
2. Altars Of Madness- Morbid Angel
3. Elvenferis- Lykathea Aflame
4. Sound Of Perseverance- Death
5. Considered Dead- Gorguts
6. Covenant- Morbid Angel
7. Nespithe- Demilich
8. Legion- Deicide
9. Symbolic- Death
10. The Bleeding- Cannibal Corpse (Cannibal Corpse may be overrated, but you can't deny this album is catchy as hell)
People have done this like a million times. But fuck it, I love albums lists.

My favourite DM albums, in no specific order:

1 - Death - Leprosy
2 - Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
3 - Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
4 - Morbid Angel - Covenant
5 - Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
6 - The Chasm - Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph
7 - Immolation - Dawn of Possession
8 - Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
9 - Runemagick - The Supreme Force of Eternity
10 - Asphyx - Last One on Earth
Whenever i make a list like this i always leave something out. Here's some that spring to mind, taking only 1 album from each band - clearly I could list many Death, MA & Suffocation albums in this list;

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Death - Human
Massacre - From Beyond
Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
Uncanny - Splenium for Nyktophobia
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
Ignivomous - Death Transmutation
The Chasm - Conjuration of the Spectral Empire
Decapitated - Winds of Creation
Decrepit Birth - Diminshing Between Worlds
Autopsy - Mental Funeral
Carcass - Necroticism
Desultory - Into Eternity
Pestilence - Testimony of the Ancients
Stargazer - A Great Work of Ages

But fuck yeah, lists are cool.
^Hail damn GREAT list! Could almost copy\paste it.

I enjoy when people dont include Dismember in their lists, fucking soap opera band members, fuck em. "Like an Ever Flowing Stream" is good though (Indecent and Obscene also got its moments), but the rest is garbage.
Morbid Angel-Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel-Blessed Are the Sick
Ripping Corpse-Dreaming with the Dead
At the Gates-The Red in the Sky is Ours
Atheist-Unquestionable Presence
The Chasm-Deathcult for Eternity
Entombed-Left Hand Path
Immolation-Dawn of Possession

Not in any specific order although Altars is most likely first.
Hmm...too hard.

Death - Leprosy and Human
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
Vital Remains - Dechristianize
Vader - The Beast and Litany
Deicide - Stench of Redemption
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken
AngelCorpse - Of Lucifer And Lightning
Krisiun - AssasiNation
Not in any particular order:

Morbid Angel - Covenant
Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness
Morbid - December Moon
Vital Remains - Icons of Evil
Death - Symbolic
Deicide - Deicide
Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
Obscura - Cosmogenesis
Soulreaper - Written in Blood
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Shit. I can give a list OF ten, but no way I'll be able to sort it...

Brain Drill - Apocalyptic Feasting
Cryptopsy - None So Live (that's right, the LIVE album)
Deprecated - Deriding His Creation (PROBABLY MY NUMBER 1)
Deicide - Legion
Suffocation - Pierced from Within
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Devourment - Unleash the Carnivore
Behemoth - Demigod
Disgorge - Consume the Forsaken
Putridity - Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria
I made a list and deleted it probably 4 times. Fuck it. I can't decide. My #1 probably goes to either Onward to Golgotha (even though Mortal Throne of Nazarene may be their best album), Slumber of Sullen Eyes, or any of the first 5 Immolation albums.
fuck it, off the top of my head and in no discernible order. A LOT of killer suggestions in this thread! Props for mentioning Akercocke, they fucking tear shit up though Antichrist was meh.

1. Massacra (FRA) - Enjoy the Violence
2. Anata - Under a Stone with no Inscription
3. Death - Human
4. Incantation - Primordial Domination
5. Immolation - Unholy Cult
6. Morbid Angel - Covenant
7. Deeds of Flesh - Crown of Souls
8. Gorguts - Considered Dead
9. Monstrosity - Millenium
10. Edge of Sanity - Spectral Sorrows

And of course I don't see any Polish releases on my list which makes it utter shit seeing as how Poland has consistently been making the best extreme metal for the past 10 years.

Did I see brain drill on someone's list???:yow:
You definitely saw it on mine, fella.

I know, they get a lot of shit on here, but to me, Apocalyptic Feasting is near the apex of "tech death". There's almost NOTHING on there I'd change. Yes, they're big on the weedly-weedlies, but dude, it's a perfect marriage, IMO.

I also tried to mix things up. I mean, if we just made a list of nothing but the "classic, pure" death metal albums then every list would be half Death, Suffo, and Morbid Angel. So I aimed for some other stuff out there that I think is still "essential listening". Shit, that's why I put PUTRIDITY on there even though the album came out like two months ago, LOL.
I made a list and deleted it probably 4 times. Fuck it. I can't decide. My #1 probably goes to either Onward to Golgotha (even though Mortal Throne of Nazarene may be their best album), Slumber of Sullen Eyes, or any of the first 5 Immolation albums.

After reading your post and cross-referencing your sig, I think you should update your ratings.
Nile - Black Seeds...
Luciferion - the Apostate
Death - Individual Thought Patterns
fuck I cant do this. First two Gorguts, rest of the Death collection, Dying Fetus, Pestilence, and hell, fucking Nile!
This is probably going to end up looking cliche as fuck...

Immolation - Dawn of Possession
Death - Spiritual Healing
Autopsy - Severed Survival
Impetigo - Horror of the Zombies
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated
Morbid Angel - Blessed are the Sick
Cancer - Death Shall Rise
Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
Nunslaughter - Hell's Unholy Fire (please someone find me this on CD :cry:)
Grave - Into the Grave

Honorable mentions:
Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
Cianide - The Dying Truth
Torchure - Beyond the Veil
Damn it some of these bands mentioned in this thread are hardly top 100

Here are some honorable considerations off the top of my head

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Drawn and Quartered - Extermination Revelry
Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
Mithras - Worlds Beyond the Veil
Malevolent Creation - Retribution
Death - Symbolic
Gorguts - Obscura
Sinister - Cross the Styx
Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
Fuck, i forgot;

Grotesque - In the Embrace of Evil
At the Gates - With Fear i Kiss the Burning Darkness
Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion Kind
Immolation - Dawn of Possession