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List of Melodic Death Metal Bands
Carcass, shown here performing at Gods of Metal festival in Bologna, Italy (2008), helped define the melodic death metal genre with their 1993 album Heartwork.[1]

This is a list of melodic death metal bands. Melodic death metal is a heavy metal music style that combines elements from the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) with elements of death metal. The term Gothenburg metal is often used to describe bands associated with or stylistically similar to the melodic death metal scene that originated around Gothenburg, Sweden.

Band Years active Origin Notes
The Agonist 2004-present Canada [2]
All That Remains 1998-present United States [3]
Amaranthe 2008-present Sweden [4]
Amon Amarth 1992-present Sweden [5][6]
Amorphis 1990-present Finland [7]
Anterior 2003-2012 United Kingdom [8]
Anvil of Doom 1999-present Spain [9]
Aphyxion 2006-present Denmark [10]
Arch Enemy 1996-present Sweden [11][12]
Armageddon 1997-present Sweden [13]
Arsis 2000-present United States [14]
Atrophia Red Sun 1994-present Poland [15]
At the Gates 1990-present Sweden [16][17]
At the Throne of Judgment 2005-present United States [18]
Avatar 2001-present Sweden [19][20]
Battlecross 2003-present United States [21]
Be'lakor 2004-present Australia [22]
Before the Dawn 1999-2013 Finland [23]
Beyond the Embrace 2000-2011 United States [24]
Beyond the Sixth Seal 1998-present United States [25]
The Black Dahlia Murder 2001-present United States [26]
The Blinded 2000-present Sweden [27]
Blood Stain Child 1999-present Japan [28]
Callenish Circle 1992-2007 Netherlands [29][30][31]
Carcass 1986-present United Kingdom [1][32]
Carnal Forge 1997-present Sweden [33]
Centinex 1990-present Sweden [34]
Ceremonial Oath 1989-present Sweden [35][36]
Chain Collector 2003-present Norway [37][38]
Children of Bodom 1993-present Finland [39]
Crematory 1991-present Germany [40]
Dark Age 1995-present Germany [41]
Dark Tranquillity 1989-present Sweden [42][43][44]
Darkane 1991-present Sweden [45][46]
Darkest Hour 1995-present United States [47][48]
Deadlock 1997-present Germany [49][50]
Decadence 2003-present Sweden [51]
Despite 1998-present Sweden [52]
Destroy Destroy Destroy 2003-present United States [53]
Dethklok 2006-present United States [54]
DevilDriver 2002-present United States [55]
Detonation 1997-2012 Netherlands [56]
Deus Ex Machina 2004-present Singapore [57]
Dimension Zero 1995-present Sweden [58]
Disarmonia Mundi 2000-present Italy [59]
Disillusion 1994-present Germany [60]
Dissection 1989-2006 Sweden [61]
Divine Heresy 2005-2015 United States [62]
The Duskfall 1999-present Sweden [63][64][65]
Ebony Tears 1996-2001 Sweden [66]
Edge of Sanity 1989-2003 Sweden [67]
Eluveitie 2002-present Switzerland [68]
Engel 2005-present Sweden [69]
Ensiferum 1995-present Finland [70][71][72]
Eternal Tears of Sorrow 1994-present Finland [73]
Eucharist 1989-present Sweden [74]
Exmortus 2002-present United States [75][76]
The Eyes of a Traitor 2006-2015 United Kingdom [77]
Falchion 2002-2009 Finland [78]
Fear My Thoughts 1998-2010 Germany [79]
Fragments of Unbecoming 2000-present Germany [80][81]
The Funeral Pyre 2001-present United States [82]
Gardenian 1996-present Sweden [83]
Gates of Ishtar 1992-present Sweden [84]
Ghost Brigade 2005-2015 Finland [85]
Glass Casket 2001-present United States [86]
The Haunted 1996-present Sweden [87]
Heaven Shall Burn 1996-present Germany [88][89]
Hypocrisy 1990-present Sweden [90]
Immortal Souls 1991-present Finland [91]
In Flames 1990-present Sweden [92][93][94]
In Mourning 2000-present Sweden [95]
Insomnium 1997-present Finland [96][97]
Into Eternity 1997-present Canada [98]
Ithilien 2005-present Belgium [99]
Kalmah 1998-present Finland [100]
Kataklysm 1991-present Canada [101]
Light This City 2002-2008, 2017-present United States [102]
Mendeed 2000-2007 United Kingdom [103]
Mercenary 1991-present Denmark [104]
Mors Principium Est 1999-present Finland [105]
Mygrain 2004-2015 Finland [106][107]
Neuraxis 1994-present Canada [108]
Nightfall 1991-present Greece [109]
Night in Gales 1995-present Germany [110]
Nightrage 2000-present Greece [111][112]
Noumena 1998-present Finland [113]
Norther 1996-2012 Finland [114][115][116]
Once Human 2014-present United States
Omnium Gatherum 1996-present Finland [114][115][116]
Pain Confessor 2002-present Finland [117]
Parasite Inc. 2007-present Germany [118]
Persefone 2001-present Andorra [119]
Salt the Wound 2001-present United States [120]
Scar Symmetry 2004-present Sweden [121]
Sentenced 1989-2005 Finland
Shadows Fall 1995-2015 United States [122]
The Showdown 1999-2011 United States [123]
Skyfire 1995-present Sweden [124]
Soilwork 1995-present Sweden [125][126]
Solution .45 2008-present Sweden [127][128]
Sonic Syndicate 2002-present Sweden [129][130][131]
Switchblade 2001-2011 Australia [132]
Thirdmoon 1994-present Austria [133]
Threat Signal 2003-present Canada [134]
Unanimated 1988-present Sweden [135]
The Unguided 2010-present Sweden [136]
Wintersun 2003-present Finland [137]
With Passion 2002-2007 United States [138]
Within Y 2002-present Sweden [139]
Yyrkoon 1995-2007 France [140]
Zonaria 2002-present Sweden [141]

See also

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