List of melodic death metal bands

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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 Formed Origin Notes
The Absence 2002 United States [2]
The Agonist 2004 Canada [3]
All That Remains 1998 United States [4]
Amaranthe 2008 Sweden [5]
Amon Amarth 1992 Sweden [6][7]
Amorphis 1990 Finland [8]
Anvil of Doom 1998 Spain [9]
Arch Enemy 1996 Sweden [10][11]
Armageddon 1997 Sweden [12]
Arsis 2000 United States [13]
As Blood Runs Black 2003 United States [14]
As I Lay Dying 2000 United States [15][16]
Atrophia Red Sun 1995 Poland [17]
At the Gates 1990 Sweden [18][19]
At the Throne of Judgment 2005 United States [20]
Avatar 2001 Sweden [21][22]
Be'lakor 2004 Australia [23]
Before the Dawn 1999 Finland [24]
Beyond the Embrace 2000 United States [25]
Beyond the Sixth Seal 1998 United States [26]
The Black Dahlia Murder 2000 United States [27]
The Blinded 2000 Sweden [28]
Blood Stain Child 2000 Japan [29]
Callenish Circle 1992 Netherlands [30][31][32]
Carcass 1985 United Kingdom [1][33]
Carnal Forge 1997 Sweden [34]
Centinex 1990 Sweden [35]
Ceremonial Oath 1989 Sweden [36][37]
Chain Collector 2003 Norway [38][39]
Children of Bodom 1993 Finland [40]
Crematory 1991 Germany [41]
Dark Age 1994 Germany [42]
Dark Tranquillity 1989 Sweden [43][44][45]
Darkane 1998 Sweden [46][47]
Darkest Hour 1995 United States [48][49]
Deadlock 1997 Germany [50][51]
Decadence 2003 Sweden [52]
Despite 1998 Sweden [53]
Destroy Destroy Destroy 2003 United States [54]
Dethklok 2006 United States [55]
Deuteronomium 1993 Finland [56]
DevilDriver 2002 United States [57]
Detonation 1997 Netherlands [58]
Deus Ex Machina 2004 Singapore [59]
Dimension Zero 1995 Sweden [60]
Disarmonia Mundi 2000 Italy [61]
Disillusion 1994 Germany [62]
Dissection 1989 Sweden [63]
Divine Heresy 2005 United States [64]
The Duskfall 1999 Sweden [65][66][67]
Ebony Tears 1996 Sweden [68]
Edge of Sanity 1989 Sweden [69]
Eluveitie 2002 Switzerland [70]
Engel 2005 Sweden [71]
Ensiferum 1995 Finland [72][73][74]
Eternal Tears of Sorrow 1994 Finland [75]
Eucharist 1989 Sweden [76]
The Eyes of a Traitor 2006 United Kingdom [77]
Falchion 2002 Finland [78]
Fear My Thoughts 1998 Germany [79]
Feast Eternal 1992 United States [80]
Fragments of Unbecoming 2000 Germany [81][82]
The Funeral Pyre 2001 United States [83]
Gardenian 1996 Sweden [84]
Gates of Ishtar 1992 Sweden [85]
Ghost Brigade 2005 Finland [86]
Glass Casket 2001 United States [87]
The Haunted 1996 Sweden [88]
Heaven Shall Burn 1996 Germany [89][90]
Hypocrisy 1990 Sweden [91]
Immortal Souls 1991 Finland [92]
In Flames 1990 Sweden [93][94][95]
In Mourning 2000 Sweden [96]
Insomnium 1997 Finland [97][98]
Into Eternity 1997 Canada [99]
Kalmah 1998 Finland [100]
Kataklysm 1991 Canada [101]
Light This City 2002 United States [102]
Mendeed 2000 United Kingdom [103]
Mercenary 1991 Denmark [104]
Mors Principium Est 1999 Finland [105]
Mygrain 2004 Finland [106][107]
Naildown 2003 Finland [108]
Neuraxis 1994 Canada [109]
Nightfall 1991 Greece [110]
Nightrage 2000 Greece [111][112]
Noumena 1998 Finland [113]
Norther 1996 Finland [114][115][116]
Omnium Gatherum 1996 Finland [114][115][116]
Pain Confessor 2002 Finland [117]
Parasite Inc. 2007 Germany [118][119]
Paths of Possession 1999 United States [120]
Persefone 2001 Andorra [121]
Salt the Wound 2001 United States [122]
Scar Symmetry 2004 Sweden [123]
Shadows Fall 1995 United States [124]
The Showdown 2004 United States [125]
Skyfire 1995 Sweden [126]
Soilwork 1996 Sweden [127][128]
Solution .45 2008 Sweden [129][130]
Sonic Syndicate 2002 Sweden [131][132][133]
Switchblade 2001 Australia [134]
Thirdmoon 1994 Austria [135]
Threat Signal 2003 Canada [136]
Unanimated 1989 Sweden [137]
The Unguided 2010 Sweden [138]
Vehemence 1997 United States [139]
Wintersun 2004 Finland [140]
With Passion 2001 United States [141]
Within Y 2002 Sweden [142]
Yyrkoon 1996 France [143]
Zonaria 2002 Sweden [144]

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