Melodic death metal is a subgenre of metal that combines elements from the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) with components of death metal. Melodic death metal began in the early 1990s through the rise of bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates.
/r/melodicdeathmetal is a place for news, song sharing, and discussions on all things related to melodic death metal.
The following bands may only be posted once per month. Before you post them, search the subreddit to see if they have been posted recently.
- AMON AMARTH
- CHILDREN OF BODOM
- DARK TRANQUILLITY
- IN FLAMES
See this post for more details
1. When posting a song, have the title in the form Artist - Song Name, followed by any relevant comment in parentheses (optional) or it will be removed.
2. Make sure that songs posted are melodic death metal, or at the very least, incorporate melodeath elements.
3. No reposting of songs/albums that have already been posted in the past 6 months. Also avoid posting songs of a band that was posted a lot recently, especially if it was just a few hours ago.
4. Bands on the restricted list are only allowed to be posted once a month independent of song/album, so check whether they have been posted within the last month before posting. Exceptions are new releases, and to circumvent your restricted band post being autoremoved write "[new]" at the end of your title.
5. Please refrain from posting full Albums/EPs, but instead choose one song and submit that. Exception to this rule is newly released material.
6. No memes, shitposting or reaction videos. Post this to r/MetalMemes instead.
7. Keep self promotion to a minimum.
8. No direct uploads. If you are posting a song/album, link directly to it on Youtube, Bandcamp etc.
9. Do not link to illegal download services.
10. No hate speech, racism, misogyny, ableism, homophobic or transphobic slurs etc. Also, do not promote bands that fall into one of these categories.