Peter Tagtgren's piercing introductory scream in Hypocrisy's 'Tales of Thy Spineless' is reason enough to make this list, but the full track is an incredibly effective death metal piece.

Hypocrisy aren't reinventing the wheel with 'Tales of Thy Spineless,' but they perfect its ability to crush your effing skull. Few bands understand the construction of death metal like Hypocrisy, and if you want a finely crafted piece of brutality to bang your head to, 'Tales of Thy Spineless' is the right medicine.