Originally Posted by wrathzombie
At The Gates.
To me this sounds like Gothenburg(a subgenre of MDM)
I would second these choices. I suppose this qualifies as molodic DM, but if you like the harsh/clean metalcore thing, I think Killswitch Engage on Alive or Just Breathing and As Daylight Dies sounds a lot more original to me. But, I'm old and jaded. Just about the etnire DT catolgog, early Inflames and and At The Gates are the best of the genre IMO-which is pretty played out at this point, but the classics are great.
If this kind of music appeals to you, my melodic DM/MC 101 would be:
1. At the Gates-Slaughter of the Soul-kind of the Sgt Peppers of the genre
2. Dark Tranquilty-The Gallery, Damage Done or Character
3. Amon Amarth-for good measure-just pick an album (I like Oden on Our Side and Twiight of the Thunder Gods)
4. Killwswith Engage-even though they are considered metalcore-Alive or Just Breathing-is really terrific and an important album in this style
My top choices would by At the Gates from a historical perspective and Dark Tranquility. I think DT is the best melodeath band...just MO