Best Deathcore Bands


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1Suicide Silence

Bulle For My Valentine isn't even Deathcore! Suicide Silence is the greatest of all this bands, the sound great, they lyrics are excelent.

Suicide silence is amazing, Mitch is the best screamer out there

If we're talking deathcore then suicide silence all the way. But half of these aren't deathcore.

Got me listening to deathcore. Nice guys who make super brutal music. Their stuff may be very simple and straightforward, but you can't deny it's just fun to groove to.

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They are the top deathcore.. Listen to their music..
I swear you will like 'em..
Whitechapel, suicide silence, lamb of god..
They are the greatest band of my world..

They're the best Deathcore band to walk the earth. Suicide Silence are great too, but I feel like their fan base just skyrocketed after Mitch died and it was all a bunch of scene girls who thought he looked hot, felt sorry for him because he had a wife and a 5 yr old girl and didn't give a damn about the music he made. They just liked Mitch for his looks ad not his prowess as a deathcore vocalist. No disrespect intended for SS whatsoever, and I'm in fact looking forward to their new album with Eddie Hermida (on Nuclear Bast! ), but Whitechapel are just a far better band. Phil has an amazingly powerful and brutal voice and knows how to pump up a crowd at a show, and whitechapel's fans aren't a bunch of chicks that think Phil looks hot. They're the undisputed best deathcore band. - MetalFoREVer1228

Whitechapel is amazing! Very technical and amazing I don't know who put some of these bands on this list all shall perish should be higher carnifex also one of my favorites I prefer the black dahlia murder and all the bands I listed over suicide silence! My personal opinion! This world is ours and we won't stand still
Infinitude sets thy vision toward the deep
Civilization will fall by the hand of all disease
Banished of all life and awoken from the grave! Whitechapel this is exile!

They should be #1

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3Chelsea Grin

Chelsea Grin is THE deathcore band. For me, they can rival with Suicide Silence. I don't know how Whitechapel got higher. Because all Phil can do is lows. His highs sucks. As for Alex, he can do some of the highest highs, and lowest lows I have ever heard; and remember he fry screams, and I as an artist in metal, it's hard to pull off amazing fry screams like Alex. Mitch WAS good at screaming, I mean, listen to The Disease (from the Cleansing) to O.C.D. (from the Black Crown). He WAS amazing. But the older he got his screams became less powerful and not as blood curdling. And the whole band didn't seem like a deathcore band anymore. They just sounded like a heavy metal band with screaming instead of singing. And I am NOT just saying that because Jonathan Davis featured with them in Witness the Addiction. Just, Mitch wasn't as good as he used to be, BUT it's like Tupac all over again. Kinda like how Eminem is the best at rapping, and you may not like him, but he is, people won't say he ...more

Chelsea Grin is the best Deathcore band. Their songs are brutal and some are meaningful. When I listen to them my anger and all of my hate are disappearing. I feel very bad that I discovered them two months ago. I should've been with them since they started to play. To everyone who doesn't know CG Go to youtube and just listen and you'll know why I and other people like them.

One word - Amazing
Great Band, Ridiculously Heavy Breakdowns, Brutal Screaming, Great Riffs

Best deathcore band man. They got me into the deathcore and I'll be a fan till the end. Sonnet of the wretched is my favorite.

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Carnifex are an awesome band. Just listen to Lie to My Face, In Coalesce With Filth and Faith (this song has some brutal breakdowns) or Until I Feel Nothing. Scott Lewis is an awesome vocalist and Shawn Cameron is an awesome drummer. As previously stated, Carnifex are an awesome band. - MetalFoREVer1228

Carnifex has talent. Far more talent than any other band (aside from All Shall Perish, which is also a very talented band. Carnifex is just better. ) in this top 10. Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Despised Icon... All talentless excuses for deathcore bands.

How is Carnifex so low down, its below Bullet For My Valentine for gods sake (they are nothing like deathcore)

Carnifex is amazing

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5Thy Art Is Murder

This is the band that go me into Deathcore back in 2008 with their Infinite Death E.P. I didn't really understand it but what I kept was absolutely amazing to me. They made me feel like smashing stuff up and still, even today, I maintain to have that feeling every time I hear these guys. Top 3 at least.

These are actually amazing, "Hate" is such a brutal album. They deserve so much more recognition. Look up Reign of Darkness on Youtube, and you'll see what I mean.

I think that is the best "deathcore" ( I don't like use this definition) band. They're amazing and so technical. Chelsea grin are better than TAIM!?

Definitely the best band on this list.

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6Despised Icon

Pioneers of deathcore guys? They should get back together. Defiantly my favourite deathcore band up with suicide silence and job for a cowboy.

They recently reunited :) back together and ready to kick some more ass

They invented deathcore, they should be at number 1.

How is this band only one above alesana? This band helped create deathcore you people are dumb

This the best deathcore band after whiteChapel it shouldn't be here - Metal0Head0

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7All Shall Perish

All Shall Perish is absolutely amazing! Every album is a piece of art! Screw the guy that said their last album isn't good. It is great!

The fact that Suicide Silence is ahead of these guys is just ridiculous. Eddie is 10x the vocalist Mitch ever was and if you don't believe me, go listen to Eradication, Wage Slaves, Black Gold Reign, and When Life Meant More

Incredible guitar work with meaningful lyrics.

ASP is the best dither band of all time. Awaken the Dreamers is an album that never leaves my phone. I'm so stoked they're back together.

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8Impending Doom

Very amazing and underrated band!
Maybe people won, t like it because it has got christian messages but you should admit that this band is very underrated deathcore band
Hear "Murderer" "For The Wicked"(my favourite song for them) "Deceiver"
- nooreldeen

Dark, very low more growling than screaming at least on there newer stuff. awesome. Yes they are Christian. SO WHAT! I have never heard another deathcore band that I enjoy as much as impending doom

Impending Doom : for me Impending Doom is the best band. because the shout. growl and scream they have high vocal pitch and clear voice not like other the band just only a death to death core the behavior and characteristic. while perform so blurd voice.

Example : murderer, doomsday, silence the oppropesors, deceiver and nailed dead risen ( passion of the christ )

They're just underrated. They're amazing.. Brutal.

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9Infant Annihilator

Almost overwhelmingly brutal. Great vocals, inhuman drumming, awesome sweeps and monstrously, skull-crushingly heavy breakdowns. Seriously, listen to just one of their songs and you'll be ready to smash a chair over somebodies face.

Fast, intense, brutal lyrics. They deserve to be in the top ten

I can't decide a favorite, but this band deserves the top 10. Although they were only a project they're sound is amazing. Dan Watson is a amazing vocalist, Eddie Pickard is a epic guitarist, and Aaron Kitcher's drumming is insane and the double base is so fast that you'd think he used a machine, but it was pure skill. For only one 16 track album and a couple of singles, this band owns and is seriously brutal. Deserves to be up there.

Is the best deathcore band ever I would rate it to be the number one band

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10Born Of Osiris

How is this band only on 18? This band is much better than Suicide Silence. Born of Osiris have awesome Guitarists and the Keyboardist is awesome too. They deserve to be on Number 1!

The Discovery is the best deathcore album ever recorded. it has proven that deathcore can be taken very seriously.

One of my favorite deathcore bands insane vocals I wish I had the vocals Ronnie Canizaro has and guitar is amazing and bass Danny de roach is a mad bassist these guys should be number one

Born of Osiris is unique sounding in a genre of similarities. They deserve higher on this list.

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The Newcomers

?Slaughter to Prevail

In my opinion the best deathcore vocalist I've heard. They have some really cool riffs, listen to the intro to 'Hell' and you'll know what I'm talking about.

?A Memoria Brooded

Not so famous deathcore band, but the music is amazing

Yo they're amazing lol

The Contenders

11As Blood Runs Black

The best breakdowns ever (EVER) I dare anyone to get breakdowns as half as good as those guys just listen to, strife (chug chug), My Fears Have Become Phobias

Their first album ("Allegiance") beats all deathcore bands album. Best BREAKDOWNS, double pedal speed, melodic guitar riffs but unfortunately they changed, but there are still a few great songs in their second and last album..

To the moron beneath me that said there are no original members from "Allegiance" to "Instict" - Have you heard of this magical new website called Google? If you had, you would've known that your statement is completely wrong. Don't disrespect Lech like that, man..

If you looking for "not boring breakdowns", you should check out this guys.

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Oceano and winds of plague are the last in this list? I can't bear to see it. Vote for them people! They're too awesome to be so low in rankings. - MetalFoREVer1228

This band is mean, angry, and the music reflects that. Oceano is number one on my list.

Oceano should be #1

They're great

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13Heaven Shall Burn

Believe what you will, Suicide Silence isn't the best of 'em.

I prefer Heaven Shall Burn's live performances over other deathcore bands'. Marcus' vocals are much more chaotic, and the guitars don't frequent around open strings because the riffs make them heavy.

Iconoclast and Antigone are awesome Albums. They have the lyrics, the sound and the voice to make them one of the greatest bands out there.
I LOVE Endzeit, anyone reading this should listen to it.

Underrated band is underrated.

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14Job for a Cowboy

IS this even a question? Deathcore is a mix between death metal and hardcore. This band is the only one on this damn list that is more death metal then hardcore. And seriously? Bring me the horizon? Bullet for my valentine?

Only band on the list yet that does a death metal and hardcore mix. But they have still left out the band that was the first known to mix these two... Dying fetus.

Totally awesome! My favorite deathcore band so far!

These guys aren't deathcore. They are death metal. - ryanrimmel

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15Bring Me the Horizon

I can't even believe there are nerds who think that alesana, bullet for my valentine and asking alexandria are deathcore bands! Laugh out loud
Alesana is hardcore-punk
Asking Alexandria is Hardcore-screamo
Bullet for My Valentine is Metalcore-emo

This band at one point was alright. When Oliver screams especially for Diamonds aren't forever, that song is just a mess his screams are awful, they aren't even close to being deathcore, well not anymore... That was only Count your blessings. The only album that was pretty good was There is a hell but overall I don't know how they even got to be in this list

I love Bring Me The Horizon, but they are not deathcore. They are more Metalcore. Count your blessings was deathcore but all the other albums are not deathcore.

They belong in Metalcore

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Suffokate are one of my favourite bands, purely becuase they have brutal music, Ricky and Matt have incredible voices and they are just plain awesome!

Most negative upfront and real band


I'd think this band was better if they wrote some good lyrics and if Fronz would cease his rapping. He does death growls that are pretty good only to have them ruined by that garbage rapping.

Attila is my favorite deathcore band.
Also for future reference. Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria are both metaphors

They should be higher but the raps kill it and sometimes it sounds weird lmao

They aren't even deathcore... Plus they suck

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18Winds of Plague

Decimate the weak is fantastic. the bands look has nothing on their music!

Why the hell are they still down here? They need a higher spot - MetalFoREVer1228

Winds of plague must be in top 10

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19Parkway Drive

To be honest there not deathcore. There metalcore. But there an anazing band. Winston's vocals kill it. I love them. There albums are amazing. There the right amount of heaviness. Not to soft and not heavy. Still think these guys should have at least bean 11 or 12. Even though not deathcore

Just listen and enjoy! Amazing guys!

If these guys are deathcore... Then they own this

20Black Tongue

These guys have some of the heaviest breakdowns I've ever heard and I've listened to almost every single band on this list. The only bands I think that could contend to the heaviness are The Acacia Strain and The Red Chord

Deathcore is basically guttural vocals and brutal breakdowns. And you can't get anymore brutal than Black Tongue. As they release more music you will see them rise higher on this list.

These guys are great, definitely recommend you at least listen to a song or two on YouTube if you haven't heard them before

Brutal breakdowns and gutturals.

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