Best Deathcore Bands


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Suicide 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.
[Newest]Perish at 1 born of osiris 2
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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.


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!
[Newest]Great vocalist, best musicianship among deathcore and even among death metal bands.
Phil is a great vocalist but they are not even close to best musicianship

3Chelsea Grin
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
This is a real death core band. The majority of the other bands are labeled as metal core, death metal, hard core or soft core and many other types of bands. Don't you people look on the actual band web pages for details. These bands are being miss labeled.
[Newest]First two albums best ever, the rest started to sound more like black metal instead of deathcore

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.


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)

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!?
[Newest]Awesome should be enough

6All 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!
Incredible guitar work with meaningful lyrics.
How are ASP not on here? Every album (before their most recent) is a work of art! Go check em out kids
[Newest]These guys even actually sound better than any other known deathcore bands here.

7Despised Icon
They invented deathcore, they should be at number 1.
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
How is this band only one above alesana? This band helped create deathcore you people are dumb

8As 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
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..
THE BEST DEATHCORE BAND EVERR even though what makes me sad is they have one album only (allegiance) the new album doesn't have any members of (allegiance)
When we talk about deathcore we talk about abrb but by the hellwhere are bmth

9Born Of Osiris
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
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!
I love these guys they need to be up higher at lest 2 or 3 please people try to listen to them.
The Discovery is the best deathcore album ever recorded. it has proven that deathcore can be taken very seriously.

10Job 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!

The Contenders

11Impending 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"


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
Heavy. Dark. No fluff. Straight to the point. They're "Christian" but one the best touring and live bands out there.
[Newest]Impending doom is deathcore

12Infant 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.
[Newest]Most brutal deathcore band ever! And the drums are so fast. These guys should be in top 5

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.

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.


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

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
First deathcore band that I heard and make me absolutely want to playing deathcore, they make deathcore full of art and grand
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.

16Here Comes The Kraken
Most technically advanced, complex, and talented deathcore band out there. Their guitar work is top notch. Listen to "Confessions of what I've done", "Don't Fail Me Darko", and "From the Deepest Darkness" and you'll see what I mean.
This is top band

17Rose Funeral
More death metal than deathcore on their recent album, but still an extraordinary band. #5 on my personal top 10 followed be suicide silence, whitechapel, chelsea grin, and job for a cowboy.

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

19Winds of Plague
Why the hell are they still down here? They need a higher spot


The video reloaded is amazing and halairious

Their bass rattled my bones at mayhem. Enough' said! M/

21Black Tongue
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.

22The Faceless
Why is the faceless on here. This band is Tech Death, not Deathcore.
The faceless is better than more than half of these bands! Just listen to Leica and the ghost of a stranger! Akeldama was a masterpiece

23In Dying Arms
The most talented screamer in deathcore thus far.
Let's get them to the number one spot asap.
I like their screaming..
[Newest]Without a doubt one of the greatest bands ever!

24The Acacia Strain
The Acacia Strain are the heaviest and the best band ever. The fact that they're not, at the very least, number 5 is depressing. Anyone who hasn't heard them are missing out and get with the program.
How the hell is one of the best deathcore bands ever outside the top 25?!
Insanely heavy and brutal, they deserve to be in the top 5.

25I Killed the Prom Queen

26A Skylit Drive

27Bleed From Within
One of the best of the list, absolutely better than Chelsea Grin or Suicide Silence.
Really good and underground band! They should be higher

28Rings of Saturn
Seized and devoured listen to it!
These guys are by far the best current Deathcore band with a progressive fast paced sound.
One of the most technical bands ever...

Emmure... You can feel this dudes hate flow freely throughout a twisted depressively homicidal ambience this bands got going on... Plus these guys have real skill working with each other... I'm surprised these beasts aren't in the top ten
Definitely should be up in at least top 5.. I like bands like I killed the prom queen.. But deathcore.. List is a fraud...
These guys should be one of the top ten

30War From a Harlots Mouth
Just the hardest sound, best breakdowns, unique shouter!

31Veil of Maya
Easily one of the best bands I have ever listened too the vocals are second only too those of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence but the guitar is by far the best guitar I have ever heard and tge song Punisher is easily my favorite song.
Ok I'm a suicide silence fan and I thought these were they were the best death-core band but after listening to these they just blew me away and I was like WOAH ain't nobody got time for that! XDD

Incredible band. Deathcore... No

33I Set My Friends on Fire
ISMFOF has one of the amazing screamos I've ever heard.
There songs are hilarious in a good way and awesome.

Try listening there songs like Ravenous Ravenous Rhino and Things that Rhymes in Orange and also that Crank that Soulja Boy screamo cover.
Man their awesome!

34Motionless in White
These guys aren't deathcore, they're gothic metal, but they are probably one of the best modern metal bands I've heard and everyone looking for amazing metal should check them out.
They should be ranked higher!

35I Declare War
I don't know as far as musical talent, but they really know how to make brutal, honest, and amazing songs and albums. They're vocalist Jamie is so good and powerful it's crazy
Great band. As they burn alive is one of my favorite songs ever!
By far one of the heaviest deathcore bands I have seen live, flawless performance.

36Dance Gavin Dance
They aren't even close to death core.

37We Butter the Bread With Butter
Best weirdest German Pop Deathcore band ever, their new stuff is going to be amazing.
Didn't think I would like them.. But they are pretty awesome
If you like WBTBWB you should listen to Callejòn!

38Chainsaw Disaster

39Parkway Drive
Just listen and enjoy! Amazing guys!

40Make Them Suffer
This is one of the most brutal and most awesome deathcore bands ever! Widower, Weeping Wastelands, epic songs, check them out!
They are incredible. The well is heavy as absolute hell. They have some sick breakdowns too.

41Lost Soul

42Betraying the Martyrs
This band should at least me in the top 5!
Are you kidding me! Why are these guys not pissing on suicide silence!?
These fat french mofos deserve my vote, cause this was the band that got me into this kind of music!
[Newest]Why are they so low down? Betraying the Martyrs are AMAZING!

This is an awesome band, not deathcore though. But still everyone should check this band out!

44Upon a Burning Body
Best deathcore band ever! One of my favorites. Amazing breakdowns, kick ass guitar solos, better pig squealing than any other deathcore bands, meaningful lyrics. They should be #1 on this list.


They are the most realist band I know. This band should be #1 on here since they're band who know what a real solo is
This band is awesome, my favorite of the genre :D

45The Agony Scene
disbanded band made into Hollywood Burning and The Valhalla War Machine


46Eat A Helicopter
Brutal and interesting band, I'm a huge fan of these guys.

47Depths of Mariana
This band has played in the Mayhem Festival in Virginia for Sumerian Records they are a young and very heavy Deathcore Band. I am a true fan I believe they are the band to watch in 2013.
A must watch band they are so heavy taking it to the next level!
Their new sound is so heavy the vocalist kills it!
[Newest]Where are they now?

48Sky Eats Airplane

49Waking The Cadaver
Waking is way more slam then deathcore haha

50Disfigure The Goddess
More slam death than it is deathcore.. but this is on my top 10 death metal bands. cooler yet, its one guy. id love to see someone do a drum cover of the programmed beats.

51Dir En Grey

52King Conquer
King conquer should be way up the list. This is super outdated Mitch lucker is dead suicide silence isn't a band anymore along with quite a few more of these bands. Also many are not even close to deathcore bands.
They are the king of deathcore, even though the band split up I still think they can put out great music. america's most haunted and 1776 are 2 albums any heavy music fan should own!

53Point Below Zero
Fairly unknown band, only have an EP out, but still are excellent.
These guys are extremely amazing and talented. These need to get known!
The EP they put out is insane. No drugs for jake has one of the most amazing breakdowns I have ever heard

54After The Burial

55Within the Ruins
Love all there albums
Listen to elite and phenomina, enough said

56The Red Shore

57Through the Eyes of the Dead

58A Different Breed of Killer

59Impurity of Mriya

60Of Mice and Men
The best band Austin scream is out of this world I love these I mean listen to the storm second and serbing and Ohioisonfire

61Fit for an Autopsy
Most underrated band out there. Their last album Hellbound is the heaviest thing you'll ever listed to. Best Deathcore/Death Metal band.

62Beneath the Veil

63Worm Too Wee


Not deathcore. But my favorite band
Wormholes is their best songs

66Salt the Wound
So brutal, I go so hard in the pits for this band.

67The Red Chord

68The Contortionist
So dopeand technical as hell


70Molotov Solution
This band is incredible and terribly underrated. Politically charged lyrics, heavy breakdowns and technical riffing. To bad they broke up.
Hey, what is this Molotov solution is one of deathcore all stars and only on 92?

71The Holy Guile

72Between the Buried and Me
HOW IS THIS BAND AT NUMBER 175 AHH! This is the greatest addition to music in the past 20 years and the best progressive deathcore band I've listened to in a long time.

73Glass Casket
Friends with the lead vocalist; also a founder of this sub-genre along with despised icon and through the eyes of the dead, but not given the deserved credit
This is like the only good deathcore band.

74Hopes Die last

75Earth From Above
unknown band that is completely epic



77Knights of the Abyss
Completely hardcore and so epic screams good.. Better than mitches


79The Paramedic

80Forget My Silence

81Arsonists Get All the Girls

82Cephalic Carnage

83Beyond the Aftermath

84The Gun Show

85Enemy Ac-130 Above

86Blind Witness

87Sydney Shaw

88Sentenced to Dissection


90I Killed Everyone

91Dr. Acula
Best Band in my optionion with WBTBWB

92The Agonist
Why are they at the end? I LOVE EM!
One of the best deathcore bands, I just don't know why are they so low here. Excellent music, excellent ghrowls and cleans. I reccomend listening to Panaphobia and Thank You Pain. This band deserves higher position, at least in top 10.

93Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Very little people know them but this technical brutal death metal band is one of the best. For starters try the song slave of my art

95A Plea for Purging

96See You Next Tuesday


98Thick As Blood


100My Bitter End

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