Top Ten Metalcore / Deathcore / Screamo Bands


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The Top Ten

Bring Me The Horizon
The BEST of the BEST. Have immensely powerful bass guitars that pumps the blood. Songs like Chelsea Smile will never be forgetten...
anazing guitar, and ollie sykes is amazingly gorgeous!
they have a good guitar leads... have a powerful vocals... and insane lyrics... and oli sykes is hot...
[Newest]This band is just amazing and I'm glad they are first

2Asking Alexandria
Good balance between singing and screaming,
Killer riffs, brilliant breakdowns,
Heavy, but still melodic and catchy.
LOVE this band.

Plus, british accents are pretty rad.
These guys.. Enough said glad Asking Alexandria came to be it showes UK still isn't done with their talent and still can compete, they earned my vote wish I woulda known about this sooner ;D this list isn't bad I don't agree with the order, but I'm just one vote.
They are amazing. I love Danny's scream. One of the EPIC screamo song they have. A Prophecy and A single moment of sincerity are one of them. I just love their breakdown.
[Newest]These guys had to have been the best band I've listened to on this list. I'm about to try bring me the horizon though

3Suicide Silence
Lyrically, they have greatly matured from there early EP, to life lessons and they way to perceive the world
This band has turned into a seasoned veteran of Deathcore
Suicide Silence is one of the deathcore bands that got me into screaming and this type of music at age 9. Lyrically, they have improved the most out of any other band in this music genre. I believe this band should be at least in First, Second, Or Third.
extreme band, very much enjoyable.
beneath the sky is also good.
[Newest]They changed my life

4Bullet For My Valentine
Incorporate screaming into their songs well, with good use of both Matt Tuck and Jason James with screaming. Mean guitarists with both Matt Tuck and Michael Paget being able to play anything and everything, and then Michael 'Moose' Thomas tops it off with epic drumming that goes well in their songs.
Best Metalcore band, Tears Don't Fall, Your Betrayal, Suffocating under Words of Sorrow.. ♡

5As I Lay Dying
This band is seriously talented! They have good lyrics, good singers, good drummer, and awesome guitarists (Nick Hipa) no other bands should be compared with as I lay dying. they have the great talent. Also, they are awesome at live concerts
Its the sound of truth, nothing left, through struggle, morning waits and so on tat makes tis band my best
the best metalcore band! no doubt about it


[Newest]100% As I Lay Dying The Best!

6Parkway Drive
Amazing band great guitar, drums and vocals, also some amazing lyrics and some of the best breakdowns ever. My favourite band.
These guys are insane
If anyone had heard these guys they would have 100% of the vote!
[Newest]Atlas is an awesome album

7Lamb of God
They are the best Screamo band I'm not gonna say anything you can hear by yourself if you wanna something Cool not so heavy hear 11th hour of you wanna screamo hard song hear black label if you wanna good riffs hear walk with me in hell if you wanna good drums hear ruin! Lamb of god are kings of screamo bands and the guitarist will be the next Kirk!


They are in none of these genres. They are groove metal.


King Me is killing ME!

8The Devil Wears Prada
This is my favorite band how is this not already on the list
The Devil Wears Prada is the greatest band alive! They have continued to make incredible music and changed their style among their different albums. They deserve to be #1.

I'm just going to vote for Slipknot because they're awesome. But seriously, "deathcore/metalcore/screamo" is such a broad and undefined classification that you might as well just put your favorite modern mainstream metal band on the list. METAL FANS: IT'S ALL METAL AND IT'S ALL GOOD.
Slipknot.. They are gods of nu metal. Just... Go and listen.
This list should be slipknot first and then suicide silence
[Newest]Love them my mom used to listen to them and now I do

10All That Remains
this band is awesome and the vocals sear into your skull
Best band ever, I like the old albums as much as their new one and a can't and will not stopp listening them.

The Contenders

11Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin Yeah! It's the greatest band here! Come on guys vote for them! This band is pure awesomeness! Chelsea Grin rule! Woohoo!
These guys should be at the top, not the 25th. They have an amazing sound way better than the others
Chelsea Grin is the best scream ever
[Newest]Best screamo band ever!

12Killswitch Engage
These guys are sick there last album disarm the descent is the most played album I have @ the moment
Don't tell me you have forgotten this one.


come on... this should be right at the top behind as I lay dying

13Of Mice and Men
OF MICE & MEN should be at the top. Their songs have a great combination of hardcore screams and clean vocals. Their latest album was so amazingly intense I loved it so much. They also wright some of the most extreme and inspirational songs that make you either just think or just scream along with Austin.
Best screamo band, they're such genuine people, Austin's vocals are killer and their music is so catchy! Also their lyrics are inspirational but also can be fun and uplifting too.
They have amazing vocals whilst still being able to have clear vocals when they are singing, Of Mice & Men will never be even close to being beaten by any other band.

14Black Veil Brides

Seriously though, this band has helped me through so much. Not meaning to sound cheesy, but my life has been nothing but Rejection due to ADHD and resulting anxiety disorder that is a living hell, and this bands songs have always helped me get through these hard times. There will always be a soft spot in my heart for these guys.
Yes! Everyone hates BVB because they think that they aren't 'metal enough' but hey, they've come so far and they aren't half as metal as other bands, so obviously they're doing something right. (no this is not coming from a twelvie, its coming from a 16 year old)
Honestly, bvb is awesome! The fact that they've made it this far into the metal category, without death metal riffs and screaming, is impressive. And the vocals are great!
[Newest]I love Black Veil Brides!

15Motionless In White
My favorite metalcore band. They changed so much about my live. They are just amazing, so beautiful. Chris, Joshua, Angelo, Ryan, Devin, Ricky. They are all perfect. Ricky is one of my idols, and I remember when they played upcoming for AA in Copenhagen I met Ricky. He is so cute. I couldn't live without Rihanna, Evanescence or Motionless In White! Seriously.
I can see the pain in Chris Motionless songs, amazing Lyrics, YOU GOT TO LOVE THIS GUY, Seriously, this band is going to be the greatest thing since Misfits and Marylin Manson, they songs have a nice combo between industrial metal, screamo and old school goth and metal bands.
MIW are an amazing band who I can't go without listening to, they've progressed so much over the years and just keep getting better and better with every release
[Newest]How the hell is Motionless behind Black Veil Brides? Motionless In White is 100% better than Black Veil Brides

Phil Bozeman is an amazing vocalist. His screams are some of the coolest and most talented I've ever heard, and the band is very talented with amazing riffs and solos, by far the greatest deathcore band ever
Best band I have ever heard. Meaningful lyrics and Phil really knows how to bring out the emotion in all of his songs


They are brilliant and these got me into screamo

17August Burns Red
Much metalcore-bands sound too whiny and cloned. there are few exceptions, but these are very very awesome bands, like as I lay dying, parkway drive, trivium and of course august burns red!


18Miss May I
I just saw these guys live and they were outstanding. Wicked guitar mixed with Melodic Metal vocals and screams you can actually understand from a great front man. should be much higher on this list!
Definitely one of the best Metalcore bands out there. Levi's screams and growls combine so smoothly with the melodic riffs and fast drumming.
Agreed, this should be higher on the list.

19I See Stars
I may sound like the average "biggest fan" here, but ISS did just about everything right in their album, New Demons: amazing breakdowns, powerful lyrics, and don't forget about the terrifying screaming. Pick your poison, but there is no wrong choice in listening to an I See Stars track.
Hands down the best electro-core/metal core band of their time.

Alesana is the best screamo band I've ever knew its better for increasing the female vocals in every songs, it will be great to heard
This is the best Metal core band out there.
Amazing lyrics Super Screamos and amazing guitar deserves to be number 1! Well actualy no.2 as I lay dying is the best one :P
Because GooD band for me favorite matel

Best metalcore out there.
Mindblowing music, mindblowing vocalist! One of the best bands in my opinion.


22The Architects

23The Ghost Inside
These guys know how to make good music

24Heaven Shall Burn

You guys seriosly they might not be much meta/death core but number 15!

This is PROPER metalcore! I guess not as good as parkway drive or august burns red, but still very solid metalcore, which doesn't sound whiny and copied.


Slapshock outranked Infant Annihilator in screaming? Haha.. Laugh out loud
Anyway.. My vote goes to this band cause I'm a Filipino, I admit they're not the best but I have no right not to vote them... (For those who are unfamiliar with them, you gotta listen to Agent Orange if you want Rap Metal, Wake Up if you want groovy riffs and Carino Brutal for good screams..
Slapshock rocks they can scream and growl slapshock can perform anywhere they really rocks
English or Filipino songs, they can scream lyrics with no trouble.


28Escape the Fate
I totally think Escape the Fate should be above most of these bands! Craig's vocals are incredible! His cleans blend perfectly perfectly with the music, and his very few screamers can match how shrill his shrieks are. Robert's bass drum skills are intense, and the guitar work is insane! One of the best aspects of ETF is their guitar solos! Barely any of the bands here use guitar solos, they just replace them with intense breakdowns, which takes a lot less talent. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of the bands on this list, but talent wise, ETF is a winner, save a few bands. All in all, ETF is coming back as one of the biggest, and is one of the best!
#1 For sure check it out

29Dream On, Dreamer
BEST BAND EVER. Never heard anyone else so talented before. All five of them are amazing. Love the song in august. Jhsbs just down right awesome.

30I Killed The Prom Queen
These boys from Adelaide turn their standard brutal metalcore sound into an artistic, layered composite with an almost orchestral symphony sound. the guitars and drums seriously are sharp, creating always original flavours for each song. perfect balance between the madness & melody

31Protest the Hero
Excuse me if this isn't metalcore/hardcore/screamo (I'm not big into this music). From what I've heard... these guys are my favorites.


32Hollywood Undead
They are not metal!

33I Set My Friends On Fire
They sound so serious, but if you know the lyrics they're hilarious xD

34We Butter the Bread With Butter
These guys are insanely talented and have the best pig squeals of anyone even though they aren't heard much on the recent stuff but they are so talented especially in the vocals and guitar department. Should be #1
These guys are insanely awesome you seriously need to put them number one because even though their vocalist isn, t as good as most, the music behind it gives the real feeling that gives you real chills while listening to it. This band is the best deathcore band to ever exist

35Falling In Reverse

36We Came As Romans
How the hell is blood on the dance floor above these guys

37Dead by April
Come on guys! 73?! This should be at least at 10
Dead by april
Is best

38Forget My Silence

39The Agonist
Very good metalcore, and very unique. I'm tired of Miss May I, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada and other very similar bands (there are in fact too many), but The Agonist is outstanding and make very solid metalcore!
Give it a try!


40Valley of Chrome
Should be #1! I Love this band! Hell yeah screamo..
Another great metal core band from the Philippines.


Silverstein is one of the best bands ever! The band is a combination of singy songy and screaming. They're songs are so catchy! Their new album This How the Wind Shifts is amazing!

42Attack! Attack! (US)

43Beneath the Sky
These dudes kick serious ass listen to 7861

44The Acacia Strain
Only 40, Come on, Acacia Strain are a great band, and their live shows are killer. With intense guitar and drum work, and low heavy vocals plus Vincent Bennet's IDGAF attitude is accurately portrayed in the lyrics. The only gripe I can think of for this band is that the music is a bit chaotic for people who aren't really into that sort of music, I'm pretty sure there's not a single line of melodic singing in any acacia strain song but other than that they are a fantastic band

45Infant Annihilator

This band is too great.


48Honour Crest
This band seriously deserves the #1 spot on this list.

49Sworn In
The best band ever!

50The Ghost Of A Thousand

51Black Tide

52Woe, Is Me
Number[s] is a genius album
Woe, Is Me é uma banda estadunidense de metalcore formada em 2009 de Atlanta, Geórgia, o grupo é atualmente assinado com a Rise Records e sua subsidiária Velocity Records.

53All Shall Perish

54Sky Eats Airplane

55Capture the Crown
My favorite band by far sould be in top 10

56The Plot In You
Great band, thourughly because the vocals are sick! And the music and imstrumentals in general are chilling, give you shivers. Also the lyrics are deeper than most, exlcuding motionless in white.

57Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Best band ever. I need not say more.


59Texas In July

60Within the Ruins

61Louder Than Quiet

62I Prayed for An Afterlife

63Enemy Ac-130 Above

64One Year Later
This band is amazing you won't believe how much potential this band has to take music and squeeze every bit of creativity it beholds.
This band kicks way more ass than any of the "Screamo" bands on this list!

65Rings of Saturn

66The Stranger Beside Me

67The Drake Equation
Check out this and all the amazing bands at Creation Artist Development!

68Hollow Like Me

69Surviving the Charade

70Beyond All Recognition

71Alive, in Standby

72Destruction of A King


74Your Last Descent

75The Color Morale
They have an amazing sound, especially with the way they sound now. Garret's voice is kinda raspy in the unclean sections, but in the cleans his voice is especially unique and just the band as a whole sound great and they don't sound like other rise artists and aren't super generic like all these scene core kids today like issues, of mice and men (not since their last album), and bands like SECRETS.

76Make Me Famous

77I, the Breather

78Our Last Night

79Glass Cloud

80Salt the Wound

81That's Outrageous!

82Knights of the Abyss

83See You Next Tuesday

84Oh, the Irony

85The Classic Struggle

8636 Crazyfists

87To Each His Own

88City In the Sea

89This or the Apocalypse

90MyChildren MyBride

91The Autumn Offering

92After the Burial

93We Are Danger

94Deception of a Ghost



97From Atlantis

98Provoke, Destroy

99Our Last Sun Rise

100For the Broken

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