Top 10 Post-hardcore / Metalcore Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Asking Alexandria
My favourite band, great mix of clean and unclean vocals as well as downright awesome breakdowns
Asking Alexandria are the best band EVER! Danny is the best singer! I want always to be in ASKING ALEXANDRIA!
Who in the right mind voted for Escape The Fate?
Seriously! Their screams SUCK!
How can you prefer Ronnie or Craig over Danny Worsnop?
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2Bring Me the Horizon
Listen to Sempiternal and you will realise that Bring Me The Horizon should be number one, not Escape The Fate! What is wrong with you people?
Very progressive band. They are not so bounded with any genre than other bands R. In my humble opinion of course.
BMTH! Sempiternal is awesome.. , and Oliver Sykes voice rules
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3Of Mice & Men
These guys obviously deserve to be number 1. Whoever voted for escape the fate, devil wears prada, pierce the veil, or a day to remember, you need to get a life and listen to better music. This band is perfect, without flaw. Every single one of their songs are amazing, except maybe 'the calm'. I can understand AA being first, but still. Vote for these guys!
Of mice and men are the most amazing new band they should be first!
They're genuinely great! Austin Carlile is amazing and so is Shayley, they should most and definitely be first or second after Asking Alexandria!
The emotion Austin puts into his songs and now including Aaron they are the best, Sleeping With Sirens a close second
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4A Day to Remember
Brilliant growls and the lyrics are so relatable
A day to remember has been my favorite band since god knows when. The truly put on a great show when I went to go see them and they put a lot of effort into it and you could definitely tell. That concert really was a lot of fun and you could tell they really care about their fans. A day to remember also has really great music and I haven't met a song I don't like. They have really catchy "screamo" songs and its hard to make "screamo" songs catchy like theirs.
Amazing vocals and killer guitar riffs
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5Memphis May Fire
Such an amazing band, Matty's screams are solids and his cleans are some of the best in the metal scene
Matty's cleans and screams are some of the best out there. their lyrics are very relatable, and motivational. My favorite band
Respectable position for this band but still does deserve more credit, Matty has amazing clean and unclean vocals and still holds the record for the most "clean" growl in my books.

Memphis May Fire!
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6Pierce the Veil
I have full respect on every band on this list and to all their listeners who not only love their music but also look up to them as inspiration. I love most of these bands but I've got to say that Pierce The Veil should be really considered in the Top Ten. Their music just speaks so much to me. I mean their songs are very meaningful that almost everyone can relate to it. Unlike other bands who just focus on how good their music should be, Pierce The Veil has its focus on how can their songs speak to their listeners. How can they help these people go through the obstacles of life. They're just one of the best bands, in my own opinion. Oh, and for the record, their music saved my life.
Are you kidding me pierce the veil should be in the top ten. Their music speaks to all fans. They are my only escape no other band makes me feel this was. Nt to mention they don't rely on their lead singer Vic. Don't get me wrong he is amazing but they play beautiful music the two guitars playing with Vic and Tony is awesome and Jaime on the bass. My goodness have you ever listened to Bulls in the Bronx the music is beautiful! Who could forget Mike playing the drums he completes the band perfectly. They are nothing but amazing.
They should definitely be in the top 10. Their music is not only extremely relatable, beautiful, and real, but they are also such a genuine band. The way they all play together is amazing, and they have such amazing chemistry on the stage! They interact with the crowd in amazing ways and they are all about the fans and the music--no extra drama. I love them and their focus to write songs that better themselves and also help others, too. Gah, I just love them
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7Escape the Fate
Amazing band, Craig is an unbelievable vocalist, relatable lyrics, amazingly talented band. The best. Deserve to be #1
ETF is way more better than Asking Alexandria, why? Give me a break, Asking Alexandria is way too overrated, and why do you people listen to some of their non-meaningful songs? Some of them are a big total garbage; on the other hand, ETF, they make a bunch of good and meaningful songs, which totally deserves to be the first, not AA.
ETF have a great screamer and vocalist, they deserve to be number one. Try listen to their new album, its amazing.
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8We Came As Romans
Insping with perfect lyrics. This band has gotten me thru so much. Isn't that the point it music to inspire a mood within you. Love love love this band number 1 by far
Good band great vocals and their music has meaning to it

9A Skylit Drive
The instrumentals to me are up to par with other bands in the genre, what sets them apart is the powerful vocals from the ever so talented Jag, Brian White is amazing at what he does, and Cory lights it all up with his deep growls. They mix and meld to perfection. There is no other band who could compare, in my opinion.

10Sleeping with Sirens
Kellin's voice suites the band's name.
Well I heard their latest album feel, it didn't had much screams but kellin's clean vocals are just out of the world, some lyrics were emotional and meaningful, overall nice band. Deserves a listen
I really like this band... Yeahh.. Also their song "satellites"
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The Contenders

11Black Veil Brides
I don't think they are an emo band... No! They are just another rock band... I really good one, yeah they wear make up and stuff.. But so did kiss, and no one called them emo! I LOVE black veil brides, all their songs! They're amazing! All their songs have meanings and it's so inspiring I love them and I love than a lot... I love them,... I think you get it now but seriously... I love them
I'm fan since the beginning (i'm not emo) but I understand "they were that emo band" in the beginning but they totally changed positive ways, Wretched And Divine Totally Rocks and this is my favorite band after Bullet For My Valentine, BMTH and A7x, the lyrics are inspirational and Andy sings beautiful with almost no voice editing, the guitarists even won GG and the drums rock! Before hating / Disliking listen; Let You Down, I'am Bulletproof or Love isn't always fair
They are Black Veil Brides. Enough said.
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12August Burns Red
Best metalcore band in my opinion. REALLY strong lyrics not about sex/drugs or money or all of these cliches. Unique in their genre, they are one of the only metalcore bands that everybody can relate too (Some of the members aren't tattooed or stretched). Really great band, they should be first!
Only good Metalcore band.

13For Today
Awesome breakdowns with good lyrics and they ALWAYS stand for their faith

14Blessthefall
This is the absolute best combination of clean lyrics with screams. The lyrics are powerful and hit home. I also love Asking Alexandria but some of their lyrics just are garbage.
Perfect example of clean and screams... Ps their instrumental skills are unmatched. Fact, not opinion
They're the best. And there's nothing more to say.
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15The Devil Wears Prada
Best band ever. Technical geniuses. Nothing sounds like The Devil Wears Prada do, you will never hear anything as good. Defs worth getting into if you like any kind of metal. You wont regret it.
Mikes Vocals just are phenomenal, backed up with Jeremys Cleans...just amazing. Chris' guitar skills are great, and his riff writing experise really shows in the albums. Not to mention Dans drumming ability. Just an amazing band!
First of all, some bands in the list doesn't deserve to be in it. I hate posers who think and say PTV are metal and hardcore, are you serious? STFU. The Devil Wears prada is The Best Band Ever because most of the MetalCore or hardcore music fans grew up on their music. The Lyrics are just Amazing!. I don't know why they're at #7 though! , and why is BMTH at #3! Are you kidding me?!. The Devil Wears Prada and BMTH should switch ranks!

16Alesana
Alesana is an amazing innovative band with unique screams that's more than your usual growl. It's something different. The members of Alesana put so much into their lyrics and the story along with the album, hate, love, lust, malice, remorse, fear. I am a big fan of every other band on this list but Alesana has to be the most unique and chill inducing band I have ever heard.
Great band! There melodic choruses give me chills no matter how many times I hear them. "Lullaby of The Crucified" is a great example.
The members are great and the songs and albums have concepts with very crwative lyrics
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17The Amity Afflication
Favourite band ever. These guys are such inspirations and I would suggest this band to anyone who likes either metalcore or post-hardcore. Joel writes the most amazing/meaningful lyrics you could ever imagine. Both clean/unclean vocals and the guys who play the instruments are skilled and amazing. If you've never heard them, go look them up now, you won't be disappointed.

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These guys are awesome, best post-hardcore band ever, highly recommend listening to. They should be totally number 1!
Open letter... Best song out there

18Bullet for My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine is hands down better than all that bands of top ten...

19Outline In Color

20The Word Alive
Tyler Smith the vocalist for the band has a terrific range of pitch when it comes to his unclean's. His clean vocals are also very, very strong. He is arguably the best post-hardcore/metalcore vocalist who does both the clean and the unclean vocals. The instrumental talent in this band is astonishingly high, this includes technicality, speed, formulated rhythm and more. The lyrics are phenomenal, they have depth, meaning, well designed allusions everything you want.

These guys are the best band in post-hardcore/metalcore music right now, their new album "Life Cycles" drops July 3rd.

21I See Stars

22Like Moths to Flames

23Dance Gavin Dance
Most original band out there right now. Will Swan re-invented the genre with his detailed riffs and Matt Mingus kills it on the drums every time. Jon Mess's screams are very unique, and continue to get better. Plus, Jonny Craig and Kurt Travis are two of the best vocalists out there. If you have not checked this band out, please do. You won't regret it.
They're one of the only post-hardcore bands today that actually steps out of the boundaries, they're also one of the few that even have complex solos and jazzy rhythms, they definitely deserve top 5 if not #1
Very underrated band (sadly)

24Suicide Silence
This band isn't even post-hardcore or metalcore there deathcore and this should be number one because there lyrics are very good and clever and there musical style is amazing amd Mitch's screams are phenomenal. This band to me is the best. They lead all the other deathcore bands anyway

25Parkway Drive
This is not really a post hardcore band.
WHY IS PARKWAY DRIVE NOT UP THERE?! DUDE THIS IS THE BEST METALCORE BAND!

26Ice Nine Kills

27Chiodos
Chiodos are a band has a different sound than the other post-hardcore bands. Craig listens to different types of music to draw inspiration, rather than the genre they play. He also has some of the best vocals in the industry and it shows that his Charisma alone should put this band at the top of the charts. When he left the band their popularity went down with release of Illuminaudio. The whole band is talented and they show the ability to break the cliches of the genre.
Different than the typical post hardcore band. They give something new other than toned down guitars, breakdowns and typical Over use of screaming

28As I Lay Dying
Amazing lyrics, Amazing screams and growls. Beautiful clean vocals, what more can you ask for?

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29Silverstein
The best post hardcore band ever, with the vocals of shane told, how could they go wrong? All it takes is a minute to listen to their songs, just choose one, any one, after all, you got nothing to lose.
These guys make music for people... and not like other bands that make music for girls that want to be a little different...

30Secrets
This band has helped through so much they are so inspiring, awesome music.

31The Color Morale
New album "Know Hope" is a fantastic listen. Great breaks between vocals and screams. Lyrics have great meaning. Instrumentals are on point. An incredibly strong band.

32Crown the Empire
I Love The Way Andy And The Second Vocals Switch Back And Forth Between Singing And Their Music Is Simply Amazing.
They are have a amazing sound!

33Attack Attack!
Should be at the top 10..

34Avenged Sevenfold

35The Defiled

36Woe, is Me
Great screams and great clean vocals. What else can you ask for? They're a great band and they make amazing lyrics.
Fame over demise. Enough said.
They should be number one, great vocals awesome growls, screams etc they deserve to be up there with the best like asking Alexandria and A day to remember.

37Killswitch Engage

38Issues
Easy one of the best bands in this genre, Tyler carter and Michael bohn are perfect for each other and create an incredible sound!

39Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

40Adept

41Capture the Crown
I personally love Capture the Crown! They grew to fame so quickly after just posting a magnificent music video on YouTube! This song titled "You Call That A Knife? This Is A Knife! " is my second favorite song and I have played it roughly over 1300 times! This band deserves a higher placing on this list, in my opinion, because they are very talented artists, have a very good outlook on life, (which seems irrelevant to music, but its not. Without a positive outlook, you fall into the negative and end up failing yourself). They are also very inspired people from my perspective.

I told you to live your own life. - Capture the Crown

42Eyes Set to Kill
Best new band, they'll for sure be in the top 5 by 2014. If there not, I wont want to live on this planet anymore.
ESTK is the Best post hardcore band, I always loved you all.

43Alexisonfire
Why has no one voted for these guys? They have some amazing riffs and Dallas' voice is godly. Their really isn't anything they aren;t good at.

44Falling in Reverse
Oh my gosh. This is legit an amazing band. Honestly, ETF is for 11 year olds. If you want music that actually has meaning and emotion, check out Falling in Reverse.
Falling In Reverse is literally the best post hardcore band there is listen to the song Its Over When Its Over, Alone, Fashionably Late, The Drug In Me Is You, Self Destructive Personality, and Raised By Wolves they are literally the best songs ever
I mean man! It's so sad to see his Ex-band on the top of his list! It's totally Disappointing.
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45Honour Crest

46At the Drive-In
In terms of lyrics and sound At The Drive-In pretty much kills everything out there, their album relationship in command is seen as one of the most influential rock albums of the decade. So why not just give them a try?
At the drive in are the greatest post harcore band ever. No one can match their intensity, (especially in their live shows) combined with their genius singing. Cedric and Omar are such good pair and the drummer and bassist are pretty talented to

ohnoitsyou


47Miss May I
Awesome bands they're the best
Are you people out of your minds? Not only is this band more aggresive than all the bands currently in the top ten, but these guys actually know how to "properly" mix melodic clean vocals with aggresive deathmetal/post-hardcore growls/screams

48Oceans Ate Alaska

49The Plot In You

50All That Remains

51Hawthorne Heights
Definitely should be in top 10. best band ever with more of punk styles and less screams...

52Modern Day Escape

53My City, My Secret
I love their sound

54Bury Tomorrow
Too far down, obiously the best ever, the albums are incredible and all vocals are amazing... Boss live too.. Also a badass livin the Vida loca cover, just saying

55This or the Apocalypse

56Fugazi
They pretty much set the tone for all modern posthardcore, great songwriting and unlike every other band on this list don't use the same generic formula

ohnoitsyou


57Conditions

58After Midnight Project

59Elenora

60Oh, the Irony

61Fit for a King
Very tallented band, respect.

62I Am Terrified

63Rescuer

64Snow White's Poison Bite

65Dead by April

66Upon This Dawning

67The Classic Struggle

68Caliban

6936 Crazyfists

70Demoraliser

71Starkill

72Crossfaith

73Letlive

74Eskimo Callboy

75Norma Jean

76It Dies Today

77Bury Your Dead

78Glass Cloud

79Kingdom of Giants
These guys are so underrated. They deserve to be higher.

80Oh, Manhattan

81Imora

82In Alcatraz 1962

83Psychostick

84This Love

85Mercy Screams

86For Tomorrow May Fall

87For All I Am

88Unearth

89A Hope for Home

90Myka,Relocate

91A Lot Like Birds

92I Set My Friends on Fire

93Funeral for a Friend

94Saccharine Trust

95Farewell, My Love

96Chomp Chomp Attack!

97Oceans Red

98Darkest Hour

99Lead Hands

100To Each His Own

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