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?
[Newest]Asking Alexandria is amazing. They have songs for each and every one of your emotions.

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
[Newest]The only good band even on this list. Metallica and Nirvana top all though.

3Of Mice & Men
The emotion Austin puts into his songs and now including Aaron they are the best, Sleeping With Sirens a close second
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!
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!
Are you legitimately dissing all those great bands? I'm sorry, but I don't think my music taste asked for you to hate on it. If that's your opinion, then fine. But my apparently "non-existent" life is fine without you criticizing it.
[Newest]My absolute favourite band! I love all the members. And austin puts so much emotion in his songs.

4A Day to Remember
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.
Brilliant growls and the lyrics are so relatable
Amazing vocals and killer guitar riffs
[Newest]My favorite, give me motivation for Train Hard on the gym!

5Memphis May Fire
Such an amazing band, Matty's screams are solids and his cleans are some of the best in the metal scene
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!
Matty's cleans and screams are some of the best out there. their lyrics are very relatable, and motivational. My favorite band
[Newest]They are just plain awesome

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.
This band has gotten me through some pretty hard times I do have full on respect for other bands but this band in particular deserves the amount of fame they have not saying other bands don't but to me (not including other bands) they mean the world and the fact that I get to see them live is just amazing I mean meeting them would be is astonishing but they mean so much to me that just being in the same room with them and watching them do what they do best and having fun with it is equally amazing I would just love to say thank you to them for giving me hope they inspire me to be like them and help other that aren't doing to well I want to be like them but I don't have any talent but who says you have to have talent to change the world.
[Newest]I'm not one for post hardcore or metalcore, but after a few listens to this band, I really enjoyed their music.

7Black 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
They may not be Emo but lyrically they are way better than the bands higher in the list. Andy Biersack and Ronnie Radke are both the best vocalists right now, without a doubts I feel both bands should be higher up
They are the best the best the best the best! Andy's voice is just too good and their music is really inspiring! They deserve to be way up!
[Newest]Black Veil Brides are the best!

8Escape the Fate
They are the best in my opinion. They write unique music and not just generic open string chugging like most bands in the genre. Monte Money is an amazing guitar player and with Craig's vocals, it's truly amazing. They have guitar solos in most of their songs which I really like. The vocals are very diverse. Craig sings and screams. In some songs such as "This war is ours" there is a section before the solo where he lightly sings to acoustic guitar. Just an amazing overall band.
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.
The fact that you said "way more better" just shows that you're mentally challenged. Listen to The Death Of Me, then say that AA write non-meaningful songs. I am not saying ETF are bad, I have no positive or negative opinions towards them, but you are insulting AA for no good reason.

BillieJoeArmstrong

[Newest]I Think Escape the Fate should be number 1. I really love all their songs and Craig's voice is amazing

9We 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
Great band, so underrated. "Hope", "Fade away", and "Beliefs" are all very well constructed songs, fits the post-hardcore genre better than many of these bands!

10Sleeping with Sirens
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
Sleeping with Sirens should be on the top 1, I mean really kellin's voice is one of the thing that made the band awesome. Also if you watch him getting featured in King for a Day by Pierce The Veil you will see his scream are so perfect.
Kellin Quinn's voice is unique - there is no-one quite like him. Until like some people, there songs have meaning and inspire many people. The band is overall - AMAZING ;-;
[Newest]Kellin I love him

The Contenders

11A 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.
Their lead singer Michael has one of the most unique voices
Overall great band. I love all their albums

12Blessthefall
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.
[Newest]Their music is just so melodic and emotional. Their songs could put people to tears. Best guitar work in any band I've ever listened to.

13For Today
Awesome breakdowns with good lyrics and they ALWAYS stand for their faith
For today no what they want in life and that is to spread the word. And it just happens to be by wrighting some of the best songs in metalcore

14Bullet for My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine is hands down better than all that bands of top ten...
These guys should be number two there a lot better than stupid bring me the horizon.
The best band ever

15August 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!
Nothing much in common with post-hardcore, but one of the best metalcore-bands. if you drop all bands who use commonly clean vocals (like trivium/as I lay dying etc. ) then this band is truly the best! Closely followed by Parkway Drive.

Flav

Only good Metalcore band.
[Newest]The best there is!

16The 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.

aleexbrown1

These guys are awesome, best post-hardcore band ever, highly recommend listening to. They should be totally number 1!
These guys aren't posers when it comes to songs about suicide, they've been doing it from the beginning and haven't just jumped on the bandwagon. Also they are aussie, what more could you ask for?
[Newest]Beast! That's all that needs to be said.

17Outline In Color

18Crown the Empire
These guys should be much higher on this list, 23? Should be top 5 at least, not only do they incorporate heart and soul into their incredible music, but they write some of the best music I know. All their albums together are one big story, plus the Johnny trilogy, absolutely incredible. all in all, my favorite post-hardcore/metalcore band by far,

My Top 5:

1. Crown The Empire
2. The Word Alive
3. Stick To Your Guns
4. Memphis May Fire
5. Bring Me The Horizon
Crown the Empire are the greatest band I know. Everything they've ever produced is pure gold and I'm surprised they aren't much higher up this list!
Well they have been out for two years and they already show music as good as any other post hardcore band. Most of the time they are better than the other bands so they should be towards the top.
[Newest]Most talented band I've witnessed

19The 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.
Their melodic side blows other bands away. Should be in top 10!

20Alesana
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.
They have Heavy Instruments and poppy choruses and may have created a new genre. I believe they should be in top 10's because no other band is found to resemble them. Another thing is they have a good bone-chilling stories in their albums
Great band! There melodic choruses give me chills no matter how many times I hear them. "Lullaby of The Crucified" is a great example.
[Newest]Great band VERY underrated though, they deserve more attention.

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