Best Screamo/Death Metal/Metalcore Bands


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1Bullet For My Valentine

YEAA Bullet For My Valentine is the best metalcore band ever!
Just listen to Waking the demon, Suffocating under words of sorrow, Scream aim fire.
They are the best!

Waking the demon. That one really does it. Nothing else is required to show why BFMV is at the top of this list. If you haven't heard it, I pity you.

Bullet For My Valentine have the best songs ever like waking the demon and scream aim fire, your betrayal...

Bullet For My Valentine is best screamo band ever. Just listen Begging for Mercy, Waking the Demon, No Way Out! - Nimbusman

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2As I Lay Dying

All that remains as I lay7 dying and parkway drive are the best by far they have awesome guitar parts and singing!

They are the best... Why? They got the best lyrics overall. Just listen to anodyne sea, parallels, repeating yesterday, darkest nights

these guys are so SICK! probably one of the only metalcore bands out there to even have one song nominated for a grammy award. the devil wears prada is ok but seriously these guys kik their @ss. just listen to nothing left or confined and youll probably be amazed.

Their songs are just awesome!

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3Bring Me the Horizon

ok heres the deal here bullet for my v isn't a screamo band I like them but there metal and deathmetalish and I like devil wears prada and they are a screamo band so thats cool but this is my favirote band every even with their new album and I love braile and they have no reflection

I love the hell outta this band laugh out loud this band is probably of of the best, if not the BEST band I've ever heard, and I've heard a lot of screamo. This band has amazing vocals and is just downright amazing! Heck yea

this is the best band I can't wait for their new album!

One word, amazing!

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4August Burns Red

They are just brilliant. They just ooze talent in every conceivable way. Unmatched instrumental talent, and Jake Luhrs, the screamer is second only to Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada. The Lyrics are genius and very inspired. Also, they are very very good people. They constantly go out of their way to help others in need, and their organization called Heart Support is something you should all check out.

Amazing guitar and meaningful lyrics

To the guy who voted Killswitch Engage, they have tons of terrible songs. As a matter of fact they only have a few good ones. But august burns red has been one of my favorite bands for years. In my opinion one of the best drummers out there, and I can't describe their stuff other than "magnificent. " Especially constellations.

4 is a little high but they are a good band not great but good

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5The Devil Wears Prada

TDWP <- From roots and branches below is the most badass album I've heard. The zombie EP is sick. TDWP <3333

These guys are just incredible. They get better after each album, they put on great shows, and they have an original sound.

You simply can't beat the devil wears Prada. From dear love, to dead throne they have mastered the style of pure American metalcore and being one of the first metalcore bands to top the billboard 200 charts at number 4. These guys know what there doing and are spreading the word of god one song at a time. In my opinion they are the greatest metalcore band that will ever live

Favorite song by me is born to lose and danger wildman so cool so down so damn fantastic!

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Trivium was the band that brought me into screamo. I like a lot of other bands on this list but Trivium will always be number 1. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr enough said.

They have been at this since Matt was 17. They. Deserve. Better. They really care about their fans. Check them out. NOW!

Master of the puppets

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7Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage Didn't have any bad songs so why is it the 8th. I think it should be at least 3rd. Or 4th.
Top of the great list is on the album As Daylight Dies.
Then when they redone Holy Diver it was so so so awesome.
so why 8th. I ask you?

Killswitch Engage is great! Doesn't really matter who their vocalist is (Jesse Leach or Howard Jones). Their songs have awesome lyrics and music. They strike a balance between screaming and melody.

End of my heartache! Awesome song the guitar riffs are awesome jesse leach and howard jones

Bullet for my valentine? Really? Really? Really?... killswitch engage will kick their teeth down their throats with songs like this fire burns, this is absolution, in due time, etc.

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8Asking Alexandria

Love them. If you don't like them at first keep listening because I learned to love them.

Listen to A Candlelit dinner with Inamorta. The final episode

Asking Alexandria should be number one on this list! :D They're so AMAZING! :D <333

BEST EVER Saw them at warped tour... Their First CD was AWESOME. GO AA

This is the best of all... I can't go to sleep without listening to them.. AA for life√

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9Of Mice & Men

Seriously? Of Mice and Men is the band that got me into metalcore etc! Shayley Bourget is the best clean vocalist ever, and his voice always makes me want to cry. Austin Carlile is boss, enough said, and all the instrument playing dudes are pretty awesome too!

This Is my favorite band. Their cover of "Blame It" is incredible. I have no clue why these guys are so far down on this list. Bands such as, "A Day To Remember, " can not touch these guys.

Of Mice and Men are epic! Their cover of Jamie Foxx's song "Blame It" is awesome and I truly hope that they come out with a new song in 2013 because most bands don't meet the qualifications that Of Mice and Men meet. For that Of Mice and Men should be number one

Of Mice & Men? One of the most influential bands I've witnessed 9 is low but not top 5

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10Cannibal Corpse

First true metal band on this list so far... The rest is Emo material for teen girls that wants to be rebel.

The pioneers, most widely recognized death metal band, and for a good reason. Musicianship is increadable and they are far superior to any other lame band in the top 10 list here.

I guess that 1 song from A.Alexandria I heard really worked...I want to kill myself when I see this list...

The first actual metal thing I see on this list, losing faith in humanity...

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11Black Veil Brides

I love black veil brides so much! they are the best! but I also love those other bands up there & :) also why is dead by april last? WHAT IS THIS? lol... BVB ROCKS YOUR SOCKS! <3 #BVBarmy

Bvb is the best band ever... Hands down. I can't wait for their new album. 2 more days.

Together we will Set this World on Fire... This is the new Religion, AMEN!

We are the BVB Army and we will support BVB whenever with their meaningful songs!

They're awesome and they're songs mean something to me & many people.

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12All That Remains

this needs to be waaaay higher on the list. they should be in the top three. have you heard phil's screams? - someguy12345

Yeah aATR needs to be higher. And atreyu should at least be on here somewhere.

What seriously? At Least top 3 along with killswitch engage. Lame ass voters that don't know good music

Should be way higher should be at lest in the top 2

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13Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens use creativity for their music videos, it's more than them just rocking out. They express their thoughts and words in a way that correctly portrays how anyone could feel at that moment. Kellin Quinn has amazing vocals, and this helps them very much to their advantage of conveying their ideals. Not only that, they're amazing when they preform live, and are kind to their fans overall. When Kellin screams... It's quite amazing

Sleeping With Sirens is the BEST BAND EVER! They are true to writing REAL lyrics with actual MEANING. They don't fail to please fans, when they produce the best songs ever. Also, just know that when Kellin sings, SHUT THE HELL UP! He also screams beautifully. (Imagine That) SWS IS THE BEST BAND EVER!

Kellin's high voice is perfect and I love them. Kellin's screams are amazing and the whole band truly loves their fans.

Dude this should be at least in the top 15!

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14Parkway Drive

Hands down one of the best heavy metal bands around. Their instrumentals are amazing along with perfect vocals that flow with the killer music!

Really? 23rd for probably the best band in the world! Breakdowns awesome, guitar that rivals anybody and a drummer that just does it to hang out with his mates. No metal band is better.


The best band to come from Australia hands down.
Most brutal breakdowns, most laid back lads you'll ever meet. needs to be higher!

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Why the hell is this band not at the top! Chuck is an amazing musician, and an incredibly nice guy. This band is beautiful in a musical sense. How this is lower than that joke of a band named asking Alexandra Is beyond a joke and absurd! This band created death metal, and, in my opinion the greatest death metal band, second being a band called revocation. If you're looking for death metal, you have found it, and must check them out immediately!

These guys created Death Metal. Hence the me the DEATH Metal. They laid down the foundation for all of the bands above. They need to be in the top 10 at the very least. They're like the Sex Pistols or Korn of Death Metal... You guys suck. Especially since ADTR isn't in the top as well... Have you heard Jeremy's death growls? They're the bomb-diggety.

Death n23 what is, this a joke they are death metal ok they should be n1 they are like nirvana for grunge or metallica for thrash or chuck berry for rock n roll by the way r I p Chuck Schuldiner

Another true metal band over taken by metalcore and non true metal

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16Motionless In White

I love Motionless In White! I think that they really are a great band and that their music is to reach out to their fans like it says in their song Immaculate Misconception they just want to reach out and change someone's life forever. Go Motionless In White!

I LOVE motionless in white! I didn't know what real music actually sounded like till I stumbled upon a Bryan Stars interview with MIW. Ever since then I can't find any other band that makes me feel so safe and not alone. I've never been put into any life threatening moments but this band has changed my perspective on life. In the most positive way it can.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Motionless In White. Great band. Great sound. Great lyrics. City Lights, Immaculate Misconception, Abagail, etc. Are the SEXX. They wanna reach out and change someone's life... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I have sen them so many times I LOVE them they just bring music to life!

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Simply great...
Writing on the walls is also awesome... Paper lung... Reinventing your exit... Great piece of work..

Best band ever!
Just purely amazing Christan scream ever!
Can't get any better then Underoath!

I very brilliant band ever! I have no doubts

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I'm in LOVE with Alesana's music! Best Screamo band ever! THE MOST AWESOME BAND EVER.. the band is EPIC.. Rock on alesana fans m/ :D

What! Why is this "11" don't you people have taste?! How can you people live with yourself! Well I'm done now next time this better be in the top ten...

I love Alesana! (:
it's all ABOUT screamo
best heavy metal screamo band out better than the new screamo bands

I'm love alesana..! Best screamo...

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Worth listening 2. Love sum other bands 2 but this one every screamo fans dream. Try the song your private war, when two are one. THE BEST. Guarantee satisfaction. Totally rad

Not some much core, but it's still metal, check first albums for screamo, last for melodic metal, and some awesome chorus.. All in all, after Bullet For My Valentine and ATR, this band is on my list

20Five Finger Death Punch

This band is nuts why wouldn't they be at the top they're not really screamo but they are still amazing

This band shouldn't be in this list. This band is not screamo/metalcore or even death metal. This is groove metal band with their own sound. These guys used to be my favourite, but I've found other bands. This band, however, is a really good band to check out though

This band is amazing! IT NEEDS TO BE PUSHED UP MORE!

Great band, if you will listen to it, a warning first, prepare your knuckles

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