Most Talented Post-Hardcore / Hardcore Bands

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21Enter Shikari

The most creative band what I ever heard!

Asking Alexandria is my favorite band, but this is about Post-Hardcore and not Metalcore, so hail ENTER SHIKARI ♥

Political lyrics crossed with hard-core beats and dirty dub step content its gott to be a winner for shikari

22Motionless In White

This band is always epic, they're great lyrically, musically and have a great, ballsy style, I think they definitely deserve a spot higher up on the list, everyone go listen! Puppets is my favourite song

Really great band, latest album had really meaningful lyrics. Honestly if you haven't heard o them search up "devils night" or "immaculate misconceptions"

Many people think they're scary in their music videos, but they have so much meaning if you pay attention to what's happening in the video and their lyrics.

Meaningful lyrics, with a haunting atmosphere.

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23August Burns RedAugust Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, ...read more.

Easily the most creative and best metalcore band around. Great vocals, positive lyrics, shredding guitar, and just powerful songs. The first song of leveler is amazing. Very excited for new album this week.

By far the best drummer in all of Hardcore music. The guitarist is crazy too. I don't know how this band isn't even on the list.

DUDE LIKE FOR REAL. This is band has Created some of the GREATEST Breakdowns and DIrtiest time signature changes. The Genuine Genius n the Complexity of their music Is a gift to all of us. ABR you deserve wayyy more Cred. love

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24Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire is the only band ever.

But really, though. The fact that they're number 30 has me shaking my head in sadness. Ontario truly made some great melodic/post/whatever style of hardcore punk in the 00's, but Alexisonfire are the kings

If they were still together I would be shocked if they weren't number one still better than most of the bands on this list if you never got to see them perform you missed out.

Best band in the world for me, not just musically but with their live performance, it sickens me to see them this far down the table, who else has a voice like Dallas and a scream like George!

This band made post hardcore what it is today they should be number 1 this list is ridiculous

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25Issues

There not noticed enough! After one song I fell in love. definitely should be number two sitting right behind A Day To Remember that is exactly where they should be.

I love this band! Especially love Stingray Affliction, Hooligans and Sad Ghost

Love the Vocals expecially king of amarillo, love sex riot is great

I love their song its awesome, please vote for them

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26In Fear and Faith

Really Good Post-Hardcore Band, solid instrumentals, solid vocals, everything is pretty damn good and I'm a new fan.

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27The Amity Affliction

My absolute favorite band. The one and only band me and my girlfriend both love. Their album Chasing Ghosts is so good and their screams have gotten so much better since Youngbloods. They definitely deserve to be in the top ten.

A well known band in Australia - and is the best post-hardcore band that ever existed on this planet. Particularly the album Chasing Ghosts!

Amity is so good. Let The Ocean Take Me is one of my favorite albums, and Chasing Ghosts is one of my favorite songs. Their lyrics can be really depressing and heavy, like the song Chasing Ghosts which is basically Ahren and Joel singing and screaming a suicide note, but the lyrics are still good. I love Amity and they deserve better.

My all time favorite band. I even have their lyrics tattooed on me.

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28Blessthefall

The old Blessthefall was freakishly awesome, the music would give off many feelings, emotions, etc. It was dark which makes it all the better. The older the better!

I believe this band should be in the top ten. The songs has much emotion put into it and has very deep meanings

I like them since Bokan joined the band. I think when Craig Mabbitt was the singer, their music wasn't so good as it is now. With Mabbitt in Escape The Fate and Bokan in Blessthefall everyone is where they should be, but I still think that Blessthefall is better than Escape The Fate. - tiagocowboy11

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29A Lot Like Birds

A Lot Like Birds at 144? Ridiculous! This band has an genuinely unique and enjoyable sound. The instrumentals are amazing, the vocals are amazing, lyrics are amazing. What else could you want from a band? A Lot Like Birds is number 1 for me!

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30In Hearts Wake
31Get ScaredGet Scared is an American gothic metal band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics, in 2009. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010.

I was chocked too see this band on here I love this band so much they are so amazing they deserve too be known

Amazing band, can't wait for the world to realize it.

I'm sorry but no! They are so good, they're so far down because hardly anyone has heard them -. -

I love them so their in my top 3 fave bands

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32Chiodos

Craig Owens is back and Chiodos is better than almost anybody on this list with him. Their albums "Alls Well that Ends Well" and "Bone Palace Ballet" are legendary. They perfectly balance Craig's gorgeous voice with hardcore screaming and breakdowns.

Penis! Now that I've got your attention vote for this band. They stand out from all bands you would hear at warped. They have a different vibe to their music. Keyboard is great too for this band.

chiodos were way better when craig owens was still the band's vocalist. CHIODOS W/ CRAIG OWENS FTW! M/

Simply the best... Listen to no penguins in Alaska and the words best friends become redefined. Also listen to. Is it a progression of a cannibal use a fork.

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33Senses Fail

This list is messed up. Where is Thursday, At The Drive In, La Dispute, mwithoutYou and Fall of Troy? And why is Senses Fail at 29? They are some of the only bands from this mostly laughed-at genre that lots of people and critics will look back on as being very musically important, even outside of their own genre. Most of this other stuff is trendy garbage, save some Underoath and a few bands with moments here and there.

All the bands in this list would arguably not exist, or at least in their same form, if it weren't for Thursday, At The Drive In and a few of their contemporaries. Though these bands didn't invent the genre, they DID in fact plant the seed for this "genre" in the 21st century. They were imitated and followed by a ton of inauthentic, egocentric emo/"scene" kids emulating an /aesthetic/ without the artistic value or care for providing you with any thoughtful message from their music. Those kids who want to be in a band because bands are ...more

Can't Be Saved, Calling All Cars, Family Tradition.

The singer has gone through a lot, and he isn't afraid to vent in his lyrics, which go to some of the best screamo/post-hardcore songs I have ever heard. Not much will ever match the thrashy, yet somehow emotinally driven, Free Fall Without A Parachute, or the extremely emotional and melodic Still Searching.

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34Suicide SilenceSuicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.V1 Comment
35Being As An Ocean
36As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.

Now with their 10 year anniversary, one of the most popular Metalcore band's is getting stronger with every album. Heavy riffs and breakdowns, awesome drums, awesome vocals, perfect balance of melody and harmony with crazy rhythms that make you want to bang you head against the table!

37The Color Morale

The most under rated overlooked band in the genre with so much talent and a unique sound - TrevorManiscalo

TCM is great, their lyrics are positive, and Garret is such a good singer.

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38I See Stars

My favorite band and should be much higher

Listen to Ten Thousand Feet or New Demons, definitely one of the top 3 Post Hardcore bands out there. Also they sound damn good live.

One of the best screamer/singer combos, also the absolute hardest hitting bass drops of any band I've heard, especially their newer stuff.

Why the hell is this band so far down?! They're incredible!

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