Most Talented Post-Hardcore / Hardcore Bands


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81Capture the Crown

This band definitely deserves recognition, amazing screams and clean vocals. The breakdowns are worth praising as well. Although the band is more metalcore than post-hardcore they are awesome!

New band with awesome music and doing pretty good work on lyrics... Even though they shall improve them on next album I hope.
Defenetly following AA's steps but from a different path

82Fear, and Loathing In Las Vegas

It is amazing that this band can mix such contrasting genres and actually do it well.

Their Electronicore is really amazing, I like it, and the lyric itself is very inspiring

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83Vampires Everywhere!

They are now called "the killing lights". In my own opinion I think they should be WAY higher on the list, because they are amazing. I am looking at this list, and I have to admit I kind of face palmed, some of these bands should 1. Be higher 2. Some of them are, wow... (I understand everyone has different opinions but this band, motionless in white, miss May I, etc. Should be WAY higher I mean ADTR #1? Ok then... )


I don't think they should be number 1 (Fugazi probably deserves that honor), but Saosin was something very special. I'm not sure what their legacy will be, or if they'll even have one, but "Translating the Name" is a post-hardcore gem. I get that in the same way that "emo" became this all encompassing genre for all things My Chemical Romance-esque, post hardcore has come to include a number of bands whose music doesn't actually fit the mold.

Like emo music, someone really dropped the ball and took elements that aren't even evolutionary products of post-hardcore and labeled them as post-hardcore (i.E. The Devil Wears Prada et. al). This doesn't make them bad, just not a real member of the genre.

The bands who legitimately fall into the post-hardcore category (i.E. Thrice, Alexisonfire, Underoath, etc. ) were bands I grew up listening to as a teenager. I don't really care for any of them anymore, and that's not to say that my current taste is infallible.

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This mans drumming is impeccable. The syncopation in his fills and through out the song is something to truly admire and aspire to get to that point one day if you are drummer.

Seeing these guys down here loses my hope in post hardcore's current fanbase

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85Poison the Well

Beast. Grow some balls you wimps.


Amazing lyrics and musicality is original much more than some of the generic bands that are higher on this list.

87Scary Kids Scaring Kids

I use to listen to this band a lot, it should be higher on the list. The vocals are good, there songs speak to me.

Remember when Pierce the Veil opened for these guys? Now PTV's #2 and SKSK are #86. wow

88From First to Last

From First to Last is an American post-hardcore band based in Valdosta, Georgia, originally coming from the Los Angeles Area and Tampa, Florida.

The band released their first EP titled Aesthetic in 2003 followed by Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count in 2004 and Heroine in 2006, both with vocalist Sonny Moore. Following the departure of Moore in February 2007 to work on his solo electronic project, Skrillex, the band added permanent bassist Matt Manning, and Matt Good moved to lead vocals/guitar.

From First to Last have one of the best albums I have ever heard, "Heroin" is one of those records that hit you deep.
Its kinda old but if you have the time heard some song of that album, that will take you to a amazing trip.

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89Outline In Color
90Hopes Die Last

A very good band should be a lot higher

91The Fall of Troy

F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. is one of the most adrenaline pumping songs ever made.

How are they not higher, I mean really.

Seeing TFOT so low tells me that there's a clear difference between popularity and influence.

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92Texas In July

These guys are amazing they should at least be in the 20's common guys this is terrible

93HeartistHeartist is an American rock band that started in Southern California in 2011. They formed in early 2011 after guitarists Jonathan Gaytan and Tim Koch left their band, found Bryce Beckley, who had also left his band, Evan Ranallo and Matt Marquez, who was playing with Norma Jean.

This is one of the best upcoming bands out there, you should really check them out if you enjoy clean vocals

95Wolves at the Gate

One of the best Christian band. Spreading the word of God with this kind of music? That's unique.

97Stick to Your Guns

What the heck people? Not even top 30?! Stick to your guns is an amazing band!._.

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98Parkway Drive

Parkway drive at 233?!?! Really? This band is like the definition of hardcore... If you haven't heard them then you have to try their songs people...

This band needs to be much higher up in the rankings.

What? Parkway drive deserves at least 2nd position.

99Greeley Estates

Granted, Greeley Estates is not a post-hardcore band, but it is a straight-up metalcore band (borderline deathcore with the release of No Rain, No Rainbow). Greeley Estates is incredibly talented, yet so under-rated. Catchy hooks and haunting lyrics and melodies characterize G.E. 's music as Ryan Zimmerman's screams (which range from sounding like a feral animal to puking his guts out) carry the band with a unique and interesting sound. Definitely one of the best bands out there.

100Weightless In Waiting
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