Top 10 Bands in "Core" Genres that are Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum/Metal Archives

Most bands that are in Core Genres I.E. Metalcore, Deathcore, Grindcore etc aren't metal bands according to Encyclopaedia Metallum but some bands from those genres are on Encyclopaedia Metallum either because they played another genre of metal or include more elements than "Core" elements
"Core" means Punk

The Top Ten

1 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Genre: Metalcore - christangrant

Very accurate observation,christangrant - most of these bands are on there because they played other subgenres that aren't "core" and are metal. - Metal_Treasure

2 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

Pretty sure they are on Encyclopaedia Metallum because they also played thrash metal. - Metal_Treasure

Genres: Metalcore/Thrash Metal - christangrant

3 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

I want to explain something. If a band has ever played metal, the band is on Encyclopaedia Metallum, no matter good or bad. There are metal bands that released only one demo with 3-4 songs but if these songs are metal, the band is accepted and has a page on Encyclopaedia Metallum. Encyclopaedia Metallum don't take into account the quality of the songs/albums/bands when accepting them. In this sense acceptance is unbiased. At a 2nd stage reviewers say "good or bad".
I needed to explain this because fanboys/ fangirls of bands that aren't on there (ex., Linkin Park) think that Encyclopaedia Metallum just don't like these bands and this is the reason they don't accept their favorite bands. It's not like that. Encyclopaedia Metallum accept every band that has played metal and this has nothing to do with whether they like the band or not. - Metal_Treasure

They are one of the pioneers of Melodic Death Metal and of course they are on the Metal Archives. - Metal_Treasure

Genres:Goregrind/Grindcore and Melodic Death Metal/Death 'n' Roll - christangrant

4 Napalm Death Napalm Death Napalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent more.

Genres:Hardcore Punk, Grindcore and Death Metal - christangrant

5 As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying As 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 more.

Genre: Metalcore - christangrant

6 Carnifex Carnifex Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" more.

Genre: Deathcore - christangrant

7 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

Genre: Deathcore - christangrant

8 Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based more.

Genres: Progressive Death Metal/Grindcore - christangrant

9 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer

Genre: Grindcore - christangrant

10 Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn

Genres: Metalcore/Melodic Death Metal - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

They're one of my favourites, especially from Hate onwards. They play more than just blast beats and even venture into traditional death metal territory. - IronSabbathPriest

12 Darkest Hour Darkest Hour Darkest Hour is an American melodic death metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in 1995. Though failing to break early in their career, the band has received acclaim for their albums Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, and The Eternal Return.
13 The Berzerker
14 Repulsion Repulsion
15 Nails Nails Nails is an American powerviolence band formed in 2009 in Oxnard, California. The band has achieved a cult fanbase and is very well received by fans of grindcore and death metal. Nails is currently signed to Nuclear Blast.
16 Terrorizer Terrorizer
17 Nasum Nasum Nasum was a grindcore band from Örebro, Sweden formed in 1992. The band released four studio albums, developed into "one of that country's premier metal acts" and disbanded after the December 2004 tsunami killed the band's frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk.
18 Brujeria Brujeria Brujeria is a Mexican-American extreme metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989. Their name comes from the Spanish word for "witchcraft".
19 Brutal Truth Brutal Truth Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from Rochester, New York, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.
20 Cephalic Carnage Cephalic Carnage Cephalic Carnage is an American deathgrind band formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The band comprises vocalist Lenzig Leal, guitarists Steve Goldberg and Brian Hopp, drummer John Merryman and bassist Nick Schendzielos.
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