Best Deathcore Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide 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.

Bulle For My Valentine isn't even Deathcore! Suicide Silence is the greatest of all this bands, the sound great, they lyrics are excelent.

DEATHCORE PEOPLE! WE ARE TALKING DEATHCORE, WHICH ELIMINATES AND BAND WHO HAS ANY SINGING!
Suicide silence is amazing, Mitch is the best screamer out there

If we're talking deathcore then suicide silence all the way. But half of these aren't deathcore.

The best deathcore band ever...but really missing mitch...man u wer d lord of metal...the best screamer ever...rip Mitch Lucker

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2 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.

They are the top deathcore.. Listen to their music..
I swear you will like 'em..
Whitechapel, suicide silence, lamb of god..
They are the greatest band of my world..

They're the best Deathcore band to walk the earth. Suicide Silence are great too, but I feel like their fan base just skyrocketed after Mitch died and it was all a bunch of scene girls who thought he looked hot, felt sorry for him because he had a wife and a 5 yr old girl and didn't give a damn about the music he made. They just liked Mitch for his looks ad not his prowess as a deathcore vocalist. No disrespect intended for SS whatsoever, and I'm in fact looking forward to their new album with Eddie Hermida (on Nuclear Bast! ), but Whitechapel are just a far better band. Phil has an amazingly powerful and brutal voice and knows how to pump up a crowd at a show, and whitechapel's fans aren't a bunch of chicks that think Phil looks hot. They're the undisputed best deathcore band. - MetalFoREVer1228

Whitechapel is amazing! Very technical and amazing I don't know who put some of these bands on this list all shall perish should be higher carnifex also one of my favorites I prefer the black dahlia murder and all the bands I listed over suicide silence! My personal opinion! This world is ours and we won't stand still
Infinitude sets thy vision toward the deep
Civilization will fall by the hand of all disease
Banished of all life and awoken from the grave! Whitechapel this is exile!

They play in drop G. Easily the heaviest Deathcore band - GreenDayFan21

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3 Chelsea Grin

Chelsea Grin is THE deathcore band. For me, they can rival with Suicide Silence. I don't know how Whitechapel got higher. Because all Phil can do is lows. His highs sucks. As for Alex, he can do some of the highest highs, and lowest lows I have ever heard; and remember he fry screams, and I as an artist in metal, it's hard to pull off amazing fry screams like Alex. Mitch WAS good at screaming, I mean, listen to The Disease (from the Cleansing) to O.C.D. (from the Black Crown). He WAS amazing. But the older he got his screams became less powerful and not as blood curdling. And the whole band didn't seem like a deathcore band anymore. They just sounded like a heavy metal band with screaming instead of singing. And I am NOT just saying that because Jonathan Davis featured with them in Witness the Addiction. Just, Mitch wasn't as good as he used to be, BUT it's like Tupac all over again. Kinda like how Eminem is the best at rapping, and you may not like him, but he is, people won't say he ...more

Chelsea Grin is the best Deathcore band. Their songs are brutal and some are meaningful. When I listen to them my anger and all of my hate are disappearing. I feel very bad that I discovered them two months ago. I should've been with them since they started to play. To everyone who doesn't know CG Go to YouTube and just listen and you'll know why I and other people like them.

One word - Amazing
Great Band, Ridiculously Heavy Breakdowns, Brutal Screaming, Great Riffs

Alex is a great vocalist

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4 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

This is the band that go me into Deathcore back in 2008 with their Infinite Death E.P. I didn't really understand it but what I kept was absolutely amazing to me. They made me feel like smashing stuff up and still, even today, I maintain to have that feeling every time I hear these guys. Top 3 at least.

These are actually amazing, "Hate" is such a brutal album. They deserve so much more recognition. Look up Reign of Darkness on YouTube, and you'll see what I mean.

I think that is the best "deathcore" ( I don't like use this definition) band. They're amazing and so technical. Chelsea grin are better than TAIM!?

Found them with "Shadow of eternal sin" and "Holy War" and goth both albums "Holy War" and "Hate" I got speechless with their sound, IS AWESOME.

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5 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" ...read more.

Carnifex are an awesome band. Just listen to Lie to My Face, In Coalesce With Filth and Faith (this song has some brutal breakdowns) or Until I Feel Nothing. Scott Lewis is an awesome vocalist and Shawn Cameron is an awesome drummer. As previously stated, Carnifex are an awesome band. - MetalFoREVer1228

Carnifex is without a doubt the best band on this list and they haven't released a bad song yet, no sell out crap just pure passion and anger poured into every meaningful song. If you are new to deathcore then check this band out and you'll be hooked. If you listen to their older material it's more edging toward death metal than core but not quite there.

How is Carnifex so low down, its below Bullet For My Valentine for gods sake (they are nothing like deathcore)

Their music is really just noise. - Elijah_Cook

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6 Despised Icon

I thought I'd heard deathcore at its best until I heard Despised Icon. Tight, precise performances. Well-timed breakdowns, actual riffs, the occasional melodic solo, and the only band where pig squeals are implemented well. Plus their return has impressed me which is rare in this genre but not surprising from them seeing as they're innovators.

They invented deathcore, they should be at number 1.

Pioneers of deathcore guys? They should get back together. Defiantly my favourite deathcore band up with suicide silence and job for a cowboy.

They recently reunited :) back together and ready to kick some more ass

The originators. hail to the kings of deatchcore. a lot of modern deathcore blows, for example Chelsea grin.

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7 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator

Almost overwhelmingly brutal. Great vocals, inhuman drumming, awesome sweeps and monstrously, skull-crushingly heavy breakdowns. Seriously, listen to just one of their songs and you'll be ready to smash a chair over somebodies face.

Fast, intense, brutal lyrics. They deserve to be in the top ten

I can't decide a favorite, but this band deserves the top 10. Although they were only a project they're sound is amazing. Dan Watson is a amazing vocalist, Eddie Pickard is a epic guitarist, and Aaron Kitcher's drumming is insane and the double base is so fast that you'd think he used a machine, but it was pure skill. For only one 16 track album and a couple of singles, this band owns and is seriously brutal. Deserves to be up there.

Amazing vocals and best drummer ever.

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8 All Shall Perish All Shall Perish

All Shall Perish is absolutely amazing! Every album is a piece of art! Screw the guy that said their last album isn't good. It is great!

The fact that Suicide Silence is ahead of these guys is just ridiculous. Eddie is 10x the vocalist Mitch ever was and if you don't believe me, go listen to Eradication, Wage Slaves, Black Gold Reign, and When Life Meant More

Incredible guitar work with meaningful lyrics.

Hell yeah!

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9 Born Of Osiris Born Of Osiris Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished, Your Heart Engraved, and Rosecrance, before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007, basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris, and the ...read more.

Listened to a few of Suicide Silence's songs. Uh, yeah not much talent there. If you want to hear badass Middle Eastern classical prog death core (thank you other person for classifying this band), listen to these beautiful songs: Abstract Art, The Takeover, Now Arise, Live Like I'm Real, Faces of Death, Two Worlds of Design/A Solution, Shaping the Masterpiece, and Regenerate.

How is this band only on 18? This band is much better than Suicide Silence. Born of Osiris have awesome Guitarists and the Keyboardist is awesome too. They deserve to be on Number 1!

The Discovery is the best deathcore album ever recorded. it has proven that deathcore can be taken very seriously.

Very technical...just got into them. - Elijah_Cook

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10 Impending Doom Impending Doom Impending Doom is an American Christian deathcore band from Riverside, California. The group has released five full-length studio albums and are currently a five piece with vocalist Brook Reeves as one of the two original remaining members along with Manny Contreras who left the band in 2010 but returned ...read more.

Very amazing and underrated band!
Maybe people won, t like it because it has got Christian messages but you should admit that this band is very underrated deathcore band
Hear "Murderer" "For The Wicked"(my favourite song for them) "Deceiver" - nooreldeen

Dark, very low more growling than screaming at least on there newer stuff. awesome. Yes they are Christian. SO WHAT! I have never heard another deathcore band that I enjoy as much as impending doom

Heavy. Dark. No fluff. Straight to the point. They're "Christian" but one the best touring and live bands out there.

Favorite band of all time

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The Contenders

11 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Weak deathcore...These guys got me into deathcore with their first album and I am forever grateful to them for that! I never wanted to believe all the bad things that people said about this band because count your blessings was my favourite album like ever but now after listening to heaps of different deathcore and death metal bands I can truely admit that these guys are no where near as talented as most other bands in the scenes and they probably only did get famous because little girls love oli and the whole emo depressed darkness whatever scene that was so popular from the 2000s. In saying all of that I still really do like count your blessings as an album but there are other better albums out there for sure. I recommend as blood runs black, thy art, the black dahlia murder or Chelsea grin but there are tons of other great bands.

This band at one point was alright. When Oliver screams especially for Diamonds aren't forever, that song is just a mess his screams are awful, they aren't even close to being deathcore, well not anymore... That was only Count your blessings. The only album that was pretty good was There is a hell but overall I don't know how they even got to be in this list

Count Your Blessings is their only fully deathcore album, and it was pretty darn good. Suicide Season is mainly metalcore but certain songs off that album could be considered partly deathcore, to an extent. You can hear the deathcore influence in songs like "Football Season Is Over" and "Sleep With One Eye Open". "Chelsea Smile" is a good one, but that's metalcore.

The rest of their music is great, but their first album was atrocious. - Elijah_Cook

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12 Oceano

With the new Suicide Silence being absolutely terrible, these guys prove that deathcore is still alive! VOTE FOR THESE GUYS TO BE NUMBER 1! That, and it proves African Americans can be a part of the deathcore community! LOVE THESE GUYS!

Oceano and winds of plague are the last in this list? I can't bear to see it. Vote for them people! They're too awesome to be so low in rankings. - MetalFoREVer1228

These guys are extremely heavy. These guys are extremely brutal and is the heaviest put of all bands I had ever listened to. #1 on these guys.

Oceano is just gr8888

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13 As Blood Runs Black

The best breakdowns ever (EVER) I dare anyone to get breakdowns as half as good as those guys just listen to, strife (chug chug), My Fears Have Become Phobias

Their first album ("Allegiance") beats all deathcore bands album. Best BREAKDOWNS, double pedal speed, melodic guitar riffs but unfortunately they changed, but there are still a few great songs in their second and last album..

To the moron beneath me that said there are no original members from "Allegiance" to "Instict" - Have you heard of this magical new website called Google? If you had, you would've known that your statement is completely wrong. Don't disrespect Lech like that, man..

Hands down best deathcore band of all time. I voted for born of osiris, who are better in my opinion, but not deathcore, so ABRB technically deserve to win.

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14 Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

IS this even a question? Deathcore is a mix between death metal and hardcore. This band is the only one on this damn list that is more death metal then hardcore. And seriously? Bring me the horizon? Bullet for my valentine?

Only band on the list yet that does a death metal and hardcore mix. But they have still left out the band that was the first known to mix these two... Dying fetus.

Totally awesome! My favorite deathcore band so far!

Best on the list.

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15 Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn

Believe what you will, Suicide Silence isn't the best of 'em.

I prefer Heaven Shall Burn's live performances over other deathcore bands'. Marcus' vocals are much more chaotic, and the guitars don't frequent around open strings because the riffs make them heavy.

Iconoclast and Antigone are awesome Albums. They have the lyrics, the sound and the voice to make them one of the greatest bands out there.
I LOVE Endzeit, anyone reading this should listen to it.

Underrated band is underrated.

SO good! - EliHbk

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16 Winds of Plague

Decimate the weak is fantastic. the bands look has nothing on their music!

This band is so underrated, they deserve to be within the top 10 (at least), and where the he'll is make them suffer

Why the hell are they still down here? They need a higher spot - MetalFoREVer1228

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17 Suffokate

Suffokate are one of my favourite bands, purely becuase they have brutal music, Ricky and Matt have incredible voices and they are just plain awesome!

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18 Black Tongue

These guys have some of the heaviest breakdowns I've ever heard and I've listened to almost every single band on this list. The only bands I think that could contend to the heaviness are The Acacia Strain and The Red Chord

Deathcore is basically guttural vocals and brutal breakdowns. And you can't get anymore brutal than Black Tongue. As they release more music you will see them rise higher on this list.

These guys are great, definitely recommend you at least listen to a song or two on YouTube if you haven't heard them before

You don't get more brutal that doomcore

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19 Glass Casket

Friends with the lead vocalist; also a founder of this sub-genre along with despised icon and through the eyes of the dead, but not given the deserved credit

Adam is a better vocalist than Mitch
Dusty and Ian are better guitarists than Mark and Chris
Sid is a better bassist than Dan
Blake is a better drummer than Alex
Glass Casket is better than Suicide Silence (who are still good though)

Listen to In Between the sheets and Genesis before voting for anyone else

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20 The Contortionist The Contortionist The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther.

At first I thought they weren't even close to deathcore, but they are, and they're really good too.

These guys are NOT deathcore. They don't even have much screaming. - Elijah_Cook

So dopeand technical as hell

21 The Red Chord The Red Chord

Intelligent and well thought out lyrics, vocals so brutal they make Phil Bozeman look like Miley Cyrus, insane guitars and bass and inhumanly fast drumming combine to create The Red Chord. Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin can suck it. These guys are better than them in every aspect

They are the inventors of deathcore along with Despised Icon and Glass Casket. How are they so low?!

This band slays pretty much everything before it on the list really sad too see them at 67, them despised icon all shall perish should be top three.

Incredibly brutal and punishingly technical with awesome lyrics and vocals to top it off. This band is awesome

22 Animosity

One of the first and best deathcore bands. Animal was a masterpiece and probably the greatest deathcore album ever made along with Fused Together In Revolving Doors and The Price of Existence

Go listen to Terrorstorm, Tooth Grinder, and The Black Page. Try to tell me these guys aren't the best deathcore band. Leo Miller is hands down the most unique vocalist in deathcore history - ThisNameWasStolen

23 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

To be honest there not deathcore. There metalcore. But there an anazing band. Winston's vocals kill it. I love them. There albums are amazing. There the right amount of heaviness. Not to soft and not heavy. Still think these guys should have at least bean 11 or 12. Even though not deathcore

Just listen and enjoy! Amazing guys!

They are not deathcore but listen to "The Blue and the Grey". Winston's vocals are so widely varied. My favourite metalcore band though.

If these guys are deathcore... Then they own this

24 Slice the Cake
25 After The Burial After The Burial

Justin Lowe's guitarwork was the best part. And I'm not just saying that because he died - he honestly was an amazing guitarist. R.I.P. - ThatStrangeKid42

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26 Disfiguring the Godess
27 Shadow of the Colossus

More emotion than any other deathcore band (except maybe for Make Them Suffer) and better melodies and lyrics as well. Go listen to Beholder of Eyes, Insurgence, and The Dawning of a New Age and see for yourself - ThisNameWasStolen

More emotion in their music than any other deathcore band (except maybe Make Them Suffer) and better melodies and lyrics than any other in the genre as well - ThisNameWasStolen

28 Through the Eyes of the Dead
29 Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.

HOW IS THIS BAND AT NUMBER 175 AHH! This is the greatest addition to music in the past 20 years and the best progressive deathcore band I've listened to in a long time.

The best band on this list but not deathcore

30 From the Shallows

Needs to be way higher

31 Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn is an American extreme metal band from the Bay Area, California. The band was formed in 2009 and was originally just a studio project.

Sorry 23 guy, they got bumped down to 36... But I do agree that they are amazing and should be higher up on the list, and I sadly can't say top 10 because honestly I haven't listened to. I am not one who really cares much for vocals, I just like how the instrumentation of a song sounds, but these guys oddly enough caused me to actually get into caring for the lyrics, and vocals as a whole, which is kind of odd because now I can understand these kind of vocals better than clean vocals sometimes... kinda weird...

HOW ARE THESE GUYS ONLY 23!?!?!?! They are amazing, Ian Bearer is WAY better than Mitch Lutcher, who's band is number 1. Lucas Mann can play circles around any other guitarist here, and Aaron is a good drummer as well. When they aren't screwing with Guitar Pro they make awesome music, and no band has the sound they have.

Seized and devoured listen to it!

Only 32? man, please...

The BMTH have a higher ranking? what w/ humanity?

Going to the home for the ring...

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32 Conducting From The Grave

Well I don't think of them as deathcore to me they're sounding more melodeath

33 Rose Funeral

More death metal than deathcore on their recent album, but still an extraordinary band. #5 on my personal top 10 followed be suicide silence, whitechapel, chelsea grin, and job for a cowboy.

34 I Declare War

I don't know as far as musical talent, but they really know how to make brutal, honest, and amazing songs and albums. They're vocalist Jamie is so good and powerful it's crazy

By far one of the heaviest deathcore bands I have seen live, flawless performance.

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35 I Killed the Prom Queen

Not
Its metalcore
Not breakdowny enough
Vocals are sick though
They went from Punk>punkcore>metalcore>vegancore

36 Aversions Crown

Great band, great lyrics. My favorite deathcore band at the moment. Give them a listen

Great band, really been jamming to them recently. They're heavy and have awesome lyrics.

Great band, great lyrics. My favorite deathcore band right now. Give them a listen

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37 Waking The Cadaver

These are no deathcore they are Slam, which in my opinion is better, so you need to check these guys out!

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38 The Acacia Strain

The Acacia Strain are the heaviest and the best band ever. The fact that they're not, at the very least, number 5 is depressing. Anyone who hasn't heard them are missing out and get with the program.

How the hell is one of the best deathcore bands ever outside the top 25?!

This band needs more love, it is honestly one of the top tens, not 33, their lyrics are pretty well thought out and well executed.

25 what the hell

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39 In Dying Arms

The most talented screamer in deathcore thus far.

Let's get them to the number one spot asap.

Without a doubt one of the greatest bands ever!

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40 Here Comes The Kraken

Most technically advanced, complex, and talented deathcore band out there. Their guitar work is top notch. Listen to "Confessions of what I've done", "Don't Fail Me Darko", and "From the Deepest Darkness" and you'll see what I mean.

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41 AngelMaker

Love it. There’s so much variety considering it’s deathcore and it’s incredibly heavy. Give them a chance and they’ll wow you.

42 Motionless in White Motionless in White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

These guys aren't deathcore, they're gothic metal, but they are probably one of the best modern metal bands I've heard and everyone looking for amazing metal should check them out.

They should be ranked higher!

43 Dissimulator Dissimulator
44 Betraying the Martyrs

This band should at least me in the top 5!

Why are they so low down? Betraying the Martyrs are AMAZING!

The first listenable deathcore band I found

WHY 40... they are awesome

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45 Northlane

Amazing band, but it's not deathcore. Sorry.

Incredible band. Deathcore... No

46 Fit for an Autopsy

Such a great band. Should be higher on the list. If anyone listened to the albums Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell and The Process of Extermination would understand. Hellbound isn't that great though.

Seriously, 69? What the hell... these guys are still one of only three or four "deathcore" bands I religiously listen to (the others being Thy Art is Murder and Make Them Suffer, and Wage War if you can count them) because every other band on here sounds exactly the same. These are one of the only truly original bands in this genre...

The Process of Human Extermination is a great album. This band should be in a better spot on this list considering that half of these bands aren't even deathcore.

FFAA should be on number 1. These guys deserve so much more than just 68... I think you can compare them with the older SuSi album You can't stop me now...

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47 Chainsaw Disaster
48 See You Next Tuesday
49 Bleed From Within

One of the best of the list, absolutely better than Chelsea Grin or Suicide Silence.

Really good and underground band! They should be higher

Don't like colony but damnation is a sick song. Humanity was very Melodeath influenced, I'm sad to see they're going down the same path BMTH did. They were really good before Colony.

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50 Make Them Suffer

This is one of the most brutal and most awesome deathcore bands ever! Widower, Weeping Wastelands, epic songs, check them out!

They are incredible. The well is heavy as absolute hell. They have some sick breakdowns too.

I don't understand why non deathcore bands are above these guys? These guys should at the very least be in the top 15!

As a huge fan of Deathcore I would honestly rank this above 5 at least, I mean how can motionless in white be above Make Them Suffer in a Deathcore list? this is insane man!

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