Best Deathcore Bands
The Top Ten
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
Phillybo's vocals are Savage! Favorite death vocalist period (deathcore/death metal)
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!
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.
By far the sickest and most talented deathcore band in history. They have the most talented instrumental technicalities out there, and Mitch will forever be #1 as far as screaming goes in this genre (contested only by Randy Blythe, if we were speaking in terms of metal as a whole)...if I absolutely had to compare the two's voices, I'd say Mitch can get lower naturally, being in the deathcore genre, but Randy's highs AND his lows sound much cleaner because he takes the cake with his experience, not to mention I just love the power and uniqueness of his vocal chords. But to get back to the topic (sorry, I'm a vocals guy), Suicide Silence is most definitely the #1 deathcore band in existence. I hate anything mainstream, but there is a reason they are voted in at #1.
This band is a bit dark in there lyrics, but the fast pace music is amazing. The drums and guitar are incredible. My only complaint is that the vocals are kind of simple like Whitechapel or Fit For An Autopsy, but the vocals are still great.
The best deathcore band for skill, solos, breakdowns and without all the melodic poppy vocal choruses.
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.
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.
I personally think that world war X, their new album, is deathcore at its best
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)
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
This is like a whole essay because I need to practice them and I thought what better than arguing about my favourite band so enjoy.
I listen and love a lot of different deathcore bands, but without a doubt my favourite is Chelsea grin. No other band can compete with the vocals of Alex and the shear evilness and brutality of some of there songs. There are other bands that come close like thy art is murder and infant annihilator. Infant annihilator may actually be more brutal and evil but I just despise their lyrics. Chelsea grin used to get a lot for their lyrics, as people thought they were dumb and not serious but since 2011 they have released songs with much more meaning as I shall discuss later.
Alex has the most incredible range of sound in all of METAL! He definitely has the highest of highs which you may find in the my damnation or desolation of Eden album and lows so low that it sounds like shao kahn from mortal kombat, which you will hear in their self titled Ep. ...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
The pioneers of Deathcore and really, the only pig squeal band I can tolerate. - DarkBoi-X
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
IA should be on the top of the list, there is nothing that even compares to their heaviness
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.
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
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!
Incredible guitar work with meaningful lyrics.
ASP is the best dither band of all time. Awaken the Dreamers is an album that never leaves my phone. I'm so stoked they're back together.
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.
Although Suicide Silence are great to listen to, these are definitely more talented musicians. It stands out as it is like a progressive deathcore band
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.
They are the best out there. Especially there newest album. Hellhole and my blood are badass songs
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!
The most Unique deathcore band, so unique I think they deserve their own genre
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.
This band is mean, angry, and the music reflects that. Oceano is number one on my list.
At first I thought they weren't even close to deathcore, but they are, and they're really good too.
So dopeand technical as hell
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
Winds of plague must be in top 10
The best band on this list but not deathcore
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.
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
Actaully is dejtn metalcore band
Grat guys... Deathcore? No.
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
They were my introduction to Deathcore, so they hold a special place in my heart.
The band with one of the best quotes
:Never forget what you’re fighting for - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Best deathcore band ever! One of my favorites. Amazing breakdowns, kick ass guitar solos, better pig squealing than any other deathcore bands, meaningful lyrics. They should be #1 on this list. - mp74ify
They are the most realist band I know. This band should be #1 on here since they're band who know what a real solo is
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..
As Blood Runs Black is just a funny and AWESOME Band. They LOVE their fanbase and the breakdowns ARE so epic!
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!
These guys aren't deathcore. They are death metal. - ryanrimmel
Easily one of the best bands I have ever listened too the vocals are second only too those of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence but the guitar is by far the best guitar I have ever heard and tge song Punisher is easily my favorite song.
Best band indeed but they had slipped from deathcore like Suicide Silence to metalcore with deathcore like vocals such as Oceans Ate Alaska. Good band though!
Veil are amazing musicians but I feel are a little too technical to be thrown into the "deathcore" genre...
Ok I'm a suicide silence fan and I thought these were they were the best death-core band but after listening to these they just blew me away and I was like WOAH ain't nobody got time for that! XDD
Brutal breakdowns, nasty vocals, awesome lyrics, how could you not enjoy them.
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
These guys were the original and their music is still far beyond many of the bands at the top of the list who drew Inspiration from 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
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.
"If melodic deathcore was a thing..."
Well I don't think of them as deathcore to me they're sounding more melodeath
Extremely underrated! Easily one of the best deathcore bands right now!
How is this band not in the top 5... this is absolutely ridiculous, angle maker has such clean and precise instrumentals and the lead vocalist has as much talent as Phil this dude is probably even a little more versatile
Very diverse vocals and some of the most slowest and nastiest breakdowns you'll ever hear. They also have songs with a constantly changing sound and actual emotion you can hear.
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.
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
These guys suck why are they so high?
Deathcore in their first effort, everything else is slam.
Waking is way more slam then deathcore haha
These are no deathcore they are Slam, which in my opinion is better, so you need to check these guys out!
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
This is like the only good deathcore band.
They're not considered deathcore but I think they are. They are so technical and talented, and they're such nice guys
You don't how I'm loving you know - Doomed_God
Oh come on!... JARED DINES!
It’s Jared. It’s really good, nothing special, but solid work
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.
Most underrated band out there. Their last album Hellbound is the heaviest thing you'll ever listed to. Best Deathcore/Death Metal band.
Best weirdest German Pop Deathcore band ever, their new stuff is going to be amazing.
Didn't think I would like them.. But they are pretty awesome
Just underrated! The vocals are just sick
This band is really amazing!
In my opinion, Alex has vocals that would make even Dan Watson sound like a coward. It's just pure brutality with him
In 2017, the deathcore genre is deteriorating. Slaughter To Prevail may have saved it. Pure.. Brutality.
Alex has the voice of a demon don't know how slaughter to prevail isn't in the top 25!
Seen these guys live, he sounds exactly the same as he does on their album
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
Good band but not death core.
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!
This band is so talented! Their music is so dark and seriously heavy. They create a very good atmosphere with all of the synthesising that they use. The main vocalist has a very good range and sounds like the grim reaper!
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
Perfect instrumentals with very low growling!
I don't even like deathcore but this band is sick. They kind of a mix between deathcore and tech death, but not in the weedly deedly Rings of Saturn way. Lots of symphonic elements on their new stuff but it's not front and center like most symphonic metal bands, it just adds melody in the background
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
Great band. As they burn alive is one of my favorite songs ever!
By far one of the heaviest deathcore bands I have seen live, flawless performance.
They've a much more death metal side, thus making it br00tal.
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.
Brutal and punishing riffs and amazing vocals that pack a punch in every song
First album was mid-blowing, a master piece I could say, brutal, intricate and fast.
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.
This is top band
Why is the faceless on here. This band is Tech Death, not Deathcore.
The only deathcore band I can stand alongside aversions crown.
The faceless is better than more than half of these bands! Just listen to Leica and the ghost of a stranger! Akeldama was a masterpiece
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.
Most negative upfront and real band
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!