Best Melodic Metalcore Bands

Here Are The Top BANDS oF This genre which include less Screaming and more melodic leads,riffs,and Choruses

The Top Ten

1 Trivium Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. ...read more.

The best band ever hands down. No one can compare to the power and true sense of melody these guys posses with their music.

Best metal band making music right now. Go listen to Down From The Sky and tell me different

Ascendancy is the best album they ever made

The best group

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2 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

I would suggest that you just listen to Tears don't fall and then immediately listen to Tears don't fall part 2, you'll become die hard fans of this band trust me! Also Scream Aim Fire, Room 409 are some other good songs for new comers to this band... They're really good

Best meatalcore band ever, no comparison. Great mixture of emo and screamo! Songs such as Waking the Demon, Tears don't Fall and The Last Fight rule! - rohitsingh

I figured these guys would get number 1 simply due to the fan boys. But I actually really appreciate some of their material. I do not, however, enjoy the guitar solos. So generic.

Listen to their latest album venom that’s the most melodic metalcore album I’ve ever heard

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

Killswitch would be my number 1 pic even though they have lost quality from album to album. Alive or just breathing was a tremendous display on what is possible in the genre of metalcore and as Jesse has rejoined them I could imagine that this is the turning point to old strenght. No offensive to Howard, he was a good vocalist and even very good in the end of heartache, but Jesse has got another level. No end in sight, released in 2012 is really good and by reading Jesse say it was the worst of the album whitch will be released soon I think it could become nearly as good as AOJB. And to conclude my statement, I have to say: Killswitch is the very best core band, followed by the sorrow and number 3 as I lay dying.

Only metal posers will say that this band is not the top 1... Vocals, riffs, powerful they're the most powerful melodic metalcore in the world.. All of their song are so popular.. You don't know nothing about melodic metalcore if you don't know this band and not consider them as a number 1 melodic metal core band...

You can get no better than metalcore for this type of music has it all. Riffs to the words to the raw emotion displayed here. Take that all you special interest discrimination groups!

Should be number 1 why is killswitch engage always not number 1 come on they rock

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4 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 ...read more.

This is the best band I have heard so far. The lyrics are amazing, so as the vocals. Bullet For My Valentine is also very good but not better. Awakened album is the ruler.

This is the band that got me into metal! And I am still listening to them. Ocean Between Us best album.

It IS the BEST. All albums, awakened especially is the greatest

Best band scream are jaw dropping and melody is metal melting

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5 Dreamshade

The Gift of Life is probably one of the greatest albums I've listened to all the way through, as of recently. The singing, from the screams to the cleans, and the guitars, from the heavy riffs from songs like "Your Voice" to the wonderful harmonies of "Photographs"... Not to mention the drums... Just give each track the first 30 seconds. You'll see what I mean.

No words. They are different. Very unique. Armed with exceedingly talented people, their current line-up is second to none. The Gift of Life was a masterpiece, each song has a tinge of what the band puts in as a whole. They are slowly making their way up, and I really want to see them do so. Very underrated, immensely talented. Unique, well placed melodies, deep lyrics and toned screams. Kevin is brilliant. Can't wait for the new album!

I only come across this band, everyone in the band oozes talent. Excellent drummer, catch guitar riffs, great singer and talented bassist. I am looking forward to seeing what this band can do.

Listen to the Gift of Life. The screams, the clean vocals, the riffs and the kicks. Photographs actually tore my heart out. And brilliant lyrics. Very unique. Amazing stuff. Waiting eagerly for the new album!

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6 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

What? Mastodon isn't metalcore.

7 Soilwork Soilwork Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork.

This is the definition of Melodic Metalcore lol

8 Bury Tomorrow

Sometimes I wonder about what people consider melodic metalcore, some of these bands aren't even metalcore. Bury Tomorrow brings everything to the table, unlike some bands that have out of sync music and riffs in inappropriate places, and music in the background that sounds like just a mash up of all the instruments at the same time. I started with Union of Crowns and loved it but I like their first one even better, Portraits, even though in listened to it 2nd. Runes is to me their weakest but still good.My top 3 and albums1. Bury Tomorrow - Portraits2. Erra - Augment3. Breakdown of Sanity - PerceptionEven with this list, Killswitch Engage should have legendary status.

Easily the next big thing in melodic metalcore. Their upcoming album will cement their arrival at the very top. Already they are one of the best live bands on the world circuit.

This band got me though a lot of lockdowns in prison, I love this band

Is the best than I can listen

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9 August Burns Red August Burns Red August 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.

Greatest metal out there... Wait for the Christmas album to be released!

Best melodic metalcore band ever

The best there is on this planet

THE BEST, BEST, BEST!
Outstanding!

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10 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

That's not even Melodic Metalcore

The Contenders

11 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter

Every Demon Hunter song (except a couple) is pure brutality with amazing melodic choruses or verses, every album had gotten better and better!

I've never heard any other better band. All their songs are awesome!

The whole list is good - Demon Hunter still makes my playlist

Life Changing

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12 Phinehas

They have two albums out right now they shred

The world has no idea about these guys, by far the best on this list

That was unique band I ever seen.

Good

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13 Dead by April

Most melodic Metal band in the world for sure. Amazing melodic clean vocals, great screaming, beautiful synths (especially on the track "Dreaming"), guitars just rock, drum boosts my soul, bass just rock in my ear! Not only instrumentally, but also lyrically they write good songs which have only good messages in it, love, expressions of your feelings etc. This band is better than all the bands out here. Where are all the Dead by April soldiers?! Vote please! Let everyone know that Dead by April is still alive!

First of all, their music is very appealing to the listeners, especially their lyrics, they've brought a lot of meaningful songs, emphasizes our feelings and expresses their thought about music, to be honest, they are way better than Bullet For My Vallentine, All That Remains and As I Lay Dying. And their unclean vocalist, Jimme, is more aggressive. He can scream and sing, he is a versatile person. Over all, this band is very worthy to hear.

Surely this band should be in top 10 on this list. Their understanding of music is way high and their work on albums namely 'Let the World Know' and 'Incomparable' shows their devotion to music. shaping a song with such great lyrics and giving a melodious music is what other bands need to learn from DEAD BY APRIL.

Should be in top 5. Mastodon isn't metalcore and DBA is underappreciated. Also, where is Amaranthe on this list?

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14 Adept
15 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Make way through the night you all will be in my sight...

A7x are no longer metalcore, they're just another word for awesome

OK, what are A7x doing here, they are the best metal band, but they aren't metalcore anymore

This band got me through loads of my dark times and they still kick ass today. One of the best bands ever and will remain that foREVer m/

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16 Atreyu

There are a lot of good metalcore bands, but I think that Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold are the best 2 choices. I like A7X more, but they aren't as metalcore anymore so Atreyu wins.

Are you kidding me! Atreyu are number one! Absolutely insanely awesome!

Pretty great Melodic Metalcore band. Deserves at least top 10!

I've heard one of their songs but I think I agree

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17 All That Remains All That Remains All That Remains is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1998. They have released eight studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over a million records worldwide.

Great Singing and Supernatural guitar leads. Should Be At The Top.
Specially In Two weeks the lead which starts to play after the chorus is so WOW.
And the special thing is that all their songs have such similar Guitar leads

All That Remains is the closest thing to intercourse thus far, aside from actual intercourse but a lot of the time I can't tell the difference.

Amazing it is the best and the creator of melodic metalcore MELODIC! Period

They are one of the greatest bands of all time been a fan for over 10 years love their old and new music

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18 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

That's not even Melodic Metalcore

19 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.

Why is Parkway Drive buried on this list? I have listened to every single band above them and Parkway is far and away better. Parkway has better riffs, better breakdowns, better songs.

This is melodic metalcore! Not trivium that's thrash metal and so is avenged seven fold

One of the best "melodic" metalcore bands I have ever heard. There songs create a powerful atmosphere around them! It seems people forgot this is melodic metalcore list! - Zoran945

Parkway drive is good please succ me

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20 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

Outstanding and melodious guitar riffs no one can compare these guys. These guys are gods of melodic death metal

21 Queensrÿche Queensrÿche Queensrÿche is an American progressive heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob. They released their self titled EP in 1984, but didn’t gain notoriety until the release of their critically acclaimed album Operation: Mindcrime in 1988. As of now, they ...read more.
22 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.

These guys are just all so talented and offer a lot and also something a bit different to melodic metal and also metal in general. this bands work is so much more melodic than many other bands on this list

Best metalcore band to date.. lyrics are their strong point and Mike Hranica is a genius

Seriously some of the best metal I've ever heard. The band that got me into Metal in the first place!

23 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Simply an epic band... Although I don't if they fall in this category but they create some sensational stuff! Listen to The Final Episode, I won't give in, Killing You, The prophecy, etc. And then you'll believe me...

JUst got into them as they got rid of the their singer Danny, so was worried about their dircetion with new album, 'THe black' and whilst not as heavy as say 'stand up and scream' but still an awesome sound with low and high vocals with melody galore! GREAT band originally from York, ENG..

These guys are more post-hardcore and unlike the emo kids say they are not metal. Still GREAT though!

24 Mutiny Within

So underrated! Everyone please look these guys up! They're extremely talented and represent great clean vocals in metal! Truly a great band!

Mutiny Within deserve a lot more credit than they get. They are a lot better than half the crap breakdown dependent bands in Metalcore today.

Best band ever

They shoulde first. They give the true definition to melodic metalcore.

25 Miss May I Miss May I Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.

I don't think this band gets enough credit since they changed from their first 2 albums but over all they are still an amazing band from the guitars to drums and I love the cleans and screams!

Fantastic band. Insanely talented with strong instrumentals.

26 Haste The Day

This Band makes such beatiful choruses with such awesome guitar riffs.
A really deserving band of the No1 spot.

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27 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.

Well they are such a band that provides a true new meaning of melody with their strong voices and guitar riffs. To get this feeling one can hear 1. Far from home and 2. Remember everything. and many more.

Don't Forget: While She Sleepd

28 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.
29 The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction

The best melodic metal core

30 The Sorrow

Best metalcore band pure melodic metalcore..

31 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

How aren't they in the top 10? They are epic!

I think that this one of the most famous melodic metalcore bands.I don't know why people think that Black Veil Brides is playing Glam Metal.This is instently wrong!

32 Memphis May Fire

Helped me through a lot in my life.

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33 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.

I don't think they belong on this list, their music is beyond just melodic metalcore. Way better then any of the other bands on this list. Bullet for my valentine is number 1? Where's Darkest Hour, Norma Jean, uh Protest the Hero?

34 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.

Deliver Us the most melodic record I've ever heard.

35 A Skylit Drive

Simply amazing! give them a try

36 Silverstein
37 Abandon All Ships
38 I Killed the Prom Queen

These Aussie boys can crank out some sick melodies, while staying heavy as fuark

Why wasnt this on the list sharks in your mouth is a melodic metalcore song and its what made them famous. They deserve this don't compare thash and hevy metal with melodic metalcore

39 In This Moment In This Moment

This band sometimes sounds like Megadeth to me. Melodic, riff based tunes with screaming vocals. The front-lady has quite capable singing skills, as well as a hot bod.

I can't believe this band isn't higher on the list. They're fantastic and so devastatingly underrated.

Maria brink definitely deserves to be in at least the top 10 because in my opinion she has the best voice in this genre all of her music is THE BEST I don't know what it is you just really got to listen to her.my favorite song by her is blood

40 I See Stars I See Stars I See Stars is an American rock band that formed in 2006 based in Warren, Michigan. The band currently consists of vocalist Devin Oliver, guitarist Brent Allen, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Oliver, and bass guitarist Jeff Valentine.
41 Attack Attack!

Their first album, Someday Came Suddenly, is just nostalgic and simply beautiful.

42 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

Woahh! Love this band
Deserve to be in Top 5
M/

43 Spectrum Shadows
44 I Prayed for An Afterlife
45 We Came As Romans We Came As Romans We Came as Romans (abbreviated as WCAR) is an American metalcore band from Troy, Michigan, formed in 2005. The band has gone through one name change and multiple lineup changes, and signed to Albany, New York label Equal Vision Records in 2009. We Came as Romans is managed by Outerloop Management and ...read more. V 1 Comment
46 Amaranthe Amaranthe Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the ...read more.

Found them as a symphonic metal fan and they got me more interested in metalcore. They have a great combination with their three vocalists. Drop Dead Cynical is one of my favorite songs ever. I don't see them getting close to number one on this list but I'd love to see more acts like them.

This has a higher rating than Dreamshade! Check Wikipedia.

47 Crown The Empire Crown The Empire

What?! #42?

My Favorite Melodic Metalcore/Post-Hardcore Band

My list goes :

1. Crown The Empire

2. Bring Me The Horizon

3. Escape The Fate

4. Of Mice & Men

5. Asking Alexandria

48 War of Ages

Agressive melodic metal for me!

good times

49 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
50 Vampires Everywhere!
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