Top 10 Best Metalcore Bands

The best Metalcore bands there are on this planet...

The Top Ten

1 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.

I love a lot of the bands on this list but seriously, this is no contest. Avenged started Metalcore and, I must admit, were pretty damn good at it but yet they are easily a lot better at making their more Heavy Metal styled stuff. I also love Killswitch and again, they are really good. The only problem is that some songs are really really strong whereas others are weak. Then Asking Alexandria too. I love them but compared to As I Lay Dying? No way. Also have Bullet For My Valentine who I love but, although a good band, they don't compare to As I Lay Dying. Plus there's BMTH. Started out as good Deathcore and turned into good Metalcore but yet they suck live and some songs are not the greatest. Trivium too. I actually love these guys so much but yet As I Lay Dying still beat them. On this list I see my 3 favourite Metalcore bands (As I Lay Dying, Trivium, KSE) but yet no one on here is better then As I Lay Dying.

The thing with As I Lay Dying is that with every album they ...more

I think their latest album "Awakened" was the worst. And "The Powerless Rise" wasn't as good as the previous albums. but that's just my opinion

I mean As I Lay Dying and Trivium are my 2 favorites off of this list and in my opinion the 2 best. As I Lay Dying is just a much more consistent band whereas Trivium has had some really good albums and some very questionable ones.

Through struggle!

Bullet is my number 2. As I Lay Dying every song, every break down the lyrics everything about this band is amazing. Live they are insane they get the crowd so involed, I've never seen a show like As I Lay Dying. Plus have you heard bullet live? They are garbage. But their albums do kick-ass. Because of the live shows and how much meaning the lyrics have in them AS I LAY DYING is hands down number one on this list

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2 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. more.

Matt Heafy is one of the best songwriting and playing talents of are decade. They aren't just metalcore too, Shogun is pure thrash. - MattAffterburner

Trivium are totally amazing, every album I've heard so favorite (I've heard them all up until Sin and The Sentence) and most tracks are just masterpieces - xEliHbkx


Best band ever truly amazing riffs and mats killer voice paired with corey's ripping guitar solos make the best metalcore band ever

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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.

Forgive me, because my English is poor, but I'm here to express my comment about this band the best possible way. In Brazil, people do not hear much metalcore bands, most of them unaware of the matelcore and similar genres. The people of Brazil have preferences for styles less appreciable, unfortunately. It is not easy to promote the metal around here because people are only interested in samba and funk ordinary. But I believe there is a group to which I belong enjoying a good metal song and we are striving to spread the best genre of all: metalcore. This band exemplifies perfectly good building style we're talking about, their music is amazing, all the parts that constitute bring beauty to the song. We must recognize that the KSE has revolutionized the world music scene by introducing a new style and reformulating the concept of music. They brought a new way of understanding and making music, a new way of looking at the process of musical creation. At first, Jesse Leach made clear ...more

Killswitch Engage are the best ever Melodic Metalcore band ever because lets be honest most Metalcore bands out there are crap. Jesse Leach and Howard Jones are two of the best Metalcore Vocalists ever without ever sounding outdated. I don't know the hell Avenged Sevenfold 2nd despite being top of their game in the past they're not Metalcore now!

Can't agree more with the top 2.
Killswitch and As I Lay Dying have offered so much in the genre and it isn't hard to see why they are rated so highly. Both incredible talents.

KsE really blow away every single band in this top, except maybe As I Lay Dying and A7X, because of their rich musical ability. Come on guys, best metal core riffs ever!

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4 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 more.

Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive are some of the BEST bands in the modern metal. But Bullet For My Valentine seems to be the most outstanding. Pretty much every aspect of their music is perfect (in my opinion) - the lyrics, the guitar parts, the drum parts, the vocal performance...just everything. Also they are a great live band, which isn't something usual with most of the bands in this genre. Also, they sound pretty unique, original and recognizable, which is another problem for the metalcore bands.

Trivium are another of the quality bands out there. Just listen to some of their songs from 'In Waves' or 'Shogun'. Absolutely great band.

BMTH just... I don't really like the first album (except a few songs), but their other work... Incredible. And every album is better than the previous and shows progress which is great. 'Sempiternal' is my personal most favourite album (so far).

AA are a good band, with ...more

SPEECHLESS! how can a band be so mind blowing like them! never have I heard any band performing like them before! just listen them and you will feel why and how they are THE BEST! you will feel what a perfect metal core band is like!

There isn't a single bullet for my valentine song that I don't love, they just keep delivering! And don't even get me started on "the poison" album, It is the best album I have ever heard and it has inspired me to keep producing music because of how good it is, I have been listening for bullet for over 7 years and I have never once been bored of a song they put out, the singing, guitar, drums etc... are all incredible.

I highly, highly recommend Bullet For My Valentine to any metal lover.

Starting to like them more, although their lyrics are very cheesy most of the time and they never switch up the lyrical content, also about failed relationships. I also really don't like when they have to scream "YEAH! " unfittingly before a solo. Otherwise, they are good.

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5 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.

I like all of the bands listed, in fact, the sub genre of metalcore itself holds the best music ever created... That being said, I personally love All That Remains because of the ever maturing of their songs from album to album, and the way they texture their songs. Blending the traditional metal screams with clean vocals makes the band one that can be listened to for long periods (which I often do) without the music becoming exhaustive. All That Remains should top the list. Don't believe me? Give a listen to "A War You Cannot Win' for starters!

why on 7?

No way! Bullet for my valentine is more like emo screamo than any type of metalcore... All that remains is where its at. Insane vocals and riffs! Killswitch... Tied for #1, Avenged Sevenfold also a great band, I agree on their position. But bullet for my valentine don't come close in my opinion. Maybe on an indie rock or emo list! Where is the death punch at! Trivium blows bullet away by far! Take bullet for my valentine of the list!

A lot of bands are blurring the lines between genres, such as Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, Caliban etc. But All That Remains are the best at what they do - which is blurring the lines between Metalcore, thrash, modern metal, death metal and everything in between. They released one of the greatest albums in 'The Fall of Ideals', but many felt they sold-out their fanbase. But 'Overcome' aside, all their releases are excellent for those with a broad palette. And 'A War You Cannot Win' is fantastic. They're no doubt some of the best musicians on the planet, and can do it all. They march to the best of their own double-kick drum. Triple-A band.

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6 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, more.

ABR obliterates all of their competition... Or at least they should be. Their guitar and drum playing is some of the best, and their singing goes unmatched. Not to mention the lyrics to a lot of their songs are moving if you listen to them. They're the best thing that's ever happened to metalcore and they deserve to be number 1

To me, August Burns Red makes some of the most beautiful and dynamic music that's out there With multiple instruments that are not specific to the metalcore/hardcore genre, they infuse many genres into their music to make every song a piece of art and not just a number to complete the album. ABR is going where no other band has gone before and they are doing so with excellence. Sure, all of the other bands on this list are great metalcore bands and they all deserve to be in the top 10, no matter what number. But as to ABR, they are the most unique. As every song is unique in itself, some characteristics of ABR are their bone crushing breakdowns, intricate guitar riffs, expert drum work, and spot on screaming. Examples are in the songs: Internal Cannon, Empire, Spirit Breaker, Creative Captivity, Black Sheep, Composure, Crusades, Mariana's Trench, Animals, and Count It All As Lost.

They are the best melodic metalcore band in the planet

Should be #1, simply because their ability to innovate and ride over the declining wave of popularity for the genre. Technically and lyrically, these guys are all masters of their respective instruments and craft.

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7 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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). more.

This band is my favorite! M. Shadows' voice and vocal harmonies are admirable, unique. Synyster's guitar sounds like heaven to my ears. When you combine those two gods with the awesome talent of J. Christ, Zacky Vengeance and the deceased (but forever in our hearts) Jimmy "The REV" Sullivan, this band seriously has no match. All of their cds are GREAT but my favorite so far is City of Evil (that one is truly AMAZING). Nightmare is an awesome album but sadly it reminds us that Sullivan is no longer in the band, although he had his part in it. However, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater's ex-drummer) did a great job taking Jimmy's place on the album. Avenged Sevenfold should be #1 in this list, although Bullet is a great band also (my second favorite).

When Eddie riggs says in brutal legend that he feels like he was born in the wrong time and he wants to be in a time where music was ancient epicness. This is Avenged Sevenfold The most Legendary band of all time
Rip Rev. the drummer

One of the best bands on the planet.
Their first albums are good, their last 2 cds are simply fantastic! They surely became one of my favourite bands and their like shows are simply insane!

Not metalcore. They're first two albums were metalcore (Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, Waking The Fallen) But when City of Evil came out they went to a more traditional metal/hard rock sound. Then came their self titled which moved closer to traditional metal. Nightmare came out and it had influence from their self titled and City of Evil. Then came Hail The King which was definitely a traditional heavy metal album. Now they are doing a remastered special edition of Waking The Fallen so for everybody here for Avenged Sevenfold's metalcore style that is the next album you should be buying. Hope this helped

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8 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.

This is the BEST band of the 21th century. I thought all metal was becoming dull and the new bands were just using ripoffs of 80s and 90s metal BEFORE I heard PWD. Theses guys are truly in it for the music and have put out 3 albums that have changed my life for the better. Sure you can say someone's better at guitar or drums but Parkway has the best sound in metalcore... END OF STORY.

As I Lay Dying isn't too far behind.

Parkway drive is seriously the best metalcore band I know and I listen to all sorts of metalcore. For the first is not B4MV, A7X, Triv, KSE, new BMTH, ADTR, LOG, HB, SS or SF metalcore, sure they all got influences from metalcore but they are not clean metalcore. PWD deserve to be in the top just listing to them I mean Gordon have a real killer blast beat and Luke and Jeff is one of the best guitar duet you can find in the 21 century and Winstons incredible growl style is one of the best in all the Core genre. He could really be a singer in a death metal band. The Albums Horizons, Deep Blue and Atlas are real milestones in the metalcore genre it's hard to find a song that you can't like or just want to mosh to. Especially with songs like Carrion, The Siren's Song, Boneyards, Idols and Anchors, Horizont, Dead Man's Chest, Sleepwalker, Wreckage, Deadweight, Deliver Me, Karma, Home Is For The Heartless, Set To Destroy, Old Ghost / New Regrets, Dream Run, Wild Eyes, Dark Days, The River, ...more

Easily the best. Best songs, best riffs and no boy band choruses.

This is evolution baby!

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9 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Labeled as:

Groove Metal
Thrash Metal
Death Metal - MegadethFan07

Lamb of god is not metalcore. They are to good too be in the metal core genre.

Christian metalcore at it's best - EliHbk

Lamb of God? Metalcore? I know they're not Metalcore, but still, BELOW ASKING ALEXANDRIA? Like what?

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10 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 more.

Sure, if you consider the actual music aspect of AA, there are better on this list, like Escape The Fate. Not to say that they aren't talented, they definitely are. But Danny Worsnop can scream like nothing I've heard. His lows are fairly average, in league with most of the bands on this list, but his highs are incredible. His high screams sound like he's screaming through a tube, and the sound is coming out far away. He makes them sound almost unattached, like he's throwing his voice! His performance at the Mitch Lucker memorial show was also one of the best. But this band isn't just Asking Danny. Ben Bruce can pump out some pretty intense breakdowns, and his verses are pretty neat too. And the topics that they sing out are real. Sure, a lot of them are about women (wink wink), but most of their songs are about substance abuse and relationship problems. All in all, Asking Alexandria deserves to be in the top ten, after making it through the MANY problems they've had.

Gay metal posers. - XxembermasterxX

They are like the best band ever! I love like all their songs so much especially a candlelit dinner with inamorta, a prophecy, alerion, final episode, and not the american average

Simply amazing live.

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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 more.

Come on guys BMTH rocks! They're the most unique band here. I've never heard similar structure of song. They should be on 2nd 'cause they're awesome. Just listen to Empire or Alligator Blood or even Hospital For Souls, Sleepwalking and Chelsea Smile (These are my favorite songs) And if you want something for chill out listen Deathbeds I promise that you won't be disappointed! VOTE FOR BMTH!

You've never heard similar song structure? You must never have heard any other metalcore band..

Listen to it never ends or any song from sempiternal and you will instantly know they are the best metalcore band of all time they are so unique

Realisticlly, the only correct choice


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12 Unearth Unearth Unearth is an American heavy metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1998, the group has released six studio albums.

By far the most underrated metalcore band. Amazing riffs, songs, never selling out. People saying AA is good metalcore? Or BMTH? You don't even know how much more influential this band has been on the genre!

How is it, that a band that never disappoints on any release EVER, gets a disappointing place in this "best metalcore" competition? Each and every single song Unearth has ever written is 10x better than most of these bands entire careers best work. If you skip past these guys, give them a chance. You'll realize that As I Lay Dying can't even compare in AWESOMENESS.

I don´┐Ż't wanna say this is for sure the best band, what I can say is that it is better than all bands ranked higher on this list

Best metalcore band by far! !

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13 The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie.

They deserve to be in the top 10

If you saw this band live you would know exactly why they deserve to be in the top 10.

The BEST live band around. Not the best band, though. But definitely worth every penny to see them live.

They have more skill than any band on this list. Also, Greg is probably the best vocalist in the whole scene

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14 Converge

Why is this no.22 when As I Lay Dying is no. 1? Not to mention the other garbage that are above this band. This list is a joke. - RighteousMalevolent

This band deserves to be at least in the top 5.

Lol @ asking alexandria being in front of converge

THIS is metalcore.

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15 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.

Their later albums really aren't metalcore, I only really call their first 2 proper metalcore, and I found them both to be extremely dull for the most part - kempokid

These guys are amazing. Every instrument is on point, nice growling and clean vocals. Insane technical skill, and they can pull it all off live. They also incorporate many different genres into the metal, and it leaves me in awe how smoothly they can transition in between them.

Jesus Christ. This list has made me lose faith in humanity. A bunch of third-string wranglers from a terrible metalcore subgenre, that its fans mistake for metalcore itself, taking space away from good bands like BtBaM. And why are they so far down anyway? I thought they had actual popularity.

They are mostly popular for their works in progressive metal, not metalcore. - Gamefreak23788

Not Metalcore anymore or have been for a while, but they destroy 99% of the bands below, and still did back when they had a metalcore sound

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16 Architects Architects Architects is a British Metalcore band formed in 2004 in Brighton, East Sussex. Consisting of five band members, Architects' discography consists of seven studio albums and one split EP.

Why on earth is Architects at 53? Are people going deaf? Dear Lord. They're an absolute fantastic band and deserve to be so much higher up. They've changed their sound in little bits throughout their albums but they've remained true to themselves, and their newest album absolutely rocks (not to mention how much meaning and significance it carries with Tom's passing.) Sam Carter's vocals are as powerful, emotional, and strong as ever in Holy Hell. Instrumentation has always been top-notch as well, not to mention their unique atmospheric thing they have going on in a lot of their stuff. Lyrics always have a point, with just the right amount of political sting, and carry a whole load of meaning. One of my all time favorite metalcore acts.

A band made of technical master minds for example Sam Carter is a power house with vocals and Dan Searle is an absolute god behind the kit probably being one of the most advanced drummers I listen to.


How are these guys so low this list is ridiculous if architects is this low. Easily the best metalcore band right now with Sam's powerful lyrics and angelic voice number 1 for me

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17 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.

the most versatile hardcore band in the biz these days, I was really impressed with their most recent work in Zombie and With Roots Above And Branches Below. Plus they play an amazing live show. my props to these guys. - alexthehardcorekid

Their earliest works are like guilty pleasures for me, but around 2009's With Roots Above this band stepped it up big time. One year later, 2010's Zombie EP shattered ideology around this band. They had crafted something insane. Another year goes by, and the band puts out Dead Throne in 2011, which I will say is the biggest record they done. 8:18 is also good but the middle portion of the bands career has left a massive impact with these conceptual releases. Miles above anything BMTH or AA could ever accomplish.

the first metalcore I heard, this guys have made great music! - rock2metal

I don't understand why Asking Alexandria are told to be better than them. The Devil Wears Prada has much better instrumentals and much better screams. The Devil Wears Prada is one of those bands who always surprises you with each new release.

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18 Hatebreed Hatebreed Hatebreed is an American metalcore band from Connecticut, formed in 1994. They have released 7 studio albums to date, most recently The Concrete Confessional on May 13, 2016. Their musical style blends influences from hardcore punk and heavy metal; a prominent band within the hardcore scene, they have more.

Their defiantly a hardcore band, and the other stuff is nu metal for sure

Hatebreed is the more hardcore punk side of metalcore and it's done so well. It has to be said that if you like one album by these guys you will like every other album they release and not in a bad way. The only thing really against Hatebreed is the lyrics I'm not a huge fan of bands like Suicidal Tendencies for the fact that the lyrics are all super tough guy lyrics. Though Hatebreed has more to their lyrics than look at how tough I am. They still have those moments.

Metalcore started with At The Gates, NOT hatebreed imbecile

No At the gates was melodic death metal and hade nothing to do whit metalcore. Not sure if metalcore started whit hatebreed but it was NOT At the gates.

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19 Volumes

Volumes is still pretty "new" and I won't be surprised when they hit top ten very soon. Such an amazing band with potential.

The riffs are so catchy and as a band they can breakdown and be ambient. They should be 2 or three not 97

Great progressive metalcore band, but they haven't overcome Northlane...

Just a Great Band! Great Riffs & they have an Awesome Drummer - Nick!

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20 Northlane

Extremely under rated.
A group of musicians with real talent and clever ideas, this band moves me in a certain way that only very very few bands can.
People talk about how unique their favorite band on this list really are.. Well in that case so will I. If u really think u have heard something unique, then please have a proper listen to this band.

Really interesting layers, especially in the album Singularity. The lyrics don't suck, but the vocals are actually distracting from the music... the instrumental version of the album is incredible.

This is my personal favourite metalcore band.

Northlane deserves higher on list

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21 Memphis May Fire

They are so underrated

Matty is a big boy with a big voice and big talent. highly recommend

Both scream and clean voice in one guy, amazing!

My favorite band.

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22 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist more.

ADTR is a post hardcore/pop punk band. Not even close to metalcore.

Then why are they so high then, look they are metalcore, listen to them, compare them to other metalcore bands. They sound like a blend between metalcore and pop punk - RustyNail

They are, in my opinion, a mix of easycore, pop punk, and metalcore. - EliHbk

Every one of their CD's is phenomenal. Each song is masterful in its own way

You can rarely go wrong with a day to remember their music blends perfectly and they are not afraid to call people out in their song which in my opinion adds 20 badass points

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23 In Hearts Wake

These are some relatively new guys that really deserve a listen. If your into the idea of unique breakdowns and a sound that can be described as Parkway drive with clean vocals, then this is the band for you. Deserves to be top 10 with their latest album Divinitation.

This band artistically and sonically is one of the better bands that I have listened to, and I have a good amount of metalcore albums. I hope they don't get overlooked because so many good bands are releasing good albums and it is easy to miss a great release because of this. They are a band that truly deserve to be heard. Also it has to be said that their music has tremendous substance!

Just started listening to this band and they're really amazing. As the other comment stated, the same heavy screaming that parkway drive has with beautiful clean lyrics. Really worth a listen


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25 Texas In July

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G BAND! One Reality is one of the best albums ever recorded!

Adam gray is literally the best drummer ever.. amazing band!

They are like August Burns Red little brother... but sounds good.. I like their sound.

Drummer puts on quite a show

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26 Shadows Fall Shadows Fall Shadows Fall is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. Although the band has experienced several line-up changes, for most of its recording career, Shadows Fall has been composed of Jonathan Donais, Matt Bachand, Paul Romanko, Brian Fair, and Jason Bittner.

Wow this band is criminally underrated, shadows fall, killswitch engage and lamb of God were the 3 bands that popularized the "core" sound we know today (I know lamb of God is more groove metal but a lot of elements in their music reflects metalcore so they are an influence on the genre. Also, shadows fall started doing solos again since they started (the 90's and 00's were a dark time for metal since not many bands played solos and we had all this nu metal and nothing else. Shadows fall was a band that ignored that trend and paved the way for a lot of metalcore bands to follow. They are a top 3 in book.

Awesome heavy, melodic riffing and, Mind Blowing Guitar solos that put most other metalcore bands to shame. They are the perfect blend of Swedish Death Metal and American Hardcore, one of the few metalcore bands that I truly love.

For me the best this band, amazing guitar notes

Top notch and highly underrated

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27 Periphery

Just the best band ever.

28 For Today For Today For Today is an American Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

Absolute inspiring hreat music and lyrics. Warm, Close, Real and powerful, positive Energy!

Definitely my all time favorite band! Mattie's vocals are always clean cut and easy to understand and the power behind the lyrical content always leaves me breathless as I mosh and scream myself!

Worth a much better spot than this! True metalcore

Amazingly heavy. Sounds similar to parkway drive!

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29 Atreyu

Atreyu deserves to be in top 10

Atreyu is now underneath Pierce the Veil. What is wrong with you people? Listen to Lip Gloss and Black. Listen to Right Side of the Bed. Listen to Ex's and Oh's. Listen to Any song from the first three albums... They all destroy pretty much any song any band on this last past the Top 10 have ever done.

Awesome lyrics and vocals I mean the growls ar given by lead vocalist Alex and the clean vocals ar given by the drummer! Awesome

Personally Atreyu is my favorite band. With songs like Lose It and The Theft I don't see how they aren't higher on the list. I know they aren't as well known as some of the other bands here but they should be.

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30 Demotional Demotional

Illusions is a great song

Their first album

31 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.

Suicide Silence is death core, not metalcore

Amazing band, the most memorable in my opinion R.I.P. mitch Lucker

But Suicide Silence is deathcore

Suicide Silence is AMAZING they should be in the top ten!

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32 Woe, Is Me

Yes, 'Numbers - Deluxe' is a high-quality release. Very unique, and the 'Keisha' cover smashes it out of the park. Brutal, with finesse.


I like the way they use eletronic stuff in their music.. makes it unique or at least different.


Technical in all aspects. They always have a sound that puts me in another world. One of my favorites.

Absolutely flawless discography!

Please give these guys a listen. They are one of the most complete bands I've ever heard, and deserve far more recognition than they've gotten. In just two albums they absolutely shattered my conception of what I considered a good band to be. These guys are the future of the genre. Check out "White Noise", "The Architect", "Alpha Seed", "Dreamwalkers", "Hybrid Earth", "Rebirth", "Warrior", and "Lights City".

Anybody who listens to ERRA knows how good of a band they are, anybody who doesn't, should. These guys wear the metalcore crown. Shame on the people who made this list.

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34 Beartooth Beartooth Beartooth is an American metalcore band formed by Caleb Shomo in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. They are signed to Red Bull Records since 2013 along with Shomo's electronic act Class.

Beartooth is one of my favorite bands. I would've voted for Wage War though if they were on this list. - Ultrasonic1000

I love Beartooth. So many good songs with melodic chorus and amazing riffs..

Any band with caleb shomo is an amazing and truthfully metalcore band unlike many of the bands here

Beartooth is amazing I like the songs

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35 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Lol! Disturbed doesn't have any metalcore genre on their songs!

This band is metal not metalcore, I don't mean to be one of the technical dickheads but it's true, only metalcore and sub-genres of metalcore should be here

36 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.

I live and breath Pierce the Veil but there more emo post hardcore x

Not even slightly metalcore. Can't stand them either.

I live PTV, but they shouldn't be on this list; they're more post-hardcore.

They're not metalcore at all.

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37 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American alternative metal/alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Five Finger Death Punch does not only make great music, but they are so dedicated to their fans. It's really cool that with all the fame they don't ever forget their fan base who helped make them famous. I have a lot of respect for them because of what they do. Van Moody has such a unique voice, and the whole band itself is just incredibly talented in general, they should definitely be higher on this list

Five Finger Death Punch is my favorite band of all time, but why are they on this list? They're groove metal.

Why in the name of god is Five Finger Death Punch way the hell down here?
This is honestly, like, the greatest band there will ever be. Stunning percussion, vocals, and instrumental elements in every song.

Far from death more like nu-groove metal

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38 Bad Omens


One of the most amazing and influential bands lyrically and instrumentaly. No 2 songs are alike. They have only released one album and a single but has a huuuge following. They inspired me to try to start a band.The only name we can agree on now is "in the company of misery". Can't wait for B O's next album!



39 Crown the Empire Crown the Empire

CTE hasn't even been around for all that long, but they're definitely more talented than most (if not all) of the above-named bands. The screamer is one of the best I've heard in metalcore, and the cleans are some of the best I've heard in general. If you're looking for creativity, brutality, and amazing vocals; then look no further than Crown the Empire. M/

How can you possibly put crown the empire so low? From the amazing melodic sung songs by Andrew to the heavy screaming that Dave brings to the band, Whether it's Limitless, The Fallout, or the newest album The Resistance Rise of the Runaways, you can't not fall in love with their catchy choruses, heavy breakdowns, and perfect clean and screamed vocals.

As far as style and creativity this band has shown thru the support and overwhelming increase in popularity that they are metal core. With the vocalist (Andrew) sounding strong and sometimes very weak, gives this band no other metal core band has a unique personality.

There songs are so unique and creative they have to be one of my favorite bands of all time

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40 Code Orange Code Orange Code Orange is an American metallic hardcore band that formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2008. Formed in high school as Code Orange Kids, the band acheieved early success for their energetic performances and hard-hitting music. In 2014, the band's name was officially changed to Code Orange, just more.
41 Wage War

This guys are awesome!

Move them up, ffs!

42 The Agonist The Agonist The Agonist is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding more.

This band is so awesome! They're vocalist is great because she can do intense screams and beautiful clean vocals. The guitar work is amazing and they have a kick ass drummer. - MetalFoREVer1228

Its more Deathcore than metalcore. Awesome band though!

Once I showed my friends "Panophobia", they didn't believe me that screamer and vocalist are the same person: "WHAT? THIS IS A GIRL? ", "HOLY SH-", "that voice". Well, I guess some stereotypes got broken on this day :D. - Flav

Is the great band from Canada..
And this band have a pretty vocal

43 After The Burial After The Burial After the Burial is an American metalcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records and have released four of their five full-length albums through the label.

After the burial... To say this band changed my life forever, the vocals, that fast drums, guitar work, those breakdowns, to say all their albums EPs are brutal awesome progressive and have deathcore elements, to say this ban should be 1st. And this band be my favorite of all time. And people listen to their albums vote for this move it from 162.

44 God Forbid

When I heard they broke up, I couldn't believe it. I really love their sound

I agree with the other guy constitution is amazing and earthsblood is really good too they deserve a higher spot on the list.

Consitution of Treason is and always will be one of my favorites!

45 Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn Heaven Shall Burn are a German metalcore band from Saalfeld, formed in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Marcus Bischoff, guitarists Maik Weichert and Alexander Dietz, bassist Eric Bischoff and drummer Christian Bass.

Best vocal and rhythm of all metalcore bands with rank 45, you guys serious?

These guys are a German machine, extreme music that everyone should listen!

HSB is the only band, which songs I wanna listen louder, no matter how loud it actually is already. Great songs with perfect vocals and deep strong lyrics.

They're more melodic death metal than metalcore

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46 Shai Hulud
47 Poison the Well
48 Arcite
49 While She Sleeps

So What? is a masterpiece

So underrated. At least in top 5

So underrated! What an amazing band!

At the forefront of new British metalcore along with Bury Tomorrow. Can't believe they're so far down this list

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50 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Radke is an ass. they don't even sing about anything good. like tragic magic? That's a joke. get off this list. 70 is too high for them.

Radkes a douche, bands a bunch of douches known fact

Love these guys!

Great Band
People should listen to the actual music and hear Ronnie's talent- not judge his band's music by what he may or may have not done

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