Top 10 Best Metalcore Songs


The Top Ten

1 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

The Most Awesome Song from the Most Awesome band. I really doubt the people who created this list listened to this song carefully. This is a ear candy for metalcore lovers. Sure it should be at the 1st spot.

It's useless to discuss about the best song ever. Anyone has its own favourites. But the bullet are the best at riffs and solos. Don't forget august burns red-meddler. A very melodic song

This songs got awesome vocals, awesome chorus, awesome guitar solo, awesome drums, awesome everything. The world needs song like this to make it a better place. This songs differentiates between true music lovers and the fake. Besides such creation is only possible by the best.

THE BEST SONG EVER, just started listening to metalcore but I'm in love for the rest of my life. The first song I heard was "Cries in Vain" also from bullet, kinda liked it so started listing more. Then I found this and now its on. Hope it will be #1 soon

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2 Unholy Confessions - Avenged Sevenfold

Greatest Band of our time... When I heard this song the fist time, I knew they would be huge. Just look where they are know! This is not even the best song they've made!

Unholy confessions is one of the most best metalcore musics ever made, but, Avenged Sevenfold have done already better musics, like Second Hertbeat, the single Not Ready to Die or even God Hates Us, but, Crossroads is the best metalcore music ever made by Avenged Sevenfold!

Not my best,but still better than Crying NUM1 of Bullet For My Valentine

This is totally better than tears don't fall, period. This is like the ultimate metalcore song ever!

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3 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

Killer opener from 'Fever'. Fantastic intro, and the following two tracks are just as good.


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4 Parallels - As I Lay Dying

I think The sound of truth by As I Lay dying should be on this list too

Good guitar riffs... nice vocals... just plain AWESOME man. I actually hated all metal stuff but I changed after I heard this song

This should be in the number 1! As I Lay Dying owns all of these bands. Their lyrics, guitar riffs, drum riffs, and vocal are the best! Rock On As I Lay Dying

Good guitar, good screaming, good song. - evenster

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5 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium

WHAT? Tears Don't Fall is 1st.? Come on guys, this song is 10000 miles better than that, and Trvium is by far the best metalcore band in the world with As I Lay Dying and All That Remains... Bullet For My Valentine is good, but even Waking The Demon is better than tears don't fall... VOTE FOR THIS!

Simply the best. The riffs, solo and chorus just mix into the greatest metalcore song ever written. There is no contest. Pull harder reigns supreme.

Lots of good songs on this list. Nevertheless, screw them all compared to this masterpiece.

This song and Parallels by As I lay dying are only songs I prefer on this list, No offense

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6 For the Night - Arcite

Absolutely love these guys! First time I saw them was the most mind blowing set I've ever witnessed. Relatable & meaningful lyrics, expertly delivered, clever catchy riffs, epic drumming & a stomping bass line! ALL members of the band most definitely get laid! Uh may zing!

If you have not listened to this album "the escape key" trust me when I tell you that you are missing out big time, it's a master piece of metal core


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7 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

A blasting intro, Oli Skyles screaming like anything and the female chorus makes it one of the most awesome metalcore/screamo songs ever. This song is highly experimental and the chorus by Oli Skyles adds and epic feel. Certainly the best by BMTH. It deserves to be number 1, The Final Episode does not match up to this masterpeice.

The song is very catchy and melodic. Meaningful lyrics as well

Deep and meaningful lyrics, harsh yet melodic, and influence from classical music that you don't often hear.

This is a great song but doesn't compare to the entire Suicide Season album.

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8 Neverland - Demotional

Just fell in love with this song! Amazing lyrics! 1

Its awesome..
Demotional is a new band
But what they ve put in this song, it shows that how talented they are

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9 In Waves - Trivium

Well, actually best metalcore song ever is Pull Harder, but I cannot see it here, so I vote for this.

Something different with this song than other Trivium songs. because this one different, it not means this song is bad. I dunno what the word I must say, but I think this song like a "song of death" with the piano music in it. and don't forget with heafy and corey guitar solo. so BEST!

Nice scream! Love it.

It is way better than tear don't fall

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10 While She Sleeps - Four Walls

This song means so much to me and always gives me chills. While She Sleeps in general I believe fills up my whole top ten.

Best Metalcore band now...

This one is just epic!

This is brilliant

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The Contenders

11 My Last Serenade - Killswitch Engage

Absolutely amazing. Lyrics,music... No words

This is certainly the best metal-core band closely followed by As I Lay Dying, Shadows Fall and Devil Driver.
I have to say that picking a best song to represent their incredible talent is difficult because you are simply spoiled for choice.
This song shines with quality.. The composition is perfect and the contrast of acoustic melody and bad *ss metal riffs is astounding. It's an impressive piece along with Rose Of Sharyn, Reject Yourself, My Curse and Element Of One.

KSE basically inventend metalcore and made it famous with this song

Duh, lyrics, vocals and let's not forget the beautiful guitar.

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12 This Calling - All that Remains

great screams, clean vocals, guitars, and best drummer ever.
whta's not to like with this song? - someguy12345

Just wondering this band and killswitch engage are not on the top list... Don't know what's happening here..

Why is this song not in the top 5? Come on people All That Remains is One Of The Best and possibly is The Best band in the world. Competing against Tears Don't Fall? This song would and should be the top 1. No if and or buts about it.

Saw these guys in concert and they are amazing! Love this song #repeat

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13 Illusions - Demotional

This track is simply one of the best melodic metalcore songs I have ever heard and I have heard a lot. The band is ok, but this track is insanley good. Gets me going in the gym! Eargasm!

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14 The Final Episode - Asking Alexandria

Just, amazing. One of our national T.V. show uses this great song as their opening soundtrack. Amazing!

Why is this so low? I'm not saying it deserves #1 out of every song or even all those on this list, but it definitely deserves top 5. I mean this was Danny at his peak, before the whole Death to Destiny bull. And Danny's peak is just glorious.

This band is the end result if One Direction tried to be hardcore. - christangrant

Every Metalcore Dethcore Fan Should Listen to this song...! 100 sure you guys love it... I love Every song in this list.. But this one should be in the list...
Cheak out Asking Alexandria band too... - skt

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15 Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold

A perfect song from a perfect band. Just because A7X stopped making metalcore doesn't mean their first songs aren't part of the genre. Unholy Confessions, Chapter 4, Second Heartbeat, Eternal Rest and Remenissions are perfect melodic metalcore examples.

Great intro, amazing backing vocal, epic guitar, kick ass drum! Give my comments some thumb

This song is amazing! Take bmth off of this list please!


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17 Not Ready to Die - Demon Hunter UListen to Sample
18 Two Weeks - All that Remains

Its not very heavy or brutal, but its really beautiful and catchy and it can still make you headbang! Wonderful song.

Sick song, Sick band should be at least top 15, and at least one other ATR song should be top 10

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19 Sleepwalker - Parkway Drive

As an Australian, I am really proud of how famous Parkway Drive have become. The drumming is nothing short of brilliant, the rhythms combined with distortion and the melodic metalcore style of busting them out raises your blood pressure, gets adrenaline rushing and gives you the compelling urge to break down and mosh. I love this song, 10/10 in my opinion! -Justin

Great song. I love how much meaning they put into their songs its not just about how brutal their songs can be. I also liked the guitars and drums in this song. The vocals pretty great too.

Yep, this is the pinnacle of metalcore right here.

How this isn't in the top 5 I have no idea right now.

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20 My Curse - Killswitch Engage

Definitely one of the best metalcore ever. Listen to it, just listen.

Best metalcore song of the last 20 years

This list is sad because this awesome song isn't in the top 10 and yet its below songs from awful bands like Asking Alexandra and Bring Me the Horizon - christangrant

Best metalcore song from the best metalcore band. Either that or This Fire Burns!

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22 Carrion - Parkway Drive

Carrion. Sweet sweet Carrion. Not a fan of the fade out ending, but all in all... AWESOME.

Parkway Drive is easily one of the best metalcore bands of this generation!

this should be in the top 5 at least, this song is easily the greatest song on this list

I personally prefer Horizons to this, but it is still easily better than all the songs listed above it. Unholy Confessions isn't even metalcore.

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24 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

This isn't metalcore

This song is a jam - Sabbath

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25 The Last Time - All that Remains

Probably one of my favorite songs by them!

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27 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is one of the greatest metalcore songs I have ever heard! At LEAST in my top ten! The guitars, the music, the screaming, the clean vocals, the lyrics... It's all incredible! And the solo at the end is beautiful!

Where's the Killswitch though? Why is none of that in the top ten? And what the hell is Nile doing here? That song is great, but it's not metalcore, not even close. It's death metal.

1. Very hard to play on drums
2. Awesome drumming
3. *HEAVY*
4. Best solo ever
5. Best screams ever

This is the greatest song I've ever heard

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29 Waking the Demon - Bullet for My Valentine

This song is brutal!

This song is better than tears don't fall

What this should be number 1, I'm Bullet For My Valentine fan, Waking the demon is more metalcore than tears don't fall, That guitar is masterpiece, Matt's screaming is better, in tears don't fall he only screamed in the intro and the middle of the song

What an amazing song! This song should be in the top 5. I listen to this song 3 times per day like eating.

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30 Say Goodbye - I Killed the Prom Queen

The album Beloved is the greatest album I've ever heard along with The Poison from Bullet For My Valentine.

I voted for this one cause IKTPQ, in my opinion, deserves more recognition that what is currently given to it. However, Parkway Drive are at the same level, you ought to check them out too, pretty sick band indeed... Australian bands forever!

Best I ever heard as well

Very good song!

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31 Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em - Parkway Drive

Well if you're looking for the real metalcore I mean pure metalcore this should be the one... Epic breakdown!

Unbelievable song, should have a lot more votes. Perfect vocals and unreal breakdown

The breakdown in this is pure brilliance and talent. unlike any other breakdown I've heard. pwd is my all time favorite band. I'm wearing their sweater as I type this.

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32 Pray for Plagues - Bring Me the Horizon

This is Deathcore. Related to metalcore, but is not exactly metalcore.

Honestly this is one of the HARDEST songs out there. I'm so surprised that it didn't make this list. I'm a die hard Asking Alexandria fan but The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel) has nothing on Pray for Plagues

Great Scream And Growl...

Great song, great band, but totally isn't metalcore. This here kids, is what u call "deathcore"

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33 Crucify Me - Bring Me the Horizon

This song is amazing

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34 I Won't See You Tonight - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
35 Still Fly - The Devil Wears Prada

Hell yea, I listened to this song so many times its not funny. This puts shame to Big Tymers. The best cover of a song (which surpassed the original) I have ever heard. TDWP for life.

Not just the Best cover song.. It's One of the Greatest Metalcore songs ever... TDWP ROCKS...!
m/ m/ for TDWP - skt

One of the best rap-to-metal covers ever, this post hardcore by the way

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36 Ex's and Oh's - Atreyu UListen to Sample
37 Cleansation - Chimaira UListen to Sample
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39 Shadow Moses - Bring Me the Horizon

One of the most realistic "metalcore" songs on this list.

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40 The Sound of Truth - As I Lay Dying

Why is this not on this list?

This list sucks to give it 42 and place... overcome, no lungs to breathe are far better than some songs... as I lay dying rules...

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42 A Prophecy - Asking Alexandria

Listen to the lyrics carefully, they're meaningful as hell! From the powerful intro to the brutal breakdown at the end, this song is a metal core enthusiast's dream! AA is the best metalcore band ever, vote this number 1 and check them out!

How is this not higher on the list? This song is iconic and not to mention; one of the most beautiful metalcore song ever!

Best Metalcore song, at least in the top 10! what why so low. Such a powerful song

Should be at least on top 10 what happened

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44 Demons with Ryu - Emmure UListen to Sample
45 Angels of Clarity - Dead by April UListen to Sample
46 Snake Eyes - Sworn In UListen to Sample
47 After Lifeless Years - Sylosis UListen to Sample
48 The Arms of Sorrow - Killswitch Engage UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
3. For the Night - Arcite
1. I Won't See You Tonight - Avenged Sevenfold
2. My Curse - Killswitch Engage
3. Crucify Me - Bring Me the Horizon
1. Sleepwalker - Parkway Drive
2. Say Goodbye - I Killed the Prom Queen
3. Pray for Plagues - Bring Me the Horizon

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