Top 10 Reasons Why Deathcore Is Terrible

The Top Ten
1 The lyrics

They may not be anything special, but most Deathcore lyrics aren't nearly as bad/ offensive as brutal death metal. Besides, lyrics aren't exactly important in a lot of extreme metal anyway, and lots of Deathcore bands write fantastic lyrics too.

Now, the lyrical themes (if you could call them that) for Deathcore would be things along the lines of: Encouraging someone to kill themselves or saying that "everyone is sick of you" in which, is some of the most uninspiring "themes" I have heard.

Erghghrhggrh edgy cringe inducing lyrics marketed towards edgy prepubescent school boys with the mental capacity and body figure of little girls.

2 The vocals

The vocals are what ruin it for me. It would've been listenable if the vocals didn't sound like some guy screaming like lunatic or making bear noises.

... But the vocals are usually the one thing that Deathcore haters agree is OK- here usually more varied than straight up death metal anyway

The growling usually sounds like some kid that hasn't started the puberty level yet, the shrieks sound... like crap. The pig squeals would be known as the hardest thing to understand in an eternity.

3 The fans

Corekids are the bane of my existence, they don't use logic, and will get so butthurt when someone claims that deathcore and metalcore are not metal.

Well, I like deathcore, but I'm not elitist about it.

The fans are usually either wannabe tough guys or emo/scene kids

4 The guitar sounds like someone doesn't know how to play one.

Talent or no talent, it doesn't matter when the music is a dime a dozen and lacks creativity and originality.

Ehm... how? I've only listened to 4 deathcore bands, and 3 of them have great guitar performances

5 People call it hardcore

It is a subgenre, yes. This is right. It is more hardcore than metal and is beyond watered down.

Hardcore is a sub genre of punk. Yes Deathcore is hardcore. It is NOT metal.

No, hardcore is Kissing Candice, Atreyu, Tear Out the Heart, etc.

6 Breakdowns

Breakdowns, while not inherently bad, are not limited to metalcore and deathcore. This being said, any other subgenre can actually use them in a proper context and not as tough guy filler. Even straight up hardcore punk can do it right while these lazy corekids just slap together the same breakdown hundreds and hundreds of times more.

All a breakdown is is when your band is playing at a slower pace. And most of these have no effort put into them. REAL metal have breakdowns as well BUT they aren't as common but when you listen to Pantera's breakdowns, they're actually well implemented.

7 It causes pointless arguments

If you don't enjoy a genre of music, don't listen to it. This list is utterly pathetic.

Think of all the people who are ignorant about metal in general- the ones who say metal is 'just noise', or Satanic etc. You are as bad as them when you are a dick about something like this for no reason.

8 As repetitive, boring and generic as reggae

Not anymore. Every deathcore band has now a different music style

9 The image

Yes, the gaping ear piercings, the edginess, the dyed hair, and the horrible clothes. It's almost as bad as emo kids. Wait I'm wrong, they're all scenekids with horrible tastes.

10 It sounds bad
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