Top Ten Metalcore / Deathcore / Screamo Bands


The Top Ten

1 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.

BMTH has changed a lot over time, but I've enjoyed every one of their albums, no matter how different they all are. No one even comes close to matching Oli's screams, he's in a league of his own.

The BEST of the BEST. Have immensely powerful bass guitars that pumps the blood. Songs like Chelsea Smile will never be forgetten...

anazing guitar, and ollie sykes is amazingly gorgeous!

they have a good guitar leads... have a powerful vocals... and insane lyrics... and oli sykes is hot...

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2 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.

Lyrically, they have greatly matured from there early EP, to life lessons and they way to perceive the world
This band has turned into a seasoned veteran of Deathcore

Suicide Silence is one of the deathcore bands that got me into screaming and this type of music at age 9. Lyrically, they have improved the most out of any other band in this music genre. I believe this band should be at least in First, Second, Or Third.

extreme band, very much enjoyable.
beneath the sky is also good.

yeah that band is my favorite bands,, keep -hell yeah-

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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.

These guys are sick there last album disarm the descent is the most played album I have @ the moment

Don't tell me you have forgotten this one. - aeromaxx777

come on... this should be right at the top behind as I lay dying

The fact that KSE are under AA and BMTH makes me want to shoot myself they should be number 1

4 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.

These guys.. Enough said glad Asking Alexandria came to be it showes UK still isn't done with their talent and still can compete, they earned my vote wish I woulda known about this sooner ;D this list isn't bad I don't agree with the order, but I'm just one vote.

Good balance between singing and screaming,
Killer riffs, brilliant breakdowns,
Heavy, but still melodic and catchy.
LOVE this band.

Plus, british accents are pretty rad.

They are amazing. I love Danny's scream. One of the EPIC screamo song they have. A Prophecy and A single moment of sincerity are one of them. I just love their breakdown.

How is Bring Me The Horizon before asking alexandria?! Their sound is way better and the vocals are at least understandable!

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5 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.

They are the best Screamo band I'm not gonna say anything you can hear by yourself if you wanna something Cool not so heavy hear 11th hour of you wanna screamo hard song hear black label if you wanna good riffs hear walk with me in hell if you wanna good drums hear ruin! Lamb of god are kings of screamo bands and the guitarist will be the next Kirk! - nooreldeen

Kirk is overrated. He's not as good as most other classic metal guitarists. - MetalPope

They are in none of these genres. They are groove metal. - Sabbath

King Me is killing ME!

The world's greatest metal music

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6 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.

This is my favorite band how is this not already on the list

The Devil Wears Prada is the greatest band alive! They have continued to make incredible music and changed their style among their different albums. They deserve to be #1.

Mike Hranica screams are great!

Daniel Williams, mike hranic, and Jeremy depoyster they are amazing

7 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.

Amazing band great guitar, drums and vocals, also some amazing lyrics and some of the best breakdowns ever. My favourite band.

These guys are insane

If anyone had heard these guys they would have 100% of the vote!

Australian band the best from my country in all genres, listen to idols and anchors and carrion. Actually the whole horizons album is epic

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8 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

I'm just going to vote for Slipknot because they're awesome. But seriously, "deathcore/metalcore/screamo" is such a broad and undefined classification that you might as well just put your favorite modern mainstream metal band on the list. METAL FANS: IT'S ALL METAL AND IT'S ALL GOOD.

Slipknot.. They are gods of nu metal. Just... Go and listen.

This list should be slipknot first and then suicide silence

What can I say Slipknot are screamers there music is great and there costumes are well scary and cool!

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9 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.

This band is seriously talented! They have good lyrics, good singers, good drummer, and awesome guitarists (Nick Hipa) no other bands should be compared with as I lay dying. they have the great talent. Also, they are awesome at live concerts

Its the sound of truth, nothing left, through struggle, morning waits and so on tat makes tis band my best

the best metalcore band! no doubt about it - rock2metal

Come on guys. Bring Me The Horizon is a demonic band. As I Lay rules and they're a Christian band

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10 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

I love Metallica and all, but they aren't anything-core or screamo. They're Thrash.

Since when does Metallica Metalcore, Deathcore or Screamo? - Flav

The Contenders

11 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.

Incorporate screaming into their songs well, with good use of both Matt Tuck and Jason James with screaming. Mean guitarists with both Matt Tuck and Michael Paget being able to play anything and everything, and then Michael 'Moose' Thomas tops it off with epic drumming that goes well in their songs.

I am so in love with them they are the best band ever

My favourite band ever! Love all of there songs!

Best Metalcore band, Tears Don't Fall, Your Betrayal, Suffocating under Words of Sorrow.. ♡

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12 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.

'This calling', 'oppressive opposition', 'the last time', are all amazing songs but especially 'two weeks' killed it, they are my #1 group

this band is awesome and the vocals sear into your skull

Best band ever, I like the old albums as much as their new one and a can't and will not stopp listening them.

13 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

Phil Bozeman is an amazing vocalist. His screams are some of the coolest and most talented I've ever heard, and the band is very talented with amazing riffs and solos, by far the greatest deathcore band ever

Best band I have ever heard. Meaningful lyrics and Phil really knows how to bring out the emotion in all of his songs - hlmni

They are brilliant and these got me into screamo

No way Metallica is beating whitechapel

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14 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.

Much metalcore-bands sound too whiny and cloned. there are few exceptions, but these are very very awesome bands, like as I lay dying, parkway drive, trivium and of course august burns red! - Flav

15 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.

Agreed on the first two albums. After that, they ruined metalcore

Only first 2 albums - Flav


Pretty good

16 Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn is an American extreme metal band from the Bay Area, California. The band was formed in 2009 and was originally just a studio project.
17 Chelsea Grin

These guys are awesome and are my favourite deathcore band! My favourite song by them is calling in silence, it has wicked high vocals and strong lows and its melodic with heavy breakdowns! Haha I love it

Chelsea Grin Yeah! It's the greatest band here! Come on guys vote for them! This band is pure awesomeness! Chelsea Grin rule! Woohoo!

These guys should be at the top, not the 25th. They have an amazing sound way better than the others

Best deathcore band ever. Their best song is calling in silence and last breath.

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19 The Architects

You're an idiot. It's a shame that other bands try at metalcore whilst architects exist. They're pure brilliance. But it make sense, when someone things manes like Metallica are Metalcore.

It's not THE Architects! THE Architects is a really annoying old rock band that sounds terrible and, by the way, they're NOT BRITISH!

Makes perfect sense coming from an A7X fan, those boys ruined the idea of Metalcore once the rev died.

20 Memphis May Fire

Great music, great band lyrics are meanfull. Good drummer, guitarist and singer. Loverscreamo.

21 Born of Osiris Born of Osiris Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished, Your Heart Engraved, and Rosecrance, before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007, basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris, and the more.


22 Motionless In White Motionless In White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

I love MIW their music is amazing but the band now only has Chris, Ricky, Ryan, and Vinny

My favorite metalcore band. They changed so much about my live. They are just amazing, so beautiful. Chris, Joshua, Angelo, Ryan, Devin, Ricky. They are all perfect. Ricky is one of my idols, and I remember when they played upcoming for AA in Copenhagen I met Ricky. He is so cute. I couldn't live without Rihanna, Evanescence or Motionless In White! Seriously.

I can see the pain in Chris Motionless songs, amazing Lyrics, YOU GOT TO LOVE THIS GUY, Seriously, this band is going to be the greatest thing since Misfits and Marylin Manson, they songs have a nice combo between industrial metal, screamo and old school goth and metal bands.

MIW are an amazing band who I can't go without listening to, they've progressed so much over the years and just keep getting better and better with every release

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23 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator
24 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
25 Alesana

Alesana is the best screamo band I've ever knew its better for increasing the female vocals in every songs, it will be great to heard

Underrated band needs more attention. Yet to experience an album I don't like.

Because GooD band for me favorite matel

This is the best Metal core band out there.
Amazing lyrics Super Screamos and amazing guitar deserves to be number 1! Well actualy no.2 as I lay dying is the best one :P

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27 Veil of Maya Veil of Maya Veil of Maya is an American metalcore band, formed in Chicago, Illinois by members Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum in 2004. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records and have released six studio albums.
28 The Ghost Inside

These guys know how to make good music

29 Dream On, Dreamer

BEST BAND EVER. Never heard anyone else so talented before. All five of them are amazing. Love the song in august. Jhsbs just down right awesome.

30 All Shall Perish All Shall Perish
31 This or the Apocalypse
32 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.

Best metalcore out there.

Mindblowing music, mindblowing vocalist! One of the best bands in my opinion. - Flav

33 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.

I may sound like the average "biggest fan" here, but ISS did just about everything right in their album, New Demons: amazing breakdowns, powerful lyrics, and don't forget about the terrifying screaming. Pick your poison, but there is no wrong choice in listening to an I See Stars track.

Hands down the best electro-core/metal core band of their time.

34 Slapshock

Slapshock outranked Infant Annihilator in screaming? Haha.. Laugh out loud
Anyway.. My vote goes to this band cause I'm a Filipino, I admit they're not the best but I have no right not to vote them... (For those who are unfamiliar with them, you gotta listen to Agent Orange if you want Rap Metal, Wake Up if you want groovy riffs and Carino Brutal for good screams..

Slapshock rocks they can scream and growl slapshock can perform anywhere they really rocks

English or Filipino songs, they can scream lyrics with no trouble. - aeromaxx777

SLASHOCK... They are great, not only in screamed, not only in the sounds of their instruments but also in rap.. They are rap metal and they are the best metal band ever!

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35 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 just saw these guys live and they were outstanding. Wicked guitar mixed with Melodic Metal vocals and screams you can actually understand from a great front man. should be much higher on this list!

Definitely one of the best Metalcore bands out there. Levi's screams and growls combine so smoothly with the melodic riffs and fast drumming.

Agreed, this should be higher on the list.

Too good to be down here

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36 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.

OF MICE & MEN should be at the top. Their songs have a great combination of hardcore screams and clean vocals. Their latest album was so amazingly intense I loved it so much. They also wright some of the most extreme and inspirational songs that make you either just think or just scream along with Austin.

Best screamo band, they're such genuine people, Austin's vocals are killer and their music is so catchy! Also their lyrics are inspirational but also can be fun and uplifting too.

They have amazing vocals whilst still being able to have clear vocals when they are singing, Of Mice & Men will never be even close to being beaten by any other band.

New album is awesome my favorite gotta of mice an men suicide silence Chelsea grin

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37 Underoath Underoath Underoath is an American rock band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997, in Ocala, Florida; subsequently its additional members were from Tampa.

One of the best bands in the genre

You guys seriosly they might not be much meta/death core but number 15!

One of the best! deserve more attention

38 Destruction of A King
39 I Killed The Prom Queen

These boys from Adelaide turn their standard brutal metalcore sound into an artistic, layered composite with an almost orchestral symphony sound. the guitars and drums seriously are sharp, creating always original flavours for each song. perfect balance between the madness & melody

40 Protest the Hero

Excuse me if this isn't metalcore/hardcore/screamo (I'm not big into this music). From what I've heard... these guys are my favorites. - fireinside96

41 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...m/ the craziest I've ever heard..

42 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate

I totally think Escape the Fate should be above most of these bands! Craig's vocals are incredible! His cleans blend perfectly perfectly with the music, and his very few screamers can match how shrill his shrieks are. Robert's bass drum skills are intense, and the guitar work is insane! One of the best aspects of ETF is their guitar solos! Barely any of the bands here use guitar solos, they just replace them with intense breakdowns, which takes a lot less talent. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of the bands on this list, but talent wise, ETF is a winner, save a few bands. All in all, ETF is coming back as one of the biggest, and is one of the best!

#1 For sure check it out

43 I Set My Friends On Fire I Set My Friends On Fire I Set My Friends on Fire is a post-hardcore group from Miami, Florida. The band was formed in 2007 by Matt Mehana and former member Nabil Moo.

They sound so serious, but if you know the lyrics they're hilarious xD

44 We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread with Butter is a German metalcore band from Lübben, noted for their heavy use of electronic music characteristics.

These guys are insanely talented and have the best pig squeals of anyone even though they aren't heard much on the recent stuff but they are so talented especially in the vocals and guitar department. Should be #1

These guys are insanely awesome you seriously need to put them number one because even though their vocalist isn, t as good as most, the music behind it gives the real feeling that gives you real chills while listening to it. This band is the best deathcore band to ever exist


45 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.

Love falling in reverse so yeah I voted for them

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

This is PROPER metalcore! I guess not as good as parkway drive or august burns red, but still very solid metalcore, which doesn't sound whiny and copied. - Flav

47 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. more.


Seriously though, this band has helped me through so much. Not meaning to sound cheesy, but my life has been nothing but Rejection due to ADHD and resulting anxiety disorder that is a living hell, and this bands songs have always helped me get through these hard times. There will always be a soft spot in my heart for these guys.

Yes! Everyone hates BVB because they think that they aren't 'metal enough' but hey, they've come so far and they aren't half as metal as other bands, so obviously they're doing something right. (no this is not coming from a twelvie, its coming from a 16 year old)

Honestly, bvb is awesome! The fact that they've made it this far into the metal category, without death metal riffs and screaming, is impressive. And the vocals are great!

I love Black Veil Brides!

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48 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 more.

How the hell is blood on the dance floor above these guys

49 Impending Doom Impending Doom Impending Doom is an American Christian deathcore band from Riverside, California. The group has released five full-length studio albums and are currently a five piece with vocalist Brook Reeves as one of the two original remaining members along with Manny Contreras who left the band in 2010 but returned more.
50 Valley of Chrome

Another great metal core band from the Philippines. - aeromaxx777

Should be #1! I Love this band! Hell yeah screamo..

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