Top 10 Best Deathcore Bands

The Top Ten
1 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.

They're the best Deathcore band to walk the earth. Suicide Silence are great too, but I feel like their fan base just skyrocketed after Mitch died and it was all a bunch of scene girls who thought he looked hot, felt sorry for him because he had a wife and a 5 yr old girl and didn't give a damn about the music he made. They just liked Mitch for his looks ad not his prowess as a deathcore vocalist. No disrespect intended for SS whatsoever, and I'm in fact looking forward to their new album with Eddie Hermida (on Nuclear Bast! ), but Whitechapel are just a far better band. Phil has an amazingly powerful and brutal voice and knows how to pump up a crowd at a show, and whitechapel's fans aren't a bunch of chicks that think Phil looks hot. They're the undisputed best deathcore band.

Whitechapel is amazing! Very technical and amazing I don't know who put some of these bands on this list all shall perish should be higher carnifex also one of my favorites I prefer the black dahlia murder and all the bands I listed over suicide silence! My personal opinion! This world is ours and we won't stand still
Infinitude sets thy vision toward the deep
Civilization will fall by the hand of all disease
Banished of all life and awoken from the grave! Whitechapel this is exile!

The only reason why Suicide Silence is #1 is because of all the people who got into them after Mitch died. SS is a good band but their music was terrible and bland, in my opinion of course. I think Whitechapel, while not being extremely complex, is definitely one of the best deathcore bands. They have awesome songs.

I believe that Whitechapel is the best Deathcore band out there right now,no one has come close to being better than them and no one probably ever will. They are the band that got me into this genre and I will never stop listening to them. Suicide Silence are really good to but to me they don't even come close to beating Whitechapel.

2 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.

By far the sickest and most talented deathcore band in history. They have the most talented instrumental technicalities out there, and Mitch will forever be #1 as far as screaming goes in this genre (contested only by Randy Blythe, if we were speaking in terms of metal as a whole)...if I absolutely had to compare the two's voices, I'd say Mitch can get lower naturally, being in the deathcore genre, but Randy's highs AND his lows sound much cleaner because he takes the cake with his experience, not to mention I just love the power and uniqueness of his vocal chords. But to get back to the topic (sorry, I'm a vocals guy), Suicide Silence is most definitely the #1 deathcore band in existence. I hate anything mainstream, but there is a reason they are voted in at #1.

Dude... My first Suicide Silence album was released on my birthday, March 11th, 2014. I was only 16, and was just expanding my music tastes. The album included all the works they did with Mitch Lucker before he died, so there was The Cleansing, No Time To Bleed, and The Black Crown. I owe Suicide Silence for saving me through their music, Mitch's powerful lyrics, and the band's overall performance. "Where is your 'God'? " He's stomping on the Heaven's floor. Can't you hear the thunder?

An amazing band. Suicide Silence is the only Deathcore band I know that can appeal to people who listen to pop music. I have friends who used to listen R&B and hip-hop, but now, because of Suicide Silence, their taste in music has ascended in heaviness. Suicide Silence are one of the most influential bands in the entire Deathcore scene, and I'm glad to see them at the top of the list.

I hate that I found out about them after Mitch died/: It seems to have put me in the "You only like the band cause he died"category, which isn't true. I love SS because they make amazing music! When I first started listening to them I wasn't aware of his death. He actually died the morning of my birthday (irrelevant) but This band is awesome and definitely deserves number one! R.I. P Mitch!

3 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder is an Australian deathcore band from Sydney that formed in 2006. The band consists of vocalist Chris "CJ" McMahon, guitarists Sean Delander and Andy Marsh, drummer Lee Stanton and bassist Kevin Butler.

When I first heard about them and listened to some of their song, I thought they were super overrated. Basically the only thing I liked was their Infinite Death EP (as I like mostly bands with both lows and highs). But then a few months ago Daily Mix on Spotify played me "Holy War"...and I was blown away. I'm in love with the whole album, I even enjoyed some songs on "Hate" and I can't wait for their next release. They are not the best deathcore band in my opinion, but they are sooo much better than Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin, that's why I'm voting for them.

This is the band that go me into Deathcore back in 2008 with their Infinite Death E.P. I didn't really understand it but what I kept was absolutely amazing to me. They made me feel like smashing stuff up and still, even today, I maintain to have that feeling every time I hear these guys. Top 3 at least.

This band is a bit dark in there lyrics, but the fast pace music is amazing. The drums and guitar are incredible. My only complaint is that the vocals are kind of simple like Whitechapel or Fit For An Autopsy, but the vocals are still great.

These are actually amazing, "Hate" is such a brutal album. They deserve so much more recognition. Look up Reign of Darkness on YouTube, and you'll see what I mean.

4 Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin is an American deathcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 2007, the group have released two EPs and five full-length albums.

Chelsea Grin is THE deathcore band. For me, they can rival with Suicide Silence. I don't know how Whitechapel got higher. Because all Phil can do is lows. His highs sucks. As for Alex, he can do some of the highest highs, and lowest lows I have ever heard; and remember he fry screams, and I as an artist in metal, it's hard to pull off amazing fry screams like Alex. Mitch WAS good at screaming, I mean, listen to The Disease (from the Cleansing) to O.C.D. (from the Black Crown). He WAS amazing. But the older he got his screams became less powerful and not as blood curdling. And the whole band didn't seem like a deathcore band anymore. They just sounded like a heavy metal band with screaming instead of singing. And I am NOT just saying that because Jonathan Davis featured with them in Witness the Addiction. Just, Mitch wasn't as good as he used to be, BUT it's like Tupac all over again. Kinda like how Eminem is the best at rapping, and you may not like him, but he is, people won't say he ...more

Chelsea Grin is the best Deathcore band. Their songs are brutal and some are meaningful. When I listen to them my anger and all of my hate are disappearing. I feel very bad that I discovered them two months ago. I should've been with them since they started to play. To everyone who doesn't know CG Go to YouTube and just listen and you'll know why I and other people like them.

This is a real death core band. The majority of the other bands are labeled as metal core, death metal, hard core or soft core and many other types of bands. Don't you people look on the actual band web pages for details. These bands are being miss labeled.

I think Chelsea grin are Better of suicide silence. Chelsea grin have a very deep style of deAthcore. Mitch lucker is very good but the sound of suicide silence is too flat... Chelsea smile are so powerful and with a great sound.

5 Carnifex Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" or sometimes "executioner".

Carnifex is without a doubt the best band on this list and they haven't released a bad song yet, no sell out crap just pure passion and anger poured into every meaningful song. If you are new to deathcore then check this band out and you'll be hooked. If you listen to their older material it's more edging toward death metal than core but not quite there.

Carnifex are an awesome band. Just listen to Lie to My Face, In Coalesce With Filth and Faith (this song has some brutal breakdowns) or Until I Feel Nothing. Scott Lewis is an awesome vocalist and Shawn Cameron is an awesome drummer. As previously stated, Carnifex are an awesome band.

Carnifex has talent. Far more talent than any other band (aside from All Shall Perish, which is also a very talented band. Carnifex is just better. ) in this top 10. Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Despised Icon... All talentless excuses for deathcore bands.

Six reasons why Carnifex is the BEST deathcore band:
1. Scott is an AMAZING vocalist, and his lyrics are beautifulā€¦ yes, I call his lyrics beautiful!
2. Shawn is the best drummer in all -core genres, and possibly one of the best in all metal.
3. Cory's guitar tone is BRUTAL. Not br00tal. REAL BRUTAL.
4. Jordan's riffs are perfect every time, and he can get real technical if he wants.
5. Fred never fails to pound my eardrums.
6. "Lie To My Face"

That should be reason enough.

6 Despised Icon

I thought I'd heard deathcore at its best until I heard Despised Icon. Tight, precise performances. Well-timed breakdowns, actual riffs, the occasional melodic solo, and the only band where pig squeals are implemented well. Plus their return has impressed me which is rare in this genre but not surprising from them seeing as they're innovators.

Pioneers of deathcore guys? They should get back together. Defiantly my favourite deathcore band up with suicide silence and job for a cowboy.

What! Despised Icon should be number 1! Also, all shall perish and thy art is murder should be ranked much higher.

Hot topic kids... Smh

The pioneers of Deathcore and really, the only pig squeal band I can tolerate.

7 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator are an English/American deathcore band based in Hull, East Yorkshire. The band was formed in 2012 by drummer Aaron Kitcher and guitarist Eddie Pickard.

Despite them being an "internet band", I really feel like they prove their talent. I believe they're meant to be satirical and poking a bit of fun at extreme bands, but bless their hearts, if that's actually the case, they do it extremely well. The lyrics, while grotesque, certainly have a poetry about them. They do know how to weave a story. I fell in love after I heard "Soil the Stillborn" and I will go down with them, no matter what. Dickie Allen is one of my favorite vocalists now. Kitcher and Pickard are amazing. They have a dynamic in their songwriting that I think is hard to replicate. Love love love these guys.

I can't decide a favorite, but this band deserves the top 10. Although they were only a project they're sound is amazing. Dan Watson is a amazing vocalist, Eddie Pickard is a epic guitarist, and Aaron Kitcher's drumming is insane and the double base is so fast that you'd think he used a machine, but it was pure skill. For only one 16 track album and a couple of singles, this band owns and is seriously brutal. Deserves to be up there.

Almost overwhelmingly brutal. Great vocals, inhuman drumming, awesome sweeps and monstrously, skull-crushingly heavy breakdowns. Seriously, listen to just one of their songs and you'll be ready to smash a chair over somebodies face.

When I first listened to them it was a video of the full new album and talk about brutal! I was In love until I read the lyrics now I'm just greatly concerned...

8 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.

Few bands in the deathcore genre stand out from the others. Although their first two albums may seem to be like some other generic deathcore. Albums "The Discovery" "Tommorow We Die Alive" and "Soul Sphere" add a unique component to the band. This additon as well as phenomenal vocals, should put them in the top 3 along with SS and Whitechapel. If you don't believe me check out the songs the songs Machine, The Other Half of Me, and Free Fall. I definitely suggest the "Soul Sphere" and "TWDA" as those are 2 of my favorite albums in Deathcore.

Listened to a few of Suicide Silence's songs. Uh, yeah not much talent there. If you want to hear badass Middle Eastern classical prog death core (thank you other person for classifying this band), listen to these beautiful songs: Abstract Art, The Takeover, Now Arise, Live Like I'm Real, Faces of Death, Two Worlds of Design/A Solution, Shaping the Masterpiece, and Regenerate.

How is this band only on 18? This band is much better than Suicide Silence. Born of Osiris have awesome Guitarists and the Keyboardist is awesome too. They deserve to be on Number 1!

Honestly. BOO is too good to be called Deathcore, but if we are going to put them in this category, then they are definitely the best.

9 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.

Amazing deathcore band. If you want to hear their heaviest/best breakdowns, listen to "War Music", "Beyond the Grave", "Murderer", "Everything's Fake", and my personal favorite "Death Will Reign"

I thought I knew what heavy was until I found out about these guys. They make more than just one hit wonders, they continuously release promising pieces. Check them out.

Dark, very low more growling than screaming at least on there newer stuff. awesome. Yes they are Christian. SO WHAT! I have never heard another deathcore band that I enjoy as much as impending doom

Heavy. Dark. No fluff. Straight to the point. They're "Christian" but one the best touring and live bands out there.

In my opinion, Impending Doom has a bit heavier lows than SS. They should be higher.

10 All Shall Perish All Shall Perish is an American deathcore band from Oakland, California, United States, formed in 2002.

ASP is an amazing band. Their songs are so different from each other and each album has a complete style that's all its own within the genre. Eddie Hermida is also one of the best singers in Deathcore, but he sadly moved to Suicide Silence. He does great work with ASP though! Definitely my favorite.

The fact that Suicide Silence is ahead of these guys is just ridiculous. Eddie is 10x the vocalist Mitch ever was and if you don't believe me, go listen to Eradication, Wage Slaves, Black Gold Reign, and When Life Meant More

Awaken The Dreamers is the most beautiful deathcore album there is and the absolute best in terms of songwriting. There isn't one as dynamic and contrasting, without losing heaviness. The rest is obviously amazing too, but ATD is simply 100% awesome

All Shall Perish is absolutely amazing! Every album is a piece of art! Screw the guy that said their last album isn't good. It is great!

The Contenders
11 Oceano

Oceano and winds of plague are the last in this list? I can't bear to see it. Vote for them people! They're too awesome to be so low in rankings.

These guys are extremely heavy. These guys are extremely brutal and is the heaviest put of all bands I had ever listened to. #1 on these guys.

Oceano is the baddest there is. Whitechapel isn't anymore our endless war is weak compared to their other and suicide silence is nothing more than a damn joke since Mich Luker died, Eddie Hemeda can suck a choad in the party zone.

This band is mean, angry, and the music reflects that. Oceano is number one on my list.

12 Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn is an American technical deathcore band from the Bay Area, California. The band was formed in 2009 and was originally just a studio project. They jokingly dubbed their genre as "aliencore".

Sorry 23 guy, they got bumped down to 36... But I do agree that they are amazing and should be higher up on the list, and I sadly can't say top 10 because honestly I haven't listened to. I am not one who really cares much for vocals, I just like how the instrumentation of a song sounds, but these guys oddly enough caused me to actually get into caring for the lyrics, and vocals as a whole, which is kind of odd because now I can understand these kind of vocals better than clean vocals sometimes... kinda weird...

Lugal Ki En is insane! Their No Pity For A Coward cover was 10 times better than the original! Senseless Massacre, Unsympathetic Intellect, and Godless Times are all amazing songs.

This is probably one of my favorite deathcore bands. They are a lot more technical and complicated than other core bands. Rings of Satur. Should be arOund number 2 or 3 (I still like Suicide Silence more)

HOW ARE THESE GUYS ONLY 23!?!?!?! They are amazing, Ian Bearer is WAY better than Mitch Lutcher, who's band is number 1. Lucas Mann can play circles around any other guitarist here, and Aaron is a good drummer as well. When they aren't screwing with Guitar Pro they make awesome music, and no band has the sound they have.

13 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.

They have the great combination of heaviness and technique, the guitarist is just so great and The singer fits in perfectly.

Justin Lowe's guitarwork was the best part. And I'm not just saying that because he died - he honestly was an amazing guitarist. R.I.P.

14 Winds of Plague

Decimate the weak is fantastic. the bands look has nothing on their music!

15 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.
16 Black Tongue

Deathcore is basically guttural vocals and brutal breakdowns. And you can't get anymore brutal than Black Tongue. As they release more music you will see them rise higher on this list.

These guys have some of the heaviest breakdowns I've ever heard and I've listened to almost every single band on this list. The only bands I think that could contend to the heaviness are The Acacia Strain and The Red Chord

My god, I just listened to them, to some of their songs, and yesss, their breakdowns are so amazing, thanks for setting this band in the list!

Best band ever. Wouldn't call them death core though, they're more Downtempo-Sludge with a dash of Hardcore.

17 As Blood Runs Black

To the moron beneath me that said there are no original members from "Allegiance" to "Instict" - Have you heard of this magical new website called Google? If you had, you would've known that your statement is completely wrong. Don't disrespect Lech like that, man..

Hands down best deathcore band of all time. I voted for born of osiris, who are better in my opinion, but not deathcore, so ABRB technically deserve to win.

Why are these guys not pissing on suicide silence... I guess ignorance is bliss...

Their first album ("Allegiance") beats all deathcore bands album. Best BREAKDOWNS, double pedal speed, melodic guitar riffs but unfortunately they changed, but there are still a few great songs in their second and last album..

18 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.

Best band indeed but they had slipped from deathcore like Suicide Silence to metalcore with deathcore like vocals such as Oceans Ate Alaska. Good band though!

Veil are amazing musicians but I feel are a little too technical to be thrown into the "deathcore" genre...

Ok I'm a suicide silence fan and I thought these were they were the best death-core band but after listening to these they just blew me away and I was like WOAH ain't nobody got time for that! XDD

Easily one of the best bands I have ever listened too the vocals are second only too those of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence but the guitar is by far the best guitar I have ever heard and tge song Punisher is easily my favorite song.

19 Upon a Burning Body

Best deathcore band ever! One of my favorites. Amazing breakdowns, kick ass guitar solos, better pig squealing than any other deathcore bands, meaningful lyrics. They should be #1 on this list.

They are the most realist band I know. This band should be #1 on here since they're band who know what a real solo is

They were my introduction to Deathcore, so they hold a special place in my heart.

This list gets worse and worse.

20 Slice the Cake

Beautiful consecutive tracks with great riffs.

21 Through the Eyes of the Dead

Underrated band, almost a crime.

22 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.

Believe what you will, Suicide Silence isn't the best of 'em.

I prefer Heaven Shall Burn's live performances over other deathcore bands'. Marcus' vocals are much more chaotic, and the guitars don't frequent around open strings because the riffs make them heavy.

These guys are INSANE! I've seen them live and it was one of the most awesome shows I've ever seen. I like that it's more like death metal and less like metalcore, but it still has breakdowns and stuff.

This was an awesome band their deathcores are good and their live performances are sounded just like the same as their studio recordings. VOTE. Hope they were at least number 10.

Iconoclast and Antigone are awesome Albums. They have the lyrics, the sound and the voice to make them one of the greatest bands out there.
I LOVE Endzeit, anyone reading this should listen to it.

23 Fit for an Autopsy

Seriously, 69? What the hell... these guys are still one of only three or four "deathcore" bands I religiously listen to (the others being Thy Art is Murder and Make Them Suffer, and Wage War if you can count them) because every other band on here sounds exactly the same. These are one of the only truly original bands in this genre...

Such a great band. Should be higher on the list. If anyone listened to the albums Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell and The Process of Extermination would understand. Hellbound isn't that great though.

The Process of Human Extermination is a great album. This band should be in a better spot on this list considering that half of these bands aren't even deathcore.

Most underrated band out there. Their last album Hellbound is the heaviest thing you'll ever listed to. Best Deathcore/Death Metal band.

24 Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

God damn I hate this genre. A bunch off kids who see themself as the most brutal out there, yet they would piss their pants if they heard something really brutal... Like Job For A Cowboy. The only deathcore band that I personally like. Also one of the few deathcore bands that leans more to the death metal sound then to the hardcore side.

IS this even a question? Deathcore is a mix between death metal and hardcore. This band is the only one on this damn list that is more death metal then hardcore. And seriously? Bring me the horizon? Bullet for my valentine?

Only band on the list yet that does a death metal and hardcore mix. But they have still left out the band that was the first known to mix these two... Dying fetus.

These guy's are one of the best! They should be higher up in the ranks not bmth or asking alexandria they suck live!

25 The Contortionist The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther.

At first I thought they weren't even close to deathcore, but they are, and they're really good too.

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