Top 10 Best Metalcore Albums

Welcome to the thrilling, dynamic world of metalcore, a genre that masterfully blends the raw intensity of extreme metal with the melodic undertones of hardcore punk. It's a genre that has pushed the boundaries of heavy music, creating a sonic landscape that is as diverse as it is intense.

But which metalcore albums really make your heart race? Is it those groundbreaking early releases that helped define the genre? Albums like Converge's "Jane Doe" or Killswitch Engage's "Alive or Just Breathing" that set the standard for the perfect blend of brutality and melody?

Or perhaps you're drawn to the new wave of metalcore, bands like Architects and Parkway Drive that have taken the genre in exciting new directions. Their albums, "All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us" and "Deep Blue" respectively, have pushed the boundaries of what metalcore can be, combining complex songwriting with a production quality that is second to none.

There's also no forgetting the albums that have broken into the mainstream. Albums like "Ascendancy" by Trivium and "Sempiternal" by Bring Me The Horizon that have achieved commercial success without compromising their metalcore roots.

Whatever your preference, the world of metalcore is a vast and varied landscape of sound. With intense breakdowns, soaring choruses, and intricate musicianship, it's a genre that continues to evolve and inspire.
The Top Ten
1 Shadows Are Security - As I Lay Dying

Without a Doubt the definitive Metalcore sound that will stand the test of time.

2 Ascendancy - Trivium

Honestly one of the better metalcore albums. Trivium is just a great band in general, and this is coming from someone who isn't really a big fan of Metalcore.

Trivium again. But this album is too good to leave out of any Metalcore list.

Better than In Waves, which for some reason didn't get me like this album did. I love every song on this record. Rain is my favourite track :l

3 The Fall of Ideals - All That Remains

Talk about the bleeding obvious. All That Remains' masterpiece is immense riff after immense riff, blast best after blast beat, incredible solo after incredible solo, and every song is more memorable than the one before. The most talented band going around. Case closed!

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4 Jane Doe - Converge

One of the best Metalcore albums out there, Jane Doe is a classic.

Why isn't this on the top already?

Not just the greatest metal core album, one of the greatest albums of all times in any genre

5 Horizons - Parkway Drive
6 Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold

Even though they stopped making metalcore after it, what is still one of Avenged's best albums with amazing songs like I Won't See You Tonight, Unholy Confessions, Chapter Four and Second Heartbeat. I personally dislike their first metalcore album but with what they really nailed it with a perfect mix of clean and screamed vocals.

Avenged Sevenfold make great songs as well as great albums but this album is up there on any list for Metalcore albums. One of their best albums yet.

7 As Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage

A classic Metalcore album with songs such as My Curse, This Fire Burns and Holy diver etc, easily one of the best.

Why the hell still not on the first position?

8 Constellations - August Burns Red

The most impressive metalcore cd of all time. Every song stands out, every word hits you right in the chest. From Matt's ridiculous drumming to JB's solos; all the riffs, the song structures and of course Jake's perfect delivery make for an unbelievably hard hitting effort. There will never be a more definitive album to showcase what metalcore "could have been" at its prime. August Burns Red are still showing us how it's supposed to be done in a mostly washed-up genre filled with clich├ęs and dishonest musicians.

9 An Ocean Between Us - As I Lay Dying

For me it's the best metalcore-album in history. It starts with a 1 minute intro leading perfectly into one of As I Lay Dying's best songs: "Nothing Left" (and it ends in a piano-play). Besides the album contains extremely awesome songs like "The Sound Of Truth", "Forsaken" (aw god that riff! ) or "An Ocean Between Us". And not only these highlights... I think all other songs are very good metalcore-songs, too. Literally like Sum41's Debut-Album-Title: "All Killer No Filler"! Some songs are heavy, some are more beautiful and calmer.
All in all the album is an impressive record with high variety and virtuosity. And in my opinion this is a perfect metalcore-album!

10 The Powerless Rise - As I Lay Dying
The Contenders
11 Sempiternal - Bring Me the Horizon
12 The Oncoming Storm - Unearth

Greatest album of all time. Unearth is melodic and heavy at the same time. And they don't need to sing every chorus. All their albums have been good but Oncoming Storm is by far the best.

13 The Poison - Bullet for My Valentine

Best Bullet For My Valentine album by far. One of the best examples of metalcore through and through.

This is truly an amazing album by one of the best, if not the best Metalcore band out there.

14 The End of Heartache - Killswitch Engage

Why the hell is this in 12th place?

15 Calculating Infinity - The Dillinger Escape Plan
16 In Waves - Trivium

Although, not originally a Metalcore band, Trivium's In Waves is a great album for any Metalcore fan.

17 Stand Up and Scream - Asking Alexandria
18 Reckless & Relentless - Asking Alexandria
19 Colors - Between the Buried and Me
20 Until Your Heart Stops - Cave In
21 All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us - Architects

The final album with Tom Searle and arguable the best Architects album. Gone with the wind and Nihilist bring some highlights

22 Alive or Just Breathing - Killswitch Engage

One of their first albums, Alive or Just Breathing was a stepping stone in the career of Killswitch Engage. A true masterpiece and ideal for any Metalcore fan.

23 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
24 Cover Your Tracks - Bury Your Dead
25 Fortress - Protest the Hero
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