Top Ten Post-Hardcore Bands of All TimeJamNamZamHam These are the best post-hardcore bands out there. If you disagree, you're missing out.
The Top Ten
How are they not number 1. This whole list is ruined
Honestly pierce the veil has saved my life and I'm not joking it kills me to know that music has to save my life not my family or friends. When I'm close to doing it I think I gotta listen to them one more time before I go and so as I let blood drip off my chest and think about going for my wrists I feel like Vic warns me not to do it through his songs and I stop it's almost as if destiny sets the songs to stop me. The bring me into and out of depression and I love it now.
Pierce The Veil are a very underrated band. They deserve to be in the top spot. Each member of the band is EXTREMELY talented, and their music is unique. Their songs have very deep and meaningful lyrics and Vic Fuentes' voice is just... Wow. Words can't explain how amazing his voice is.
Pierce the Veil is my favourite post-hardcore band of all time because, not only are they extremely talented lyrically and musically, but they're just a bunch of awesome guys with big hearts. They've helped me through tough times because their songs express what I have in my head perfectly. I honestly don't know what I would've done without them.46 Comments
Forget best best post hardcore band, this is just one of the best bands ever.
A Day to Remember are a bunch of awesome bunch of normal people and played music an did what they loved. Their music is amazing, the lyrics so powerful, and their videos are so funny!
They became my most listened band in my playlist since I discover them.
This is not post hardcore! Where do u people get that idea? The band wants to be but they're guitar is too double harmony metalcore/emocore and lyrics pop and no time changes. Drummer isn't outstanding either. And saddest thing is singer can't sing live without effects vocalizer. This band is the equivalent to my era Blink 182. They are pop punk. Just with a metal element. Most songs are punk though.8 Comments
They used to suck before 2013 but Sempiternal and That's the Spirit are good albums.That's the spirit is Post Hardcore or Alternative Rick with Screamo influences while Sempiternal(Their best album) is Metalcore and Post Hardcore.-DarkBoi-X
If you listen to their first album don't expect anything like it in their later works. I love this band though. Ollie's lyrics touch home and the songs are tightly written. I guess you could call them post hardcore because of breaks downs and Vox vocals, otherwise they're pretty melodic in their later works, first albums straight metalcore
Bring Me The Horizon is NOT post-hardcore. They are METAL overall. Yes, the That's The Spirit album is post-hardcore, but if you think they're the best post-hardcore band, OOOH BOY, are you wrong. They are the best METAL band because of "There's A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It" and "Suicide Season" and "Sempiternal" album. Though they are one of my favorite bands, they should not be a top post-hardcore band.
Forget about the looks! This is about the music! I mean, their lyrics are deep and have a great meaning and the melodies are catchy and strong.17 Comments
During I became a metalhead while grew older, Silverstein is the only emo/posthardcore band I still enjoy.
The first Post-Hardcore group I ever heard, and I'll never stop being a fan. for 20 years they've been staples of the genre, practically inventing it by fusing goth and emo sounds with experimental post-punk beats and grooves that helped cement the genre in the early 00's before metalcore overtook it and became the stigmatized norm it is now. When talking post-hardcore, we must remember that it has eras of sound that are very unique. from the post-punk originators of Fugazi, to the Post-hardcore sound most of us grew up with like Silverstein and Alexisonfire, to the glitzy pop-inspired sounds of metalcore bands like Escape the Fate and Sleeping with Sirens. When we combine all three into a single genre, its clear what bands stand the test of time and scrutiny.
Could never really get into other post hardcore bands. Sleeping with sirens? No thanks. Bmth, ptv. I don't know just didn't suit my tastes. It all felt too.. scene. I don't know. Silverstein is cool. Their music makes sense to me and I'm no longer into post hardcore or emo music, but Silverstein is still good. They've stood the test of time and I can put discovering the waterfront on and sing along to every word like I'm in middle school still. Adtr and old escape the fate too, but only certain songs. A lot of the screaming is over the top in my opinion, and/or the singing is too whiny. Silverstein is the right combination of all the things. Love these guys.
Now this is post-hardcore, this list is ridiculous, the fact that sleeping with sirens is higher than them is beyond me, these guys have been around for almost 20 years now and never released any bad songs or albums10 Comments
They're an amazing band with great lyrics. Kellin's voice is very rare. Their music helps you go through everything. They've changed my life and made me, me. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be the way I am now.
I love Sleeping With Sirens they have a good mix of screaming and singing and I like that
I love every single album, the variety, originality, and Kellin's unique voice. The acoustic versions and heavier songs are equally as good, with brilliant lyricism that sticks in my head all day. Without a doubt my favourite band.
I just can't even describe this, they're so good my words are just discombobulated when I try to describe just how good they are. they are full of meaningful lyrics and in my opinion help me when I'm down. they should be number one!28 Comments
Best band EVER Danny worsnop ( vocalist ).
Can do it all sing he can do mid range screams
High, low deathcore screams.
This band became famous because bands like them are RARE because danny has a pure an clear singing voice and low screams
I love asking alexandria even ma girlfriend
Out of the 10 in this list they are the best.6 Comments
The soul and metaphor poured into everything written by the band is so extraordinary I don't think any band has saved lives the way Of Mice And Men has. What Austin Carlile has been through and the strong unchanging outlook on life he has just puts such a firm grounding on the band. This band has given me personally such a firm structure on how to live life I don't think anyone could impact me the way this band has.
Austin Charlie is an amazing singer! His vocals are just great! At first I didn't like their stuff but after listening to O.G. loko, I immediately fell in love with the catchi-ness of the "Meet my Dedication, Inspiration" part. Even the band members are great people!
Wow why is of mice and men so low that's my favorite band ever
Of mice and men have amazing vocals and great screams with amazing breakdowns.5 Comments
I'm shocked that AOF aren't in the top 3 of this list! Especially since that they're back together again! All of the other bands that are above have no clue what GOOD music is!
They were here before post-hardcore was popular - danimey
This is one of the best post hardcore bands to have existed. They are the reason these crap bands on top the list exist. They fused old post harcore and the new sound together to pave way for the horrible crap that is made today. There music was so powerful its sad they only played a handful of sold out shows before they broke up. And back together for the summer of 2015 tour they are only playing a handful again but hopefully to test the waters. We may have a true post hardcore band writing music again.
On of the few good Post Hardcore bands on the list. Also half of these bands are Metalcore3 Comments
What the hell? Ice nine kills are amazing they should be in the top 5! I'm telling you TOP 5! They are an amazing band with amazing choruses and lyrics. Listen to what I never learned in study hall or jonathan. Both are great and I'd slap you if you think they're bad
These guys aren't that bad, but I don't like them as much as most of the others on this list. One of their songs that I've heard is good.
They should be number two
Why isn't this band in top 5?3 Comments
God, Radke sucks. I can't listen to his voice for 5 seconds without wanting to shoot myself. Sad part is, he gets all of the attention and overshadows the rest of the actually talented band. Same for most bands like this one.
Ronnie Radke used to be singer for Escape The Fate but when he got kicked out it he made Falling In Reverse. FIR has catchy songs, awesome beats, beautiful melodies.
This band deserves a spot in the top 5. Theve over came the bs and got the job done. And I've seen them live and I must say Ronnie Radke has the best live performance in the music scene.
They deserve to be farther up. FIR is one of the best6 Comments
Awesome band. Just listen to The Guillotine.
Escape the fate has done an amazing job of creating a beautiful album... 4 times! They are so underrated and they deserve to be bigger that falling in reverse... no offense ronnie
Escape the fate is absolutely amazing. Enough said.
This band has best music and history so far...9 Comments
Literally my all time favorite needs to be number 1
Underoath was one of my first hardcore bands and will forever be one of my favorites, the reason why they should be first is because of their raw emotion and beautiful rhythms and melodies. They were was before their time and had one of the most talented drummers I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. By the way why isn't Dance Gavin Dance on this list?
Should be number one, they were ahead of their time. Without Underoath we wouldn't be able to enjoy most of the bands we listen to now. They stayed true to their real hardcore roots while they were breaking down boundaries too step by step! Still, they were never really considered as a "sell out" band
Without this inspirational band I bet half these bands on this list wouldn't be here today. Underoath has made some of the the best Post-hardcore/Metalcore songs to date. They never sold out, they just kept getting heavier and heavier throughout their amazing career.4 Comments
OK so I get the low ranking cause they only made one album but I mean come on it was good.
Yup.. the only album that they made was incredible.. probably the best album I heard in 2011
Sorry you're not a winner the best post hardcore song
Technically Electro Post-harcore but post harcore all the same. This band has been using electro and post harcore in their music since they started back in 2006. They are so popular overseas in Europe that they sold out tours for past 2 albums. They express political messages like most p-hdcore bands do and not about emo heartbreak. True post hardcore bands songs are usually so different its hard to classify into one genre, they also use time changes, sing/scream, experiment with ambient/techno/ or effects pedal sounds, and have amazing drummers that do off beats majority of the time. This band does all of that. The only band doing something truly out of the box before anyone else was.
Glassjaw is the Godfather of Post-Hardcore. Just like a previous comment mentioned, no one else on this list would even be relevant if it weren't for the foundation this band laid out before the genre even started to blow up at the turn of the century
All these new fake post hardcore bands have nothing on bands like glassjaw. A true post hardcore band has ambient sounds, a great drummer that does off beats, experiments with sound, time changes, and meaningful lyrics not just about heartbreak. That's what glassjaw encompasses to this day. Glad they are back together.
None of those bands in the top 10 would be relevant without Glassjaw and At The Drive In. Tainting the Post-Hardcore legacy Glassjaw and At The Drive In created in the early 00's by not trying to be different to anyone else. Content with being generic
Amazing band that helped build the genre. I can't even believe they're not in the top 10. Daryl's clean and unclean vocals help create this genre.2 Comments
Definitely deserve to be higher on this list
WCAR is the best band. They should so be higher is the list.
WCAR are excellent. I saw them at Rockville and they were spot on.
Ever since Tyler Carter left, they'll be different. But Hance Alligood is by far better and will make a great replacement. - JamNamZamHam
Black veil brides are not post hardcore they are hair metal
One of my favorite bands!
Are you serious 34 have y'all heard andy's voice and scream and the guitar solos and the meaningful lyrics?
THEY DESERVE TO BE AT LEAST IN THE TOP 101 Comment
Dance Gavin Dance is easily the best post-hardcore band on this list. All of the vocalists (particularly Tilian) are incredible. Will Swan is amazing. All of their songs are catchy and so intricate I don't understand how you people can think My Chemical Romance is better.
So much catchy, it's like find order in chaos.
Should be Number 1
Great, all of the emos invaded this list and put asking alexandria and My Chemical Romance so high up. this band deserves more credit1 Comment
Matty Mullins sounds awesome no matter what! One of my favorite bands.
Matty mullins is great overall
Real Post-Hardcore band.
Lots of bands on the list are mostly Metalcore but not really Post Hardcore
One of the best post hardcore bands I've listened to plus they do some of the best covers I've ever heard
A truly amazing band!
Fugazi essentially made post-hardcore a genre. The fact that they are this low on the list shows me that there is a significant rift between the original post-hardcore, and what is big right now. It is essentially like there are two or three different genres with the same name.
The Beatles of post-hardcore
Post hardcore fans, please, vote this band to be number one.
The only post-hardcore band that matters4 Comments
I hate their fanbase, but this band rocks! They were theatrical, incredibly talented, and just amazing. They will always be in my top 10 for sure.
They deserve to be way higher! This band is the most amazing band on the planet. They have saved thousands of lives including my own. The lyrics to their songs are very sinister yet meaningful. They have such a good sound to them and an amazing vibe.
They're not always post hardcore but when they are, they're pretty awesome at it..
My Chemical Romance is one of my favourite bands I think they deserve to be on here at least somewhere
This band definitely deserves to be in the Top 10. They are an awesome mix of post hardcore, emo, and pop punk. Definitely deserve to be in the Top 107 Comments
I Love you the lyrics
Alesana should seriously be no. 1! They are the reason I love post-hardcore. They can put heavy and ballad in one song.. And they are kickass live..
ALESANA great awesome all of the time
A brilliant band, the one that got me into post-hardcore5 Comments
How are they not in the top 20? They deserve at LEAST that if not higher. Wires and the Concept of Breathing is one of my favorite albums of all time, and All It Takes For Your Dreams to Come True was the song that first got me into heavy music.
If I could kill for one voice, it'd be for the singer of this band. His voice is beautiful. And the screams are just amazing. - JamNamZamHam
Amazing mix of powerful (yet beautiful) vocals, Brian Whiite and the drummer's deep growls put together so pefectly... Nothing can beat it.
Eek bingit :D love it
Dillinger Escape Plan is one of the first post hardcore bands and easily the standard of what the genre sound encompasses. Time changes, ambient sounds, and powerful lyrics sung/screamed by a talented singer. These bands have the best drummers in the scene. I first heard them when Mike Patton was the singer in 2000 at a show where he finished by taking a dump on the pa speaker. Needless to say I can see why they replaced him pretty soon after with the similarly looking new singer who is good if not better in my opinion but a lot like the old better.
A hard decision it was, between IFAF and We Came As Romans, but I for the moment, these are the best.
Great music, great attitude, the core of post hardcore
People claiming that any of the top ten bands are post-hardcore should die. My Chemical Romance saved your life? Please. They didn't. If 'Na Na Na' seriously stopped you from committing suicide you should go see a psychiatrist.
Them and Fugazi are the only good ones
If only because of Relationship Of Command
Great band but not exactly post hardcore
Best of it original post hardcore tone for "those bands"
Always a classic to listen too.
One of the best bands of all time in my opinion. James "Buddy" Nielson's lyrics are so powerful and people can really connect with them. So amazing.
This is not post hardcore. I love them but they are emocore if anything. 90 percent these bands aren't post hardcore. The drummers suck in half these bands that's how you can tell.
Such an amazing, inspiring bands. I love these guys.
This band is so underrated, should be higher, definitely...
Wow! There a great band. Should be more higher then 31!
Sure they had one good album. But it was a really good album and they're one of the only ones here to have a top 40 hit. Possibly the only one at all
Uh this is pop and definitely not post hardcore. Someone put this up as a joke right.
Probably one of the only post hardcore bands on here, you people make me laugh
Honestly this lists suck so bad and are completely inaccurate and chiodos should be in the top ten. like, ring ring hello CHIODOS IS 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO LIKES POST HARDCORE!
Best post hardcore band of all time. Just listen to there's no penguins in Alaska and is it a progression if a cannibal uses a fork. Number 1
I can't believe chiodos is not in the top tens... Damn. Craig Owens is amazing and so is the rest of the band.
Better than bmth for sure1 Comment
I wish they would stick with the same members for good but I love them all the same - JamNamZamHam
They sing better, they're quite similar to Asking Alexandria, but way better!
Horrible not post hardcore
This is my favorite band. All their songs are very poetic. It had meaning that many people can relate to. His voice take a while to get used to, but you'll eventually love it.
La Dispute is the only post hardcore band I listen to and they deserve to be in the top 10. Their lyrics are poetic, deep and intelligent. The singer has a raw yet distinctive voice which makes this band so unique. Underrated band, for sure.
Such an amazing band with beautiful music and lyrics! La Dispute is and always will be my favorite band, I bet if half of the people in Michigan knew about this list it would at least be in the top 15
Unknown but amazing all the same. - JamNamZamHam
They metal or death metal. W/e u want to call it. But either is number 1 on this list a big joke this list is. Ad2r is pop and nowhere near hardcore that is what the band thinks they are but its not.
Come on... how is suicide silence not number 1, let alone not even in the top 10, this is unrelated to suicide silence, but how is peirce the veil, sleping with sirens and a day to remember even in the catagory of psot hardcore, I think the twelev yearolds spelt alternative rock wrong...
One of the best!
Not hardcore but metal
Image of the invisible - enough said.
Why are they not higher? Aside from Thursday and Glassjaw, Thrice is one of the most influential Post Hardcore bands ever! This is what REAL Post Hardcore is...not Memphis May Fire, not Asking Alexandria and not Chiodios..Thrice is KING
They're number one of metalcore & post-harcore
So underrated! Check them out.
Insanely awesome band...
Best band ever
So down? I think they deserve to be up there!
I voted Ice Nine Kills before I saw GS was on here great band though
These guys rule if you like Escape The Fate and Black Veil Brides you'lol love these guys 💖
59? Really? Has anyone ever listened to them? I haven't found any other band that sounds like them.They truly have a sound of their own and deserve top 10s at least. Ground Dweller is one of my all time favorite albums and Trenton sings so well.
Listen to ANY song from Hands Like Houses
I PROMISE you won't regret it!
Amazing band.the hook in I am is nothing less than astounding
This band is so underrated, but their music is simply amazing. They should be top 25 at the very least
Crown The Empire should be higher on this list... they are incredible.
CTE is at least above blessthefall. Best example of the right amount of screams and clean vocals. Look above who doesn't know them, worth looking up, I promise
Crown The Empire should be in the 20s. There so cool best band in the world. Vote for Crown The Empire!
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