Best Screamo/Death Metal/Metalcore Bands

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The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

YEAA Bullet For My Valentine is the best metalcore band ever!
Just listen to Waking the demon, Suffocating under words of sorrow, Scream aim fire.
They are the best!

Waking the demon. That one really does it. Nothing else is required to show why BFMV is at the top of this list. If you haven't heard it, I pity you.

Bullet For My Valentine have the best songs ever like waking the demon and scream aim fire, your betrayal...

Really happy about hem behing #1! Litteraly all of their songs are masterpieces! Beat beand ever!

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2 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 ...read more.

All that remains as I lay7 dying and parkway drive are the best by far they have awesome guitar parts and singing!

Bring me the horizon should not be higher than them. Hell they shouldn't even be in the top 10. These guys are the best ever!
This is how the list should be. :-
1. As I lay dying
2. Killswitch engage
3. Bullet for my valentine
4. The Devil wears prada
5. August burns red
6. Parkway Drive
7. All that remains
8. Underoath
9. Chiodos
10. Asking Alexandria.

They are the best... Why? They got the best lyrics overall. Just listen to anodyne sea, parallels, repeating yesterday, darkest nights

Really inspiring and different..

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3 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 ...read more.

ok heres the deal here bullet for my v isn't a screamo band I like them but there metal and deathmetalish and I like devil wears prada and they are a screamo band so thats cool but this is my favirote band every even with their new album and I love braile and they have no reflection

I love the hell outta this band laugh out loud this band is probably of of the best, if not the BEST band I've ever heard, and I've heard a lot of screamo. This band has amazing vocals and is just downright amazing! Heck yea

this is the best band I can't wait for their new album!

I really love the Chelsea smile song.. Oliver is my favorite screamer of all time

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4 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, ...read more.

They are just brilliant. They just ooze talent in every conceivable way. Unmatched instrumental talent, and Jake Luhrs, the screamer is second only to Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada. The Lyrics are genius and very inspired. Also, they are very very good people. They constantly go out of their way to help others in need, and their organization called Heart Support is something you should all check out.

Amazing guitar and meaningful lyrics

To the guy who voted Killswitch Engage, they have tons of terrible songs. As a matter of fact they only have a few good ones. But august burns red has been one of my favorite bands for years. In my opinion one of the best drummers out there, and I can't describe their stuff other than "magnificent. " Especially constellations.

God damn august burns red is my second favourite band next to chelsea grin if I had to introduce some one to a band I would have to show them abr

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5 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.

These guys are just incredible. They get better after each album, they put on great shows, and they have an original sound.

Love Assistant to the Reginal Manager! Don't really get their spelling though

You simply can't beat the devil wears Prada. From dear love, to dead throne they have mastered the style of pure American metalcore and being one of the first metalcore bands to top the billboard 200 charts at number 4. These guys know what there doing and are spreading the word of god one song at a time. In my opinion they are the greatest metalcore band that will ever live

Favorite song by me is born to lose and danger wildman so cool so down so damn fantastic!

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6 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. ...read more.

Trivium was the band that brought me into screamo. I like a lot of other bands on this list but Trivium will always be number 1. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr enough said.

They have been at this since Matt was 17. They. Deserve. Better. They really care about their fans. Check them out. NOW!

Master of the puppets

How is Trivium below BMTH? Oliver Sykes sucks. Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage and All That Remains are the best Metalcore bands ever.

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7 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Killswitch Engage is great! Doesn't really matter who their vocalist is (Jesse Leach or Howard Jones). Their songs have awesome lyrics and music. They strike a balance between screaming and melody.

Killswitch Engage Didn't have any bad songs so why is it the 8th. I think it should be at least 3rd. Or 4th.
Top of the great list is on the album As Daylight Dies.
Then when they redone Holy Diver it was so so so awesome.
so why 8th. I ask you?

End of my heartache! Awesome song the guitar riffs are awesome jesse leach and howard jones

This genre sucks but Killswitch Engage is goid

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8 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 ...read more.

Love them. If you don't like them at first keep listening because I learned to love them.

Listen to; A Candlelit dinner with Inamorta. The final episode

BEST EVER Saw them at warped tour... Their First CD was AWESOME. GO AA

Omg... these new guys are complitley unbeliveble...!
Listen to there Debt Album ''Stand Up and Scream'' Its awesome...

listen to,
-The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
-If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once... Then You Should Probably Get Out of the Circus
-Not the American Average
-I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps a Cowboy King... Etc...! - skt

MY BABIES I LOVE THEM SO MUCH THEY ARE LIKE MY favorite BAND AA FAMILY FOR LIFE

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9 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

Seriously? Of Mice and Men is the band that got me into metalcore etc! Shayley Bourget is the best clean vocalist ever, and his voice always makes me want to cry. Austin Carlile is boss, enough said, and all the instrument playing dudes are pretty awesome too!

This Is my favorite band. Their cover of "Blame It" is incredible. I have no clue why these guys are so far down on this list. Bands such as, "A Day To Remember, " can not touch these guys.

Of Mice and Men are epic! Their cover of Jamie Foxx's song "Blame It" is awesome and I truly hope that they come out with a new song in 2013 because most bands don't meet the qualifications that Of Mice and Men meet. For that Of Mice and Men should be number one

Of Mice & Men? One of the most influential bands I've witnessed 9 is low but not top 5

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10 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

Death is the band that took the blueprints Possessed put down and evolved death metal into a clearly separate genre from the thrash that was more popular at the time. Possessed may have invented death metal, but in my opinion, Death defined it.

Are they great simply because they had such a major part of creating a genre of music? That might be a part of it, but no. What makes them so great is the fact that their music still stands up today because of the quality of musicianship, the vocal performance of Chuck Schuldiner, and the incredible songwriting that came together to make some of the best death metal, and possibly music in general, that you'll ever hear.

The complex drumming, abrasive edge to their guitars, monstrous growling by Chuck, and the pure technical skill showed by their musicians made the music great, but their ability to use actual melody without giving up any of the threatening, evil feel of the music they made is why they're able to stand up to any ...more

Why the hell is this band not at the top! Chuck is an amazing musician, and an incredibly nice guy. This band is beautiful in a musical sense. How this is lower than that joke of a band named asking Alexandra Is beyond a joke and absurd! This band created death metal, and, in my opinion the greatest death metal band, second being a band called revocation. If you're looking for death metal, you have found it, and must check them out immediately!

These guys created Death Metal. Hence the me the DEATH Metal. They laid down the foundation for all of the bands above. They need to be in the top 10 at the very least. They're like the Sex Pistols or Korn of Death Metal... You guys suck. Especially since ADTR isn't in the top as well... Have you heard Jeremy's death growls? They're the bomb-diggety.

I hate Death Metal but I like this band.Just why us Cannibal Corpse higher? They suck.Death is actually good.-DarkBoi-X

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The Contenders

11 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

Every single other band in this list is metalcore/screamo. In not quite sure why the author of this page included death metal in the title because it is a completely different beast than the other two.

Screamed vocals does not equate to metal. An emphasis on aggression over melody, blast beats, high tempos, and an idgaf attitude do (among other things, those are just what came to mind).

I have no problem with your music tastes, I enjoy trivium and used to like Bullet For My Valentine, but please do not call them metal. They have more in common with pop than metal.

A good rule of thumb: if it has a catchy sing-along chorus, it is not metal.
Another: if every guy in the band has long black hair, it is also not metal. It is all about the music, not the appearance.

First true metal band on this list so far... The rest is Emo material for teen girls that wants to be rebel.

The pioneers, most widely recognized death metal band, and for a good reason. Musicianship is increadable and they are far superior to any other lame band in the top 10 list here.

First of all death metal and core don't go well with each other

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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 needs to be waaaay higher on the list. they should be in the top three. have you heard phil's screams? - someguy12345

Yeah aATR needs to be higher. And atreyu should at least be on here somewhere.

What seriously? At Least top 3 along with killswitch engage. Lame ass voters that don't know good music

Huh-YEEEAAAOH!
--------------------------This Calling by ATR. - spiderskull98

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13 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. ...read more.

Bvb is the best band ever... Hands down. I can't wait for their new album. 2 more days.

Andy:
Together we will Set this World on Fire... This is the new Religion, AMEN!

We are the BVB Army and we will support BVB whenever with their meaningful songs!

This list is one of the worst lists I have ever seen on this website the fact that awful bands like Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandra can be above legendary bands like Death, Morbid Angel, Opeth Etc is just sickening - christangrant

Awesome

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14 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Sleeping With Sirens use creativity for their music videos, it's more than them just rocking out. They express their thoughts and words in a way that correctly portrays how anyone could feel at that moment. Kellin Quinn has amazing vocals, and this helps them very much to their advantage of conveying their ideals. Not only that, they're amazing when they preform live, and are kind to their fans overall. When Kellin screams... It's quite amazing

Sleeping With Sirens is the BEST BAND EVER! They are true to writing REAL lyrics with actual MEANING. They don't fail to please fans, when they produce the best songs ever. Also, just know that when Kellin sings, SHUT THE HELL UP! He also screams beautifully. (Imagine That) SWS IS THE BEST BAND EVER!

Kellin's high voice is perfect and I love them. Kellin's screams are amazing and the whole band truly loves their fans.

Pretty good. They r pretty hot too so bonus

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15 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.

Hands down one of the best heavy metal bands around. Their instrumentals are amazing along with perfect vocals that flow with the killer music!

Really? 23rd for probably the best band in the world! Breakdowns awesome, guitar that rivals anybody and a drummer that just does it to hang out with his mates. No metal band is better.

Best metal band ever. My favourite band and I am so proud to be living in the same country as these musical magicians. They are truly spectacular and perfect live. BEST BAND EVER!

Good band

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

I love Motionless In White! I think that they really are a great band and that their music is to reach out to their fans like it says in their song Immaculate Misconception; they just want to reach out and change someone's life forever. Go Motionless In White!

I LOVE motionless in white! I didn't know what real music actually sounded like till I stumbled upon a Bryan Stars interview with MIW. Ever since then I can't find any other band that makes me feel so safe and not alone. I've never been put into any life threatening moments but this band has changed my perspective on life. In the most positive way it can.

There music is not just music, it is the truth. There music is food to me and may others to thrive on. I listen to them every day and I truly appreciate everything they produce.

Coolest guys ever.

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17 Underoath Underoath

YOU MUST! MUUUST LISTEN TO THIS SONGS. AAAAAAAMAZING STUFF.1. ILLUMINATOR 2. MY DETEORATING INCLINE 3. CATCH MY SELF CATCHING MYSELF 4. DRIFTWOOD 5. PAPER LUNG 6. THE CREATED VOID 7. EMERGENCY BROADCASTING 8. IN DIVISION 9. SOMETHING MORE AND 10. DESPERATE TIMES DESPERATE MESURES!

Best band ever!
Just purely amazing Christan scream ever!
Can't get any better then Underoath!

Amazing screamo band! But I'm not sure bullet for my valentine is a screamo band...Sure they have a scream every here and there but not enough to be at the top of the list...

At least Underoath is legit screamo unlike BMTH and The Devil Wears Prada

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18 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.

My best death metal band ever

They're the only actual METAL band here,

Best screamo band ever!

19 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

They are one of those bands whose live performances are better than the studio versions

Way too below... Heavily underrated band... Should have easily made its way to the top 5.

Best scream of all heavy metal band! They are like the gods of scream. death metal at its best with a tinge of melody yaa

Not core or screamo and not totaly death metal they are Melodic Death Metal

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20 Alesana

I'm in LOVE with Alesana's music! Best Screamo band ever! THE MOST AWESOME BAND EVER.. the band is EPIC.. Rock on alesana fans m/ :D

What! Why is this "11" don't you people have taste?! How can you people live with yourself! Well I'm done now next time this better be in the top ten...

I love Alesana! (:
DE BEST BAND DAT I EVER HEARD THEIR SONG B4...
it's all ABOUT screamo
best heavy metal screamo band out better than the new screamo bands

I don't really like the vocalist that much.

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21 Atreyu

Worth listening 2. Love sum other bands 2 but this one every screamo fans dream. Try the song your private war, when two are one. THE BEST. Guarantee satisfaction. Totally rad

Not some much core, but it's still metal, check first albums for screamo, last for melodic metal, and some awesome chorus.. All in all, after Bullet For My Valentine and ATR, this band is on my list

ORSUM. Tottally could loisten to 4 hours

22 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

This band is nuts why wouldn't they be at the top they're not really screamo but they are still amazing

This band shouldn't be in this list. This band is not screamo/metalcore or even death metal. This is groove metal band with their own sound. These guys used to be my favourite, but I've found other bands. This band, however, is a really good band to check out though

This band is amazing! IT NEEDS TO BE PUSHED UP MORE!

Pretty good

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23 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

Lots of clean vocals, but listen to the album selfish machines and it'll get you hooked

Great instrumentals. That guitarist can really play!

Their lyrics are awesome. And NO doubt for their music!

What 23 how... ptv is gold

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24 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.

What?! Lamb of God deserves 1st position! Vote for the band please!

All I'm gonna say is... How the fuq?

Everyone here is super generic and has no taste in music.

Doesn't belong on this list. It's not "screamo" it's not metalcore and it isn't death metal. It's groove metal. I love metalcore and I love death metal but the top ten is pretty much metalcore or post hardcore. Screamo would be Blood On The Dance Floor or BrokenCYDE

What a disgrace. Log should be 1st

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25 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

Opeth is progressive death metal, and its pure gold. Opeth is so brutal but yet so beautiful! And there's this creepy mysterious vibe to their songs, that I love! Their acoustic guitar work is fantastic as well!

26 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Best band ever..

Music genius, melodic masterpieces, lyrics inventive, awesome breakdowns, and hardcore-to-the-bones screaming.

They ought to be in the top ten.

I love a day to remember, saw them live last year, their not as heavy but I still think their songs are brilliant, and a good band to listen to when being introduced into the world of metal.

This is the one and only time I will talk crap about a ranking 25th? What the hell? A Day To Remember has inspired so many people and other BANDS! 11th minimum!

This gotz to be in the top 15 at least

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27 I, The Breather

Amazing lyrics that have much meaning to the Christian religion. Drops are insane! Head bang approved!

This band has some real talent, if only the world realized it.

28 Nile Nile Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
29 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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). ...read more.

Avenged Sevenfold are the most musically talented band. Their old stuff is just insane! Listen to Unholy Confessions and you'll be hooked, for sure.

18?
They should be in the top 5!
Not stupid bring me the horizon or asking alexandria whoever made this list is stupid!

"this band is EPIC M. Shadows sings a lot Exemple: after the solo of Synyster Gates in A7x live in LBC Shadows scream for 10 seconds INSANE!

good

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30 Silverstein

They absolutely rock off the billboard charts... From the roots of my heroine, to the melody of burning hearts and a punk driven and one of my favorite song the artist... God job guys! 1 I can't wait for short songs

Best screamo/metal band there is

What on earth is this band doing in 26th? This is one of the best post harcore bands around! And their lyrics are deep... Put this up further!

31 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

Needs to be higher

32 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. ...read more.

Best songs in my opinion of this legendary band: psychosocial, people = s***, and the negative one. there are plenty other amazing ones, but these are the best

How is this so low on the list, 30 for slipknot, jeez

Corey Taylor is a genius, idgaf if they're more mainstream.. They're just that good.

... Really? This band has more Grammys than any of the bands on this list..

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33 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire

- Absolutly Amazing band, very talented and every album is excellent, needs to be in at least top 10!

34 Greeley Estates

Blue morning

35 Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.

Good 'ol grindcore

36 Dark Tranquility
37 Demotional Demotional
38 Necrophagist Necrophagist Necrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez.
39 Upon a Burning Body

I couldn't vote them over slipknot, but I can at least highly recommend the song red razor wrists.

They're a pretty new band... Ish. But they rock!

40 Chelsea Grin

... These guys need to be at the WAY top... They are better than most of the bands on here! My Damnation? Yeah, it was sick! Not only that, but they happen to have instrumental skill too. They need more votes!

Best band ever. Their screaming is amazing, they deserve to be higher than all of these posers.

Actually prove they can do more than scream in the song don't ask don't tell

What IS THIS!? THIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 5! ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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41 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for ...read more.
42 The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction

This Band honestly needs to be number one. They have amazing vocalists, amazing lyrical content, their music has a good beat, they are amazing live. They have amazing qualities to their music and they need recognition.

Such a great band. Each song has its own individual feel to it. You'll be hooked no matter what song you listen to. Needs to be higher on the list for sure!

I think this band needs to be number two. lean on me best song ever!

43 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 ...read more.

Seriously? This band should at least be in the top ten... Best. Band. Ever.

This Should Be Above Five Finger Death Punch.

Never heard them but they sound good

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44 While She Sleeps

Wow, what a band. Songs full of energy such as this is the six, dead behind the eyes, and four walls.

This band is a game changer, try and find them on tour in your small town, they will blow your GD F ING Mind! BOOM!

45 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.

None of these bands on here would exist without them.

46 Vader Vader Vader is a Polish death metal band from Olsztyn. Formed in 1983, the group was founded by then-bassist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and guitarist Zbigniew "Vika" Wróblewski. Starting as a heavy metal group, Vader eventually went to thrash, speed, and then in the late 1980s became a death metal band. The ...read more.

Vader is awesome

47 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.

Black dahlia murder they are awesome because their songs have great vocals and guitars. people under rate them. they should definitely be higher up

I'm not gonna even ask why black dahlia is not in the top 5 because it makes not sense

Underrated band in general

One of he greatest Death Metal bands out there. They have great skill and potential, look up Into the Everblack if you want to hear a great song by them.

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48 Blessthefall

BTF IS THIS LOW?! No way, look at "Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad" that song alone should put them in the top 20 at least!

And #1 had to and always will be "Woe, Is Me"

49 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.
50 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 ...read more.

Dude everyone on this list should get out

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