Best Screamo/Death Metal/Metalcore Bandsjakeman3000
The Top Ten
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...
This band. Oh my. What can I say about them. Words do not come close to being able to describe them. They have the type of sound that makes you go "This is a band? I thought they were gods! " Waking the Demon is definitely the anthem for epicness. But you should also try "My Fist, Your Mouth, Her Scars, " "Room 409, " or "Her Voice Resides. " Great lineup. Great songs. Great band.54 Comments
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
10. Asking Alexandria.
They are the best... Why? They got the best lyrics overall. Just listen to anodyne sea, parallels, repeating yesterday, darkest nights
these guys are so SICK! probably one of the only metalcore bands out there to even have one song nominated for a grammy award. the devil wears prada is ok but seriously these guys kik their @ss. just listen to nothing left or confined and youll probably be amazed.21 Comments
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 love many bands on this list but under the top tens are a bunch of non screamo metalcore bands. Don't get me wrong I love most bands here but they are just not the genre. About BMTH... They are the BEST screamo band here in my opinion. I love these guys so much. I don't like their old stuff so much though but their new stuff is beautiful. They are amazingly poetic songwriters... Best lyrics I have ever seen on a song comes from BMTH songs. They have such beautiful compoisitons especially the song Suicide Season.. So beautiful and deep it will make you cry. AASnother beautiful song is Crucify Me and Don't Go. Those are the deepest and most beautiful songs I have ever heard in my life. Definintely best band here37 Comments
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.
The combination of guitar solos and Breakdowns are just the definition of magnificent - Warlost12 Comments
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
The Devil Wears Prada <- From roots and branches below is the most badass album I've heard. The zombie EP is sick. The Devil Wears Prada17 Comments
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.1 Comment
Love them been a fan for many years glad to see the new album coming out
I like Jesse Leach's voice better.
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 jones6 Comments
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...
-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
I'm going to be apart of the crowd here and say that Asking Alexandria should be number one on this list, not no fourth place. I can't even begin to understand how or why Bullet For My Valentine is first, that's just ridiculous.53 Comments
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.
Death n23 what is, this a joke they are death metal ok they should be n1 they are like nirvana for grunge or metallica for thrash or chuck berry for rock n roll by the way r I p Chuck Schuldiner7 Comments
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
Honest, I never did like "screamo" but one of my friends told me about Sleeping with Sirens, then I started listening to Of Mice and Men and I love it now.7 Comments
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.
...Why are death metal and screamo even on the same list?13 Comments
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
Turns out the singer to this band used to work at the mall I go to almost every week! :D6 Comments
Bvb is the best band ever... Hands down. I can't wait for their new album. 2 more days.
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
Hah ima bout to make a lot of little scene kids mad and this is why black veil brides (bvb) is a low quality band for 12 year old emo/scene kids they are whiny and there music is horrible along with blood on the dance floor all I can say there is if you like either of these bands don't put them in the same list as menphis May fire miss may I as I lay dying and bring me the horizon and bullet for my valentine because that's real music and I saw one lil led say how can Botdf not be #1 people with bad music now a days well do your parents know you listen to songs about raping girls getting high drunk and laid? - McrMonica53 Comments
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.
KELLIN IS THE BEST! I LOVE THEIR SONG ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN'T HANG...10 Comments
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!
The best band to come from Australia hands down.
Most brutal breakdowns, most laid back lads you'll ever meet. needs to be higher!
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.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Motionless In White. Great band. Great sound. Great lyrics. City Lights, Immaculate Misconception, Abagail, etc. Are the SEXX. They wanna reach out and change someone's life... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!12 Comments
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...
Simply brilliant. They should be in the top ten based on their chart success alone. By far have he most masterpieces in their catalogue!7 Comments
My best death metal band ever
They're the only actual METAL band here,
Best screamo band ever!
Not core or screamo and not totaly death metal they are Melodic Death Metal
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 yaa4 Comments
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
They Should Be One Of The Top 5.! They Are Hecka Awesome. I Love Their Songs APOLOGY, AMBROSIA, THE LAST THREE LETTERS, & KISS ME KILL ME.! - ravicupcake11 Comments
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
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!
Best band every they are hands down the best live band and best videos!4 Comments
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!
This should be higher on the list I'm telling you.6 Comments
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.
Bunch of pussies who don't vote 4 this band
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 BrokenCYDE7 Comments
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!
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!
The best melodies, the best lyrics, the best guitar riffs, just an all around kick ass band, perfect mix of pop punk and metal.5 Comments
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.
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.
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!
Whether you're stoked about metal. Hyped up for melodic -- unheard of tunes, or just really in to classic sounding rock. This band is for you. Want to see for yourself? Check out their discography. Sounding the seventh trumpet/ Waking the fallen/ Avenged sevenfold: self titled/ Nightmare/ Hail to the king.10 Comments
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!
Needs to be higher
Slipknot has got to be one of the best heavy metal bands ever! people call you weird for listening to slipknot bur in just like well mate your even more weird for listening to justin bieber. I am only 15 but have grown up listening to slipknot all my life and I'm proud.!
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.2 Comments
- Absolutly Amazing band, very talented and every album is excellent, needs to be in at least top 10!
Good 'ol grindcore
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!
... 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
Alex Koehler is much harder than the bands at the top. They should be #13 Comments
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!
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
Love WCAR! Why they down though? People look em up they'r amazing they really are trust me2 Comments
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!
None of these bands on here would exist without them.
Vader is awesome
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.1 Comment
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"
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