Most Talented Post-Hardcore / Hardcore Bands


The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Only band that has really catchy scream songs. I mean that's a hard thing to do. We came As Romans gets 2nd place for me because of their amazing song To Plant A Seed.

Im a huge TDWP fan but I like A Day to Remember just a bit more - anthonybecerra831

Best band out there today. Most versatility of any of these bands and all of their songs are good. They never settle for anything less than the best. They aren't trying to be the best band of their genre. They are trying to be the best, period.

Their songs are all awesome. I'm from Philippines and when I first heard their song I got hooked up and then search for all of their other song. I really appreciate it so catchy and awesome. The scream and clean parts are balance and the instruments are perfect.

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2 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.

Pierce The Veil are one of the most amazing bands out there right now (in my opinion, obviously. )Here's why:
1) They are all incredibly musically talented. In every song, they all get a chance to show off how talented they really are. Vic's vocals are so unique - I've never heard anything like them before. One moment, they're angry and passionate - next, sad and emotional. Vic's guitar playing is also amazing. Tony Perry, the lead guitarist, is one of the best guitarists I have heard - just listen to the opening riff of Besitos! In all of their songs Tony's guitar work really shines through. Mike's drums are one of the key parts of their songs, and again he is incredibly talented. Their songs would not be the same without Mike's raw energy that he puts into his drumming. Jaime is a great bassist - you cannot hear them much in the tracks but live he really displays his talent. And he still manages to play while jumping around for practically the whole show!
2) Their lyrics are ...more

PIERCE THE VEIL HAS ONE THING NO OTHER BAND HAS! MEXICAN MEXICAN Musicians+Band=Best Post Hardcore Band I think every other band has that trendy feel to that dubstep crap from Bring me the horizon to asking alexandria to attack attack many others more that try to be like other bands copying there style pierce the veil has their own rhythm their own ste which a lot of bands out there don't have If Your tired of listening to the same everyday Try Pierce The Veil

Pierce the veil is and always be my favorite band because
1) Their music is amazing
2) They've grown so much over the years ( A Flair for The Dramatic, Selfish Machines and Collide with the Sky)
3) They care about their fans
4) Vic has amazing vocals/screams
5) they're not TO heavy
6) Jaime is great at bass
7) Tony is great at guitar
8) Mike is an AMAZING drummer
9) The lyrics are fantastic
10) They tour frequently
They are great live and full of energy, if you haven't heard their music CHECK THEM OUT

Best band in the world

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3 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 more.

Dude even though danny changed his hair and now looks like a hobo, this stays one of the best bands ever. Good drums, good vocals, amazing guitars and reasonable bass. What more do you want

They show their talent in the song Not the American average the guitars are definitely heavy metal like with amazing singing a drumming

AA are my heroes and have helped me get through the hardest times in my life and have inspired me to write songs sing/scream and play guitar and I have seen them live twice and have met them and I will never forget them they are my heroes.

Incredible music
Lyrics that actually mean something
Talented group of musicians
Ability to change yet still keep their original style
What more can you ask for in an amazing band!?

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4 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon are 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 more.

best band alive I didn't like them until they released their new album their lyrics are so meaningful and heart felt in my opinion number 1 band all over the world for what ever genre

Their music has evolved which shows signs of a band pushing out from their original roots... Absolutely loved There Is A Hell and cannot wait for the next CD to drop early next year

Yeah! I fully agree with this list Bring Me the Horizon is most deserving metalcore band! And oli is the sexiest man alive!

Simply, they've throne.

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5 Sleeping With Sirens

They're a very talented band and have really good music. They have a lot of variety in their music, the albums they have are quite different from each other. They come up with something different with every album. Their music has very meaningful lyrics and also, Kellin Quinn's vocals are amazing.

With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, Let's Cheers to This, If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack and Feel.

What can I say, exceptional! - valentin_siren

Sleeping with sirens is an amazing band. I love Kellin's voice. The way he screams. He is the only vocalist I know and heard with a countertenor voice. When I hear his voice I feel so relaxed.. So that's it! And I really love the lyrics of their songs.. Lets Cheers to this everyone.. This band is quite cool and so relatable.

Sleeping with sirens is an amazing band. They are very musically talented, and can cover a variety of different sounds. In their first album, With ears to see and eyes to hear, they have a very heavy, sullen feeling, with a few uplifting and heart warming songs. Lets cheer to this is perfect xP No other way to put it. In Feel, they experiment and succeed with producing both some of their heaviest and most uplifting songs, as well as Kellin screams a bit, and I personally think he's awesome at it So yeah. I think they are the best. Hbu?

I just can't get over this band. I like PTV as well, but SWS IS MY FIRST CHOICE! Mostly, SWS's songs fit perfectly about my life. There's this one of their songs; Trophy Father's Throphy Son that tells us about a father left his family behind, making his son felt responsible for everything.
I came from a broken home. My parents have divorced. I'm currently living with my mother, together with my three brothers. Watching my mother raising the four of us without a man's support; it is so unbearable. I have the urge to change our life, to make our life better. I can't deny that it has been such a hell, as mentioned in the lyric. Yeah, it has been such a hell. My father, right now, is nowhere to be known. He hardly picks up our (me and my brothers) calls. He often gives excuses for this and that. Last time we met each other was on April 2015. He puts all the blames about everything that happened in our family on my mother, but we know who's right and who's wrong.
Maybe, he might ...more

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6 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

Just amazing hands down. It's a shame to see shay go but that's not a problem. With their new lead singer I believe it's going to bring something new to the table and something entirely fresh. Austin's screams are incredible and the lyrics are very meaningful.

Of Mice & Men have really relatable lyrics and are insanely good live. Indefinitely my favourite band by far, plus Austin's screams are incredible!

Of Mice & Men with Shay probably the best thing I've ever listened to. Second and Sebring is probably the most lyrically beautiful song ever written along with This Ones For You. And Shayley's voice in The Ballad Of Tommy Clayton And The Rawdawg Millionaire, near perfection. I love OM&M. Defiantly deserve better than 9th.

Are u kiding me if these guys don't get in top three of everyones playlists your trippen. Its of mice and men,everyone dies in Utah,then a day to remember...learn it live it love it

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7 Silverstein

You know, I've listened to a lot of post-hardcore - enough to grow tired of the teenage angst that seems to be the driving force behind this redundant, linear genre. The powerful but ultimately generic guitar riffs, the excruciatingly overused bass drum, the harsh yet whiny vocals mixed with the all too familiar auto-tuned clean vocals, and God forbid the fusion of electronic synthesizers. Luckily I knew I had to pay the troll toll to get to the boy's hole. In other words, I sifted through most of the garbage (A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, Peirce the Veil, etc.) in order to find the good stuff, because I knew it was there. Thank God for Silverstein. Their album, Discovering the Waterfront, is an 11-track melodic metalcore masterpiece. When you've listened to all their albums as much as I do, and hear the harmonic blend of the various subtleties, you will understand. But, considering that A Day To Remember made 1st place, that day will most definitely never come. Now go listen to ...more

This is my #1 band. Unique sound that is unlike any other band. Perfect blend of singing and screaming, sick bridges and breakdowns and wonderful choruses. Not to mention no-nonsense lyrics that have real meaning. This band has everything you need.

Best post hardcore band so far but seems to be underrated. Discovering the waterfront is a masterpiece I'm telling U. Shane does have descent screams and clean vocals. They deserve to be at the top. Alesana was good too if you want light and heavy songs. Hawthorne heights was good as well but when casey died there genre also died. Saosin was also good but failed to keep it up.

The fact that pierce the veil is number 2 and Silverstein isn't even in the top five makes me want stab myself in the bottom of the foot with a ballpoint pen.

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8 Escape the Fate

I always thought Pierce The Veil would be my top post-hardcore band, but Escape The Fate is something else. The sick lyrics, the various sounds and tones and the killer vibe of "This War Is Ours". Escape The Fate gladly holds my number 3 spot of My favorite Bands of all time.

How is Escape the Fate not at the top! We Came As Romans comes nowhere close, along with every other band on this list. ETF is epic, both of the vocalist are amazing.

Madd good band, but most of the bands on here are really good, too. I think just about every band deserves the place they're in.
I can't wait for Falling In Reverse's new album to come out! M/

They're trash without Ronnie.

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9 Memphis May Fire

In my opinion Memphis may fire is really unique and the have the most truthful and perfect lyrics... Not to mention the people in the band are super nice too. They just seem like a good honest band and they should definitely be in the top 5 at least!

Fantastic singer all around perfect band should be #1

Listen to the meanings behind there songs, study how they actually record there music, write it, also observe how much the line up changed but the fact they still retained there southern sound

There is so much emotion in every lyric Matty Mullins puts into his songs.

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10 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 more.

They're lyrics aren't angry... They're not the normal post-hardcore band that you hear everyday. They're so much better than most of them! They're lyrics are meant to reach out to others and touch you like a good band should!

Everything about them is amazing! Especially their lyrics!

The musicianship is very strong! Great lyrics and melody's! Drums are amazing and love the idea of Eric Choi's cymbal use and creative ideas overall. Amazing band that will prolly forever remain in my top list of bands. It's a blessing to even listen to the bands music!

Memphis may fire is probably the most talented band I have ever seen next to haste the day and maybe adtr or ffak

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The Contenders

11 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

New debut album sounds really great, Ronnie is the best, and craig kinda sucks no offense but if you like the old etf, this is another band for you guys to listen! - marvdude33

Ronnie is good, but that's allready been said hasn't it... Here are some people you forgot to mention:
Derek: Great guitarist, dench, works well with jacky.
Jacky: Amazing, world class lead guitarist, cute shy personality
Ryan: Very Talented Drummer.
Mika: Now left the band but was good and had epic fashion sense
Ron: Have you heard the bass in fashionably late?

Ronnie is a God. There is no other way to describe it.
He's "King of the music scene" as of now.

Every member is talented

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12 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore 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 James; more.

These guys have amazing guitar players and should be in the top ten

Bullet for my valentine is great and all but it shouldn't be on this list since it is a heavy metal band, not post-hardcore!

13 Dance Gavin Dance

This is the only band on the list I actually like and listen to. Easily the most talented too of them all. To be honest, I would leave this band on the list and replace the rest of them with much more talented bands like
The Fall of Troy, La Dispute, Closure in Moscow, Devil Sold His Soul etc.

I thought this was for most talented not most fanboyed. Will swan is arguably the best guitarist out there he's just so underrated because of the genre. He hits the most amazing riffs I've ever heard. John mess is also considered the best screamer out there too. His lyrics and just tone are phenomenal in every song. Matt Mingus just brings it all together. He kills it with the drums and is also very underrated as a drummer. Oh yea last but not least Tillian Pearson! His voice is heavenly and get hit seemingly any note. Everyone else just brings it all together to create just superb songs. These guys are definitely the most talented. Everyone else on here just talks about their songs and just say they're the best because I like them. Figure out what talent means and then you'll learn why DGD is the most talented band out there.

DGD is almost experimental at this point as they've managed to integrate multiple styles with each album release. With the turnover of band members they experimented with fusion jazz, funk rock, and some hip hop. Ultimately the complexity of their songs wins my heart. And the lyrics that are intelligible enough to understand speak of deep meaning and document a sort of pain that can be related to.

Dance Gavin Dance is the only post-hardcore band that doesn't constantly write music about suicide. definitely more upbeat

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14 Underoath Underoath

Underoath paved the way for half of the bands on this list. They helped define modern metalcore. And also, there isn't a single album by any band on this list half as good as Define The Great Line or They're Only Chasing Safety.

None of these bands would even exist without Underoath. To hell with all of you.

No other band on this list is half as creative and inventive as Underoath. Their music is addictively engaging and ruthlessly heartbreaking! Plus they are all very talented musicians with lots to say through their art.

The only reason they're this low is because of the whiny PTV tumblr brats that were born after these guys formed.

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15 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.

The Devil Wears Prada are one of the bands that have stuck to the genre as well as their style (as well as no lead singer change). They have never fallen into the category of monotonous chugging on the guitar and same scream, sing chorus, and breakdown style that all bands are doing now. While they may not be the best live you can tell the emotion they put into their music and they put on a great show.

None of the bands before these guys actually have better talent. Not only are their instrumentals absolutely stunning, but as well as the vocals and their lyrics. The Devil Wears Prada ROCKS! Oh and why don't I see Underoath on here?! They STARTED post-hardcore and made it what it is!

haha keep it good guys I want more growl and scream!

Insane drums, nerve chilling clean vocals, heavy breakdowns, and heart breaking melodies. This band just gets better with every album!

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16 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. more.

Black Veil Brides concept record, The Wretched & Divine, is perfection. They're so dedicated to their fans, and their lyrics have true meaning that is easy to appreciate.

BVB is amazing! There lyrics are so meaningful and really describe how teenagers are feeling nowadays. Mist of them anyway. There music tells them to never give in and always believe in yourself. Dreams do come true if you believe enough. And there really good guys. Absolutely down to earth and they love their fans. They deserve to be #1. And so does Blood On The Dance Floor. There amazing guys to. Even not all there lyrics are clean. They stand for something good and have good hearts.

Black veil brides mean so much to me. They are my saviours. If it werent for them, I wouldn't be here today.

I love them best band ever

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17 A Skylit Drive

I think ASD deserves to be the top 1 post hardcore bands because every member are doing such great performances especially Brian, jag and cory

Have you heard their newest album identity on fire? If not you need to listen to it. That whole album blows these other bands out of the park. Another GREAT album is wires and the concept of breathing. Get to listening!

This is the best post hardcore band unique..

It's like A Day to Remember, but... Better? No other way to put it.

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18 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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) . more.

I just voted for escape the fate I didn't know that Avenged Sevenfold would be on the list cause my two favorite bands are escape the fate and Avenged Sevenfold so that kinda pisses me off cause I like both but my favorite it Avenged Sevenfold cause the rev died which was so bad but the rest of the band dedicated a lot to the rev and they are still standing strong which obviously has to tell you something I LOVE Avenged Sevenfold

Personally this is my favorite band and although they aren't metalcore anymore they are a very deadly heavy metal band that is very deserving with lyrics very meaningful and true that anyone can relate to

Avenged sevenfold is not post hardcore, is heavy metal!

19 Attack Attack!

The best hardcore with synth ever other than Asking Alexandria! All of the songs in their new album was freakingly awesome. Attack Attack! FTW!

Definitely not Asking Alexandria. Asking Alexandria have absolutely no respect in my book. If you ever saw them live, you would know how utterly unimaginably terrible they are.

Where is asking alexandria? I think they are worthy to be placed in the 1st place. err

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20 Alesana

Alesana has been in the business for 8 years now. Honestly many of us wouldn't even listen to this type of music if it weren't for them, they have influenced post-hardcore. Their sounds and techniques are so unique. Shawn's clean vocals are amazing, & also the way they incorporate Melissa's Milke's voice into their records too, and seriously NO SCREAMER sounds like Dennis Lee. Oh, and Jeremy Bryan, seriously whether you like Alesana or not, you have to admit that he is one of the best drummers alive. Their lyrics are pure beauty & the topics in which they base their songs and albums on, like seriously which band does that. They deserve to be up there. These guys are SO GOOD & UNDERRATED. I still jam Alesana. Hate on it.

Best Post-Hardcore band I have ever heard and one of the first I ever listened to. Most beautiful vocals I have ever heard and how many bands have the ability to straight up make a girl horny I mean really. Sick ass drumming sexy members. This band deserves to be in the top. Every aspect of them is pure artistry pain, lust, love, horror, and hate. They undeniably deserve top ten.

This band has changed my life. I'm in college as a music major right now, and I admire how extraordinary their musicality and lyrics are. They are so unique and talented, they know how to stand out, and the harmonies in not only vocals but also the instruments are superb. They should be in the top 5 at least for not only their musicality but their influence as well.

The stories they tell through each album are terrifying, beautiful, tragic, and undeniably captivating.

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