Most Talented Post-Hardcore / Hardcore Bandsalexthehardcorekid
The Top Ten
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.
Yes adtr at the top. this is a dream come true. they are talented and are not afraid to express their true selvesV 17 Comments
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 worldV 49 Comments
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.
AA should be number 1V 19 Comments
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!
Nice band to listen to, especially the new album. Oliver did a great job last few years thoughV 20 Comments
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 love sleeping with sirens and their song specially when you hear kellin's voice,the beat of drum,the rhythm of guitars and the meaning of the lyrics of their songs,I think that is full package😉😉😉😉😍😍😍😍V 35 Comments
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 itV 6 Comments
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.V 10 Comments
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.V 15 Comments
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.V 16 Comments
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!
Sweet ass bandV 8 Comments
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 talentedV 16 Comments
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!
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.
God, I hate FIR. And PTV's fanbase probably has never touched a DGD song. Unless of course they saw them tour with them back in the early days.
This band is the best post-hardcore has to offer. Post-hardcore is my favorite genre, by the way, and while DGD isn't my favorite band of all time, it's my favorite post-hardcore band, and post-hardcore is my favorite genre.
DGD is one of the most innovative bands in the genre. I reccomend their last 3 albums, the Tillian/Mess era. Certain songs to check out: Shark Dad, We Own The Night, and Inspire the Liars.
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.V 6 Comments
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!V 1 Comment
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.
I love them best band ever
Black veil brides is amazing and their music is passionate and beautiful. The band members are as god as the music. Most bands lose character as their fame grows but bvb didn't and still doesent. This band saves lives it should be top ten at least.V 3 Comments
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.V 4 Comments
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!
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. errV 2 Comments
The most creative band what I ever heard!
Asking Alexandria is my favorite band, but this is about Post-Hardcore and not Metalcore, so hail ENTER SHIKARI ♥
Political lyrics crossed with hard-core beats and dirty dub step content its gott to be a winner for shikari
This band is always epic, they're great lyrically, musically and have a great, ballsy style, I think they definitely deserve a spot higher up on the list, everyone go listen! Puppets is my favourite song
Really great band, latest album had really meaningful lyrics. Honestly if you haven't heard o them search up "devils night" or "immaculate misconceptions"
Many people think they're scary in their music videos, but they have so much meaning if you pay attention to what's happening in the video and their lyrics.
Meaningful lyrics, with a haunting atmosphere.V 1 Comment
Easily the most creative and best metalcore band around. Great vocals, positive lyrics, shredding guitar, and just powerful songs. The first song of leveler is amazing. Very excited for new album this week.
By far the best drummer in all of Hardcore music. The guitarist is crazy too. I don't know how this band isn't even on the list.
DUDE LIKE FOR REAL. This is band has Created some of the GREATEST Breakdowns and DIrtiest time signature changes. The Genuine Genius n the Complexity of their music Is a gift to all of us. ABR you deserve wayyy more Cred. loveV 1 Comment
Alexisonfire is the only band ever.
But really, though. The fact that they're number 30 has me shaking my head in sadness. Ontario truly made some great melodic/post/whatever style of hardcore punk in the 00's, but Alexisonfire are the kings
If they were still together I would be shocked if they weren't number one still better than most of the bands on this list if you never got to see them perform you missed out.
Best band in the world for me, not just musically but with their live performance, it sickens me to see them this far down the table, who else has a voice like Dallas and a scream like George!
This band made post hardcore what it is today they should be number 1 this list is ridiculousV 3 Comments
There not noticed enough! After one song I fell in love. definitely should be number two sitting right behind A Day To Remember that is exactly where they should be.
I love this band! Especially love Stingray Affliction, Hooligans and Sad Ghost
Love the Vocals expecially king of amarillo, love sex riot is great
I love their song its awesome, please vote for themV 3 Comments
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.V 14 Comments
Really Good Post-Hardcore Band, solid instrumentals, solid vocals, everything is pretty damn good and I'm a new fan.V 2 Comments
My absolute favorite band. The one and only band me and my girlfriend both love. Their album Chasing Ghosts is so good and their screams have gotten so much better since Youngbloods. They definitely deserve to be in the top ten.
A well known band in Australia - and is the best post-hardcore band that ever existed on this planet. Particularly the album Chasing Ghosts!
Amity is so good. Let The Ocean Take Me is one of my favorite albums, and Chasing Ghosts is one of my favorite songs. Their lyrics can be really depressing and heavy, like the song Chasing Ghosts which is basically Ahren and Joel singing and screaming a suicide note, but the lyrics are still good. I love Amity and they deserve better.
My all time favorite band. I even have their lyrics tattooed on me.V 6 Comments
A Lot Like Birds at 144? Ridiculous! This band has an genuinely unique and enjoyable sound. The instrumentals are amazing, the vocals are amazing, lyrics are amazing. What else could you want from a band? A Lot Like Birds is number 1 for me!V 1 Comment
I was chocked too see this band on here I love this band so much they are so amazing they deserve too be known
Amazing band, can't wait for the world to realize it.
I'm sorry but no! They are so good, they're so far down because hardly anyone has heard them -. -
I love them so their in my top 3 fave bandsV 1 Comment
This list is messed up. Where is Thursday, At The Drive In, La Dispute, mwithoutYou and Fall of Troy? And why is Senses Fail at 29? They are some of the only bands from this mostly laughed-at genre that lots of people and critics will look back on as being very musically important, even outside of their own genre. Most of this other stuff is trendy garbage, save some Underoath and a few bands with moments here and there.
All the bands in this list would arguably not exist, or at least in their same form, if it weren't for Thursday, At The Drive In and a few of their contemporaries. Though these bands didn't invent the genre, they DID in fact plant the seed for this "genre" in the 21st century. They were imitated and followed by a ton of inauthentic, egocentric emo/"scene" kids emulating an /aesthetic/ without the artistic value or care for providing you with any thoughtful message from their music. Those kids who want to be in a band because bands are ...more
Can't Be Saved, Calling All Cars, Family Tradition.
The singer has gone through a lot, and he isn't afraid to vent in his lyrics, which go to some of the best screamo/post-hardcore songs I have ever heard. Not much will ever match the thrashy, yet somehow emotinally driven, Free Fall Without A Parachute, or the extremely emotional and melodic Still Searching.V 1 Comment
Now with their 10 year anniversary, one of the most popular Metalcore band's is getting stronger with every album. Heavy riffs and breakdowns, awesome drums, awesome vocals, perfect balance of melody and harmony with crazy rhythms that make you want to bang you head against the table!
The most under rated overlooked band in the genre with so much talent and a unique sound - TrevorManiscalo
TCM is great, their lyrics are positive, and Garret is such a good singer.V 1 Comment
My favorite band and should be much higher
Listen to Ten Thousand Feet or New Demons, definitely one of the top 3 Post Hardcore bands out there. Also they sound damn good live.
One of the best screamer/singer combos, also the absolute hardest hitting bass drops of any band I've heard, especially their newer stuff.
Why the hell is this band so far down?! They're incredible!V 2 Comments
The old Blessthefall was freakishly awesome, the music would give off many feelings, emotions, etc. It was dark which makes it all the better. The older the better!
I believe this band should be in the top ten. The songs has much emotion put into it and has very deep meanings
I like them since Bokan joined the band. I think when Craig Mabbitt was the singer, their music wasn't so good as it is now. With Mabbitt in Escape The Fate and Bokan in Blessthefall everyone is where they should be, but I still think that Blessthefall is better than Escape The Fate. - tiagocowboy11V 3 Comments
Hell Or High Water
To me, they are #3.
Their drummer is also their singer, that takes talent! - Spineapple
Awesome band! Especially their older stuff. Highly recommended to check them out!
The most talented post hardcore band I have heard in years. Up and coming band... They are Gods amongst men.
Craig Owens is back and Chiodos is better than almost anybody on this list with him. Their albums "Alls Well that Ends Well" and "Bone Palace Ballet" are legendary. They perfectly balance Craig's gorgeous voice with hardcore screaming and breakdowns.
Penis! Now that I've got your attention vote for this band. They stand out from all bands you would hear at warped. They have a different vibe to their music. Keyboard is great too for this band.
chiodos were way better when craig owens was still the band's vocalist. CHIODOS W/ CRAIG OWENS FTW! M/
Simply the best... Listen to no penguins in Alaska and the words best friends become redefined. Also listen to. Is it a progression of a cannibal use a fork.V 2 Comments
If you've heard the albums Repeater and Red Medicine and know literally ANYTHING about post-hardcore punk and what that means, then you'll understand Fugazi was at the top of the game. Actually, they WERE the game for about 10 years. If you don't have an hour to check out the albums, take ten minutes and listen to Repeater's "Turnover," "Merchandise," and "Two Beats Off." Then go listen to the whole thing, because you've just had your mind blown. With their latest album, the Argument, they are STILL pushing borders. Check out to the song "Life and Limb" and then listen to something from - I don't know - Mice and Men.
Or, if you skipped to the end/want the point already, here it is. The compilation titled "13 Songs." Pick any song you want off this; it doesn't matter. Fugazi reigns.
Fugazi are the only real "post-hardcore" band here. Their songs tackle different subjects and not the same thing like Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil (who are no more than power-pop by the way).
Are they not one of the first post-hardcore bands? They pretty much define the genre.
They're this low because the kids that like PTV and SWS spend too much time on Tumblr and just vote their whiny bands to the topV 6 Comments
I love Hands like Houses A LOT and they should be in the top 20 at least. They are a great post hardcore band. Look up A Fire on a Hill.
My favorite band ever! They deserve to be #1. Look up their song A Fire on a Hill. Completely amazing band.V 3 Comments
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