Most Talented Post-Hardcore / Hardcore Bands


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

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.

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22 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, more.

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. love

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23 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire

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 ridiculous

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24 Issues

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 them

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25 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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26 In Fear and Faith

Really Good Post-Hardcore Band, solid instrumentals, solid vocals, everything is pretty damn good and I'm a new fan.

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27 The Amity Affliction

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.

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28 A Lot Like Birds

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!

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29 In Hearts Wake
30 Get Scared Get Scared Get Scared is an American gothic metal band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics, in 2009. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010.

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 bands

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31 Senses Fail

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.

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32 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos. V 1 Comment
33 Being As An Ocean
34 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 more.

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!

35 The Color Morale

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.

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36 I See Stars I See Stars I See Stars is an American rock band that formed in 2006 based in Warren, Michigan. The band currently consists of vocalist Devin Oliver, guitarist Brent Allen, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Oliver, and bass guitarist Jeff Valentine.

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!

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39 Blessthefall

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. - tiagocowboy11

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40 Woe, Is Me

Hell Or High Water

To me, they are #3.

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