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|Deathcore: An Evolution From Emotional Overload Back To Roots In Brutality.|
People claim that deathcore isn't a genre, or is a pointless
distinction from death metal, or whatever, and those people
should shut up, because they're wrong and I'll fight them.
Here's a little history lesson and some bands that I think stand out, and or are important in
|1|| ||The Early Days Of Death Metal|
During the late '80s and early '90s a lot of death metal bands had more
rooting in hardcore than any bands currently posturing as hardcore and
busting out sick gutturals.
Left Hand Path
You wanna eat, you gotta steal, keepin' it real.
Cause Of Death
Itchoptin haugh! Feeltherblysp'l frumyr maugh!!!
Killing On Adrenaline
Arguably one of the biggest influences on the entire deathcore scene,
sometimes referred to as the forefathers of the genre, the blandly brutal
Dying Fetus definitely set the standard for the likes of ABACABB and
Progression Towards Evil
Tomb Of The Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse worship is pretty common here.
|7|| ||Fake Death Metal|
At some point around the turn of the millenium, a few bros decided it would
be so chill to take In Flames and At The Gates riffs and bridge them with
|8||Prayer For Cleansing|
Rain In Endless Fall
In my opinion one of the most important modern metalcore releases to exist.
The Oncoming Storm
At Historys End
Here you have the melodic death metal equivalent to Despised Icon. Their split with Unearth is also very
|11||Dead To Fall|
Everything I Touch Falls To Pieces
Dead To Fall Was that metalcore band you wanted to get the biggest, but of course it was AILD and Trivium
that played this sound the worst and made all the profit.
Out of the ruins of Aftershock and Overcast came one of the most promising
debuts for one of the most disappointing bands of all time.
|13|| ||Southerners, Jack Daniels, Marlboro Reds|
They've got it down!
This past decade has shown a huge surge in the southern metal scene,
and I'm talking about metal in general, not just southern metal. Some of
the most important acts in the deathcore scene hail from the Bible Belt, and
they spout their frustration with staunch Christianity in a disgusting,
The beginnings of the Southern Deathcore scene seemed to be following
very much in the footsteps of Prayer For Cleansing and Undying, but slowly
leaned from melodic to brutal death metal.
|14||Through The Eyes Of The Dead|
The Scars Of Ages
Through The Eyes Of The Dead started out as the band that wanted you to mosh. Iron Maiden riffs, mosh
beats, and breakdowns. Pterodactyl shrieks, mid-range shouts, dry ass gutturals. Gore. A lot of it.
|15||Rifles At Recess|
To Whisper In Tongues
An unfortunately overlooked gem from Tennessee. Core, not gore.
|16||The Damascus Intervention|
Carefully Built, Carelessly Destroyed
The level of worship for Prayer For Cleansing on this is mind blowing. The
skill of the axes makes it oh so acceptable. They're Southern, Christian, and
proud, but they kiss their sweeties with their fists.
The Somatic Defilement
I WILL SPIT RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING FACE! HOW DOES IT TASTE? AFTER
THE LIPS ARE SEALED BELOW YOUR WAIST, YOU WILL NEVER FUCK AGAIN!!!
|18||Dead Man In Reno|
Dead Man In Reno
|19|| ||Rich kids with good equipment|
California and Arizona take over the scene
California's Animosity were mind-blowingly young for their releases, and even more-so talented than their
contemporaries in the scene.
|21||All Shall Perish|
The Price Of Existence
This might be THE deathcore album that everybody wanted, that topped the genre, with it's mix of brocore
cliches, range stretching vocals, mixing's of melodeath, brutal riffs, and breakdowns. There's everything.
|22||Burning The Masses|
What happens when young kids with rich parents play guitar and hear The
Faceless? They play tech-deathcore apparently.
|23||Knights Of The Abyss|
Seemingly JFAC's often overlooked and rebelling younger brother, KOTA
went from sounding identical (but better at their instruments) to JFAC to
going in the complete opposite direction: instead of brutality, they went for
melody and Satan.
|24||Job For A Cowboy|
Arguably a death metal album, as it's really devoid of any characteristics of
hardcore. This EP does, however, fit the characteristics of the deathcore
sound and is one of the biggest influences on the current scene.
|25|| ||Foreign boys and jokes|
Some of the jokes aren't on purpose though...
Non-American deathcore bands seem so good but so cheesy sometimes
that I can't help but laugh.
The Healing Process
KEEP IT BRUTAL, EST. 2002
|27||Bring Me The Horizon|
Count Your Blessings
I love this band for some reason, but lol fringe weaves.
Oh my God this band is tasty, but some of the stuff they try... they just
can't pull it off, example: their clean vocals. Also, silly Russians, heliocratic
isn't even a word, hahahahhaha.
|29||Clone The Fragile|
The Blood On My Nike Dunks
|30||Thy Art Is Murder|
Some of the most hilarious, "brutal," lyrics ever.
|And I just finished this, and then my friends walk in, nice.|
|Wow, I actually put effort into something and nobody cares. :c|
|well i mean look at it|
|i loved it dear|
|Xplisit trying too hard?! My mind is blown.|
Thanks Dan. c:
|Loves Bring Me the Hairstraightener but hates on Elysia|
|I like most of the stuff on here and agree with you on a lot of points. Good job.|
|tbh oli sykes' vocals on count your blessings are fucking great. if you can't get past his douchey appearance to admit that then i'm sorry.|
|Elysia is awful. :x|
Count Your Blessings is so good on the other hand.
Thanks Yeahtoast. c:
|I don't mind BMTH I just don't get the hate on Elysia.|
I used to love Olis vocals on CYB too but then I realized most of it was just studio magic.
|and tbh yeah|
its lol that hes opting to do horrible mid rangey hardcore vocals now though, that he can't pull off.
|mappy you missed viatrophy's chronicles ep in the non-american bands :x|
|lol frankie, you should've seen elysia live, his voice was cracking like crazy|
and dan, this is only part of it, im gonna do a second part... probably same categories, different bands.
|Good work. I know very little about deathcore and this gives me a helpful insight. I'll check out the stuff on here I haven't heard.|
Love Undying, too. Have you heard The Whispered Lies of Angels by them? The production's ropey but it's still great. And I agree with you on 8.
|ah ok |
|The Whisper Lies Of Angels is awesome. I love their whole disco tbh. And PFC rules so hard too.|
|I know how it feels I made a list and nobody gave a shit haha|
|You got 6 on here so it's all good.|
|Ugh, deathcore. |
|I tried to get into 28 a while back but I just could not.|
|you need to stop saying that Prayer for Cleansing's album is the most important metalcore releases in modern metalcore, it sounds really stupid because it's not exactly true|
|actually, I'd like to revise my statement. Despite it's influence, which isn't nearly as widespread as people make it out to be, it really didn't break much ground, while later bands, such as what came out of Prayer for cleansing (BTBAM), and of course earlier bands like Converge and Botch were the actual pioneers, as even their early records were awesome.|
|and the fact that you like Bring me the horizon is pretty funny|
|list was a super cool read BUT i am disappoint in no Animosity and Red Chord :(|
|BTBAM are boring as fuck though. |
PFC are by far better and more influential.
|yeah I'm def a whore for Animosity, where they at?|
|yeah no TRC is fail mappy, otherwise great list|
Sumatra is ok for a few songs but their super slow/br00tal breakdowns suck, leads are insane though especially considering how young they are
|mine was better :D|
|needz moar waking the cadaver breeee BREEEEEE|
|Neutral Thunder full of shit, damn.|
First off: IN MY OPINION.
Second off: ONE OF the most important modern metalcore albums.
And Prayer For Cleansing was important because they were one of the first metalcore bands to play At The Gates type riffs, and they influenced A LOT of southern bands that I'm into and talked to, so yeah.
Also, I love Between The Buried And Me, but they need to stop re-releasing worse, more over the top versions of Alaska.
As for TRC and Animosity, once more, I missed a lot of stuff, but I'm going to do more parts.
|lol Alaska's at the bottom of BTBAM's discography for me (at least overall, All Bodies is still their best song)|
and definitely include a spot for Waking the Cadaver. Not for their music, BUT FOR THEIR SWEATPANTS
|I must admit CYB is a guilty pleasure of mine|
|good job on this, but the only deathcore band I listen to now and again is The Acacia Strain (only for working out)|
Aftershock and Overcast are underrated
|Good topic. Elysia death-core album- Masochist. |
Elysia's maturer album- Lion of Judas
|I want to see All Shall Perish on the next one!|
Also, you look like an elf in that picture. Make of that what you will; it's not an insult in the least.
|yeah I listen to Elysias Masochist for the lulz from time to time.|
WHO'S THE FUCKKINGG FAGGOTT NOWWWWW!!????
|"Also, you look like an elf in that picture. Make of that what you will; it's not an insult in the least."|
She looks like Zelda
|"(at least overall, All Bodies is still their best song)"|
You got this part right.
Also needs some Glass Casket if you include The Red Chord or The Faceless
|DIG A DITCH AND BURY THE BITCH!|
|"you look like an elf"|
|"She looks like Zelda"|
I can see that, yeah.
|Why ThirtySix? That album is seriously so so so good.|
|lol that's the first time i've ever gotten that|
|30 is soooo goddamn terrible|
|Hahaha yeah it is.|
|the song "Leach" has some good parts but yeah overall it's one of the shittiest albums of the past five years|
|"lol that's the first time i've ever gotten that|
Idk, just look at your profile pic.
|I kind of see it I guess.|
|I'm gonna split this into sections of 5, I'm dumb.|
|why won't the undying album art load. :(|
|coz the '|
|didn't work :/|
|yea theres no way to get it to work, just sputnik being dumb|
|Oh well. I'm happy with how this looks atm.|
|I'm not saying Cannibal Corpse is deathcore, I'm saying they were a huge influence on the deathcore scene, silly.|