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|Timeline of Metalcore Records That I See as Important|
I've decided to look at this divisive genre of heavy music and explore its origins leading up to the modern day and what bands have done to evolve and expand this genre from what it started as. The visceral, raw, emotive beginnings...the inclusion of explosive melodies...chunkier, groovier riffs...heavy production, effects work...an exploration of all these elements compiled into a single list of 40 songs to document it. I do not necessarily even like all these songs, but I feel the capture certain eras and soundscapes well enough to include. I will start from humble beginnings working my way to now...
Destroy the Machines
"Born From Pain" - 1995
Many point to this record as the beginning of metalcore, the combination of those hardcore punk vibes and more raw, visceral guitar work. I don't believe bands know when they create a new genre, but Earth Crisis sort of did and it grew from there. Not my favorite Earth Crisis song but one that really captures those beginning stages...
"Crossbearer" - 1997
One of the early demo tracks from Cave In that features on this compilation record that explores some of those similar attributes Earth Crisis was exploring but a bit more refined and reeled in.
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
"Ravage Ritual" - 1998
Zao are a band that I largely don't listen to because they don't really strike me but it's hard to neglect their influence on the genre. This record in particular often considered one of the greatest metalcore records of all time, brings the riffs, brings that raw emotion, brings all these elements that have been hinted at over the last couple years and creates some of the most memorable songs to define that sound.
|4||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
"43% Burnt" - 1999
It's without saying that this song and record are metalcore/mathcore royalty. Dillinger explores those metalcore roots and goes bananas with the song structures, time signatures, just flips everything on it's head while still maintaining those core values.
Until Your Heart Stops
"Juggernaut" - 1999
Cave In are one of my favorite bands so I don't feel bad for featuring them twice in a short span of time. This band really knocked it out of the part with these first two releases, further refinement on that original sound and paving the way for other bands like Botch and simultaneously releasing quality material alongside another Massachusetts band that we'll talk about shortly.
"Hell To Pay" - 2001
It's impossible to talk about metalcore without mentioning one of the most influential bands in the genre. From the chaotic production style, the anger and fury within the music, the totally off-the-wall compositions. Converge perfected this early style of metalcore and bands began emulating this style immediately and this was the peak for a good few years.
Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
"Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste" - 2002
Following in the footsteps of Converge, Norma Jean are cut from a similar cloth, a bit sludgier and groovier than bands like Converge but nevertheless, embracing chaos and fury within their music. This album is perhaps one of my least favorites by Norma Jean but it's influence is undeniable.
Rise of Brutality
"Doomsayer" - 2003
Personal preference takes over at this point. The first two records in Hatebreed's discography are arguably more hardcore or thrash than metalcore and while yes, there are hints of metalcore creeping in, I don't feel like it's until Rise of Brutality that the band fully embraces the catchiness and anthemic nature that defines the sound they will explore up until now. Hatebreed are a metalcore hybrid without a doubt, Doomsayer is a nasty piece of music with groove, heaviness and features a bit better production and clarity than some of the records we've seen up to this point.
Waking the Fallen
"Unholy Confessions" - 2003
You might love it, you might hate it, but this song was metalcore breaking into the mainstream with now one of the most popular bands in heavy music. While the band heavily deviated from metalcore with their follow up release, it's hard to ignore the influence and sheer accessibility this song has going for it. The main riff is one of the most recognizable and ripped off metal riffs ever. The stylistic shifts in the song dynamics will become a staple and replicated formula for the next few years as metalcore becomes popularized.
The War Within
"The Light That Blinds" - 2004
This might be my bias for having played Guitar Hero when I was young, but this was one of those songs that sprung out into popularity from those games. The thrash metal laced metalcore stylings of Shadows Fall was one of the early forms taken in the Western Massachusetts metalcore explosion of the late 90's/early 2000's and while the band never grew popularity like Killswitch Engage or All That Remains, their unique take and more 'metal' sound was refreshing and emulated.
|11||Lamb of God|
Ashes of the Wake
"Laid To Rest" - 2004
Another band and song that sprung from the influence of Guitar Hero games also utilizing that thrash metal infused metalcore but with a bit more groove metal in similarity to 90's metal bands like Pantera. These catchy riffs while still heavy were much more accessible along with the vocals being fairly simple to understand as opposed to some of the early metalcore records. This was certainly the point where metalcore was becoming profitable and viable outlet for young bands.
|12||Bullet for My Valentine|
"4 Words (To Choke Upon)" - 2005
A number of BFMV songs could take this spot considering how they were one of the first metalcore bands to release under a major record label and achieve radio success by infusing emo-leaning tendencies and heavier emphasis on catchy choruses. The juxtaposition is something commonly associated with metalcore nowadays but was not immediately something used in the format up to this point.
As Daylight Dies
"My Curse" - 2006
Killswitch were already a very popular band in metalcore at this point taking on some elements of straightforward heavy metal, that visceral rage of early metalcore but now the band began exploding with a top ten record and radio success. Featured in many video games, featured on MTV, this was the peak of this style of metalcore and would be the blueprint for awhile. While Killswitch fans might argue that their first couple records are more influential than this one, I think it's at this point where Killswitch became household names and really spearheaded the popularity of the genre. They were essential in the development of the genre as well, without question.
|14||All That Remains|
The Fall of Ideals
"This Calling" - 2006
Released around the same time as Killswitch's record, Fall of Ideals is often looked at as a quintessential piece of metalcore, blending those fast melo-death drum patterns with hooky choruses, intricate riffs and brutal breakdowns. A further exploration in metalcore utilizing it's best aspects to launch itself into popularity.
"My Will Be Done" - 2008
I would be remiss to not mention another metalcore pioneer with Unearth, also hailing from Massachusetts during the metalcore explosion. I chose not to mention some of their earlier records because like Shadows Fall, their popularity never ascended to the heights of aforementioned bands but it's with this song that I felt they had established and refined that popular metalcore sound of intricate riffs, catchy vocal melodies and abundant breakdowns.
|16||Attack Attack! (USA)|
Someday Came Suddenly
"Stick Stickly" - 2008
An unfortunate rendering of metalcore came out around this time as well known as electronicore or crab-core. The chugs began to be utilized as the bands man source of heaviness with dense synthesizers, skinny jeans, boy-ish haircuts and enough white boy attitude to die from cringe over. While this era of metalcore was short-lived and has seen occasional revivals, it wasn't more popular than around these couple years and this record.
|17||August Burns Red|
"White Washed" - 2009
With an outburst of various sub-genres in metalcore, one of the most profound and profitable was Christian Metalcore and ABR were one of the peak contributors. Simply being able to sell your records in Christian stores was well enough to put these bands in high charting positions and allow them to perform is venues that other metal bands were not able to.
"Early Grave" - 2009
While BFMV were one of the leading contributors to metalcore from overseas, Architects while not popular at the time in the states was beginning to make waves in the UK with their mathy interpretations of metalcore with vicious angry riffs, terrifying brutal vocals and an attitude unlike other bands at the time.
|19||A Day To Remember|
"The Downfall of Us All" - 2009
While A Day To Remember were already reaching a high level of popularity, this record solidified the amalgamation of pop punk and metalcore. The absurdly catchy vocal melodies, the easy-core style instrumentals all accumulating into crushing breakdowns. Personally, I don't enjoy these guys very much but I'd be wrong to neglect how popular this sound is and how well they've done with it.
Stand Up and Scream
"A Prophecy" - 2009
The last 2009 entry also establishes the influence that UK metalcore would have and the popularity that would ensue. While this song is bad bad bad, it's extremely popular and like ADTR, popularized breakdown callouts, open chugs and a heavy amount of synthesizers and EDM influenced passages.
|21||As I Lay Dying|
The Powerless Rise
"Condemned" - 2010
I wasn't going to include AILD on this list but I don't think it would be fair to ignore them on the account of their singer being a pos. Their influence on melodic metalcore is insanely important with the soaring choruses being a major part of their sound and influencing other bands to utilize this approach. With this song in particular, there are no clean vocals but it's just my favorite song of theirs so I thought I'd shout it out. The clear choice for most influential songs by this band are probably "Through Struggle" or "Nothing Left."
|22||The Devil Wears Prada|
"Outnumbered" - 2010
Here we have concept records becoming a fixture in the metalcore scene, The Devil Wears Prada also plays into the electronicore elements as well as Christian metalcore. This style of metalcore will reign supreme for a couple years as the genre begins to be stagnant in terms of progression but still maintaining a high level of popularity.
|23||Bring Me The Horizon|
"Shadow Moses" - 2013
The revival begins, at least an attempt to differentiate from the tired formula that had it's grasp on the genre for a few years now. BTMH branches off from their traditional deathcore/metalcore roots into a more nuanced, emotional style of metalcore that still uses synthesizers but less in your face about it. It also introduces levels of ambiance, simplifies the instrumentals to basic heavy hitting riffs coupled with simple lead work that's catchy and accessible. This style shapes metalcore for a few years before BMTH branch off into various genres other than metalcore.
|24||I See Stars|
"Murder Mitten" - 2013
While I wouldn't say I See Stars are vital to metalcore, their inclusion of dubstep and electronics is so in your face that it's worth mentioning along with this particular style of metalcore essentially taking over Warped Tour stages around this time.
|25||Motionless In White|
"Reincarnate" - 2014
While metalcore had previously done well with radio success in the days of Killswitch, All That Remains and BFMV, the radio success had waned until MIW came through with a new formula that was perfect for radio. Combining elements of gothic, alternative and nu-metal with some of the metalcore aggression without screaming or very little screaming. While this direction has been to many metalcore bands detriment as they've fizzled out after becoming 'sellouts' and basing their entire style of trying to appease the radio stations, MIW have combined this style, an aggressive style, a Marilyn Manson-esque style, and many others in order satisfy multiple facets of the listener base. This genre-hopping will soon become the norm with many bands trying their hands at various approaches and styles to maintain relevance.
|26||The Amity Affliction|
Let the Ocean Take Me
"Pittsburgh" - 2014
The breaking out of bands from Australia seems to begin around this time, Amity being one of the biggest to export their music and become mainstays on the Warped Tour circuit. Their signature style of heavy verses, catchy soaring choruses while not completely reinventive at this point, is certainly bookmarked and perfected at this point. Also, Amity gives way for other Australian acts to become popular and noticed in the genre.
"Vice Grip" - 2015
Certainly not the most treasured Parkway song and a band that has already been around a long time at this point and also similar to Amity, is one of the biggest and most important exports from Australia. I chose this song however because it's a point in time where bands begin adopt 'stadium-metalcore' that is open, massive sounding and simplistic enough to be enjoyed by people who might enjoy older metal acts.
|28||Veil of Maya|
"Mikasa" - 2015
Progressive metalcore also begins to take shape around this time with other bands like Periphery, Northlane, Monuments etc to jump on that band wagon but this song stands out because of the conceptual nature of the record and how popular this song was at the time of release, propelling other bands to be as technical and insane with their instruments as they could be. Essentially, the opposing side to the Parkway-effect.
All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
"A Match Made In Heaven" - 2016
While I could argue that this style of metalcore started in 2014 when Architects released Gravedigger, I feel it's at this point where this form of progressive/post-metalcore takes place with deep tuned guitars, quick staccato riffs and ambient effects. It's also a fantastic song and a song that has been replicated numerous times over the next half a dozen years and is still the blueprint that many bands aim for.
"Scars" - 2016
This is one of those songs that I don't enjoy but simple can't be ignored based on the popularity and the way this band has shaped the genre. While furthering the affects of how radio play can elevate the band, the lighter rap sections, online personalities as well as song-covers really define how a band could become popular at this time. Take for example Our Last Night, Bad Wolves (not really metalcore but still had an extremely cover song launch them to fame), both driving their success off recreating an already popular song and making it your standard metalcore with heavy verses and catchy choruses, topped off with a breakdown.
"Forever" - 2017
The infusion of hardcore punk returns in a great way around this time, beginning a few years back of course but eclipsing with Code Orange's album at this time. The brutality, the extreme nature of the riffs and vocals harkens back to the heyday and aggression of early metalcore songs while adding a subtle industrial flair as well.
"Doomsday" - 2017
This riff is everywhere starting now, while starting effectively with their last album, this song literally changed the soundscape of metalcore over now with every band and their mother wanting to sound like this.
|33||While She Sleeps|
You Are We
"Silence Speaks" ft. Oli Sykes - 2017
Sometimes songs have legs without doing anything special and this is an example of that. While certainly not a bad song, it's popularity was essentially funded by a feature by an extremely popular figure in the scene. While certainly not a novel idea in the slightest, this late era of 2010's metalcore sees many of it's most popular songs exploding simple based on features rather than songs being 'good.'
The Dusk in Us
"I Can Tell You About Pain" - 2017
While Converge was extremely consistent between Jane Doe and this point, it becomes somewhat a trend for older bands to 'return-to-form' and simple be creatively active again. This can be seen as recently as this year with the return of Botch, announcements of Haste the Day and Still Remains returning, even bands like Bleeding Through reuniting and Cave In being a bit more active than previously.
|35||Ice Nine Kills|
The Silver Scream
"The American Nightmare" - 2018
While it can be seen as a gimmick, this gimmick sells records, merch and everything in between. The idea of leaning into a niche audience proves to be successful for Ice Nine Kills with songs based on horror films. While having a gimmick is not new for heavy music i.e. (Slipknot), I feel that Ice Nine Kills burst the door open at this point for bands to lean into their quirks, their nuances and such. It's also a good record that utilizes various styles.
A Different Shade of Blue
"Mistakes Like Fractures" - 2019
I was going to do "Counting Worms" for a song to represent this style of metalcore but Mistakes Like Factures is a superior 'song' in my opinion and really shows the value and versatility of this obscenely heavy style of metalcore bordering on straight deathcore or hardcore at points. It's not novel but it explores a more dirty style that reminds me of early bands like Converge and Cave In while having groove and heaviness like modern deathcore acts. This revitalization of heavy-metallic hardcore while having been explored for a few years at this point, really shows it's selling point with this record moving lots of sales and their tours selling out,
"Bloodline" - 2019
People are gonna be mad but that's okay. Northlane has gone through many changes and has been a staple at this point, but Alien is truly a masterclass in expanding the sound and boundaries of heavy metalcore music weaving into industrial, electronic seamlessly. In ever expanding space of metalcore, Northlane find a new path that they own.
"Hypa Hypa" - 2020
Making metalcore fun and happy in times where everyone is cooped up and sad. It's a song that could only get popular during a pandemic but nevertheless, this song is more of a just a statement on what a fun song and important metalcore song it was to get us through dark times.
"Holy Roller" - 2020
I'm gonna hate myself for stating it this way but female fronted metalcore bands, while they have been around for a good long while, get extremely popular with Spiritbox being a prime example reaching high positions on charts with their newest full length. Bands like Ithaca, Rolo Tomassi, Jinjer, Dying Wish, Employed to Serve seeing massive upticks in popularity. The music itself is diverse and takes many forms but it's simple the point of female screamers and vocalists really seeing a surge in the genre.
|40||Every Time I Die|
Here's the thing...I missed a lot of important bands. I didn't talk about Integrity or ETID or Darkest Hour or Enter Shikari or Of Mice & Men, there's so many important bands that have taken metalcore and done something unique and interesting with it. I would be here forever if I talked about every single one and while I'm sure to upset people with my takes and descriptions, it's the way I see this genre of music. It's constantly shifting, taking on new identities and influences, seeing ebbs and flows of popularity, it's a magnet for criticism, there's so much to it. I hope some people get enjoyment out of this and don't take it so seriously that they'll explode when they see I See Stars at 24. But as it stands, this is how I see things.
Those Who Fear Tomorrow
1991 - An important beginning point of the foundations of metalcore
Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
2002- A band that helped to bring metalcore to popularity in the early to mid 2000's
|43||Between the Buried and Me|
Between the Buried and Me
2002 - A band that combined traditional elements of metalcore with math and progressive and went on to be one of the most influential acts in that respective sub-set of the genre.
|44||Poison The Well|
The Opposite of December
1999 - One of those early Trustkill records bands that refined and popularized a melodic approach to metalcore
2010 - Certainly a band that played a role in popularizing 'djent' and that form of metalcore.
|46||The Plot In You|
"Feel Nothing" - 2018
The last piece I'm gonna write about in the current iteration of this list is the impact that Tik Tok and like social media platforms have had on the genre, promoting songs that have been long released, revitalizing careers with tik tok sounds and even exploding album tracks never released as singles, as is the case with Bad Omens and their recent song "Just Pretend."
|Yes sorry lol it's a slow progress trying to do this and get my actual work done. I'm definitely gonna miss a few here and there, i.e. I didn't include Underoath mainly because I see them more as post-hardcore, Of Mice & Men I didn't include because I feel like the style they do is done better by other bands but definitely still noteworthy in theie contributions to where the genre develops over time.|
|enter shikaris first lp was more influential in popularising electronic metalcore than i see stars|
|this is already contentious, and I'm not even fucking done yet lol|
|Deadguy, Rorschach, Coalesce?|
|I might have some minor disagreements here|
|Dude I'm sorry but in no way are Architects involved in the story of post-metalcore. If ANYTHING, they got on-board of a trend that they 100% did not start.|
Of all the examples to pick for that sound, from that era, you pick them...
|You say essential, but this seems more like a time line than anything. Could've used a lot more of the early years|
|Like how tf does Botch not get a spot|
|>makes essential list|
>acknowledges leaving out essential bands as if its not the point of the list to include them
|Listen, I get it everyone. I'm gonna miss some bands that you might feel are more important than others. I grew up with post-2005 metalcore for the most part. That's the stuff I know best. I also know that people get upset when they don't see their favorite artists as the pioneers they want them to, that's fine. I'm mainly referring to some of these as the peak points when a sub-genre is seeing it's highest sales and most abundant popularity. |
|Rolo blew up on their own terms, do not attach their talent to the charisma void that is Spiritbox.|
I'd say quit while you're ahead but whew lad I don't think we're near the surface at this rate.
|I respect that you are going by artists you know and enjoy, but those artists were not necessarily pioneers or essential to trends in any way. They might have capitalized on them, but few started them.|
|>makes essential list|
>acknowledges there are other bands that do similar styles to bands I already mentioned.
>tries not to repeat too much of the same points
>acknowledges having subjective opinions
|is essential really a subjective term though 🤔 |
|Capitalizing on a trend is certainly a good way to look at it. Bands that have exploded based on certain factors in the genre, these are essentially bands that have taken it to it's highest highs in terms of popularity, not necessarily in quality of music. I much prefer Rolo Tomassi over Spiritbox, but their influence is undeniable to modern metalcore|
|Demon of the Fall|
|‘Rolo blew up on their own terms, do not attach their talent to the charisma void that is Spiritbox.‘ (2) |
Lol, guess I won’t read the rest of this if such comparisons were indeed made
|essential to me and the way I view the genre I guess. I don't really like A Day To Remember or I Prevail or newer Parkway but it's hard to ignore that these bands have capitalized on a trend or sound and have popularized a certain sub-set of metalcore in their own way|
|list should just be erra’s first two albums repeated |
|I feel like this is essential *to you* which I 100% respect, as what means a lot to you means a lot etc etc you're valid|
But I think the issue is over calling these essential to the progression of the genre while few of these have changed the game at all. You could argue instead that a fair few simplified it for the mainstream and were generaly harmful.
|with some songs from waking the fallen sprinkled in|
|that’s the extent of my metalcore knowledge thanks for having me |
|Maybe change the name of the list to like “metalcore albums that I like through the years” because this is far and away from a comprehensive list of metalcore essentials, seems like you have a pretty surface-level knowledge of the genre|
|feather we can’t just allow the english language to be abused and misused.|
|This is like if I made an essential death metal list that had the first 5 albums being by Death, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide then all the rest was just deathcore |
|im currently working on rating all 200 albums on the metalcore all time charts|
that will be my goodbye to the genre
|I have never made a core list tbh, there are amazing lists on this website already that can both get people started and dive into deep cuts. I'd rather let those lists stay as they are than add another that would mostly be the same.|
|I appreciate those coming to my defense, I can agree with changing the name of the list to reflect it being more of my personal views rather than an all-encompassing list that should define how people view the genre. I appreciate the feedback from those that don't agree with the list, it honestly just gives me more drive to learn more and explore more nooks and crannies of the genre. |
|I think the naming of this threw me off, as well as some of the blurbs just... really not being accurate, honestly. And the focus on a more mainstream style of the genre means that only part of its development is being told, and a lot of the groups that got popular did so because of the work of other bands before them.|
That said, Sputnik's metalcore community is one of the most active and open around, so if you wanna deep dive, we got the resources my man.
|I appreciate that my friend, always willing to learn and explore new things. |
|Well if the idea of post-metalcore interests you, I did a series where I attempted to trace and catalog it. Might be something up your alley! |
It name-drops other popular bands at the time in both the mainstream and underground and I have a lil Playlist for it!
|That would definitely be something im interested in, I will be checking this out for sure. I appreciate it :D|
|mars really should post his own metalcore list because his taste is still quite unique and he has a lot of knowledge|
|A+ for the effort mayne|
|I plan on doing absolutely nothing related to 2023 until February beyond choice releases, and I'll be doing deep dives and revisits of albums in the meantime. Might compile a list if I feel like it would be worthy!|
But I also am gonna explore hip-hop, jazz, etc. so we will see
|this list and these comments keep gettin spicier ;)|
|Simmer down folks - list is good. My recollection of the early 2000’s was that Hatebreed paved the way into the mainstream, and Killswitch Engage took it from there. Atreyu was also responsible for making Metalcore big. Shadows Fall were a purer form, but not as revered by all. BFMV jumped on the wagon, but were great. The recognition of Cave In and other progenitors didn't happen til later. Not sure that A7X was as influential in the early 2000’s.|
|Atreyu invented metalcore haven’t you heard |
|Sooooooo…… does anyone have any extra dip? I’ve got a bag of tortilla chips.|
|Love the idea, hate the choices lmao |
|Acme - to reduce a choir to one soloist (1994) started it all|
|agree with others bringing up a lot of inconsistencies, but i guess the effort is to be applauded|
most notably, nobody points to that earth crisis record as the beginning of metalcore. integrity's those who fear tomorrow was released back in 1991, and artits like rorschasch, downcast and starkweather were all bubbling up around that same time
|as others have also pointed out, metalcore's first 'mainstream' band to say was atreyu (along with the infamous + hilarious quote, although i'd say their poppier take on metalcore was innovative in its own way)|
|like even if you want to include earth crisis as being part of the first wave (which they were), why would you not use their earlier, better and more influential ep firestorm|
|also re: more progressive metalcore i don't think you can avoid mentioning bands like between the buried and me, protest the hero and after the burial (the latter especially for the more mainstream sound that came to popularity in the early 2010s)|
|I might just make one of these for first-third wave metalcore for funsies later, we will see if I actually follow through |
|uh where is poison the well? |
|But *why* did they poison the well|
|I see a lot of really great points being made and really important bands being brought up especially Integrity, Downcast, Between the Buried and Me, Poison the Well and Atreyu as well. |
I think I should note that a lot of these songs are indeed the biggest singles from their respective albums because they are the ones that made the biggest waves in terms of popularity, not necessarily because they are the best songs the band has to offer.
I really hope that others do indeed make their own lists because as I said in some previous comments, I really do enjoy just learning more and finding new bands that I haven't heard of before like Sinternet brought up Starkweather which isn't a name I'm familiar with, so I'll have to check them out.
|And while I know that not everyone is as forgiving or 'light' with their opinions in this thread, I do genuinely appreciate the criticism as I'm always trying to do better, educate myself further in a genre I love and honestly, get to know others on this site and what music they love.|
|It's all good my man, I might have gotten a bit heated because post-metalcore is like my baby, I gotta care for it and defend it lol|
|I respect that. I admire the passion!|
|And Mars, I started reading the series you linked and I can tell that I'll have a lot of great bands to dive into so thanks for that. I'll be reading throughout the day.|
|Ego Fall - Spirit of Mongolia, is peak folk metalcore. |
|I will be checking this out on my drive home from work, this looks really interesting.|
|think this is a great summation of the genre from a commercial sense.|
i def would've added the first periphery or volumes or erra album to this list tho. i know veil of maya is supposed to represent djent, but they def hopped on the wave which by 2015 had already peaked/began going down hill as a movement besides the flagship bands
|I'm not a big fan either but I think they did make enough of an impact to be worthy of some sort of recognition. I also agree with Periphery or even Born of Osiris just to help represent that style of the genre.|
|"Poison the Well suck"|
|czech Admiral Angry - Buster|
|I'm sorry sir but your credibility was revoked, we are only at  as a result|
|No one answered if there was more dip left…|
|"Poison the Well suck, you can just take that right off thanks"|
I too eat paint chips
|poison the well have some absolute bangers|
Welp, mkmusic, I’ve got a list you can peruse of what I consider to be the best albums that the -core genres have to offer.
|Uzu did you ever come across Pergamum on your mxc journey? |
|Not having BVB on here is absolutely ridiculous. If the list was metalcore albums you like I could understand it not being here, but they were literally responsible for many many thousands of youngsters getting into metalcore music. And still headline stages to this day despite abandoning that style of music and generally not haivng that same gateway appeal anymore.|
|Don't know how you can include Unearth and not have the selection be The Oncoming Storm.|
|ban freakmachine for that comment|
|would argue that Integrity's Systems Overload is one of the first metalcore albums|
I rediscovered them this week and forgot how much they rip. Good thrashy mxc
|Duly noted. Give Cattlepress’ “Hordes to Abolish the Divine” a spin if you got time. |
|Will do brother 🤙|