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|Popular Metalcore/Deathcore Bands Ranked|
Considering only a bands metalcore/deathcore albums for the list.
Too chaotic for my liking, it's rare I'll like chaotic metalcore. This has some neat stuff going on, but overall its not my thing.
Remember it's only the metalcore albums. In Flames metalcore era was very popular, but I never liked it all that much, and I definitely dont like the vocals. My favorite modern In Flames song is Deliver Us.
Translating the Name
I love Anthony Green in Circa Survive, Saosin I'm still warming up to. I definitely like this band, just the post-hardcore/metalcore thing is not my favorite thing out there.
|39||As I Lay Dying|
Shadows Are Security
As I Lay Dying is the gold standard for standard metalcore, hence, they are very boring and dull to me. Their riffs definitely smack though for sure.
|38||Fit for an Autopsy|
Oh What the Future Holds
Similarly to As I Lay Dying actually (not planned), is the gold standard for modern deathcore, and same as AILD I find it dull.
The Artist in the Ambulance
There is nothing wrong with Thrice, nothing at all, good band, I just prefer other bands. I will say when they get heavy they lose me a bit, I prefer the melodic moments.
|36||Dir En Grey|
Dum Spiro Spero
Dir En Grey is not primarily metalcore or deathcore, I know this, they do have deathcore qualities though, I digress. I've been sleeping on them for sure, this quite good and very different from every other bands here.
Rouge Carpet Disaster
Static Dress are a very good band at what they do, it's just not my personal favorite style. Once again the post-hardcore/metalcore vibes.
|34||Pierce the Veil|
Collide with the Sky
I can hear the comments already, "Pierce the Veil above all those other bands? seriously...? hue hue hue", yes seriously. Good band and this is the era of post-hardcore/metalcore I was a fan of.
Code Orange go very hard for sure, heavy n groovy. There's something that's not entirely clicking with me though to place it higher, maybe needs more melody.
A Eulogy for Those Still Here
Counterparts definitely good stuff, could grow on me more honestly. There's something that hasn't quite clicked that makes me want to listen to them on repeat though.
Define the Great Line
Another one of the post-hardcore/metalcore bands, Great Line is definitely my favorite by them. Still not one of my favorite bands or anything.
|30||Ice Nine Kills|
The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood
Their frontman gives them a big boost, and the horror theme is an excellent idea. They can just get a little too poppy for my taste sometimes, but when they go heavy they can go real heavy.
All stuff prior to The Valley is just a big borefest for me if I'm honest, The Valley finally makes things interesting. Demon Defiles a Witch among other tracks have so much emotion, and are just fantastic songs as a whole.
Parkway Drive is just kinda like AILD again, soo standard. I like them a little bit more than AILD though.
A Flash Flood of Colour
Oh man this band is such a blast, big fan. All their albums are definitely really good, my favorite track is Quelle Surprise
Måsstaden Under Vatten
I know people worship this band, I'm not quite on that level of adoration. The atmosphere is great, but honestly, I find it exhausting to listen to this for more than a couple songs at a time. Just so crushingly heavy, track after track.
They Fear Us
This just reminds me soo much of Spiritbox it takes me out of it, even the production is very reminiscent of them. Even the vocal mixing, the vocal delivery is Courtney LaPlante.. I digress.. Their heavy sections are quite neat and unique to them, so I'll give them that.
Crushingly heavy, I do enjoy it. They where never one of my favorite bands though.
The Death of Peace of Mind
They have too many BMTH copycat albums to put them higher. TDOPOM was fantastic though, more of that and they'll surely bump up higher.
|22||All That Remains|
The Fall of Ideals
Extremely extremely solid metalcore, but theres others I like more
Alive or Just Breathing
I like them slightly more than All That Remains, also goes without saying the cleans are great.
A Tear in the Fabric of Life
It does sound like the wife yelling to wash the dishes, riffs dummy thicc
One of my favorite chaotic metalcore stuff, closest I can go before full-on mathcore. Gives me big Rolo Tomassi vibes, definitely on par with them.
Yeah I did talk crap about this band before, but it's grown on me now. I am liking this fusion of contemporary pop and metalcore going on lately..
|17||Born of Osiris|
Riffs are amazing, every song is bonkers. Two Worlds of Design will tear a hole is spacetime one of these days.
|16||A Day To Remember|
They only have one bad album and it's the newest (obviously). Combination of pop punk and metalcore who knew it could work so well.
I Let It In And It Took Everything
Just not my prefered style, it's exceptionally well done. Screaming is catchy as all hell.
...And I Return to Nothingness
Another band I talked some crap about, once again came around it. To the Hellfire probably will be their peak, it's the perfect Lorna Shore song start to finish. Most dont talk about it's chorus but I love it, and of course that breakdown is stupid heavy.
Similarly to Born of Osiris, Exoplanet is a riff monster, also has a lot of soft and elegant moments such as on Flourish and Oscillator. We dont talk about Instrinsic.
Waking the Fallen
Waking the Fallen is an extremely popular release, most definitely probably most popular, and it's fairly easy to see why. Avenged Sevenfold's approach to metalcore is totally unique to them on here. Filled to the brim with catchy heavy enjoyable tunes.
|11||Lamb of God|
Ashes of the Wake
Heavy, heavy and more heavy, it's good.
Courtney LaPlante is a great vocalist, utilizing both clean and harsh vocals to the highest level. Creating a song as crushing as Holy Roller, and next creating a song as moving, and emotional as Constance is impressive.
Matt Heafy is probably my favorite 2000s metalcore vocalist, and the riffs and soloing are absolutely top-level as well. You cant go wrong with any release, yes even their more shitty ones.
|8||Bullet for My Valentine|
Just so slightly higher than Trivium. Stuff like The End brings to another level imo. Matt Tuck is a great vocalist, top-tier 2000s metalcore.
|7||Shadow Of Intent|
Favorite deathcore band, well, Lorna Shore is close. Reclaimer is the pinnacle of their career, but Melancholy is not far behind.
All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Lost Forever to Holy Hell era is iconic as it gets for metalcore. Rarely a dull moment on any of these releases, absolute slap start to finish.
|5||Protest the Hero|
Protest are a chaotic band, but they are still able to pull me in. Plenty of hooks in between all the madness to keep engaged. Roddy Walker is on one man.
Probably the best guitar work in metalcore history, it's all mindblowing stuff. Every album I find some enjoyment out of, even Neon which I find to be their weakest.
|3||Bring Me the Horizon|
BMTH created anthems in their metalcore era, so many iconic tracks it's hard to keep track. I still think their finest moment is Blessed With a Curse.
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Kinda like a protest the hero but more on the modern metalcore riffing side of things. All songs are good but the best moments are when they build an atmosphere.
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
BTBAM is an important band, who else creates 17-minute songs, 13-minute songs like it's nothing; that's right, no one. BTBAM are totally in a league of their own. You never know if the next album will be all 20-minute songs, or all 3-minute songs, its fun.
|i see youre trying to make me angry. well done|
|this gonna be fun|
|nice to see 35 where it belongs, below PtV|
|yeah this ain't as fun as expected|
|Whole list should’ve been Frogs 🐸 |
|All that remains - the fall of ideals|
Old school metalcore
|wow this list is horrible, wtf is wrong with you|
|Every album I find some enjoyment out of, even Neon which I find to be their weakest. |
|“it's rare I'll like chaotic metalcore”|
Typo here, I think you mean “good”, not “chaotic”. An easy mistake.
|glassjaw metalcore what lmao|
|BTBAM rules but I respect them more for their prog work than for their metalcore work, personally|
Spiritbox has been on constant rotation since Eternal Blue came out
Killswitch and Lamb of God are both high school staples of mine
Knocked Loose, Ithaca and Whitechapel fuckin go hardddd
In Flames metalcore era can eat my ass
If Dillinger Escape Plan counts as metalcore, they are easily my #1 of all time - otherise it's much harder because I love albums here and there (Converge, Botch, Every Time I Die) but choosing a band in general other than Dillinger would be realllllll hard
|I feel like if there is a metalcore list, then there should be Dillinger or Converge in it, but above anything Converge|
I'm starting to get into ABR also, and INK is one of my absolute favorites
Great list, nonetheless
|Yo also add some fuckin Cave In, Every Time I Die, Incendiary, Cursed, Vein, Skyecamefalling, The Chariot, Knut, August Burns Red, 7 angels 7 plagues, etc|
But yeah especially Botch and Dillinger Escape Plan
|Fuck, I forgot about Botch. I just listened to them and it slipped my mind lol.|
|Y band better than X band, you are beeg stupid cause you dont like Y band, you terrible person|
|why do you do this to yourself lol|
|I forgot that people liked mathcore, I always forget it exists, havent listened to it in a couple years now|
|Will never *really* understand the crossover from 1 & 5 to most of these other groups. The hayday of both of those bands was what I thought to be genuinely odd songwriting that was fun but engaging and often VERY epic. I know I'm in the minority, but I don't understand how so many people put those two groups in the same category as bands like Periphery, or any of the "one word noun" bands (architects, monuments, etc.). I guess what I'm saying is that I think BTBAM and Protest the Hero (at their peaks) were doing something relatively singularly unique and all of the other "we're technical or prog metalcore" groups seemed SUPER boring|
|oh by the way,|
42 is 1
|42 is 1 |
|42 is 1 |
|what is this cheap bait list + why|
|music sucks agreed|
|pretty good list. not mad |
|i think Impulse by Erra is their best album|
and Suicided Season is BMTH best album
|love 5 and 1 |
|My favorite mxc bands thrice and saosin|
|The ones at the bottom of this list I still like|
|I hope fall out boy makes the next list |
|great list but not a single mention of the red chord within 37 comments :'(. not sure where rolo tomassi falls into but they've been pretty consistent over the past decade or so|
also check out burnt by the sun
|The best metalcore band is obviously iwrestledabearonce. No, actually, A Skylit Drive. |
You're right though, Pierce the Veil obviously stomps Converge. Jane Doe doesn't have one song like King for a Day. Converge doesn't have one cute boy with swoop hair in it, like why even bump that dead shit?
|Agreed, BAT. Not about the list being great but the depressing lack of The Red Chord. Fed Through the Teeth Machine and Fused Together in Revolving Doors are pretty essential. Weird not to mention Glass Casket or early The Faceless as well. |
|yeee as far as late 00s deathcore goes planetary duality was an mandatory listen, had someone on /r/deathcore try to argue that faceless weren't deathcore and it made me feel old|
|You should probably try Misery Signals and Shai Hulud, feel like there is a lot to love there for you since you like melodic stuff.|
|I'm always expecting negative comments on this but the last few have been positive, surprising|