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Popular Metalcore/Deathcore Bands Ranked

Considering only a bands metalcore/deathcore albums for the list.
Jane Doe

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.
41In Flames
Come Clarity

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.
39As 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.
38Fit 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.
36Dir 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.
35Static Dress
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.
34Pierce 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.
33Code Orange

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.
30Ice 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.
The Valley

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.
28Parkway Drive
Deep Blue

Parkway Drive is just kinda like AILD again, soo standard. I like them a little bit more than AILD though.
27Enter Shikari
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.
24Suicide Silence
The Cleansing

Crushingly heavy, I do enjoy it. They where never one of my favorite bands though.
23Bad Omens
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.
22All That Remains
The Fall of Ideals

Extremely extremely solid metalcore, but theres others I like more
21Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

I like them slightly more than All That Remains, also goes without saying the cleans are great.
20Knocked Loose
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..
17Born of Osiris
The Discovery

Riffs are amazing, every song is bonkers. Two Worlds of Design will tear a hole is spacetime one of these days.
16A 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.
15Loathe (UK)
I Let It In And It Took Everything

Just not my prefered style, it's exceptionally well done. Screaming is catchy as all hell.
14Lorna Shore
...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.
13The Contortionist

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.
12Avenged Sevenfold
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.
11Lamb of God
Ashes of the Wake

Heavy, heavy and more heavy, it's good.
Eternal Blue

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.
8Bullet for My Valentine
The Poison

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.
7Shadow 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.
5Protest 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.
3Bring 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.
1Between 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.
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