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15 Best Songs In Metalcore

Here are the fiteen best songs to be found in the heyday of metalcore. Sprawling, epic tracks are preferred but if influential short tracks are included.
1Curl Up And Die
God Is In His Heaven, All Is Right with the World

A amazing 14+ minute epic adventure that somehow showcases everything great about the band whilst pushing beyond previously known barriers of metalcore songwriting.
Man The Ramparts

The finale of Botch's magnum opus, "We Are the Romans." This 11 minute song was the last song "played" by this legendary band at their infamous final show in Seattle, Washington.
3Between the Buried and Me
Swim to the Moon

A amazing lesson in songwriting that marks the transformation of BTBAM from the best thing going in contemporary music to the best thing going in progressive music.
Jane Doe

The closing and title track of the band's most famous release, "Jane Doe." This is the peak of Converge's chemistry, songwrting, ability, and everything else that makes them one of the best punk bands of all time.

The closing track to the Challenger is this nearly 20-minute thriller that is nearly unrivaled by metalcore in its ambition.
System Of Signs, Symbols, Gestures, Or Rules...

This is a amazing roller-coaster ride of aggressiveness and ambiance. Featuring a well-used three-guitar attack, plenty of distortion, and a beautiful conclusion aided by a piano.
Opposable Thumbs

The closing track of the band's debut "One" was one of their most ambitious tracks of their unfortunately short-lived career.
8Shai Hulud
Ending the Perpetual Tragedy

The fine closing track of the band's magnum opus, "That Within Blood Ill-Tempered."

Keelhaul is the master of sludge-influenced, instrumental hardcore - this six plus minute song from their debut is a great example.
10The Dillinger Escape Plan
Sugar Coated Sour

The first track from the legendary "Calculating Infinity." Blaring this opening track is still a shock to any and all metalcore fans.
Wild Ox Moan

This, the best track from their return to glory full-length, ensured that these hardcore veterans aren't slowing down anytime soon.
Silken Garotte / The Infinity Coil

Underground metalcore at its finest - this is dark, brooding, but also tasteful. One of many example's of the band's stellar songwriting.
13Cave In

The first choice when reviewing Cave In's older, heavier material.
14No Made Sense
Elico Moieties

The best of several 10+ minute epics to be found on the band's progressive debut "Epillanic Choragi."
15Breather Resist
Midas In Reverse

The best track on the band's only full-length release, "Charmer."
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