The 10 Best Metalcore Bands
With more of an emphasis on melodic death metal than metalcore, Unearth was spawned in Massachusetts in 1998, and is currently made up of vocalist Trevor Phipps, guitarists Buz McGrath and Ken Susi, along with bassist John Maggard and drummer Nick Pierce. Over the past dozen years the band has shared the stage with everyone from Slipknot to In Flames. The breakdowns, again are not the centerpiece of the band's songs, but come naturally and flow with ease, rather than feeling excessively long or forced. The clear influence of classic metal such as Dio and Iron Maiden is heard in the guitar shredding of Susi and McGrath. With five studio albums under its belt, Unearth has also appeared on toured the world, opening for such as Judas Priest, Slayer and Dimmu Borgir.
5.Every Time I Die
Throwing in myriad influences, ETID refuse to confine themselves to the 'metalcore' label, and have fused hardcore punk with hints of Sludgy thrash and an experimental groove to create a hybrid that stands out among others. From years of touring the band's live shows have been known to bring an extra high level of intensity as fans rage with the band during each performance. ETID's line up includes vocalist Keith Buckley, drummer Ran Leger, bassist Stephen Micche, and guitarists Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams. The band was formed in the late '90s, out of Buffalo, NY and has earned favor among a variety of punk fans as well, having toured with everyone from The Dillinger Escape Plan to New Found Glory.
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