The 10 Best Metalcore Bands

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6. Unearth
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.
 
See also: The Top 10 Female Metal Singers

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16 comments
afgaray.red
afgaray.red

This list sucks d!cks. You know this guy has terrible taste in music and that he loves to talk about it.  Next up... top 10 bands of all time list - 1. Back Street Boyz, etc. etc. haha

maniacdeveloperbr
maniacdeveloperbr

Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying... weird list you guys did.. hehehe

ericadracula
ericadracula

does anyone like united nations?
i'm looking into you guys' suggestions. thanks everyone :)

eemy885
eemy885

Definitely missing Textures. Great rhythm, powerful progressions, and killer vocals with amazing melodies both clean and growling. 

anwar.salame
anwar.salame

Well, Im missing As I lay dying and Caliban here, they started with this genre too. Parkway Drive is a hell of a band too.


If those bands aren't in the list of the 10 best metalcore bands(along with a lot of the other mentioned here, of course), then that list is bullshit

DaveCurlySinner
DaveCurlySinner

This list is total shit. Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish are deathcore,, It is clear that the man who did this list didn't know what was he doing and listening to. Where is Chimaira and Parkway Drive? 

jeleopard
jeleopard

Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish are deathcore.

Also you somehow forgot Converge, so I dunno, man.

bradgilmartin
bradgilmartin

Suicide Silence formed in 2012? Way to do your homework. Try 2002.

Peter Joshua Maciel
Peter Joshua Maciel

Metal core lol the genres the world makes up... Hardcore, grind core, apple core and the list goes on

horsechronic
horsechronic

Parkway Drive, but I guess they're too good to be part of this list. Is this list based on the quality of a band's discography, quality of live shows, or just sale numbers?

moosington
moosington

Jesse Leach was the vocalist on Killswitch Engage's Alive or Just Breathing. Howard Jones took over and toured that album, though, and even re-recorded Fixation on the Darkness.

MetalMaster
MetalMaster

Metalcore, Hardcore, and Grindcore ARE real genres, stupid! The only genre that YOU made up was apple core.

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