Best Metalcore Bands

Do you like heavy metal and all that musical uniqueness it brings? Maybe hardcore-punk is your go-to music as well? Then you surely will like an extreme fusion of those, called metalcore. Although existing since the 1980s, the real popularity came to the genre with the dawn of new millennium. Brutal looks of the musicians, screaming vocals and growling, powerful and slow breakdowns. What more can you want for a perfect moshpit? Right, lyrics you know and bands to be a fan of. RankTopTen hears you and proudly presents the list of metalcore bands that are considered to be top of their kind.

Pure metalcore or melodic hardcore as some of the bands call their genre is something that earns a reasonable fan base around the world. Best metalcore bands gathered into one chart and left for your judgment. Asking Alexandria, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying and other bands are there and it’s up to you to vote for the top dog of the pack. Taken straight from the biggest hardcore stages of the world, these bands perform in the same style, yet having something unique in their music, performances and even band members. We are well-aware that even better-looking vocalist can be the decisive aspect of your vote. That’s why the comment section is operating. Share your thoughts about your top metalcore bands and let everyone know who do you support in this poll.

We have made our choice and voted already. Which metalcore bands will you honor with your support? Don’t hesitate and scroll through the list, find your favorite and click the button next to it!

Pure metalcore or melodic hardcore as some of the bands call their genre is something that earns a reasonable fan base around the world. Best metalcore bands gathered into one chart and left for your judgment. Asking Alexandria, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying and other bands are there and it’s up to you to vote for the top dog of the pack. Taken straight from the biggest hardcore stages of the world, these bands perform in the same style, yet having something unique in their music, performances and even band members. We are well-aware that even better-looking vocalist can be the decisive aspect of your vote. That’s why the comment section is operating. Share your thoughts about your pick and let everyone know who do you support in this poll.

We have made our choice and voted already. Which metalcore bands will you honor with your support? Don’t hesitate and scroll through the list, find your favorite and click the button next to it!

1

As I Lay Dying

Originating in sunny California on the verge of the new millennium, As I Lay Dying is now one of the best metalcore bands according to both fans and critics with their 6-album streak. 2014 is the year when band members stopped their activity after the imprisonment of Tim Lambesis, the vocalist, and founder.

2

Killswitch Engage

Emerging in Boston, Killswitch Engage is one of those metalcore bands that are quick to reach success. Short time after the formation they were touring with Lamb of God, Slipknot and so on. Seven albums are completed so far and many singles are featuring in other media projects including movies like Resident Evil.

3

Bullet For My Valentine

The list of metalcore bands that are super active is still large and BFMV play a huge role in it. Guys from Wales have been creating music since 1998 and each release of their record is followed with awe, appreciation and commercial success. BFMV doesn’t stop as the band keeps working on yet another album.

4

Parkway Drive

Often called the Australian answer to world’s top metalcore band, Parkway Drive guys are on the stage since 2002. Brutal riffs and neck-twisting breakdowns are the particular highlights of the band's activity among other things. Their fanbase is growing constantly due to the quality of content and regular releases, solidifying important stance in the metalcore industry.

5

Trivium

The band formed in the high school in Florida in 1999. It took them five years to get signed by Roadrunner Records and join the ranks of best metalcore bands. Seven albums were released and more than a million copies were sold worldwide, marking a success for the band both in popularity and commercial affairs.

6

All That Remains

Starting off as a side-project of Philip Labonte, it became his main passion soon and now it is one of the most recognizable metalcore bands in the world. Tours, fans and iconic position in the community are common highlights for the band today. As of May 2017, the band has released 8 albums and doesn’t look like stopping.

7

Bring Me the Horizon

Brits from Sheffield that are in any list of metalcore bands that influence the generations. Oliver Sykes’ vocals enchanted both metalcore fans and people new to the genre, resulting in massive wave of fame for the guys. Since 2004, BMTH released 5 full-size albums and a number of other records, reaching commercial success on all fronts.

8

Avenged Sevenfold

A lot of supporters name these guys among the top metalcore bands, but this title is more connected to the beginning of their career. Rough vocals and percussion were changed to heavy metal and hard rock, widening the circle of listeners. The band is hugely popular among all generations and supports Metallica in their tours.

9

August Burns Red

These Americans from Pennsylvania certainly count towards the metalcore bands that can shake the ground if they want to. Starting the path in 2003, August Burns Red experienced a shuffle of band members and evolution of sound but remained true to their fans with seven recording of highest quality, earning Grammy nominations.

10

Asking Alexandria

Every list of metalcore bands adored by the listeners includes Asking Alexandria. These guys came out of York in Great Britain and gained a massive success, surviving the departure and reunion with the vocalist while releasing a number of top albums which are worshipped to this day, accumulating the number of fans worldwide.

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The Devil Wears Prada
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Guided By Senses
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Northlane
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Texas In July
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Hatebreed
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A Day to Remember
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Crown the Empire
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Volumes
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Of Mice and Men
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Memphis May Fire
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Unearth
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Atreyu
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Pierce the Veil
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Woe, Is Me
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Shadows Fall
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Like Moths to Flames
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Suicide Silence
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For Today
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The Dillinger Escape Plan
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The Amity Affliction
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The Agony Scene
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Beartooth
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Lamb Of God
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In Hearts Wake
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Bury Tomorrow