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The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands 

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Updated August 19, 2019 5.1k votes 1.2k voters 114.2k views 43 items

Melodic hardcore artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good melodic hardcore bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top melodic hardcore bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Melodic hardcore groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all melodic hardcore bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest melodic hardcore bands of all time, since the most famous melodic hardcore artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best melodic hardcore music.

You can click on the melodic hardcore band names to see more information about that particular notable melodic hardcore group. If they're near the top of the best melodic hardcore artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top melodic hardcore bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the melodic hardcore band names themselves.

List features artists like Bad Religion and The Offspring. Rank your favorites using the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. Do Descendents or Rise Against belong on this list? If so, vote for them.

All important, significant and iconic names in melodic hardcore music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new melodic hardcore bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of melodic hardcore, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into melodic hardcore music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good melodic hardcore bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent melodic hardcore bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best melodic hardcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest melodic hardcore musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular melodic hardcore bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Counterparts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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The Ghost Inside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Comeback Kid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Hundredth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Have Heart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Title Fight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Gorilla Biscuits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Stick to Your Guns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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It Prevails is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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A Wilhelm Scream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Misery Signals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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All is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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American Standards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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American Standards is an emotionally and politically charged chaotic hardcore band from Phoenix, AZ.

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Dag Nasty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Four Year Strong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Bane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
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Modern Life Is War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands