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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.

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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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Counterparts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
medusaheroin added Counterparts Crossover thrash, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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145 51
Descendents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Descendents Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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165 64
Comeback Kid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Comeback Kid Crossover thrash, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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192 80
The Ghost Inside is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
The Ghost Inside Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

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154 71
Hundredth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Hundredth Christian music, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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147 70
Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pennywise Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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94 42
Have Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Have Heart Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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76 35
Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Strung Out Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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Title Fight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Title Fight Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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Stick to Your Guns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Tevin Jay Parata added Stick to Your Guns Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

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Gorilla Biscuits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Gorilla Biscuits Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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Dag Nasty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Dag Nasty Rock music, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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It Prevails is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
It Prevails Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Post-hardcore

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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Raul Alves added Lagwagon Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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138 99
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
A Day To Remember Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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61 35
Misery Signals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Misery Signals Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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60 37
Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Strike Anywhere Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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A Wilhelm Scream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
A Wilhelm Scream Horror punk, Pop punk, Rock music

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All is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
All Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Modern Life Is War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Modern Life Is War Melodic hardcore, Progressive rock, Punk rock

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Bane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Bane Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Hardcore punk

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Four Year Strong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Four Year Strong Pop punk, Rock music, Happy hardcore

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Verse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Verse Youth crew, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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Kid Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Kid Dynamite Melodic hardcore, Positive hardcore, Punk rock

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Lifetime is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Lifetime Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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For the Fallen Dreams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
For the Fallen Dreams Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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Set Your Goals is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Set Your Goals Pop punk, Rock music, Melodic hardcore

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Such Gold is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
SarahGray added Such Gold

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Fucked Up is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Fucked Up Experimental rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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No Trigger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
No Trigger Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Danny DopeNes added The Wonder Years Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

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Whiteriver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
1494797368539 added Whiteriver

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Brandon Kellum added American Standards American Standards is an emotionally and politically charged chaotic hardcore band from Phoenix, AZ.

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Parentage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
vasich added Parentage Melodic Hardcore

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American Standards is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Brandon Kellum added American Standards

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The Dickies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
The Dickies New Wave, Heavy metal, Smooth jazz

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Lay it on the line is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
craigp1984 added Lay it on the line

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New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands

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The Faith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands