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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.

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.

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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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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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270 108
Counterparts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
medusaheroin added Crossover thrash, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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154 52
Descendents is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

4
203 80
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

5
198 82
The Ghost Inside is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

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170 66
Comeback Kid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Crossover thrash, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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155 70
Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

8
156 73
Hundredth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Christian music, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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96 43
Have Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

10
82 35
Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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50 13
Stick to Your Guns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Tevin Jay Parata added Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk

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104 58
Title Fight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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35 7
Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Raul Alves added Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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73 38
Gorilla Biscuits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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48 20
Dag Nasty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Rock music, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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48 21
ALL is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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146 101
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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68 39
It Prevails is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Post-hardcore

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65 37
Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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59 33
A Wilhelm Scream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Horror punk, Pop punk, Rock music

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61 35
Misery Signals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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47 26
Modern Life Is War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Progressive rock, Punk rock

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50 31
Bane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Hardcore punk

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59 41
Four Year Strong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Happy hardcore

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37 22
Kid Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Positive hardcore, Punk rock

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49 33
Verse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Youth crew, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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41 26
Lifetime is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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51 42
For the Fallen Dreams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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15 11
Such Gold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
SarahGray added

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33 30
Set Your Goals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Melodic hardcore

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9 7
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Danny DopeNes added Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

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24 25
No Trigger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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23 24
Fucked Up is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Experimental rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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Brandon Kellum added

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

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Signs Of Hope is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
sXe Angel added

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More Than Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
sXe Angel added

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Whiteriver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
onlytimewilltellmh added

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Parentage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
vasich added Melodic Hardcore

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0 1
American Standards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Brandon Kellum added

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14 20
The Dickies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
New Wave, Heavy metal, Smooth jazz

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1 5
Lay it on the line is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
craigp1984 added

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42 53
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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13 20
Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands

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9 22
The Faith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Melodic Hardcore Bands