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The Very Best Metalcore Bands 

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Making some of the best metal songs of 2020, the best metalcore bands listed here are ranked best to worst by fans. List of good metalcore 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 metalcore bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Metalcore 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 metalcore bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest metalcore bands of all time, since the most famous metalcore artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best metalcore music.

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

List contains artists like Mike Portnoy and Disturbed. Any artists you vote for graduate closer to the top of the list. Is Joey Jordison a better choice for the top of the list than As I Lay Dying? Vote accordingly.

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

The list includes all new metalcore 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 metalcore, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into metalcore 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 metalcore bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent metalcore bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best metalcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest metalcore 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 metalcore bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Killswitch Engage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Parkway Drive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Bullet for My Valentine ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Trivium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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All That Remains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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The Amity Affliction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Miss May I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Atreyu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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The Architects is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Beartooth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
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Crown The Empire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands