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Making some of the best metal songs of 2018, 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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1,709 588
Parkway Drive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
ΔημήτρηςΓιαννακόπουλος added Killing With a Smile, Horizons, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD

2
2,238 1,323
Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell

3
1,693 613
Killswitch Engage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Alive or Just Breathing, The End of Heartache, As Daylight Dies

4
1,627 872
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fever, The Poison, Scream Aim Fire

5
1,794 810
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Homesick, What Separates Me from You, Common Courtesy

6
930 413
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force, The Flood

7
1,429 824
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
City of Evil, Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold

8
1,548 511
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Thrill Seeker, Constellations, Messengers

9
1,816 809
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Stand Up and Scream, Life Gone Wild, Reckless & Relentless

10
1,373 532
As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
An Ocean Between Us, The Powerless Rise, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes

11
1,018 607
All That Remains is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Fall of Ideals, Overcome, ...For We Are Many

12
977 529
Miss May I is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
VanessaHawelu added Apologies Are for the Weak, Monument, Vows for a Massacre

13
1,063 534
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Sacrament, Ashes of the Wake, As the Palaces Burn

14
812 814
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
ohmygoth added A Flair for the Dramatic, Collide with the Sky, Selfish Machines

15
970 515
Trivium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Shogun, Ascendancy, In Waves

16
631 286
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
andrei-mihaila added Infamous, Creatures, London in Terror

17
655 364
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fishcake added The Cleansing, The Black Crown, Suicide Silence

18
782 667
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, Ungrateful, This War Is Ours

19
899 548
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk

20
545 239
The Amity Affliction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Amity Affliction, Youngbloods, Severed Ties

21
490 348
Crown The Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Fallout, Limitless, The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways

22
409 189
Whitechapel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
powersj added The Somatic Defilement, This Is Exile, Recorrupted - EP

23
427 201
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Between the Lies, Memphis May Fire, Sleepwalking

24
693 409
Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The New Reign, Tomorrow We Die Alive, The Discovery

25
658 458
Attila is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
powersj added Rage, About That Life, Outlawed

26
689 424
Atreyu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Lead Sails Paper Anchor, Congregation of the Damned, A Death-Grip on Yesterday

27
256 53
The Architects is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
DarioSpinosa added Nightmares, Ruin, Daybreaker

28
322 124
Beartooth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Sick, Disgusting

29
326 141
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
To Plant a Seed, Dreams, Tracing Back Roots

30
560 377
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound of Separation, They’re Only Chasing Safety

31
458 387
Hatebreed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire, Perseverance, Supremacy

32
441 488
Alesana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, A Place Where the Sun Is Silent, The Emptiness

33
171 108
While She Sleeps is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
HadadWasiim added This Is the Six, Be(Lie)ve, The North Stands for Nothing

34
413 423
Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The World Is a Thorn, The Triptych, Storm the Gates of Hell

35
451 384
The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Nocturnal, Unhallowed, Miasma

36
471 405
For Today is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fight the Silence, Portraits, Immortal

37
392 330
Veil of Maya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
[id], The Common Man's Collapse, All Things Set Aside

38
177 108
I Prevail is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
WyattBuckChamberRucker added Heart vs. Mind EP

39
155 100
Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Creation | Destruction

40
464 431
In This Moment is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Dream, Beautiful Tragedy, A Star-Crossed Wasteland

41
148 130
Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Ryan Nauck added The Drug In Me Is You, Fashionably Late, The Drug in Me Is You

42
293 307
Every Time I Die is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Gutter Phenomenon, Last Night in Town, Hot Damn!

43
519 708
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Set the World On Fire, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones, We Stitch These Wounds

44
190 143
Issues is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Black Diamonds, Issues

45
433 419
I Killed the Prom Queen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Music for the Recently Deceased, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD, When Goodbye Means Forever

46
277 301
Unearth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added The Oncoming Storm, The Stings of Conscience, Endless - Metalcore

47
155 91
The Word Alive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Empire, Life Cycles, The Word Alive

48
303 320
As Blood Runs Black is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Allegiance, instinct

49
293 263
Job for a Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Doom, Genesis, Ruination

50
275 263
After The Burial is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Forging a Future Self, In Dreams, Rareform