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

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Parkway Drive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
ΔημήτρηςΓιαννακόπουλος added Parkway Drive Killing With a Smile, Horizons, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD

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

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A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
A Day To Remember Homesick, What Separates Me from You, Common Courtesy

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Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Bullet for My Valentine Fever, The Poison, Scream Aim Fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fishcake added Suicide Silence The Cleansing, The Black Crown, Suicide Silence

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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
andrei-mihaila added Motionless In White Infamous, Creatures, London in Terror

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

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The Amity Affliction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction, Youngbloods, Severed Ties

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Blessthefall Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk

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

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

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Attila is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
powersj added Attila Rage, About That Life, Outlawed

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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Memphis May Fire Between the Lies, Memphis May Fire, Sleepwalking

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Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Born of Osiris The New Reign, Tomorrow We Die Alive, The Discovery

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

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

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

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Underoath Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound of Separation, They’re Only Chasing Safety

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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
We Came as Romans To Plant a Seed, Dreams, Tracing Back Roots

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

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

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

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The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal, Unhallowed, Miasma

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn, The Triptych, Storm the Gates of Hell

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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

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

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

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In This Moment is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
In This Moment The Dream, Beautiful Tragedy, A Star-Crossed Wasteland

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Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Black Veil Brides Set the World On Fire, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones, We Stitch These Wounds

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Every Time I Die is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon, Last Night in Town, Hot Damn!

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I Killed the Prom Queen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
I Killed the Prom Queen Music for the Recently Deceased, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD, When Goodbye Means Forever

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Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Ryan Nauck added Falling in Reverse The Drug In Me Is You, Fashionably Late, The Drug in Me Is You

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Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fit for a King Creation | Destruction

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Unearth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added Unearth The Oncoming Storm, The Stings of Conscience, Endless - Metalcore

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Issues is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Issues Black Diamonds, Issues

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

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

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

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