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The Very Best Metalcore Bands  

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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
Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell
2
Parkway Drive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
ΔημήτρηςΓιαννακόπουλος added Killing With a Smile, Horizons, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD
3
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
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force, The Flood
5
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fever, The Poison, Scream Aim Fire
6
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Homesick, What Separates Me from You, Common Courtesy
7
As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
An Ocean Between Us, The Powerless Rise, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
8
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Thrill Seeker, Constellations, Messengers
9
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
All That Remains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Fall of Ideals, Overcome, ...For We Are Many
11
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
City of Evil, Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold
12
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
Trivium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Shogun, Ascendancy, In Waves
14
The Architects is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
DarioSpinosa added Nightmares, Ruin, Daybreaker
15
The Amity Affliction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Amity Affliction, Youngbloods, Severed Ties
16
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
ohmygoth added A Flair for the Dramatic, Collide with the Sky, Selfish Machines
17
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, Ungrateful, This War Is Ours
18
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
andrei-mihaila added Infamous, Creatures, London in Terror
19
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Sacrament, Ashes of the Wake, As the Palaces Burn
20
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk
21
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
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
To Plant a Seed, Dreams, Tracing Back Roots
23
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fishcake added The Cleansing, The Black Crown, Suicide Silence
24
Beartooth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Sick, Disgusting
25
While She Sleeps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
HadadWasiim added This Is the Six, Be(Lie)ve, The North Stands for Nothing