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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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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
2,308 1,410
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
1,787 636
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
1,688 925
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fever, The Poison, Scream Aim Fire

5
1,838 860
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
983 461
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force, The Flood

7
1,479 874
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
City of Evil, Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold

8
1,606 541
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Thrill Seeker, Constellations, Messengers

9
1,868 855
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
1,469 537
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
1,073 621
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
1,011 546
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
1,095 553
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
832 854
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
1,019 528
Trivium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Shogun, Ascendancy, In Waves

16
583 254
The Amity Affliction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The Amity Affliction, Youngbloods, Severed Ties

17
664 308
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
andrei-mihaila added Infamous, Creatures, London in Terror

18
802 696
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
919 566
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk

20
670 391
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Fishcake added The Cleansing, The Black Crown, Suicide Silence

21
505 365
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
320 63
The Architects is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
DarioSpinosa added Nightmares, Ruin, Daybreaker

23
432 201
Whitechapel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
powersj added The Somatic Defilement, This Is Exile, Recorrupted - EP

24
456 214
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
Between the Lies, Memphis May Fire, Sleepwalking

25
714 425
Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Metalcore Bands
The New Reign, Tomorrow We Die Alive, The Discovery