50 Greatest Metalcore and
50 Greatest Melodic Metalcore Artists

Criteria: Metalcore and Melodic Metalcore Artists were chosen for Popularity, Impact, Influence (within the world of metal)

Last Updated: 2010-01-31
Greatest Metalcore Artists
Greatest Melodic Metalcore Artists

metalcore band Converge

metalcore band Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage
  1. Converge
  2. The Dillinger Escape Plan
  3. Earth Crisis
  4. Integrity
  5. Botch
  6. Cave In
  7. Hatebreed
  8. Between the Buried and Me
  9. Zao
10. Terror
11. Avenged Sevenfold
12. Underoath
13. Poison the Well
14. Burnt By the Sun
15. Atreyu
16. Bullet for My Valentine
17. Coalesce
18. Misery Signals
19. August Burns Red
20. Throwdown
21. Every Time I Die
22. Norma Jean
23. Protest the Hero
24. All Shall Perish
25. 36 Crazyfists
26. PsyOpus
27. From Autumn to Ashes
28. Job For a Cowboy
29. The Human Abstract
30. HORSE the Band
31. Whitechapel
32. Vision of Disorder
33. The Devil Wears Prada
34. The Acacia Strain
35. The Number Twelve Looks Like You
36. Suicide Silence
37. Into the Moat
38. Genghis Tron
39. Haste the Day
40. Through the Eyes of the Dead
41. The Bled
42. The Chariot
43. SikTH
44. Parkway Drive
45. Daughters
46. Demon Hunter
47. Hopesfall
48. War From A Harlots Mouth
49. Winds of Plague
50. Bloodsimple
  1. Killswitch Engage
  2. Shadows Fall
  3. Lamb of God
  4. The Black Dahlia Murder
  5. Trivium
  6. All That Remains
  7. As I Lay Dying
  8. God Forbid
  9. Living Sacrifice
10. Darkest Hour
11. The Agony Scene
12. Bleeding Through
13. Chimaira
14. Himsa
15. Soilwork
16. Despised Icon
17. Heaven Shall Burn
18. Dead to Fall
19. Burst
20. Becoming the Archetype
21. The Red Chord
22. Caliban
23. As Blood Runs Black
24. Still Remains
25. Bloodlined Calligraphy
26. Martyr AD
27. Veil of Maya
28. A Life Once Lost
29. Divine Heresy
30. Born of Osiris
31. War of Ages
32. Mortal Treason
33. Beneath the Sky
34. The Showdown
35. The Agonist
36. Sonic Syndicate
37. Straight Line Stitch
38. Sea of Treachery
39. It Dies Today
40. The Sorrow
41. Bloodjinn
42. Godless Crusade
43. Invocation of Neheh
44. Corpus Christi
45. The Autumn Offering
46. The Arms
47. Viatrophy
48. At All Cost
49. Single Bullet Theory
50. Rose Funeral
Metalcore Artists

Also known as: Metallic Hardcore. A combination of Hardcore Punk and Metal that began to take shape during the mid 1990s. What differentiates Metalcore from other combinations of Metal and Hardcore Punk, such as Crossover Thrash, is the emphasis on breakdowns and greater use of dissonance.

This term is used to describe the style of the 'first wave' of Metalcore bands which shared their Hardcore Punk and Metal influences fairly equally, and also includes the sub-genres Mathcore and Deathcore.
Melodic Metalcore Artists

A style of Metal that appeared in the early 2000s, exploring a more Metal-oriented fusion of Hardcore Punk and Metal than 1990s Metalcore offers, taking its largest influence from Melodic Death Metal and to a lesser extent Thrash Metal and Groove Metal.

Where Metalcore evolved out of Hardcore Punk with added Metal elements such as double bass drumming and thrash-like guitar and vocals, Melodic Metalcore stems from Metal bands adopting Hardcore Punk elements. Most notably in the rhythm section, breakdowns and sometimes two-steps are added to Metal-oriented drumming, and Melodic Metalcore vocals are often reminiscent of Hardcore Punk. Melodic Metalcore bands generally follow standard song structures and have choruses in their songs in which clean vocals are used.

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