Metalcore is a broad fusion genre of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Its subgenres include mathcore and melodic metalcore. This incomplete list includes bands described as performing any of these styles, including those who also perform other styles (with the exception of deathcore bands, which fuse metalcore with death metal and are listed separately).
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.
Petitioning the Empty Sky (1996)
Converge are considered pioneers of the metalcore genre.
Somewhere between extreme metal and hardcore punk, metalcore is a sub genre that has evolved since about the early 2000s. This is music that combines the best elements of hardcore metal, hardcore punk and even thrash, and melodic death metal to create a hybrid sound that has given birth to an entire new generation of younger bands and even younger fans, when compared to the greats like Metallica, Slayer, or Iron Maiden.
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Killswitch Engage's video for "Hate By Design", from the album, Incarnate - available on Roadrunner Records.
Killswitch Engage have been nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Metal Performance).
List of 50 Greatest Metalcore and 50 Melodic Metalcore Artists as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com
Genres evolve, and metalcore is certainly no exception. Not too along ago, the very idea of keyboards and dubstep breakdowns being incorporated into the genre would’ve been laughed at. Now, it’s commonplace. As the breakdown-heavy form continues to grow into something else entirely, new leaders have emerged and continue to emerge in the scene.
"Parallels" by As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying have been nominated for one Grammy Award (Best Metal Performance).