Metalcore is a mix of heavy metal and hardcore music. It originated in the 1980's with
bands like Integrity
. Metalcore used to be refered
to as Cross-Over Thrash
, as stated by bands such
as Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
and Nuclear Assault
Today, Metalcore and Cross-Over
Thrash are considered two completely different genres of music. Nuclear Assault was among the first bands to call themselves
Heavy Metal/Hardcore Punk band. Breakdown
was arguably one of the earliest to fuse heavy metal-influenced riffing with
a more traditional hardcore sound
without being a thrash metal band.
Breakdowns are essential part of metalcore. Typically, the guitars
play a set of rhythmically
oriented riffs, usually on open strings so as to achieve the lowest sound
for. These riffs are often
accented by the drummer with
double kick bass drums.
Examples of metalcore are: theBLED, Haste The Day, Bleeding Through, Underoath (Act Of Depression & Cries Of The Past), Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bury Your Dead, Norma Jean, The Chariot, Darkest Hour, The Dillinger
Escape Plan, Between The Buried And Me, Escape The Fate, Every Time I Die, Evergreen Terrace, Hatebreed, The Haunted, Misery
Signals, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Parkway Drive, Unearth, Vanna, and Walls Of Jericho.