A really shitty kind of music that's bastardized the name of hardcore and attracted legions of posers who basically stole the fashion from earlier punk rock, hardcore, and emo, overdid it to the point of looking really lame and deprived of attention as well as listening to bands that sonically have absolutely nothing to do with where their fashion comes from. So basically these kids have absolute shit for taste in music but enjoy flamboyantly dressing up in a desperate plea for attention, and are idiots musically and otherwise.

Deathcore was spawned basically from metalcore as it was becoming more overplayed and gaining more mainstream popularity. It was around this time that probably some ugly idiots who happened to be at ozzfest saw some metalcore bands playing and conjured up the flawed idea that combining shitty death metal and metalcore as well as dressing up could be "cool" or "cutting-edge".

Also most death metal sucks to begin with, listened to mostly by ugly dudes with long hair who enjoy playing dungeons and dragons and not showering.

Nonetheless deathcore fans are generally posers to both metal(because of the way they dress) and hardcore(because of having no real knowledge of the genre as well as punk rock, DIY, independent media, etc.).

The tail end of metalcore and deathcore mark a sad milestone for the hardcore genre, as this is the first time within almost 30 years of history of the genre that it is being bastardized and exploited in such a way, this has happened to metal numerous times throughout the years but only recently for hardcore.

The worst kind of deathcore people are the girls, these stupid misguided teenagers who've probably been molested by family members growing up or something see listening to shitty music as a gateway to dressing up, being slutty, and gaining attention. These girls have the intelligence of a brick wall and have no exposure or understanding of actual good music.

On a final note many of these bands find it necessary to down-tune their guitars in much the same way as nu-metal.
Deathcore: Suicide Silence, Job For a Cowboy, Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, Through The Eyes of The Dead, Animosity, I could keep going on all these bands suck and are devoid of any real passion.
by Deathcore Hater September 26, 2008
Top Definition
Deathcore is a style of extreme music often confused by its fans with death metal. Deathcore draws heavily from the "malcore" style of metalcore in the sense that elements of its sound, both in composition and production, are rejected by the more conservative metal culture (ex. death/black/thrash/sludge metal). Deathcore differs from metalcore in the sense that it is generally faster, more heavy, and tending toward darker themes such as are present in death metal. Deathcore is also notorious for the excessive use of breakdowns, an element also present (but less frequent) in death metal and other 'true' metal genres. Hardcore dancing, a dance style in which fans swing their arms and legs violently in rhythm, has become hugely popular among deathcore fans, and is a trademark of live deathcore shows.

Despite many fans' beliefs, deathcore is vastly different from traditional death metal. Musically, the deathcore song structure is generally much more formulaic than that of death metal; songs tend to have one or two guitar riffs, several breakdowns, and possibly a chorus. Deathcore composition is also much less complex, many songs featuring doubled guitar parts or simple guitar harmonies, with the bass guitar being almost entirely indistinguishable.

Possibly the biggest difference between the two genres lies in their production. Deathcore is produced similarly to metalcore in many ways. Clean guitar parts, extremely balanced guitar and vocal tracks, as well as heavily mastered drum tracks tend to cause deathcore and metalcore to sound much like popular hard rock music in terms of production.
1. (deathcore fan): "you don't understand man, job for a cowboy is not at all a deathcore band... they're totally death metal"

(death metal fan): "well i don't really know their music that well but I'm about 99% sure that if i played Suffocation's 'pierced from within' album alongside anything job for a cowboy has put out, it would be pretty clear that they are in fact death core"

(deathcore fan): "..........."

2. "Dude did you see Whitechapel when they opened for c
cannibal Corpse? Talk about a shitty ass deathcore band. I mean, they have three guitar players and they're all playing the same part ?!?!? And I'm pretty sure one of their songs was just four breakdowns in a row."
by Jeffers Morning August 02, 2009
A watered down form of death metal for teenagers with assymetrical haircuts.
Despised Icon were a trademark deathcore band before they broke up in 2008. They were known for their two singers who favored wigger-like dressing style and hand gestures.
by Xfing February 06, 2011
By definition, deathcore is a hybrid of metalcore and death metal. Deathcore bands typically sound like deathgrind bands with a heavy influence from modern metalcore with frequently used staccato, syncopated open-note breakdowns and metalcore screams. A vocal technique used in deathcore frequently is the pig-squeal, which is also used in other grind genres yet with a distinctively different sound to the technique. Bands such as Job For A Cowboy and Suicide Silence laid out the blueprints for the genre and spawned many other copycat bands. The Red Chord and a few other bands also helped to popularize the genre. Like metalcore and nu-metal, deathcore bands have received heavy criticism for supposed trendiness, lack of skill, and/or differences from "real" heavy metal bands/genres causing many bands to change to a pure death metal sound (Job For A Cowboy/Annotations Of An Autopsy) or a purely metalcore sound (Bring Me The Horizon).
Suicide Silence is a deathcore band.
by friendddddd July 12, 2010
Shitty generic form of metal. Often includes; Stupid Lyrics, Scene kids, Pig squeals, Breakdowns, Faux Technicality.
Formula for a deathcore song:

Generic moderately technical intro
Shity instrument playing with stupid lyrics
Followed by Br00t4l Breakdown
Repeat number 2
by Hornytoad111111111111 January 17, 2010
A hybrid of multiple subgenres of metal which of become over analized and labeled with the suffix -core
Joe: hey mike you hear the new here comes the kraken song?
mike: no i dont listen to deathcore i only listen to hardcore metalcore and emocore
Joe: Hey mike?
mike: yea?
Joe: Your a close minded fucking idiot stp labeling music
mike:yourright i should go shootmyself in the face itll be br00tal
by metalguru6757 July 23, 2010
A label that is given to sub genre of metal and metalcore. The term is subjective, and over used. Any video on youtube of a "deathcore" band wil have an argument of if the band is deathcore or not. Being a fan of bands like Behemoth which has had a few break downs (i.e "The Reign ov Shemsu - Hor") And Hell Followed With, and Fleshgod Apocalypse. I like both categorizes of music and i think their is talent in both genres. I don't like the term deathcore, its used by elitist who feel the need to categorize music even further and label the fans as "scene kids". People categorize deathcore as having breakdowns, blast beats pig squeals, and guttural vocals.
douchebag: Hey bro most of those deathcore bands suck, and have no talent.

Guy2: have you ever listened to any besides suicide silence, and BMTH? Try Whitechapel, or Despised Icon their acctually good.

douchebag: NAW man thats pussy HXC, scene fag shit!

Guy2: your an idiot
by ov black July 29, 2011
Contrary to what most people believe, deathcore is actually death metal fused with METALCORE; not hardcore. There is a difference.

Deathcore features breakdowns, heavily palm muted riffing, death growls, pig squeals, and technical awesomeness.

Some examples of dXc bands are Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Job For A Cowboy (pre Genesis), Whitechapel, Elysia, and Knights of the Abyss.
Deathcore. Yeh. Thumbs up :]
by MelbourneDeathcore December 22, 2007
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