a term created by those that like to subcategorize as far as they can, when really, almost every single band dubbed as "deathcore" can be considered death metal. what makes the "genre" deathcore even more ridiculous, is that no bands will actually call themselves, nor admit to being deathcore, the "fans" and familiars are the ones that name it such. the only difference between what people consider death metal and deathcore is that "deathcore" focuses a little bit more on breakdowns, but old death metal bands such as Dying Fetus uses breakdown very much in their music, and are still called death metal.
Scene Guy1: liek omgz doh did you hear abowt taht new deathcore band carnifex?!?!?!

Non-Faggot1: Yeah, they've been around for awhile and they're not deathcore you scene fag. They're straight fucking death metal.

Scene Guy1: oo.. well they still are hella br00t4l!!1!1!1!

Non-Faggot1: No, brutal is a gay ass word when using it to describe music, gtfo my /b/

**Scene Guy1 goes and faps to Bring Me The Horizon**
by t3h dyld0z3r June 04, 2009
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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
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
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
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
The second worst genre of music to insult Metal. (First being Metalcore) There is nothing original about this shitty music. It's just emocore trying to be grindcore but fails. Deathcore is a combination of Death Metal and Hardcore, but there is nothing good about it at all. Its insulting to Hardcore and Death Metal. Listened to by emofags.
Deathcore and Metalcore are bad music.
by Mr. Zimpy December 28, 2009
A genre of music that is a very poor combination of deathmetal and metalcore. Very few bands within the genre actually have any musical talent or experience. Every song ever written in the genre has annoying screams and pig squeals, chugging on one chord throughout the entire song, constant crashing of a china symbol on drums, and exact same song structures. All fans that listen to this genre wear womens clothes, are too pussy to mosh so they hardcore dance, and are just emo faggots who fail at being metal. Bands such as Chelsea Grin try to write creative, "Br00tal" lyrics, but always fail. People often mistake deathcore for deathmetal, which is sad. All bands in this genre should just stop trying because they give metal a bad name.
"Did you hear the new Suicide Silence album?" -Emo Fag
"No, i don't listen to deathcore because it sucks." -Metalhead
by Metal Guy March 26, 2011

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