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Deathcore is a genre of noise art created when a drummer plays to the monologues of throat cancer patient over the sounds of a pencil sharpener vibrating against the strings of an electric guitar. It is listened to by scenes kids along with metalcore, and some argue that deathcore is actually a subgenre of heavy metal. However, this cannot be true because heavy metal is a genre of music and deathcore does not technically constitute as music, for the only real instruments used is a set of drums and an electric guitar that is not actually played by a human being.
Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, all those deathcore bands suck!
by I.M. Nowen November 15, 2011
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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
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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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a fusion genre consisting of AMERICAN-style death metal and/or Grindcore, and general metal-core influences. Deathcore is not as Swedish/European influenced as metalcore, but still features breakdowns, frequently ad nauseum. (The Gothenburg sound is not really death metal, but a different kind of thrash metal. it still rules, though.)

SIDE NOTE ON DEATH METAL:
actually a from of Thrash Metal, the European "Death Metal" sound tends to follow established rules of harmony. Harmonic minor modes are very common, and accidentals (notes falling outside the key signature) are kept to a minimum. it tends to be based somewhat on european Classical Music, but not as much as Yngwie Malmsteen. times signatures fluctuate far less than american DM.

American Death Metal follows NO rules of harmony and finding the song's key is frequently almost impossible. diminished and/or chromatic tonalitied fly about and disonance is a hallmark. blast beats are borrowed from hardcore/punk (metal an dpunk have a long history of cross-pollenization), and time signatures tend to fluctuate usually for a jarring effect. as in any genre, some bands are just barely able to play, but the really good ones are usually masters of their instruments.

examples of deathcore would be early albums by:

Job For A Cowboy, Underoath, Throught the Eyes of the Dead, All Shall Perish.
Since then JFAC and TTEOTD have evolved to being real death metal. but JFAC fucking sucks donkey balls. they just steal old Cannibal Corpse stuff and make it even worse.
Underoath is now a shitty screamo (as in emo, but with screaming &"hard" music) band.
Deatcore is kinda gay when compared to real Death Metal, but at least its not korn.

by K3VIN G. March 26, 2008
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the term itself doesnt exist- it was made up by a bunch of bored 13 year olds huffing on computer cleaner, and enough retards actually took it to be an actual genre. bands routinely ignore/disown the term.
I dont do examples, find out for yourself (deathcore)
by mnfknvkjfvnjkfvnjfdnvfdkjvnkf; February 06, 2010
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Deathcore is a term that's tossed around a lot by people who really don't understand what it is. Technically, it's Death Metal fused with MetalCore; but to be honest, labeling a band as Deathcore or Death Metal can vary depending on the song you listen to.

People consider Deathcore a shitty subgenre, but in reality, it's not even a real thing. Kids that use the term Deathcore usually have the music education of a first grader with downs syndrome.

BOTTOM LINE- DeathCore is a term used by music elitists to separate music that they don't like from the genre that they listen to.

See the example
All Shall Perish can be considered Deathcore or Death Metal depending on what song you listen to.

Sure, they have breakdowns, but labeling them in an entirely different genre for one 9 second segment of a song is ridiculous.

DEATHCORE ISN'T REAL
by lolfapnig April 11, 2010
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The name "true" metalheads give to new metal bands that don't have any musical similarities other than the use of breakdowns.
Oh yeah Suffocation uses breakdowns...
True Metalhead: Suicide Silence is emo.
Deathcore dude:When did having long hair and massive beards become emo?

Guy 1:Job for a Cowboy is scene.
Guy 2:Dude you really are just jealous that you're death metal band sucks, aren't you?

Dude:Waking the Cadaver is bullshit, they should stop!
Other dude: Yes, yes they should.
by Glen Benton is awesome July 19, 2010
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