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shitty excuse for metal music. Formed from a deformed asshole from which NASA had never seen before. Once opened, the shittackular music spewed through the anal leakage which formed shitty bands like as I lay dying and unearth.
-Did you hear that new local band?
-Yeah, they're Metalcore, they might as well have cookie monster for their vocals. It's not like you can call them a singer or a band all together
by Hepatitus Carl August 30, 2008
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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 Imbecilesand 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 the guitars are tuned 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.
by STEVECORE September 21, 2006
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A watered-down form of melodic death metal, due to it's lack of keyboard, less brutal vocals, and overall shorter songs. Listened to by scenester kids, along with deathcore, who are ignorant to it's superior predecessor which originated in Sweden.
I used to listen to metalcore bands like All That Remains, August Burns Red, and As I Lay Dying, but now I listen to bands like Children of Bodom, Dark Tranquillity, and Mors Principium Est.
by I.M. Nowen November 13, 2011
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A subgerne of metal and hardcore that is NOT shit, but is often called shit because a lot of bands don't work to their full potential, and because there are too many bands that are called metalcore and are actually NOT! Real metalcore is usually 70-90% metal and 10-30% hardcore. Fake metalcore is really post hardcore in is often called so because of the existence of a breakdown and screamed vocals! Real metalcore also has guitar solos now and then and often use a low toned type of screaming. Fake metalcore absolutely has no solos and consistently use both screams and death growls, as well as a lot of singing! So next time you here of a metalcore band, compare them to bands like As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, All That Remains, Killswitch Engaged, etc... If they sound like them, it's real metalcore, if they don't, it's not!

Real Metalcore bands: Underoath (Only there first 2 albums) All That Remains, Avenged Sevenfold (Only there first 2 albums), As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Killswitch Engaged.

Fake Metalcore Bands: Underoath (Everything else they made after Cries of The Past), Motionless in White, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria
Metalcore hater: I think metalcore sucks!
Me: Why?
Metalcore haiter: Beacuse metalcore bands like Asking Alexandria sounds like emos trying to play metal!
Me: (facepalms) Asking Alexandria is NOT metalcore!
Metalcore haiter: Yes they are, it says so on Wikipedia.
Me: (Facepalms again) No they aren't, they are only called so because they have breakdowns in there songs and have screamed vocals. Listen to August Burns Red for an example of what REAL metalcore is!
(All of August Burns Red's discography and some of All That Remains songs later)
Metalcore lover (Formally a metalcore haiter): August Burns Red is the BEST BAND EVER!
by Anton The Reaper June 01, 2013
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A subgenre of metal and hardcore that is kind of like communism. If it were to be done correctly, it would be perfect, but hardly anyone can do it right and therefore it is mainly horrible. There are some metalcore bands that I actually enjoy (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die), but most of it (and certainly the most popular bands) incorporate pop punk, electronic, glam, crunk, and all sorts of other shit and make it sound worse than putting a cat in a blender. Not to mention deathcore, which is just an attempt to make an anti-metalcore genre, is even worse and brings shame to death metal. Another thing that humor's me with most metalcore is the bands claim to be the brutalist shit alive but they dress like a 12 year old scene girl.
Good metalcore: Every Time I Die, TDEP, Hatebreed, All That Remains (sort of), ect.
Bad metalcore: Bring me the Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, ect.
by Metalmeister444 November 23, 2013
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A Song where u hear at the beginning of the song is 'chug-a-chug-a-chug' of the double bass drums and then alotta screamin and stuff and then some guitarist and/or drummer decides he's gonna sing the chorus
"Dude, that band is way metalcore!!!"
by top_ramen214 June 25, 2005
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Sure, ya got the blast beats and fast riffs, and *attempted* growling and screaming, but no, just no - it's not cool. You sound just like every other metalcore band, and it's getting boring.

The only good metalcore bands are Unearth and Shadows Fall. Everyone else just tries too hard.
by SomeBadJOKE May 27, 2007
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