Shitty genre of music. It is said to be derived from hardcore punk and heavy metal, but really sounds like Panic! at the Disco with heavier guitar riffs. The vocalists are usually washed up emos.
by Juicalicious January 21, 2011
With it's roots stretching back some 20 years, today's more popular metal strain, metal-core, is a blend of two different genres, hardcore punk and thrash metal. The ratio of the blend is not defined or regulated and can sometimes rely on the particular band or fans to categorise the music. Metalcore bands such as Chimaira, for instance, rarely use clean, melodic vocals in their tracks, as opposed to groups like killswitch engage who regularly include a more melodic approach through the chorus sections. The latter approach is often attacked by fans of 'classic metal' for not being true to the game, how-ever, others simply see it as an evolutionary path and the bands in question exercising their right to make the style of music they feel comfortable with. Lyrically, the metalcore scene typically revolves around feelings of inner strength, determination, rejection, unity, personal loss and anti-authoratirianism.
Some examples of Metalcore bands :- killswitch engage, war of ages, as i lay dying, chimaira, 36 crazyfists, devildriver, the agony scene, darkest hour, god forbid, ill nino, panic cell, a perfect murder, a love ends suicide, all that remains, bleeding through, carpathian, diecast, e town concrete, hatebreed, it dies today, lost eden, machinehead, shadows fall, souls harbor, still remains, throwdown, unearth, machinemade god, kataklysm, senses fail, atreyu, endwell, mudvayne, mercury switch, dance gavin dance, sick of it all, soilwork, dry kill logic, bury your dead, lamb of god, swift, himsa, clifton, swift, alterbridge
by metal master September 12, 2007
Metalcore is a music fusion genre that incorporates elements of heavy metal and hardcore punk. The term is a portmanteau of heavy metal and hardcore punk. Although hardcore punk and thrash metal are prominent influences, metalcore bands have been known to incorporate traits of groove metal, alternative metal, death metal, grindcore and post-hardcore. Metalcore subgenres and fusion genres include:Deathcore, and Mathcore

some metalcore bands are. Atreyu(Old), All That Remains, As I lay Dying, Underoath, Lamb of god, Alesana, Enter Shikari and Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore.)
by Metal Mike March 22, 2008
Lame form of music preferred by young kids who have no clue about real pain but think that dad not buying them an XBOX Elite is the worst thing that ever happened to them.

Fans always wear white socks (well, metal borrowed leather from gay culture so I guess white socks are fair game as well!), poxy caps with straight, up-turned peaks, big holes in their ears, pierced eyebrows and lips, black dyed hair, the same ugly print hooded jackets, shorts, and have lots of coloured tattoos like sXe idiots. They never know anything about the history of the genres that they claim their music comes from (i.e., metal and punk/hardcore). Next year they will love the next lame trend. Most of them were wiggers a few years ago. Vocalist of band always has the same pose, mic grip, and stupid look on his face as the vocalist of any other metalcore band. Always cup the mike for growly bits.
A7X, The Black Dahlia Murder, As I Lay Dying, another lame band with lots of syllables and/or words in their name are all lame-ass metalcore bands
by Ian Skeletor August 15, 2008
Wannabe death metal.
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
The latest trend in metal music... if you want to call it that. Metalcore is a genre crossbreed of heavy metal and hardcore that claims to be better than its nu-metal predecessors, which in some ways is true. However, metalcore is bad in it's own right. For example, every metalcore band sounds exactly the same, and god forbid the lead singers actually try to "sing" for once instead of the usual incoherent bad screaming. Metalcore is also unappealing and unlistenable to all but a small audience of devoted fans, as the songs lack any real hooks which keeps it from getting too mainstream, a double-edged sword. Metalcore has its ups, however; most metalcore bands are at least twice as talented as their nu-metal counterparts (instrumentally) and lacks the annoying rap aspect of said music. Heavy Metal fans should own at least one decent metalcore CD from bands like "Down the Sun" or "Sinai Beach", if only for the sake of being obnoxious and blasting it in your car with the windows down.
Metalcore... whatever...
by Chernorizets Hrabr June 01, 2005
A mixture of hardcore punk and metal. Metalcore is short for metallic hardcore. There are 2 types of metalcore, regular metalcore and there's melodic metalcore. Some bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, and Underoath tend to be on the more 2000's screamo side, same thing goes with some of Bullet For My Valentine's stuff. Bands such as Hatebreed are just called hardcore. Although they do use elements of hardcore, they truly aren't. Bands like Minor Threat and Verbal abuse are true hardcore
Regular metalcore: Hatebreed, Sworn Enemy, Agnostic Front(new stuff)

Melodic metalcore: Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Straight Line Stitch

DUDE!!! I was listening to hatebreed!! Thats fuckin sick ass hardcore!!!!!

No, they're metalcore...

No they're not!! Metalcore's bands like the Devil Wears Prada and Killswitch!!!

Devil Wears Prada is more of a screamo band. Killswitch Engage's melodic metalcore, Hatebreed is regular metalcore, metallic hardcore.

by Kuro1145 August 26, 2009
A Genre Of Metal Music Like Bands Like
Bring Me The Horizon
The Red Chord

The Black Dahlia Murder

Walls Of Jericho
KillSwitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
As I Lay Dying
All That Remains
And Many Freaking Awesome More
Dude Go Check Out Some Metalcore bands on the internet man there freaking awesome.
by CoolRandom888 February 26, 2010

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