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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
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A watered down poor excuse for a metal genre that claims to mix extreme metal and Hardcore punk but really adds Emo, Screamo, Pop and Glam as well. A sorry metal sub genre that falsifies the idea of punk metal into crappy crybaby new generation "brutal" pop metal. Emos and Scene Kids mostly listen to this type of music. Typically, Metalcore = Emo Metal & Deathcore = Scene Metal. Its a band wagon genre like Glam Metal and Rap, people fallow it to the end of its popularity and go back to listening to something usually non-metal related. But not always, sometimes they mature their Heavy Metal music tastes and find better music. Core kids often refer this type of music to Post Hardcore, the name states what it is, "WASN'T" hardcore.
Some of these bands try to label themselves as Grindcore or Thrash but are far from the idea of ever being so.

The genre has motivated a bunch of kids to start these types of bands and fill the underground scene with terrible ill-prepared wanna be in a band type music.
August Burns Red, Asking Alexandria, Bring me the Horizon, Attack Attack, All That Remains , Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada and Black Veil Brides are uber pathetic talentless Metalcore bands that core kids listen to and try to share with you before you kick their ass.
by 30IF13F February 14, 2013
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A term that is used by some bands to gain more fans. Also used by some people who dont know music for shit and label bands the wrong way. For more information see gay
Hey check out this band Lamb of god, there metalcore. fuck you, no there not. There thrash metal
by joe March 26, 2005
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The term used to label two musical genres.

1) The fusion of hardcore punk and thrash metal sounding exactly like the sound of it - Integrity or Converge are good examples

2) Extreme metal, usually simplified, with emo clean singing, screamo harsh vocals and an excess of breakdowns which sound nothing like hardcore punk. A fabricated genre aimed at making money and being popular. Why is this called "metalcore" is beyond me.
1) Integrity is a metalcore band and you know why when you listen to it. It takes thrash metal riffs and uses them on hardcore punk drum patterns or vice versa. You know where the "metal" part and the "-core" part came from.

2) Atreyu is a metalcore band. They sound more like nu-metal with chuggy breakdowns. However nobody took his time to understand what exactly the hardcore influences of theirs are - I can certainly hear no breakdowns in my hardcore punk
by Xfing September 09, 2012
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a non exastant form of music. there is no such thing as "metalcore" however, there is such a thing as punk faggots trying to play metal while not admitting to liking metal and using the terms "hardcore" and "metalcore". people who subscribe to this stupid fucking term are morons who need to be killed. also see, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GODDAMN "BREAKDOWN", only such things as, untalented solo riffs...... minus the solo
FUCK anything "core". it is non existant and needs to be killed. i need to help kill it. there is punk music.... and there is metal.... there is also faggot ass punk fucks trying to be metal. THE FUCKING END. oh, and go to gigantour everyone
by not a fucking retard June 05, 2005
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A genre of new age metal that began in the late 1990's with bands like Slipknot and Killswitch Engaged. It infuses Punk and Extreme Metal to create a strong, yet complex rhythm. It differs from Punk Metal by putting emphasis on the breakdown portion of the song, and often invoke a more depressed and somewhat hopeless feeling. Some other modern examples include Attack Attack, Underoath, Atreyu, Trivium, All That Remains, and many more.
Underoath Atreyu All That Remains Killswitch Engage Punk Metal Trivium All That Remain Attack Attack Metal Core
by ONTHEEDGE67 October 03, 2010
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A nice Blend of Hardcore music, with metal. Some what more popular than hardcore, though no matter how hard it tries it will never be popular like shitty nu-metal, which is a good thing.
Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Himsa, It Dies Today, Eighteen Visions, Nora, Poison the Well, and The Bled are all metalcore bands.
by G Moore January 13, 2005
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