Contact Us

25 Best Metalcore Albums of All Time

The word “metalcore” is one of the few subgenres of music that conjures up an incredibly different range of sounds depending on who you ask. For old heads, it brings up a moment in time when the worlds of heavy metal and hardcore punk combined to a new underground genre, a grassroots movement and exciting time for punk. For others, big room metal anthems pitted with poppy choruses are conjured, riffs descended from the Gothenburg school of metal contorted into music with a sense of bounce.

Both of these viewpoints on the genre are valid, and what makes metalcore a genre that allows for a blank canvas musicians can create with. On the foundation of punk song structures and metal’s sonic proclivities, a wide berth of music has been created. We’ve created a list going over the genre’s entire history, bringing together the furthest reaches of the genre from experimental noise drudgery to maximal catchiness imbued over metallic riffing.

Metalcore is still a young genre, but has produced countless albums that have become classics over time. Join us as we count down the Top 25 Metalcore Albums of All Time in the gallery above.

10 Greatest Metalcore Bands

Subscribe to Loudwire on

10 Greatest Deathcore Bands

Subscribe to Loudwire on

15 Years Ago: Killswitch Engage Reinvent Metalcore With ‘Alive or Just Breathing’

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!