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Kerrang! Thinks These Are The 21 Best U.S. Metalcore Albums Of All Time

Some of 'em make sense, some not so much.

Some of 'em make sense, some not so much.

Kerrang! recently made waves in the metal community with their map of the best bands from each state in the United States. Our own Cody Davis challenged that map with a map of his own, and both drew a fair amount of fire because subjectivity can get overlooked sometimes.

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Now Kerrang! is back with their list of supposedly the "The 21 Best U.S. Metalcore Albums Of All Time," and for the most part it's pretty agreeable. Here's their reasoning for the below list.

True metalcore is, at its heart, an American phenomenon. Sure, the UK and elsewhere have spawned plenty of metalcore acts over the years. But the genre emerged wholly from the U.S. with the rise of metallic hardcore bands in the late ’80s and ’90s.

Today, the term can be defined in a million ways. Is it metallic hardcore? Punk-influenced metal? Is math-core metal – or is it something entirely different? We can debate these questions all day – and believe us, we have – but we’ve weighed up the merits of thousands of records and determined that THESE are the all-time best metalcore American albums. And as you know, we know what we’re talking about.

But if you disagree, do please let us know. We like a good fight.

The only ones I call bullshit on here is Between The Buried And Me's Colors. That album pretty much spawned a certain sect of progressive metal, though trading that off for The Silent Circus would make a lot more sense.

  • ConvergeJane Doe
  • Norma JeanBless The Martyr And Kiss The Child
  • Shai HuludThat Within Blood Ill-Tempered
  • Poison The WellThe Opposite Of December
  • ZaoWhere Blood And Fire Bring Rest
  • The ChariotLong Live
  • IntegrityThose Who Fear Tomorrow
  • Vision Of DisorderImprint
  • Killswitch EngageAlive Or Just Breathing
  • UnderoathDefine The Great Line
  • Earth CrisisDestroy The Machines
  • Coalesce0:12 Revolution In Just Listening
  • NoraDreamers And Deadmen
  • God ForbidIV: Constitution Of Treason
  • HatebreedSatisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
  • BotchWe Are The Romans
  • Cave InUntil Your Heart Stops
  • Between The Buried And MeColors
  • The Dillinger Escape PlanMiss Machine
  • SnapcaseProgression Through Unlearning
  • StarkweatherCrossbearer
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