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  Urban Dictionary: metalcore
Metalcore is a genre that has been around since the eighties but not totally popularized until the mid 90's with bands such as Unearth, the modern forerunners in the genre.
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.
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.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=metalcore   (865 words)

 White Trash Devil :: Reviews :: Cataract - Kingdom
Elements of metalcore began forming here and there in lots of the music I was listening to but got muddied and over shadowed by nu metal.
During that time metalcore was the music that I found to be the light for the future.
What keeps Kingdom from getting better than 3 and a half stars is that while the guys in Cataract have taken the very simple metalcore formula and followed it to a T they have done nothing to set themselves apart from the dozens of other high quality metalcore bands in the heavy music scene today.
www.whitetrashdevil.com /reviews/cataract-kingdom   (857 words)

 Metalcore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the middle of the 1990s, bands started expanding the metalcore sound, prime examples being All Out War who used straightforward thrash riffing, as well as bands such as Rorschach, Starkweather, Orange County's Adamantium, and Deadguy, who experimented with looser, often discordant songwriting as well as less traditional rhythms.
Zao is another band that left a scar upon metalcore, particularly Christian metalcore, with their Carcass-like vocals and varied songwriting.
The new album by the metalcore band Bury Your Dead, Beauty And The Breakdown, is an excellent example of this "elongated breakdown" song structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metalcore   (939 words)

 Metalcore: Understanding an Underground Music Genre - Associated Content
Metalcore is a hybrid genre combining the sounds of heavy metal and hardcore punk.
Metalcore isn't made up of one sole sound, but of a variety ranging from heavy breakdowns to extreme harmonized guitar solos.
Many of today's Metalcore bands are Christian Metalcore, consisting of lyrics based on the band's faith in God and positivity.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/47126/metalcore_understanding_an_underground.html   (660 words)

 When two scenes collide-melodic death metal and metalcore (part 4)
With metalcores rehashed (Iron Maiden, Slayer) thrash riffs as crossover, and melodic death metal pop/nu metal songwriting, it's no suprise that there is a resurgence/changing of the guard of "metal"..
As far as I'm concerned, if all metalcore has to offer is melodic, rehashed Iron Maiden, Slayer, At The Gates riffs, I will simply listen to the purveyors of the thrash scene in underground extreme metal, not the metalcore trend trying to imatate thrash bands.
Metalcore bands simply add thrash riffs to thier arsenal and sell it as something "new" and "progressive" when in fact is NOT new and progressive.
journals.aol.com /spakyle/Individualthoughtpatterns/entries/2004/04/28/when-two-scenes-collide-melodic-death-metal-and-metalcore-part-4/305   (549 words)

 Genres Defined --
Metalcore is obviously metal influenced and because they're of this there is more complexity in the writings of guitar, more noted riffs added to it than hardcore has.
Metalcore was a lot better a couple years ago before more and more band's started learning that you can tune into drop-C, use only thin picks, and get a drummer who knows his double bass to become a metalcore band.
They are one of the most influential metalcore bands of all time and rightly deserve it.
www.freewebs.com /genresdefined/metalcore.htm   (258 words)

 MP3.com - the source for digital music!
People that desipise Metalcore, haven't gave it a chance and hated it before they listened to it because they see punk/hardcore/emo kids that like some of the bands.
Metalcore doesn't sound the same, you just don't like it so you don't listen to it closely so you think it sounds the same.
Metalcore is a mis-mash of styles and it shows when you see a live video.
www.mp3.com /hard-rock-metal/genre/359/about-metalcore./topic/3-132956/msgs.html   (2077 words)

 Petition to end \'Metalcore\' - xsisterhoodx messageboard
Re:Petition to end 'Metalcore' - 2007/03/16 22:20 Metalcore is the lesser of some of the musical evils in the world (borderline pop/country disturbs me a lot more).
Re:Petition to end 'Metalcore' - 2007/03/25 02:30 agreed with the 'who cares what people listen to on their own time' approach.
otherwise i really would say metalcore is an incredibly broad-genre and while i am not necessarily a #1 fan there's quite a lot of bands that i enjoy which 'fit' into that category...
www.xsisterhoodx.com /component/option,com_joomlaboard/Itemid,233/func,view/catid,4/id,37893   (366 words)

 PopMatters Music Feature | The Hard Sell: Making Sense of Metalcore's Marketing Madness
Granted, it could be because the kung fu dancing kids can't understand a word they're saying, and therein lies the band's one weakness.
Springfield, Massachusetts metalcore standouts Shadows Fall have an even more legitimate shot at the big time than As I Lay Dying, as their last two albums both set sales records for the Century Media label, 2004's very good The War Within topping 250,000 units.
The furious opening cut "In Effigy" is one of the catchiest Shadows Fall songs in recent memory and "Carpal Tunnel" benefits from Fair's growing sense of melody, his clean singing avoiding the usual emo whinging metalcore bands employ in favor of a more robust style.
www.popmatters.com /music/features/060724-metalcore.shtml   (1936 words)

 AVERSIONLINE.COM - THE MP3 BLOG: Monday morning metalcore...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Providing more proof that contemporary metalcore truly is a worldwide phenomenon, Australian label Resist Records, who I've always thought of as more of a traditional hardcore/metallic hardcore label, has hopped aboard with "Killing With a Smile", the debut full-length from Parkway Drive, a band from their own locale.
I don't know, it's just faster and more energetic than most of this style tends to be, and when you combine that with superior riffs and proficient performances it really works out quite well.
i hate all that faux swedish metalcore as well, but not as much as all the people who think that that's what all metalcore bands sound like.
www.aversionline.com /blahg/2006/05/monday-morning-metalcore.html   (487 words)

 Metalcore Music. Part 1 - The Beginning | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I'm not bashing metalcore, in fact I love it (it's just that I think all these subgenres are pretty stupid) since everyone says that most of the bands I like were metalcore.
There are a lot of tunings you can use (to write your own metalcore songs, but if your doing a cover I suggest you just tune down exactly like the song suggest, so you get the closest as possible to the wanted sound).
Aye that's true, but also consider that metalcore has ripped off At The Gates' "Slaughter of the Soul" album to such an extent that people I know are calling them metalcore (obviously without hearing such albums as "With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness" or "The Red in the Sky is Ours".
www.ultimate-guitar.com /lessons/music_styles/metalcore_music_part_1_-_the_beginning.html   (2611 words)

 When Two Scenes Collide (part three) melodic death metal and metalcore
Metalcore band Diecast would include an encore of Slayer's "Reign in Blood" in thier set list.
Metalcore band Shadows Fall emerged with enough generic thrash riffs to make German thrash legends Kreator cringe and a semi cookie monstor (death metal) vocalist who added clean vocals to his arsenal.
It's now not unusual (as odd as the pairings are) to see hardcore/metalcore bands on tour with the more melodic death metal bands or death metal bands with a hardcore appeal.
journals.aol.com /spakyle/Individualthoughtpatterns/entries/2004/04/26/when-two-scenes-collide-part-three-melodic-death-metal-and-metalcore/301   (924 words)

 The Premier eZine for the Underground Scene.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
That's why attending this metalcore show in Freeport made me uneasy, because I felt like I was in charge of the detention room again.
It is definitely what I call the standard metalcore sound, with a lot of influences from melodic Swedish death metal bands mixed with choppy breakdowns, but they play with a lot of fire and intensity.
Once again, what I heard was a band that had plenty of energy and musicianship, but trapped in the metalcore style with few distinctive characteristics.
www.wormwoodchronicles.com /concertreviews/metalcore/text.html   (1604 words)

 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Says Metalcore Music Is On Its Way Out
Didn't the As I Lay Dying singer already make the dead metalcore statement a while back, he said something along the lines of how now bands who want to survive are going to need to do something extra special to remain significant.
If metalcore truly is a corpse of a sub-genre, its only because As I Lay Dying and Killswitch Engage killed it.
Both of their most recent CDs are absolutely abysmal (Shadows Are Security and As Daylight Dies, respectively), and in an even more horrifying twist, they've managed to water-down their sound enough to pave a path for way worse bands (It Dies Today and Bullet For My Valentine come instantly to mind) to gain national exposure.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=62764   (1891 words)

 Metalcore - SystemShock
Early work from Avenged Sevenfold is good metalcore, but their new stuff (although more hard rock now) is way better IMO.
How In Flames is "metalcore" i'll never know.Obviously they changed their sound but........hell,not to that extent.
Strangely enough it seems as if Melodic Death and Metalcore are seen as the same thing for some or other reason.Well personally i like Heaven Shall Burn and Unearth.
www.systemshock.co.za /forums/index.php?showtopic=9458   (264 words)

 Metal News - Demiricous Dominates A Metalcore Lineup At Jaxx ( Metal Underground . com )
They sounded very metalcore in a number of ways, especially the vocals, but the guitars were distinctively more heavy metal with good riffage and stops punctuated by higher pitched notes/squeals similar to old Machine Head or Pantera.
In their defense it might be partially due to the fact that there were three metalcore acts on the bill as well as me being unfamiliar with their material.
They played a decent set of metalcore however and they did stand out a little with their drummer who sang the alternating clean vocals on several songs.
www.metalunderground.com /news/details.cfm?newsid=19087   (1682 words)

 GeekChat! - Metalcore v. NWOBHM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
You have to admit that it's not as dumb as hair metal or the white trash stuff that was cool in 1998 because it calls for developed chops.
The thing that holds it back from being a lasting movement is that it has that singsong death metal aesthetic a little bit; you always go back to hitting one note, then cramming "holes of silence" in there and letting loose with a "WOAIA WHOAI OA AAWI" vocal.
Now metalcore is just the opposite, with great riffing and good solos, but it's all the same.
guitargeek.com /chat/showthread.php?threadid=54006   (1502 words)

 The South End Newspaper - Metalcore at the Magic Stick - A&E - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Metalcore is a great hybrid when you consider it.
I have a feeling Greg Ginn of Black Flag, given his later Black Sabbath-esque tendencies, would have loved to have had a guitar sound like Scars Of Tomorrow’s: a thick, distorted one-man wall of sound.
Metalcore offers the awesome riffs of metal, but often forgets about the solos like hardcore.
www.southend.wayne.edu /modules/news/article.php?storyid=2559   (605 words)

 the metalcore sound..
Both guitars will do pretty much the same job, but you should look at the pickups and your amp if you want to get a metalcore sound.
Metalcore is down to style and then amp, in that order.
Ibanez for me, and i play alot of metalcore, more thrash to be honest, but still.
forums.downloadfestival.co.uk /fb.aspx?m=1070645   (411 words)

 HMAS.org Metal Community - METALCORE
As i lay dying, All that Remains are both pretty good metalcore bands that has some swedish influence.
Also Between The Buried And Me is great metalcore, although it might be defined as hardcore.
Metalcore is basically hardcore (which is known for its brutal breakdowns) and metal merged as one.
www.hmas.org /forums/showthread.php?t=337   (496 words)

 Unearth - Saviors of Metalcore - Ultimate Metal Forum
The name is sort of a representation of metallic hardcore, and it’d be pompous and pretentious of us to say that we’re not metallic hardcore.
Bands are shying away from the metalcore label, but I think you all are — with some other bands — the forerunners of the genre.
What are metalcore bands going to have to do to differentiate themselves from one another, since there are so many of them out there?
www.ultimatemetal.com /forum/showthread.php?threadid=192963   (1445 words)

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