Deathcore

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

Deathcore, which emerged in the early 2000s, is a sub-genre of metalcore that fuses elements of hardcore punk and death metal. Deathcore is similar to metalcore musically, except it is generally heavier, with a stronger emphasis on blast beats, death metal growling vocals, and more intense breakdowns. The genre has enjoyed moderate popularity in the extreme metal scene.

Click for Full Sub-Genre Chart

deathcore top albums

Showing only albums and EPs | Based on members ratings & MMA custom algorithm | 24 hours caching

VEIL OF MAYA Eclipse Album Cover Eclipse
VEIL OF MAYA
4.24 | 9 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
BORN OF OSIRIS The Discovery Album Cover The Discovery
BORN OF OSIRIS
4.12 | 18 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
RINGS OF SATURN Embryonic Anomaly Album Cover Embryonic Anomaly
RINGS OF SATURN
4.07 | 7 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
BORN OF OSIRIS A Higher Place Album Cover A Higher Place
BORN OF OSIRIS
3.95 | 11 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
WHITECHAPEL The Valley Album Cover The Valley
WHITECHAPEL
4.17 | 3 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
THE CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic Album Cover Intrinsic
THE CONTORTIONIST
3.92 | 9 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
THY ART IS MURDER Hate Album Cover Hate
THY ART IS MURDER
4.00 | 5 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
VEIL OF MAYA The Common Man's Collapse Album Cover The Common Man's Collapse
VEIL OF MAYA
4.00 | 4 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
JOB FOR A COWBOY Doom Album Cover Doom
JOB FOR A COWBOY
4.00 | 4 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
VEIL OF MAYA [id] Album Cover [id]
VEIL OF MAYA
3.83 | 6 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
ALL SHALL PERISH Awaken the Dreamers Album Cover Awaken the Dreamers
ALL SHALL PERISH
3.88 | 4 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
THE CONTORTIONIST Exoplanet Album Cover Exoplanet
THE CONTORTIONIST
3.73 | 7 ratings
Buy this album from MMA partners
This list is in progress since the site is new. We invite all logged in members to use the "quick rating" widget (stars bellow album covers) or post full reviews to increase the weight of your rating in the global average value (see FAQ for more details). Enjoy MMA!

deathcore online videos

deathcore New Releases

.. Album Cover
Clarity
Single
ATTILA
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
White Nile
Single
BORN OF OSIRIS
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Dead Bodies Everywhere
Single
CARNIFEX
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Demon Slayer
Single
CROWN OF THORNS
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
End Of Days
EP
AFTER THE FUNERAL
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Oversea
Single
THE BOREALIST
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Evil
Album
BONECARVER
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Agony
EP
WYCH
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Alone​/​Adrift
Single
WYCH
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Destruction Ov Rayquaza
Single
SHEER COLD
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Refreshing
Single
SATANICE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Bleak Future
Single
SLAB OF PORPHYRIA
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Demo 2021
Demo
VISIONS OF THE END
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Dusk Of Anguish
EP
DISTANT
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Inheritance
Album
DEPTHS OF HATRED
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Haine
EP
HAINE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
The Bleeding Horizon
EP
ONE MINUTE TEETH BRUSHING
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Chains Of Faith (2021)
Single
REPRESSED
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Vicious Cycle
Album
GOD OF NOTHING
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Burn
Single
GOD OF NOTHING
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Eternal
EP
BOUND IN FEAR
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Swagger In Your Stagger
EP
THIS TOWN HAS GHOSTS
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
The Sky Burial
EP
THE SKY BURIAL
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Human Mess
Single
RED MEANS NO MERCY
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Endzeit Fetish
Single
RED MEANS NO MERCY
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Crippled And Pinned Down
Single
RED MEANS NO MERCY
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Inthronisation
EP
GRAVE INSANITY
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Lifeblood
Album
BRAND OF SACRIFICE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Animal
Single
BRAND OF SACRIFICE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Lifeblood
Single
BRAND OF SACRIFICE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Spazzzmatic
Single
CROWN VIC
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Burn The Order
EP
MAFIA
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Withering
EP
WITHERING
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Nostophobia
Album
SEA SLEEPER
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Seize The Obscurity
Album
THE HATE PROJECT
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Deep Into The Dark
Album
PARASITE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Deep Into The Dark
Single
PARASITE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Disillusion
EP
CAST UPON THE WORLD
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Ora Tenebris
EP
ANHEDONIA (CA)
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Astral Disarray
Single
COSMOPHOBE
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Begotten
EP
A NIGHT IN THE ABYSS
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Son Of Self Affliction
Single
A NIGHT IN THE ABYSS
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Product Of Misinformation
EP
BYSTANDER (OR)
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
The Reign Of Chaos
Album
EVISCERATOR (CA/PA)
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
White Collar Corpses
Single
EVISCERATOR (CA/PA)
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Embryonic Anomaly Remake
Album
RINGS OF SATURN
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Välde
Album
HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Stage:Zero
Album
MENTALLY BLIND
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Ikigai
Album
ABIOTIC
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Endoparasitoid
Album
UMBRAVOID
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Birthrite
Album
EXISTENCE HAS FAILED
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
The Family Heirloom
Single
EXISTENCE HAS FAILED
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Ghosts
Album
NIGHTMARE BELOW
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Infected
Album
VIRULENCE OF MISCONDUCT
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
Pandora's Box
Album
HUMANIC MUTATION
Buy this album from MMA partners
.. Album Cover
An Audience Of Desolation
EP
RITUALIST (MI)
Buy this album from MMA partners

deathcore Music Reviews

COSMOPHOBE Aberrations

Album · 2020 · Deathcore
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Aberrations" is the debut full-length studio album by US, New Orleans based act Cosmophobe. The album was independently released in December 2020. Cosmophobe released the "Infinite Unreality" EP in October 2020. None of the three tracks from the EP are featured on "Aberrations".

The material on "Aberrations" is instrumental technical death metal/deathcore. With the absence of growling vocals, this probably shouldn´t be called death metal/deathcore, but the instrumental part of the music still points in that direction. It´s both fast-paced and mid-paced and groove laden, featuring heavy chugging riffs and groove heavy rhythms and breakdowns. There are also loads of more melodic moments, leads, and guitar solos, and also some atmospheric moments, so this is not a one-dimensional listen.

Cosmophobe is a one-man project, and that´s unfortunately apparent from the programmed drums. They are decent enough, but a real humam drummer would have made "Aberrations" a better release. There are just some sections on the album where the drums drag the quality of the music down, because it´s too obvious the drums are programmed (listen to the blastbeat section of opening track "Traumatized" about 25 seconds into the track, and tell me that snare drum sound doesn´t bother you just a little bit). The remaining part of the music is very well performed, and well produced too.

The songwriting is intriguing and varied, and there are both some nice brutal and powerful parts as well as some more melodic/atmospheric parts. The riffs and the lead guitar parts are the main attraction here, but if they weren´t placed in well constructed songs, they probably wouldn´t have worked as well as they do here. So the songwriting should be mentioned as an asset here. Upon conclusion "Aberrations" is a good quality debut album by Cosmophobe. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

SEED OF SORROW World Impaled

EP · 2017 · Deathcore
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
SEED OF SORROW comes from the land of Nessie, yeah the legendary Loch Ness Monster in the city of Inverness, a region not teeming with extreme metal bands. This band that consists of Lewis Goodwin (vocals), Mark Savage (guitar), Nick Laidlaw (guitar), Donald Tolmie (bass) and John Murray (drums) is determined to wake the dead with its savage brutal deathcore sounds that deliver an unrelenting bantering of extreme metal madness.

So far this band has only released this debut EP titled WORLD IMPALED which features five studio tracks and a bonus live closer. The totality is only just shy of 23 minutes but with an orotundity this determined to crank up the volume to the limit, this amount of time is just about right considering there’s not one little iota of breathing room on this one. The band’s style is typical deathcore with bantering twin guitar riffing, a bombastic bass and over-busy drumming workout. Goodwin’s vocal style is the typical frantic metalcore insanity with deathened growly overtones.

Deathcore is one of those subgenera that more often than not reeks of generic performances without much artistic input, a nook in the metal universe where newbie bands can just let off stream and make as much noise as humanly possible without having to focus on things like interesting songwriting structures, instrumental variation or some sort of inviting gimmick that sets the band apart from the legions of similar sounding bands. Unfortunately SEED OF SORROW falls into the generic as fuck section of the deathcore supermarket.

Yep, for every Born of Osiris or Rings of Saturn deathcore style that actually incorporates disparate elements to its bombastic fury, there are a million or more other bands that are content simply to jump on the bandwagon of a particular noisy metal style without adding a personal stamp. While WORLD IMPALED isn’t unlistenable, it’s not very inspired either. The five studio tracks showcase razor sharp musicianship but devoid of creative license. The most interesting track is actually the live one for some reason. OK but nothing special.

VASCULITIS A Monument To Violence

EP · 2018 · Deathcore
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
VASCULITIS in medical terms is a group of diseases that destroy blood vessels by inflammation and the perfect moniker for this Australian deathcore band from the far northern Coral Sea coastal city of Mackay in Queensland, Australia. Engaging in a sort of brutalizing slam death metal mixed with core elements, VASCULITIS joins the wave of a never-ending legion of like-minded skull crushers that vie for the extreme jugular of taking metal to its limits.

So far this band has only released this debut EP titled A MONUMENT TO VIOLENCE and except for the snippets of audio samples that begin and end this set of five tracks (reminding me a bit of Pig Destroyer), this EP of 19 minutes playing time certainly does glamorize the pummeling cacophony of sonic violence that will surely please any mosh pit addicts and those who crave a never-ending supply of deathcore fueled adrenaline.

While this style of extreme metal can certainly become generic rather quickly, VASCULITIS stands out in that the three members of vocalist Liam Briggs, guitarist Ben Burrows and drummer Michael Maynard (where’s the bassist?) provide an almost danceable procession of heavy chugs that is part slam death metal, part grindcore and at times employs even a bit of doom metal to build the proper tension but for the most part this band engages in a barbaric onslaught of the innocent and the conquering of the senses with a bombastic display of explosive deliveries of no nonsense metal madness.

What i like about A MOMUMENT TO VIOLENCE is that the band has mastered the art of tempos and dynamics and not relying on an incessant speedfest that never stops. The guitar parts are actually quite varied with some taking on an early Terrorizer style quality as well as developing more modern blitzkrieg techniques. The vocals are well within the world of death m metal with guttural growls and the drums employ blastbeat techniques as well as more varied jazzified gymnastics. While not substantially existing outside the world of deathbed core music, VASCULITIS certainly has embarked on a path that sets them apart slightly by walking that fine line between death metal and grindcore thus blurring the distinctions completely.

XVIA XVIA

Album · 2017 · Deathcore
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
One of countless modern core bands out there these days, XVIA originates from San Angelo, Texas and has found a home for its self-titled debut release on the Chugcore International label. This short album of eight tracks that slightly runs over 28 minutes came out in 2017 with the lineup of Jake Madrid (vocals), Matt Radio (guitar), Dan Nguyen (guitar), Steven Sedeno (bass) and Tito Breedlove (drums.)

XVIA plays an aggressive style of deathcore but engages in slower tempos than the average deathcore band. While fast tempos do exist, they are reserved for contrast rather than an incessant bantering throughout the album’s run time. For the most part XVIA implements mid-tempo steadiness which almost sounds like a black metal album however Madrid’s vocal style is clearly in the world of the core genres.

This very well could be one of the mellowest deathcore albums i’ve ever heard. There are many softer parts with arpeggiated clean guitar chords and moments that sound more like a nu metal band than anything with “death” in it but when all is said and done, XVIA can dish out the deathcore goods when they really want to. There are even a few guitar solos but they are quite brief.

While XVIA adds a bit more emotive segments than the average deathcore band and performs the expected core duties admirably, something just seems missing here. Lack of commitment maybe? It seems like XVIA is going for more of an alternative metal album that happens to get all deathcory on us but the softer parts just linger on way to long and for the most part the album comes off as half-assed.

In the end i’m underwhelmed by this release but possibly due to expectations of a more rampaging sound given that the band’s admitted genre of choice is deathcore. “Ataractic” for example sounds more like a post-rock track than anything metal. Nothing wrong with some variety in metal releases but this doesn’t quite scratch that itch. Decent and listenable for sure with many excellent moments but overall doesn’t quite go where i want it to.

FROZEN WATER BURIAL Frozen Water Burial

Demo · 2006 · Deathcore
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
The hybridization of metal styles is hardly anything new of course as it seems once a subgenre is created, there’s always someone blurring the lines however every once in a while there is a band that springs up in a far fetched location and fuses together metal styles that nobody else had thought of and for better or for worse goes for it.

FROZEN WATER BURIAL was a short-lived band that was formed in Greenfield, CA in 2006 and only lasted until 2009. The band that consisted of Paul (vocals), Nick (guitar), Heath (guitar), Joe (bass), Martin (drums), Juan (keyboards) and Erica (keyboard, 2006) only ever released this one demo simply titled DEMO in 2006 before disbanding in 2009. Supposedly they reformed but no album has ever seen the light of day.

While only a demo there are still six tracks that make the 26 minute mark so this is more like an EP than a demo. The band has made a name for itself in the underground for being one of the few bands that have mixed deathcore and symphonic black metal. Basically the guitar riffing and musical procession adopts the aggressiveness and of deathcore while the keyboards add atmospheric backdrops and aggressive runs that often interact with the extreme metal bombast.

Despite the extreme caustic abrasiveness of the delivery of frenetic guitar riffs, bantering bass and speed drumming, the music revolves around easily digested melodic processions. The vocals are all over the place with death metal growls taking precedence but there are lots of call and response stylistic approaches with core styled pig squeals and blood curdling screams. There are also deep guttural grunts and a few other surprises that pop up.

While the deathcore elements are predominant, there are also moments when neoclassical style guitar solos rip it up. There are few traces of black metal really except for the symphonic aspects and some of the guitar tones so the term blackened deathcore may apply but if you ask me i’d probably call this symphonic deathcore or even experimental. Overall the musicianship is top notch. The tempos are soaring at fast speeds and the guitarist is outstanding.

This is one of those bands like Children of Bodom that will rub many the wrong way. For true death metal fans this will be too cheesy and melodic but for those who are open minded and have no expectations then this is actually a decent set of tracks. It’s too bad the band didn’t stick it out and craft a more adventures album that explored more sonic textures in the production process because it’s apparent that the musicians were onto something and had a developed sense of creativity. For a demo this isn’t bad at all and personally i kinda like it.

deathcore movie reviews

No deathcore movie reviews posted yet.

Artists with Deathcore release(s)

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Slowburn Metalcore
KEEPSAKE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Sunami / Gulch Metalcore
SUNAMI
Buy this album from MMA partners
Sunami / Gulch Metalcore
GULCH
Buy this album from MMA partners
Where Only Gods May Tread (Instrumental) Brutal Death Metal
INGESTED
Buy this album from MMA partners
Stinking Cesspool Of Liquified Human Remnants Brutal Death Metal
INGESTED
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us