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  • Writer's pictureShane & Ryan Flynn

The Top 10 Metalcore Albums Of The 2000's

Updated: Dec 22, 2019

10) Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison (2005) - Top-notch guitar work, technically proficient, huge choruses.

9) I Killed The Prom Queen - Music for the Recently Deceased (2006) - Seamless blend of melodic death metal and hardcore, multiple early classic metalcore tracks.

8) Underoath - Define the Great Line (2006) - Landmark album for the genre of metalcore, outstanding drumming, passionate vocals, great song structures.

7) Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache (2004) - The most powerful singing on a metalcore album ever displayed, classic riffs, memorable songs.

6) As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security (2005) - A defining album for the genre, epic riffs, embracing of clean sung choruses.

5) Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen (2003) - Innovative album mixing elements of classic heavy metal and hardcore punk, also most importantly the introduction of world-renowned guitarist Synyster Gates.

4) Parkway Drive - Killing with a Smile (2005) - Some of the most iconic breakdowns of all-time, standout drumming and great use of melodic guitar with hardcore beats.

3) Trivium - Shogun (2008) - A guitar clinic, combines all the best features of metalcore and early Metallica to make one of the greatest albums of a generation.

2) Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing (2002) - The most important album in the history of metaclore, this record largely set the template for what the genre was to become, every member of the band gets a chance to shine.

1) As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us (2007) - Everything clicks perfectly on this record, the choruses are mountainous, the riffs get stuck in your head, the songs have meaningful lyrics, here is where the band established themselves as legends.

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