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Kerrang! Says These are the 21 Best American Metalcore Albums of All Time

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Having already pissed-off the thin-skinned with their graphic illustrating what they believe to be the best metal band from every state in the U.S. (save for Hawaii), Kerrang! have now once again invited controversy by releasing a list of what they believe to be ‘The 21 Best U.S. Metalcore Albums of All Time.’ There are plenty of reasons why this list will cause Internet flame wars, not least of which being that people can barely even seem to agree on what constitutes metalcore. Like… is it bonkers that Earth Crisis, who I think would consider themselves a hardcore band, is on here, but Darkest Hour, who practically created metalcore, aren’t? I dunno. I’m just thinking out loud here.

Check out the list below. Go here to read Kerrang!‘s explanations for their choices. Fight each other with words in our comments section.

  • Converge – Jane Doe
  • Norma Jean – Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
  • Shai Hulud – That Within Blood Ill-Tempered
  • Poison the Well – The Opposite of December
  • Zao – Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
  • The Chariot – Long Live
  • Integrity – Those Who Fear Tomorrow
  • Vision of Disorder – Imprint
  • Killswitch Engage – Alive or Just Breathing
  • Underoath – Define the Great Line
  • Earth Crisis – Destroy the Machines
  • Coalesce – 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening
  • Nora – Dreamers and Deadmen
  • God Forbid – IV: Constitution of Treason
  • Hatebreed – Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire
  • Botch – We Are the Romans
  • Cave In – Until Your Heart Stops
  • Between the Buried and Me – Colors
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
  • Snapcase – Progression Through Unlearning
  • Starkweather – Crossbearer

[via Metal Injection]

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