late 1980s > metalcore
stylistic origins: extreme metal / hardcore punk / crossover thrash
cultural origins: late 1980s and early 1990s, United States
metalcore subgenres: mathcore
fusion genres: deathcore, electronicore, progressive metalcore, melodic metalcore, nu metalcore
metalcore > early 1990s > mathcore
stylistic origins: metalcore / math rock / heavy metal / hardcore punk
cultural origins: early to mid-1990s, United States
Mathcore is a style of music that combines the speed and aggression of hardcore punk and extreme metal with rhythmically complex dissonant riffs and abrupt tempo changes.
Although its roots can be traced to post-hardcore and math rock bands of the early 1990s, mathcore was eventually established in the late 1990s and early 2000s by pivotal albums of Botch, Coalesce, Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
It is often categorized as a subgenre of metalcore.
Other names that have been used to refer to mathcore include noisecore and experimental metalcore, highlighting its connection to noise music and experimental music.
Converge – Dark Horse; Protest The Hero – Bloodmeat; The Dillinger Escape Plan – Milk Lizard
mid 1990s > progressive metalcore
Progressive metalcore (technical metalcore or ambient metalcore):
stylistic origins: progressive metal / metalcore
cultural origins: mid 1990s, United States
Progressive metalcore is a fusion of progressive metal and metalcore characterized by highly technical lead guitar, “atmospheric” elements, and complex instrumentation. Some notable practitioners take influence from djent.
Carcer City – Sovereign; Architects – Doomsday; Polaris – lucid
early 2000s > melodic metalcore
stylistic origins: metalcore / melodic death metal / melodic hardcore
cultural origins: early 2000s, United States, United Kingdom
Melodic metalcore subgenres are which combines sounds and traits from melodic death metal with hardcore punk, metalcore and occasionally emo.
They tend to have strong use of instrumental melody. Much melodic metalcore can have clean singing as their vocals as well as growls and screaming. It also can feature harmonic guitar riffs, tremolo picking, double bass drums, and metalcore-stylized breakdowns. Some bands also may feature guitar solos. A few of these groups, like Shadows Fall, have some appreciation for 1980s glam metal.
Melodic metalcore bands include Trivium, All That Remains, Atreyu, Bullet for My Valentine, Bury Tomorrow, Darkest Hour, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada.
Bullet For My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall; Trivium – Like Light to The Flies; All That Remains – This Calling:
metalcore > early 2000s > deathcore
stylistic origins: death metal / metalcore / hardcore punk
cultural origins: early 2000s, United States
Deathcore combines elements of death metal with elements of metalcore or hardcore punk or both.
It is defined by an “excessive” use of death metal riffs, blast beats and use of hardcore punk breakdowns. Some prominent bands include the Acacia Strain, Carnifex, Despised Icon, Suicide Silence, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder and Whitechapel.
The Acacia Strain- Angry Mob Justice; Carnifex – Lie To My Face; Despised Icon – Day Of Mourning:
2000s > nu metalcore
stylistic origins: nu metal / metalcore
cultural origins: early-2010s, United States
Nu metalcore (sometimes referred to as nu metal revival or new nu metal) is the fusion genre of nu metal and metalcore that began in the 2000s and gained popularity in the 2010s. Some of the notable groups have also taken influence from R&B, pop, post-hardcore,and deathcore.
Notions – Wild Card; Attila – Proving Grounds; Darke Complex – Desperation:
2000s > electronicore
electronicore (also known as synthcore or trancecore):
stylistic origins: metalcore / electronic
cultural origins: 2000s (decade), North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom
Electronicore (also known as synthcore or trancecore) is a fusion genre of metalcore with elements of various electronic music genres, often including trance, electronica, and dubstep.
Notable artists of this genre have originated from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Japan
Attack Attack! – Stick Stickly; The Browning – Dragon; We Butter The Bread With Butter – Klicks. Likes. Fame. Geil!: