Ryann Von Doom -MasterofMartialArts -Sprawl'n'Stall - While I'm an old school metal guy, I'm no "metal elitist". For example, I love Slipknot. But no metalcore band has ever done it for me. Sounds like pure teen stuff as opposed to deeper, more "adult man" stuff.
Newer metalcore has zero depth, and is incredibly repetitive/dull. OG Metalcore is actual structured, technical, well-written music. Check out Poison the Well - Opposite of December or even Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing as examples.
There very few bands who make great metalcore but they do exist. Some are still around from the early days. I think there will somewhat of a resurgence in the next 4-5 years.
BTW I can’t wait until the next Slipknot drops. I’m fucking psyched!
Good post till the last sentence.
Get him some early metalxcore like earth crisis, gorilla buscuits etc...
The shit you posted is good too. That’s the generation before me, the bands I posted is what I grew up listening to and was the heaviest shit I had heard up to that point.
Those bands you posted are pioneers, Earth Crisis is like the early sound of metalcore. I like it all though. Destroy the Machines is right up there with some of the best metalcore/hardcore records, innovative and very unique during that time. I do miss the straight edge movement, I’ve seen a few recent bands that follow that lifestyle though.
If i were just getting somebody into metalcore though, I wouldn’t start there. I would start with Killswitch Engage, something more accessible before you get them into something heavier and more raw. Maybe even Shai Hulud or Haste the Day. But there are TONS of great bands of different styles and eras. Hearts Once Nourished With Love and Compassion is one of the earliest examples of textbook metalcore you can find.