|Stylistic origins||Heavy metal, hardcore punk|
|Typical instruments||Electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals|
|Melodic metalcore, Deathcore, Electronicore, Nintendocore|
Metalcore is a metal genre that in its basic form is a fusion of hardcore punk and extreme metal. The name is a portmanteau of heavy metal and hardcore punk. The term took on its current meaning in the mid-1990s, describing bands like Earth Crisis, Funeral for a Friend, Merauder, Deadguy and Integrity. Metalcore is distinguished from other punk metal fusions by its emphasis on breakdownss: slower, intense passages conducive to moshing.
Examples of metalcore bands include Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, 100 Demons, The Amity Affliction, All That Remains, Avenged Sevenfold, Hatebreed, A Static Lullaby, It Was Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada and Bullet for My Valentine.
Metalcore is criticized by many people, metalheads in particular, for many reasons, such as the clothing they choose and the overall image they take.