Ever since the early 2000s explosion, metalcore as a genre is often associated with the dual vocal approach of clean singing and heavier screams, something contemporary heavyweights such as I Prevail, Wage War and the Amity Affliction have maintained tradition with while also moving the genre into fresh new places.

Elsewhere, there are the likes of Bring Me the Horizon and Architects, who have traded their early screams for almost exclusive melodic vocals, leaving metalcore as we’ve known it behind in the process.

Despite the surging popularity of those metalcore bands who prefer singing to screaming, there remain some –– both in the modern scene and those who pioneered the genre –– who still rely almost exclusively on harsh vocals.

From metalcore’s earliest proponents to those flying the flag today, these are 10 metalcore bands who don’t (or barely) use clean singing:

10 Metalcore Bands Who Don't (Or Barely) Use Cleaning Vocals

It's not what you usually think of when you think of metalcore, is it?

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