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Primary Stylistic Influences:
  • Metalcore, Electronic Music, Post Hardcore, synthpop
Secondary Stylistic Influences:

Electronicore or "synthcore" is a music genre that rose to prominence in the late 2000's, largely on social media websites such as MySpace and music sharing services. The genre is largely a mix between Metalcore and various types of electronic music (usually trance, rave, or dubstep). It is characterized by the usual metalcore trademarks of harsh vocals and chugs but it's also coupled with auto-tuned or synthesized clean vocals, lots of breakdowns (probably to even more of an extent than metalcore) and electronic breaks usually in the bridge. Some of the bands have a relatively bad reputation among music critics (check the crabcore meme) but the scene has also produced many critically acclaimed and experimental bands that prove the genre's worth.

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Many bands have overlap with straight up Metalcore as well as Screamo, with the more genre-bending ones also overlap with Crunkcore.


Bands in this genre include

  • Abandon All Ships
  • Asking Alexandria (At first— they're since switched to pure Screamo and Metalcore)
  • Arsonists Get All The Girls
  • Attack Attack! (probably the most infamous example, although by their third (and last) album, they had ditched the genre and became straight up Metalcore)
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Bring Me the Horizon (slowly ditched deathcore to become a version of elctronicore influenced more by ambient electro and post-rock than by rave, ultimately becoming one of the most critically acclaimed bands in this genre and by That's the Spirit, the "-core" part was completely abandoned)
  • The Browning
  • The Bunny The Bear
  • Capture The Crown
  • Crossfaith (Have strong Groove Metal and Melodic Death Metal influences, undoubtedly the heaviest example)
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  • Crown The Empire
  • Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Enter Shikari (along with Bring Me The Horizon, probably the most critically acclaimed)
  • Exotype (an insanely Genre-Busting example as they combine multiple types of metal and electronic music together into a package that isn't easy to describe)
  • Falling in Reverse (Fashionably Late only)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (the electronic aspect of their music pulls influence from just about everywhere, from EDM to J-core, and their more "core" aspect is straight up post-hardcore, but they've been known to mess around with genres numerous times in their songs)
  • Horse The Band (a "Nintendocore" band, where the synthesized parts sound like something from an 8-bit game)
  • I See Stars
  • Issues (Their debut EP Black Diamonds mostly, mixed with Nu Metal. They became straightforward nu-metalcore with less prominent electronic elements afterwards)
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  • Jamies Elswhere
  • Karate High School
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Motionless in White
  • The Palisades
  • Sky Eats Airplane
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Sleepwave
  • Sylar (also features extremely prominent Nu Metal elements)
  • We Came As Romans
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