Why Deathcore Sucks

John Coyne, Staff Writer

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Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, Thy Art is Murder, and Suicide Silence; the big four of deathcore, a sub-genre of metalcore, and the most popular genre in extreme metal today. People who listen to Deathcore are often called Deathcore kids, and basically, are the game changers in stereotypes in metal. Deathcore kids (just like the band members in Chelsea Grin above) like to dress in a much more pop/hip-hop/rap style, with tattoos head to toe, giant earrings creating stupid ugly holes in the sides of your ears, and your run of the mill backwards hats (or sideways if you’re feeling extra edgy). These kids like to be very arrogant and up in your face, acting like their more brutal and cooler than you because they listen to Deathcore. Whatever happened to just having a good time? This edgy type of in-your-face lifestyle really angers me because there is absolutely no reason for it. They also break the whole fun of the underground metal scene now that Deathcore is becoming poppy and totally takes from rap and pop influences.

No matter how much I hate the people, it really comes down to whether or not the music is good because I do like to listen to a slamming brutal death metal band called Epicardiectomy whose members dress in similar fashion. But let me tell you something; the music reminds me of a putrid pile of bad stuff. There are too many lame breakdowns, playing the same distorted tritone note over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again in different rhythmic patterns. The albums all have the same guitar tones over the four bands, and it’s the same noisy stupid scream (not even guttural like Brutal Death Metal) over and over again. The repetitive nature of this genre and its entryway into popular metal along with the stupid outfits of deathcore kids is why deathcore sucks and why people who listen to deathcore should be obliterated off this planet.

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