Metalcore

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Metalcore is a fusion genre combinin various elements o extreme metal an hardcore punk. The name o it is a portmanteau o the names o the twa genres. The term teuk on its current meanin in the mid-1990s, describing baunds sic as Earth Crisis, Deadguy an Integrity.[1] The earliest o thir groups, Integrity, began performin in 1988; some modren practitioners o the genre include Killswitch Engage, Underoath, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying an The Devil Wears Prada.[2] Metalcore is distinguished frae ither punk metal fusions bi its emphasis on breakdowns:[3] slower, intense passages conducive tae moshin.[4] The genre haes haed a saturation o baunds in the last five years. Sepultura haes been creditit tae "lay the foundation" for the genre.[5]

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  1. "Shai Hulud, interview with Punknews.org - 05/28/08". Retrieved 2008-09-21. As far as coining the term “metalcore” or coining a sound, I don’t think we did. There were bands before Shai Hulud started that my friends and I were referring to as “metalcore”. Bands like Burn, Deadguy, Earth Crisis, even Integrity. These bands that were heavier than the average hardcore bands. These bands that were more progressive than the average hardcore band. My friends and I would always refer to them as “metalcore” because it wasn’t purely hardcore and it wasn’t purely metal. It was like a heavier hardcore band with hardcore ethics and attitude but clearly a metal influence. So we would joke around and say “Hey, it’s metalcore. Cool!” But it was definitely a tongue-in-cheek term. 
  2. "Blood Runs Deep: 23 Bands Who Shaped the Scene". Alternative Press. July 7, 2008. pp. 110, 118. 
  3. "The best part of every metalcore song is the breakdown, the part where the drums drop out and the guitars slow their frantic gallop to a devastating, precise crunch-riff and everyone in the moshpit goes extra nuts." - Tom Breihan. "Status Ain't Hood". "Live: Trivium, the Jackson 5 of Underground Metal". The Village Voice Daily Voice. October 11, 2006. [1] Access date: July 21, 2008.
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  5. "MTVNews.com: The Greatest Metal Bands of All Time". MTV. Retrieved 17 May 2010.