Stylistic originsExtreme metal, hardcore punk, crossover thrash, youth crew
Typical instrumentsElectric guitar, bass guitar, drums (double kick), vocals
Mainstream popularityUnderground throughout the 1990s, mainstream popularity of melodic metalcore throughout the early 2000s to present
Melodic metalcore, mathcore, deathcore
Fusion genres
Regional scenes
Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, California, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New Zealand
Other topics
Breakdown, straight edge, NWOAHM

Metalcore is a type of music which mixes the sounds of extreme metal and hardcore punk.