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Electronicore (also known as synthcore, crabcore, or simply electronic hardcore)[1][2][3] describes a stylistic fusion of post-hardcore and metalcore with electronic music,[2][3][4] specifically electronica.[5][6][7] Notable artists of this genre have originated from England,[8][9] the United States,[5][7] Australia,[10] Canada,[11] France,[12] Hong Kong[13] and Japan.[14]


  • Reception 1
  • Characteristics 2
  • List of artists 3
  • See also 4
    • Related musical styles 4.1
  • References 5


Sumerian Records notes that "there has been a surplus of electronica/hardcore music as of late."[6] I See Stars is often recognized as a primary contributor of the style.[2][4][5][6] The group's debut album, 3-D, was popular "amongst the synthcore scene."[2] Enter Shikari is an electronicore band that formed in 2003 in St Albans, England.[15] The group has received international radio airplay and a substantial number of musical awards, from Kerrang!, NME, Rock Sound Magazine and BT Digital Awards.[16][17][18] They express a relationship with electronic music genres such as trance and have been referred to as the "kings of trancecore."[19] Their second album, titled Common Dreads, was released on 15 June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16.[20]

The compilation Punk Goes Pop 4, one of many albums in the Punk Goes... series, "features some of the hottest pop songs in music today being performed by various metalcore, post-hardcore and electronicore artists."[21] Altsounds, an independent music journal, noted that there has been a "sudden rise in the amount of bands combining electronic and metal styles of music." The article noted that many of the bands who created cover songs for Punk Goes Pop 4 incorporated characteristics of electronicore, specifically referencing I See Stars and Woe, Is Me.


Electronicore is characterized by typical post-hardcore instrumentation, metalcore-influenced breakdowns, heavy use of sequencers and synthesizers, auto-tuned singing, and screamed vocals.[2][3][4][11] The genre often features dynamic transitions from soft electronica ballads to intense metalcore passages. However, the degree to which metalcore characteristics are incorporated may vary. In addition to electronica, the fusion may involve a variety of other electronic music genres, including techno,[8][9] trance,[19] dubstep,[2] electro,[22] and dance.[11][12]

List of artists

Enter Shikari's guitarist Rory Clewlow playing in 2012 in VOLT festival, Sopron in Hungary.

See also

Related musical styles


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