Deathcore is a subgenre of metalcore that incorporates elements of death metal. It is characterized by its heavy, distorted guitar sound, growled vocals, and fast tempos. Deathcore often features breakdowns (a part of a song where the music becomes slower and more heavily distorted) and double bass drumming. The genre emerged in the early 2000s and has since gained a dedicated fan base.
Deathcore artwork typically reflects the themes and lyrical content of the music. It is often dark, aggressive, and graphic in nature and may include images of death, violence, and the occult.