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I'm quite into metalcore bands such as bleeding through, as I lay dying, still remains, and killwhitneydead. I can't find influences for most of these bands but does anyone know what some main influences for metalcore are? I know At the Gates plays a big role in Bleeding Throughs music but that's about it.

Thanks.
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could be anything the likes of converge and nuclear assault to maiden and metallica.

bands like this came out of the hardcore punk and metal scenes. you just have to read into those to see who their predessors are, whom they will have naturally progressed from.