You can't go wrong with As I Lay Dying or some All That Remains. KSE is always an option. I'm kinda in the same boat as you are lol
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does anyonehave any ideas, for a band just starting out, metalcore/hardocre sound?


Not to sound like a jerk here but don't try being to focused on being a "metalcore/hardcore" band, going out of your "element" sometimes is a very good thing especially in music, just do covers of every other song you can think of/are able to figure out, give the song your own unique twist and have fun. Don't start overly complex.

Just some general advice I though I'd share.