I know there are several but I'm looking for a definitive list of all the genres that end in -core. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. I'm asking here because r/metal and other metal forums aren't female or -core fan friendly.

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There are really an infinite number of genres, you can create one yourself, imo. Some other recognizable -cores are electronicore, mathcore, prog metalcore, although they are arguably subgenres of metalcore. You will find a lot of punk-metalcore crossovers to make new core subgenres. r/metalcore might be a good place for you.

  • Are there any other sites like this that are female friendly? I mean I love metalcore and deathcore but I hate when people on those forums automatically assume that I'm a male and when I reveal my true identity I get a lot of negative feedback on it. Even here. I want a place where people can say "Oh, SHE loves metal!"
    – user34452
    Jul 12, 2020 at 18:30
  • r/metalmemes is nice, r/progrock r/progmetal etc all are really nice. I have noticed only r/metal being quite elitist. Also unfortunately, people will always assume you're a male, not because they are bad, but because there's an overwhelmingly large male population in these subs. But you should join and be more active, so other females who may be on the same page as you, will find it easier to join! hope to see you there! Jul 13, 2020 at 3:33

I'd say this is a fairly definitive list, plus some extras: List of hardcore punk subgenres.

However, new subgenres are always being created. Hope this helps!

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