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Metalcore (or metallic hardcore) is a fusion genre blending and . The name is a portmanteau of the names of the two genres, which is known as distinguished by its emphasis on breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages that are used for moshing. Pioneering bands, such as Hogan's Heroes, Avenged Sevenfold, Earth Crisis, Deadguy, Hatebreed, Bury Your Dead and Integrity, lean more towards , whereas latter bands - Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive and Blood Has Been Shed- lean more towards .