The term anthemic is not strictly a word, yet is used to describe music that has a particular presence to it/atmospheric
In hardcore/punk an anthemic band would
be one who have plentiful singalongs and a tight, melodic, and often
heavy rhythm section. Bands such as Bane and With
Honor are a good example of this.
Statement: "Woah this
band are amazing, every song is really anthemic"
Reply: "Yeah, they're incredible."