Sludgy, nasty, misanthropic urban decay punk/rock/scum/noise/metal. Music that slobbers, carries a switchblade, and is filled with often aimless nihilism, malignant rage, and funereal grief in equal measures. Tempo is usually anywhere from slowed-to-a-crawl to mid-paced. It has been said that the following bands have perpetrated some pretty damn good dirgecore: Drugs of Faith, Khanate, Meat Shits, His Hero is Gone, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Pig Destroyer, Feederz, Ministry, Robert Trimbole's Hat, Hellhammer, Gallhammer, Eddie and the Subtitles, Saw Throat, Cathedral, Morbid Cunt Bondage, Ahab, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Bedpanorama, Bobby Soxx, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Thrones, Sore Throat, Swans, Asbestosdeath, Pissed Jeans, Buzzov*en, Noothgrush, Cyanimid, Melvins, Drunks With Guns, Killdozer, Eyehategod, Grief, F.U.'s.
People who listen to dirgecore probably fucking hate you. There's also no doubt that some of them carry guns, knives, chains, brass knuckles, etc. More dirgecore here: The Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads, The Groinoids, The Ex, Hose, Cripple Bastards, Jigoku Manjyu, Burning Witch, ANTiSEEN, Kilslug, Art Phag, Moslem Birth, Spazz, No Trend, GG Allin, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Public Image Ltd., Demented Diction, Black Flag, Rusted Shut, Zeni Geva, Absolut Null Punkt, Cephalic Carnage, Swine Flu, Flipper, Toxo-Vomit, Mufo Zomby, God's Gift, Upsidedown Cross, Nirvana, Slugfuckers, Fang, Siege, The 012, Angel Rot, 13, The Yettis, SQRM, Wilma, Stick Men With Ray Guns, Violent Students, NJF, U-Men, Tad, Gore, Teddy and the Frat Girls, Saint Vitus, Shrum, The Four Plugs, Raincoat Mafia, Dystopia, PainKiller, Acid Bath, Corrupted, Naked City, Brainbombs, Man is the Bastard, Apartment 213, Karp, Anal Cunt, Jerry's Kids, Blight, Iron Monkey, Cherubs, Harvey Milk, Sleep, Germs, Stench of Corpse, Fall of Because, Circle X, Earth, Boris, Designer, Church Police, Cable, Sloth, Bastards, SS Decontrol, Absurd, Facedowninshit, Husten.