There was a time when hardcore was more than music, it was a movement. Anyone, regardless of how well they could play an instrument could express themselves musically in ways too agressive, too brutal and in most circumstances too honest for even edgy mainstream music. It was a time when bands were willing to push the envelope while breaking all the rules, and didn't let the fact that they had to do it all by themselves stop them. True hardcore is an unstopable messege, totally seperate from the countless trends (from Bleached hair to Girl Jeans) that have come and gone. It's going to a show with 9 kids or 1000 kids who are perfect strangers or your best friends, and knowing that everyone in the room with a soul is compelled with the same unmatched intensity, to "think how they want to think", to "do what they know is right" to "be what they want to be" and never let anyone even think they can stop them.

I think over the years we've all gotten spoiled to the point where we don't care about much more than what we have, how many "babes we can slay" (if you're a dude) and above all else, our social status. People get so caught up in that shit that they can't undertand the value of something that doesn't provide any material benefit or make them appear special in whatever way, yet it has the capacity to empower every kid to live life to the fullest, be his/herself and have a shit-ton of fun in the process.
I think it's unfortunate that people these days pick out all the trappings of hardcore, the fashion trends, the image (there are tons of images) and limit hardcore to just that, since it suits their superficial way that they approach the world. It makes about as much sense as taking the pickles off of a big mac and calling them hamburgers (i mean if you really like pickles.) I hope this definition helps people reexamine the way they think about hardcore, and spread the word to people who don't know any better.
Raechel Hutto is Pretty damn Hardcore
by Matt Moore June 25, 2006
Hardcore music started out in the 80's as a spinoff from punk. The music is often heavy in nature. Breakdowns and double bass have been known to cause destruction in the local moshpit. Hardcore music is about hanging out with your friends and standing for something, either in politics, beliefs, staying positive, straight edge, whatever. Most people who are involved in the hardcore scene attend shows that their favorite bands are playing at. It doesnt matter if it's your friends band playing a local house show, or dancing with 50 kids at hellfest.
Unearth, Walls of Jericho, Throwdown, Converge, Darkest Hour.


This hardcore band is really bringing the mosh!

Wow, the breakdown in this hardcore band Walls of Jericho is so heavy.
by Brandon Vellandi August 21, 2005
emos who got tired of being made fun of so they started lessening to shit music (screamo) or pig squares songs about nothing
im going to warped tour to lessen to some gay 30 year olds in girl paints since im a hardcore kid
hardcore means badass
good music
hardcore dancing

METAL!!
hxc kid#1= aw. man have you heard that one band
hxc kid#2= yea dude they are so effin hardcore
hxc kid#1= yeah NTC is hxc for sure!!
by dieannaleighan October 23, 2006
harcore is influcenced by real punk and real metal(I'm not trying to say that the genre is fake by the way my just saying it's a branch off), this genre mixes both which overall makes some half decent music. but its a genre that has suddenly become very popluar and you can't tell the posers from the truely hardcore kids. But the thing that worries me about harcore is its branch off is EMO!
some hardcore bands are: Walls Of Jericho, Terror, Madball, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through.
by Ally A May 19, 2006
really heavy bands and fast picking with the ocasional blast beat. some bands are: job for a cowboy, black dahlia murder, elysia, and myspace.com/jeseleigh true def. of hardcore band!
dude that drummers double kicks are SO hardcore
by Nick Newquist April 08, 2007
hardcore is influcenced by real punk and real metal(I'm not trying to say that the genre is fake by the way my just saying it's a branch off), this genre mixes both which overall makes some half decent music. but its a genre that has suddenly become very popluar and you can't tell the posers from the truely hardcore kids. But the thing that worries me about hardcore is its branch off is EMO!
examples of hardcore bands: Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through, Madball, Terror
by Ally A May 26, 2006
Okay.
To start off.
Hardcore is music.
Containing breakdowns,double peddling, brutality.
Many kids nowadays run around saying their HARDxCORE or SCENExCORE!!
When they listen to MCR, The Used, and other crap like that.
And they don't even know anything about the music they supposedly "listen to"
That is NOT hardcore.
Hardcore is Bury Your Dead,Throwdown,Black My Heart, Anterrabae, Symphony in Peril,Evergreen Terrace,Terror,Scars of Tomorrow, Most Precious Blood, It Dies Today and much more.
Don't go around judging hardcore based on those posers you see.

Hardcore bands: Bury Your Dead, Stick To Your Guns, It Dies Today, Throwdown
by cynthia. May 17, 2006

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