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

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the feelings you get with hardcore are the same feelings you get with punk.
a good sense of "FUCK EVERYONE"

...u know what FUCK this. Why does'nt everyone forget all these new so called "punk" catagories and just go back to the original real real thing..PUNK ROCK...u bunch of pussies....god dammit!!!
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by Frodo August 13, 2005

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pretending that something is the dogs bollocks when really it isn't
man that little kid is a hard core skater
by souch13 May 18, 2005

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Having, or of that which has, a hard center.
rezzix you are such a *HARDCORE* moron! Your used this word as an adjective and yet gave the definition of a noun. I think you've been reading the Urban Dictionary too much!
by shaNker January 16, 2003

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a mix of metal and punk rock. this style of hard rock stared genres and fads like emocore and scene. hard core lyrics range from political (suicide machines), to emo (from autumn to ashes), to christian (underoath).
as i lay dying, unearth, underoath, rise against, suicide machines, bullet for my valentine, rancid, slipknot <these are hardcore bands>
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too tough to be emo

emo

can be positive or negative depending on whether or not you are a self absorbed terd who likes to show off you hardcoreness

in this case you might be a douchebag

douchebag
i used to get picked on a lot, but i started listening to my chemical romance and now im hardcore
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used to diss an act/person/object considered cool by a certain sub-culture - considered rather pitiful by outsiders
those unemployed/uneducated rudeniks driving up and down outside the college trying to pick up high-school girls are so hardcore
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Working all day and smoking all night for several days in succession.
Oh dear. Hard core all week = barnsley syndrome
by oracle March 12, 2004

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