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A variety of punk rock originating in the US in the early '80s. It involves shouted vocals (as opposed to growled) with a fast, aggressive tempo and a guitar sound featuring quick chord changes. Minor Threat, Bad Brains, SSD, and the Circle Jerks are known for this style. By 1986, a new style of hardcore came out of the New York scene. The NYHC scene added mosh breakdowns to mix, but the music retained its fast aggressive nature. This spawned the youth crew scene, a positive straight edge scene featuring such bands as Youth of Today, Chain of Strength, and the Gorilla Biscuits. Judge is a notable band from this era that added some metal style to their riffs. In the 90s hardcore took many different direction, bands like Lifetime and Turning Point took the late '80s sound (particularly the melodic approach pioneered by the Gorilla Biscuits) and added a softer sung vocals and the lyrical approach of DC bands like the Rites of Spring and Dag Nasty. Other bands like Earth Crisis mixed hardcore with death metal growls and slow brutal guitars. Today many bands continue to play the early '80s fast, thrashy style as well as the so-called '88 or youth crew style, while still others have taken the sound of bands like Earth Crisis farther and mixed in more metal elements such as double bass drumming. Hardcore refers to all of these styles, though metalcore is best used to identify bands like Throwdown or Converge (who don't really sound anything alike but both mix metal and hardcore). Finally, some bands like Bane, With Honor, and Comeback Kid are mixing positive youth crew style hardcore with more complex metal riffing without straying into the beatdown, double bass drumming style of metalcore. People talking about old-school hardcore should be referring to one of the hardcore sounds that developed in the '80s, regardless of when the band formed.
early '80s: Minor Threat, Government Issue, Black Flag, SSD, Jerry's Kids, Youth Brigade, Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, JFA

late '80s/'88 style: Youth of Today, Cro-Mags, Uniform Choice, Chain of Strength, Bold, Gorilla Biscuits, early Turning Point

emo-influenced hardcore: Lifetime, Falling Forward, later Turning Point

early metalcore: Earth Crisis, Strife

modern metalcore: Throwdown, Unearth, Adamantium, Converge

modern youth crew/old-school bands: Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes, Champion, Give Up the Ghost (formerly called American Nightmare), Black Sheep Squadron, the Spark, Trial

by Robert Murdoch August 13, 2006
 
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stupid bitches that think they're so cool because they like to act weird, get piercings, and be "different" just to seem non-conformist when really they are

also stupid sluts
omg i'm so hardcore i'm gonna get a tattoo on my neck because it's the place that hurts the most and i love pain cause i'm KEWL!!1!!1
by mm3ng October 08, 2007
 
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hardcore is a form of punk rock, original hardcore started in the 80s with the downfall of old school punk rock. hardcore is based around the same music dynamics of punkrock where the band often plays at a veryfast tempo and the band members often play uncomplicated riffs. this is true of original hardcore although nu hardcore of the late 1990s and early 2000s often contains complicated instrument solos. the music is made to apeal to a very select anti-mainstream audience and there fore the lyrics and music of hardcore is often fery ruff and scetchy. to a manstream musician hardcore would seem very ugly , but to the true hardcore fan the music is in its own way a beautiful thing, hardcore has a lot of depth to it that most people dont find. with the emergence of emo however hardcore has been turned into something that its not. emos are very mainstream and often copy the dress sence of hardcore fans although most emos dont truley listen to hardcore, and if they do its only for the newly won popularity of it.the dress sence of the hardcore fan is often very anti-mainstream and although hardcore fans do conform to a singel dress sence its only to show that they are against every thing that mainstream is. for example a hardcore fan typicaly wears second hand clothes and non-branded clothes so as to beat the mainstream fasion machine. they will wear hoodies to keep warm but often no other type of jacket. the hard core dress sence is often very practial. and it there is any writing on a shirt it will suport either a band or an artist of some type. hardcore is the new age punk that stands for bringing down a corupt socity...do not confuse hardcore with emo. emo is a fasion and will die out as quick as it has started, hardcore on the other hand , although the music has slightly changed since its beginings still follows the same guidlines it has for some 20 years.hardcore will last emo wont. yes hardcore has its fasions, but those fasions are to stay the minority not the majority. to truely be diferent.
Emo= its cool to wear black
hardcore fan= i wear black because its anti mainstream,and shows my dedication to my type of music.
by hardcore-fan September 18, 2006
 
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1. the opposite of fake

2. great music
1. that dude is so hardcore.. he beats the shit out of posers

2. angry music is hardcore... emo is shit
by thenextdonvito August 27, 2006
 
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Jack Bauer on FOX's hit TV show 24.
Jack bauer once died. He was given a shot, came back to life, went back to selflessly killing terrorists, then gathered information to prevent the US from going to war against oil companies' manipulations - all while having heart spasms due to his aforementioned death. Now that's hardcore.
by Thasp March 05, 2006
 
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Music gets confused with screemo/emo
the real harcore bands in clue.
norma jean= NOT HARDCORE!
Enter shikari= not hardcore
xAFBx= Hardcore
the boy will drown= Hardcore
Postmoretom promises= Hardcore
get the idea?!
by Victoria for a cowboy October 08, 2007
 
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Hardcore is just a different way of saying awesome.Mostly used more by punks and goths
the online way to say Hardcore is XD
Awesome= Hardcore
Hardcore= XD
by Jagy1993 August 10, 2007
 
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A genre of music that is a blend of punk and metal. There is none of that emo crap in it. The problem is a lot of emo pussies like hardcore music. For all you emo pussies you aren't hardcore, you should listen to Death By Stereo's Emo Holocaust. Also for you emo pussies a lot of harcore is streight edge so that means no cutting you fuckin fagets.
San Francisco, LA, Massachusetts, and Germany have a lot of kick ass hardcore bands.
by big doug May 01, 2007