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.
What the FUCK happened to HXC?
A style of music characterized by having both metal and punk influence. The term was first coined by the band DOA on the "Hardcore '82" EP, if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately, it's being taken to extremes by suburban gangbangers who form crews and beat the shit out of people who don't let them karate dance wherever they want to. And they don't have any respect at all, in most cases. Hardcore used to be about unity and brotherhood, but now it's about who has the biggest crew and who dances the hardest. And it's becoming closer and closer to bad death metal with 1-chord breakdowns.
OG hardcore kid: What's up, man? Have you heard this band Gorilla Biscuits? They're rad. Circle pit!
Modern hXc crew kid: Yo dog, my ABC/DEC/WAC/PHUC crews is some gangstaz! Whatup cuz! We's hXc like a mofo. What that kid said?!?! Bust his ass, yo! Awww snap! Breakdown time! *spin kick, flail, windmill*
adj. (music) referring to the hardcore scene, especially of the straight edge variety (symbolized by the x)
n. (music) the hardcore scene, of which there are two major varieties:
1. fashionxcore, etc.: the blood brothers, eighteen visions, atreyu, the bled, etc.
2. old school/tough guy, etc.: madball, hatebreed, throwdown, bane, converge
This bandana will make me look so hxc.
Contrary to what has been posted earlier, the X wasnt simply put in hXc because it looked cool. It originated back in the punk scene in New York back in the '80's.
Originally, NYHC was written on a white shirt with the N to the left side of the X, the Y to the right. The H was at the top portion and the C at the bottom. Looking similar to this:
This is back in the day, before the labels of "emo" or "scene" or some other moniker the sheep can come up with.
This was Punk, it was Anarchy, it was Hardcore. Not the sad perversion that it has become today.
"The Mob" put NY hXc on the map.
Abbreviation of "Hardcore," more often than not referring to the music, scene, and people that are associated with it. In large part, pup-punk scenes and hardcore scenes coincide, but not without issues.
Generally, hXc bands at pop punk shows attract hXc kids, which hardly ever ends well, usually because of the lack of respect for the venue's rules by the hXc kids.
In large part, hXc kids are wannabe "tough guys" who pick fights in groups and carry weapons around at all times.
That's all modern-day hardcore has amounted to; gang mentality. It's not about the music or togetherness anymore. It's about picking fights and seeing who's toughest and who can be the biggest hardass.
Most hXc kids are quite generic and almost always have a look consisting of a shaved head/short hair, a band tee, and camo shorts.
Any hXc kid will deny these claims and probably say that anyone who makes them has no idea what they're talking about.
hXc kid: Check out this little emo fag. Go run home so you can sit in a dark corner and cry.
Scene/Emo/Some other vague generalization kid: Dude, you're generic as shit. You might as well be calling yourself a nazi, hardcore faggot.
hXc kid: This must be your first show, ebcause you clearly don't know what you're talking about, faggot. Shut your mouth before i bust out my knucks and break your teeth.
Scene/Emo/Some other vague generalization kid: Whatever, go smoke some more cigs even though you say you're sXe, douche.
the way most douche bags and tools spell "hardcore"
dud3 that baNd is s0 hxc!!!1