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They are a sad excuse for music, they usually sound terrible and it seems like bands have contests to make the slowest one. They are the least heavy part of the song camouflaged into being the heaviest part, when you play heavy or brutal, you are usually playing fast, hitting a cord and having the drummer play slow as shit is boring, slow music is boring...
some "hardcore" kid: hey brahsky did you check that new blood for blood song, it has got a song where all it is, is a breakdown!

me: that sounds like the lamest shit I've ever heard in my life.
by Gauzex August 30, 2007
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To dismantle all equipment after a gig
Steve, can we break down yet?
by Joey February 15, 2005
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1. part of a song, by a metal, metalcore or hardcore band, that everyone attends a concert or live performance too see as too its xBROOTALNESSX.

2. part of a song, by a metal, metalcore or hardcore band, which said band will, whilst playing live, try and mess with to make it "more awesome" and thus fall out of tune, out of time and out of pitch thus destroying the moment.

But we wont care cuz were busy kickin shit
"Man thats a sickass breakdown"

"Man they fucked up that breakdown good"

"Man i got kicked in the face in that breakdown"
by Rabbi Jew bro June 11, 2008
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disassemble into component parts using the most destructive means possible, usually a hammer. Can be physically, psychologically, psychically or both
I'm gonna break you down and throw you away
by austin the goat February 11, 2005
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If you have a large amount(a brick) of almost any drug you break it down to 20, 10, and maybe 5 sacks. Then you cell it on the street.
Yo we gotta break down before we hit the block.
by Fire October 10, 2003
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The chorus moment in any given trance song, following the bridge
Cosmic Gate, DJ Taka, ATB, Chicane...I love you all!!!
by Tony S. May 15, 2004
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a guitar rhythm usually played in metalcore gigs made up of the tabs 1010101100101010
Jimmy: did you hear brown tounges new song?!?

Benny: yeah! the breakdown is made up of 1's and 0's!

chug mosh breakdowns metalcore tabs slams
by straya m8 January 23, 2016
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