Extremely sexy style of guitar riff used in modern Hardcore music, usually very slow, very brutal, and very orgasmic. like my friend NGspot says, "There's beauty in the Breakdown"
Some bands with some sexy breakdowns?
Remembering Never, Symphony in Peril, Norma Jean, and One Must Fall.
There are many more, but i'm sure you can figure that out.
Commonly said whilst listening to said hardcore bands:
NGspot: Holy fuck, Call triple A!
NGspot: There's about to be a BREAKDOWN! *turns up the volume*
A form of rhythmic, percussion-heavy musical passage used commonly in the Hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore and Grindcore genres. They mostly consist of rhythmic guitar riffs in time with bass drum beats, often with the crash cymbal playing eighth strokes.
Primarily a live device, due to the heaviness achieved, they are often used to whip the crowd into a frenzy, and often incite frantic moshing/hardcore dancing.
Also a term for going batshit insane.
2:55 in Elysia's "Filthy" is probably the best example of a breakdown, that :47 passage is pretty much their reason for existing. Other awesome breakdowns include Carnifex's "Collaborating Like Killers" (1:25 for pretty much the rest of the four minute song) and Killwhitneydead's "Put A Sock In It" (1:40).
Also notable is Suicide Silence's No Pity For A Coward, which has two consecutive, yet obviously individual breakdowns.