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
rebellious, intense, bad ass.
Hey Matt, did you know that Amy and Ban are really hard core
1. extreme, unmitigated
2. explicit, especially in a pornographic way
He turned into a hard core marine after a month among them.
short for hardcore punk
,a genre of music derived from punk rock
,but faster and heavier.
there's a difference between metalcore
and hardcore. metalcore bands are Norma Jean
,Between the Buried and Me
,As I Lay Dying
,and Killswitch Engage
Hardcore bands sing generally about anarchism
,the hardcore lifestyle,and being straight edge
;not all hardcore band are straightedgers.
Hardcore bands:circle jerks
Harcore is not about fashion. Harcore is not about who can be the most "scene". Hardcore is about the music. I'm not sure where the confusion in what hardcore is started, but it has always been about the music. Here's a little history on the music.
Hardcore stems from the early punk movements in the mid-70s made notable by bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Damned, and the Sex Pistols. Most of the fast paced, straight-forward sound that is hardcore can be heard in early punk. As more and more styles of the punk sound formed each year moving towards the mid-to late 70s. A newer sound of bands like The Misfits, The Exploited, GBH, and Black Flag would lead the move away from the sounds of this early punk.
This new style involved a faster, more technical drum beat and simplistic bass lines. Moving into the 80's the term hardcore is often credited by the band D.O.A. due to the title of their album Hardcore '81. As was seen in the origninal punk movement, this new sub-genre had the same do it yourself attitude. This attitude is the resounding theme of all hardcore music. The overall image of harcore was different, bringing the simplistic look of t-shirts and jeans to the table.
Founders of the Early Hardcore sounds can be heard played by the bands Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor threat, The Mob, D.O.A., Middle Class, and Dead Kennedy's.
This new style of music became associated with violence due to the inlaid aggresive element to the sound. This aggress...
A more extreme version of a dare. Rules:
1. You can't turn down a hardcore. It's just unacceptable.
2. You can't overuse a hardcore. It must be reserved for very special occasions.
3. You can't hardcore someone to do something that you yourself would not do, i.e. you can't hardcore someone to jump off a nine-story building.
If you were hardcore, you would walk up to that guy over there and tell him you saw his picture in the dictionary next to "sexy."
Really tough and awesome. Socially accepted and worshiped. Often does rebellious things like putting stickers on windows. Often, peers will respect this Hardcore individual's opinions more readily - see "not doing drugs"
"Wow, Danny's so hardcore!"
Extreme. Usually followed by the word porn. Hardcore porn is extremely explicit, graphic pornography.
Threesomes, wheelbarrow position, ect.