2. A style of dress associated with listeners of "mallcore" music. The "nu-metal" years were characterized by baggy pants, pocket chains, dredlocks and long goatees, while the "metalcore" era utilised unkempt hair, thick-rimmed glasses, tight pants and t-shirts of a "true" metal band that the wearer has never listened to.
3. Mallcore may also refer to a "true" metal band that changed the direction of their music to suit a "mallcore" audience.
METALHEAD: Y'mean, "so mallcore it hurts"?
MALLCORE KID: Hey I'm not mallcore, I have a Judas Priest t-shirt! They R metal!
METALHEAD: Uh-huh, OK. So what's your favorite Judas Priest song?
MALLCORE KID: I dunno, I'll have to check them out.