a genre of music that is much like hardcore. it has a different style though, where it will be heavy then have a melodic breakdown.Also they scream much more than hardcore. Newer hardcore screams to but people who only like oldschool hardcore say thats fake hardcore.SO,post-hardcore consists of poety like lyrics, melodic break downs, emo choruses, and usually a emo-scene crowd.
some post-hardcore bands
off the top of my head:

fear before the march of flames
new underoath
scary kids scaring kids
older from autumn to ashes

by robertolololeft ear June 13, 2006
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A genre that once related to fugazi but now is related to pussies like Alesana, and A skylit Drive. A genre for kids who follow the rules and attend Sunday School every week because they're good children, and if a song doesn't have a breakdown than it's not good song.
Trapped Under Ice scares me so I'll listen to two guys fucking each other with some guitars that's true post hardcore beauty.
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When Hardcore and Punk mixed. Making the sound of Hardcore at some parts then slowing down for more punk parts with singing, not screaming. A band called "Refused" experimented with this. They were a Hardcore band. With the release of "The Shape Of Punk To Come" By "Refused" is when Post-hardcore was born. They thought they were changing punk, when they made a new genre. Doesn't confuse this with emo, or screamo.
Some Post-Hardcore bands are: Refused
Bear VS. Shark
by Nutteralex August 17, 2006
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The post hardcore genre developed from the hardcore scene in the USA in the late 1970's. Post harcore is based on the same structure as hardcore but with a few added creations such as beatdowns, blast beats and breakdowns.

The beatdown consists of a standard 4/4 rock beat which is played with a lot of aggresion so the song feels really powerful and edgy, the guitars are usually play chords or moderatly fast picking during this part of the song,the vocals in this part of the song could be screaming or singing.

A blast beat is usually used a pre-chorus or can be used as an intro or build up to a solo. for a blast beat the drums would be playing double bass while the snare and hi-hats would be played alternatly or two strikes on the snare for every one on the hi-hat at high speed while playing moderatly fast double bass, the guitars in this part of the song would be playing very fast alternate picking, the vocals during a blast beat are usually a very deep scream or roar.

In post hardcore the breakdown is probably the most powerful part of the song because this is generally the heaviest part. In a breakdown the drums would slow down into half time or even slower and would play a pattern on the bass drum usually with a lot of double which can be fast or slow which the guitarists would follow, the guitarists would follow the double bass pattern playing palm muted notes on the lower strings to make it really heavy. The vocals in a break down tend to go from a period of low screams to a period of higher screams which may be done by the one vocalist or going between two vocalists.

Some bands in this genre are
Here are some good post hardcore bands: I Killed The Prom Queen, Parkway Drive, As I Lay Dying, Norma Jean, Bleeding Through, Every Time I Die, Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, All Shall Perish
by Toby Savin September 04, 2007
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An umbrella genre of punk for any styles that evolved from hardcore punk such as: noisecore, screamo,emocore,mathcore, power violence, crust and many other random words followed by:core
"I can't really catorgorze it, some kind of post hardcore"
by /\/3150/\/ July 13, 2005
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The most ridicolous genre of music ever, which the world would probably be a much better place without. Originaly used in the 80s as a term for side-projects or 2nd bands of ex-members of well known hardcore bands, it has now become a stupid new fad defining a genre of music which has already been defined millions of times as pop punk, emo, hardcore, fattycore, etc.
A: Hey you want a bacon sandwhich?
B: Bacon sandwhich? wtfzzz, it's all about corned beef now yo.

Replace Bacon sandwhich with emo, and corned beef with post hardcore.

You get ma drift?
by Mr. Lady February 12, 2007
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post hardcore, is what hardcore becomes when all the emo and core and power pop artist get together and "mix it up" and make a sound that is more varying
post hardcore is pretty mucha combanation of what all the ska bands aren't

by Knick O'Connor January 31, 2006
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