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Power Violence is a musical genre combining hardcore punk and grindcore. Characterized by intense speed and radical tempo changes. Blast beats one moment to slow sludgy music the next.
Man is the Bastard officially coined the term Power Violence in their song Hispanic Small Man Power (H.S.M.P)
Crossed Out, No Comment, Manpig, Capitalist Causalities, Man is the Bastard West Coast Power Violence. Lets fucking go! KICK ASS!!!
by GooseAbuse April 23, 2007
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A loosely defined sub-style of hardcore which almost completely eschews traditional song structure in favor of an all-out blitz-speed musical attack. More well-known power violence bands include Infest, Spazz, and Scholastic Deth.
That band is more grindcore than power violence, but they use elements of both.
by Tyler Hauck January 06, 2004
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An awesome form of music. (or Noise)
Influenced from punk and thrash.
Loud and fast as fuck, extremely difficult to understand.

Some powerviolence bands:
Charles Bronson, Anti-Christ Demon Core, Spazz, Capitalist Casualties, Infest, Fuck on the Beach, Scholastic Deth, Sylvester Staline, What Happens Next?, etc.
by HP Morton February 26, 2006
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A type of punk music that basically plays as fast as humanly possible with lyrics that don't even attempt to be audible or important.

Powerviolence is described in 3 words: "Noise Not Music."
Fuck On The Beach are powerviolence.
by Andrew Apocalypse July 22, 2005
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