As if punk rock weren't fast and aggressive enough, hardcore emerged in the late '70s as a leaner, meaner, uglier alternative to what most respectable folks already deemed the alternative. Whereas the Ramones dug '60s pop and the Sex Pistols drew on the artsy pretensions of Svengali manager Malcolm McLaren, hardcore's early proponents stripped away all artifice and musical niceties. This was brutish music made largely by bored and angry American teenagers, and thanks to word-of-mouth promotion, DIY scenes soon sprang up from Southern California to the major cities of the Northeast.
This hardcore punk bands list ranks the best hardcore bands and musicians by votes. Hardcore punk first emerged in the s after the initial wave of punk rock. Unlike it's predecessor, hardcore was a rawer, harder, edgier sound.
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Punk failed in its mission to destroy the status quo, but it spawned a harder, faster and more politically aware subgenre known as hardcore in North America during the early-to-mids. Here, we salute the Top 10 Hardcore Punk Bands and their sound, fury and DIY ethic which has since influenced newer genres such as thrash metal, alternative rock and emo. They later signed with Warner Bros, but their debut, Land Speed Recordis still a seething hardcore classic.
All too often, hardcore punk bands think that playing hardcore is simply playing as loud and fast as you can, with little thought to style or musical construction. This isn't really the case--at least not all the time. Many hardcore bands have played with style and skill, and even some of the best that favor playing really loud and really fast developed their own style of doing it.
Norway might be more heavily associated with black and death metal than it is with fast, aggressive, metallic punk. But the Oslo-based Oberst are keen to broaden our horizons and prove to us that Norwegians can produce some great hardcore — and why wouldn't they? With such a breadth of musical heritage and an affinity towards the underground and extreme, it makes perfect sense.
No Echo's primary goal is to help spread the word about hardcore, both new and old. I've said this before, but I know how contentious these lists can be and it's impossible to make everyone happy, but I welcome to hear whatever picks you think I might have missed. This NYC-based outfit keep true to their local roots, with a sound that brings to mind late '80s, early '90s hardcore from their region.
Earlier this year, our U. This, of course, resulted in us having to disqualify plenty of talented acts, as well as a lot of teeth gnashing among Internet historians and scene veterans. For both America and hardcore, the times are changing, with unorthodox opinions and previously-marginalized voices rising to the surface within the scene. The band must be still actively playing shows, releasing albums.