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. The next step was clear: publish a list of the 50 best American hardcore bands blowing up the scene right now. For both America and hardcore, the times are changing, with unorthodox opinions and previously-marginalized voices rising to the surface within the scene. And while some bands on this list embody the more traditional crush-kill-destroy sound of bands like Terror and Hatebreed , others take a noticeable left turn when it comes to what hardcore is, or at the very least can be.
The 50 Best American Hardcore Bands Right Now — Kerrang!
Towards the end of each year , I start putting my mind to work by compiling a list of some of the newer groups from the hardcore scene I feel deserve some attention. In previous years, I've published the feature only to find out that one or more of the bands I highlighted were breaking up. That's obviously frustrating since I see that as a missed opportunity to slot in a different act that could have used the attention the feature gets since the list is one of the most trafficked posts on the site every year. But no matter how much I try to avoid that, it's an impossible task. So, let's get into it, folks! In other words, speed is the focus whenever Bayonet put together their material. Evidence can be found on the group's excellent Total Massacre EP from
Breakdowns, blast beats and hard-hitting riffs: Now more than ever, hardcore bands are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. With the hardcore scene branching into a wide range of other genres from death metal to indie rock and everything in between, a new wave of hardcore bands are bringing a fresh perspective to an already wide-reaching genre. Here are 20 of the best newer acts bringing bold sounds you need to check out. Their breakdowns point toward bands such as Hatebreed and Throwdown, but they manage to bring in some melodic elements without weakening their sound in the slightest.
Hardcore punk often abbreviated to hardcore is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. It was also inspired by New York punk rock and early proto-punk. Hardcore has spawned the straight edge movement and its associated sub-movements, hardline and youth crew. Hardcore was heavily involved in the rise of the independent record labels in the s and with the DIY ethics in underground music scenes.