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 punk generally disavows commercialism , the established music industry and "anything similar to the characteristics of mainstream rock "  and often addresses social and political topics with "confrontational, politically-charged lyrics. Hardcore sprouted underground scenes across the United States in the early s, particularly in Washington, D.
The 50 Best American Hardcore Bands Right Now — Kerrang!
Like most decades since the s, the s were a great decade for punk rock and its many offshoots. Some of the decade's best punk records were very visible on a large scale, and many of the others took a little more digging, but they were there. It was the decade of the "emo revival," the decade of anti-Trump punk, and the decade where indie rock was often just as inspired by pop punk and emo as it was by other indie rock. New bands tend to catch on when the members are in their late teens and early twenties, and that age group is the one who often discovered underground rock through bands like blink, Green Day, Weezer, and their peers, so it makes sense that you heard those bands' sounds resonating throughout the past ten years of underground rock. The artists on this list come from all across the punk spectrum, including bands that fall under punk, emo, hardcore, post-hardcore, screamo, metalcore, pop punk, noise punk, garage punk, ska-punk, and more. Some are clearly punk or emo, others might also fall neatly into anything from indie rock to folk to metal to alternative rock to pop. Some artists on this list have other albums that wouldn't count as punk or emo, and some albums on this list clearly defy the genre but come from an artist whose impact on the genre s is strong enough that they will always be part of The Conversation.
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Criteria: These 'Punk Artists' were chosen for their for there influence, innovation, origianality and impact on punk music. Newly added names are in Red. Edited By: R. Last Updated: The Misfits
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. The band must be still actively playing shows, releasing albums.