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20 mathcore albums that made the genre what it is today
20 mathcore albums that made the genre what it is today
Although hardcore is often considered a more simplistic style of aggressive music, bands have broken that mold by breeding offshoot subgenres with unique approaches. As the ’90s metallic hardcore movement developed, many took a more technical approach and began experimenting with every piece of their sound, leading to the entire mathcore movement. Like...
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Hardcore has gone through countless stylistic changes since its inception and has inspired a variety of movements within music. Whether it’s the early veterans of the genre such as Black Flag or later acts who spawned metalcore and heavier subgenres by branching off hardcore such as Converge, these pioneers have been repeatedly used as an influence for the structure of certain movements—and their
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
Over the course of 10 years, five albums and unfathomable odometer abuse, the Blood Brothers brought a much-needed vibrancy to America’s punk, hardcore and indie-rock scenes. Vocalists Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney were shrieking jet turbines in human form, ably powered by guitarist Cody Votolato, bassist/synth op Morgan Henderson and drummer Mark Gajadhar. The ...
Narrows – Painted
Narrows – Painted
Narrows Painted Narrows are a collaboration between former members of Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, Unbroken and Some Girls. They took the metalcore formula and churned in some Swans-like darkwave, art rock, British shoegaze and ambient noise on their debut album, 2009’s New Distances. But ...
Heiress – Naysayer EP
Heiress – Naysayer EP
Heiress Naysayer EP While perhaps not as well-known as the scenes in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston, Seattle has long had a fertile and innovative hardcore movement. Drawing their members from the ranks of Botch, Himsa, Undertow, Jough Dawn Baker, Harbinger and Pistols At Dusk, Heiress are the latest beast to kick their way out of that scene, and these two tracks demand that fans of heavy