Believe it or not, there was a time when hardcore was considered a fad. It was angry, unfocused, violent, testosterone-driven and a bunch of other adjectives that nobody wanted to be saddled with. Rock critics and commercial radio stations wanted no parts of it. Hardcore bands in the early ’80s were a tough bunch. They […]
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[Photos by: Hawser/Bart Jansen, Employed To Serve/Spinefarm, Higher Power/Nat Wood, Brutus/Geert Braekers] In 1998, Sweden’s Refused dropped their declarative LP, The Shape Of Punk To Come. That shape being, of course, post-hardcore. Europe’s original hardcore scene, however, existed long before that. Today, it still stands strong with new acts fueling its current momentum. Which makes […]