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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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Hardcore and metalcore have dominated the heavy music scene throughout many eras, from the early 2000s to the 2010s and even today. The early 2000s saw the boom of the new wave of American heavy metal and the emergence of metalcore as the primary subgenre to watch. However, hardcore bands were still laying down hard […]

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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 […]

[Photos via Glass Cloud, Volumes, Bloodbather] As protests against police brutality rage on in the United States and across the world, we’re turning to music as a way to understand our emotions. The anger and sadness that comes with looking directly at how police and society as a whole have been treating the black community […]