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.
12 Newer Hardcore Bands to Check Out in 2019
The 50 Best American Hardcore Bands Right Now — Kerrang!
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. Beefy breakdowns are in abundance, but they also toss in an occasional dissonant riff for good measure to expand their musical palette. The band capture all the chaotic, feedback-induced lunacy that popularized the Chariot with a slightly more technical approach. The band also bring in a quirky sensibility to each song that makes those maddening riffs even more violent sounding.
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No Echo's primary goal is to help spread the word about hardcore, both new and old. I've said this before, but I know how contentious these lists can be and it's impossible to make everyone happy, but I welcome to hear whatever picks you think I might have missed. This NYC-based outfit keep true to their local roots, with a sound that brings to mind late '80s, early '90s hardcore from their region.
Best Hardcore Albums of Colour in the Clouds Inosculation 4. The Suicide Machines Revolution Spring 3. Strike Anywhere Nightmares of the West 3. Counterparts N.