The 10 best post-hardcore bands, as chosen by Mosaic
Urban Dictionary: post-hardcore
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As punk and its many offshoot genres were thriving in both the mainstream and the underground in the late '90s and early s, a new version of a previously-existing subgenre started to take shape, and that genre was post-hardcore. The genre dates all the way back to the '80s -- depending on who you talk to, Big Black is post-hardcore, Zen Arcade is post-hardcore, and Dag Nasty is post-hardcore, though none of those things sound like any of the others. The genre thrived in the '90s, thanks to Fugazi, Quicksand, The Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Drive Like Jehu, and a slew of other bands who don't necessarily sound like the '80s bands or each other , and it hit the mainstream in the early s thanks to bands like At the Drive In, Glassjaw, and Thursday. Specifically, it's about 15 genre-defining albums from that era.
Post-Hardcore is a genre of music that developed from Hardcore Punk, itself an offshoot of the broader punk rock movement. Wanting to arrange an AMA? Shoot the moderators a message. Discussion Can someone explain what exactly Post-Hardcore is? Sorry if this is painfully obvious or has been asked many times before, but I am seriously confused about this genre because I see so many different bands posted here.