In the '90s, post-hardcore became a wildly diverse and globe-spanning scene, one that encompassed the brainy riffs of Slint, the quirky pop of Brainiac, the angular grooves of Fugazi, the proto-emo anthems of Texas Is the Reason, and much more. By the end of the decade, acts like Hum and At the Drive-In were flirting with the mainstream, preparing to ignite the post-hardcore explosion of the '00s. Sign In. Listen Now Browse Radio Search. Oh Messy Life. Cap'n Jazz.
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Yeah, sure…. Sometimes it does just refer to bands who formed in the wake of the s hardcore boom, boasting more depth, vulnerability and smarts in their armoury. Within all of that you have splinter strands that shoot off into other sub-genres such as metalcore, screamo, indie rock and pretty much every point on the alternative musical spectrum. Your definition is also likely determined by geography and which era you mean when you use this most nebulous of terms. Even still, no time or place offers a clarity of definition, only echoes and hints of history. Except post-hardcore, of course.
Post-hardcore broke out as a movement in a huge way during the first decade of the s while shaping how people view the genre today. At The Drive-In helped define post-hardcore as a genre, and their last record before a series of breakups and reunions, Relationship Of Command , is one of the best albums of the decade. Boysetsfire brought a much-needed political energy to the post-hardcore scene with After The Eulogy , standing out as a snapshot of the pissed-off noise the band brought in contrast to many of their peers. Thursday are immensely important to the development of post-hardcore, and their sophomore album, Full Collapse , was a turning point for their legacy.
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.