hardcore is a form of punk rock, original hardcore started in the 80s with the downfall of old school punk rock. hardcore is based around the same music dynamics of punkrock where the band often plays at a veryfast tempo and the band members often play uncomplicated riffs. this is true of original hardcore although nu hardcore of the late 1990s and early 2000s often contains complicated instrument solos. the music is made to apeal to a very select anti-mainstream audience and there fore the lyrics and music of hardcore is often fery ruff and scetchy. to a manstream musician hardcore would seem very ugly , but to the true hardcore fan the music is in its own way a beautiful thing, hardcore has a lot of depth to it that most people dont find. with the emergence of emo however hardcore has been turned into something that its not. emos are very mainstream and often copy the dress sence of hardcore fans although most emos dont truley listen to hardcore, and if they do its only for the newly won popularity of it.the dress sence of the hardcore fan is often very anti-mainstream and although hardcore fans do conform to a singel dress sence its only to show that they are against every thing that mainstream is. for example a hardcore fan typicaly wears second hand clothes and non-branded clothes so as to beat the mainstream fasion machine. they will wear hoodies to keep warm but often no other type of jacket. the hard core dress sence is often very practial. and it there is any writing on a shirt it will suport either a band or an artist of some type. hardcore is the new age punk that stands for bringing down a corupt socity...do not confuse hardcore with emo. emo is a fasion and will die out as quick as it has started, hardcore on the other hand , although the music has slightly changed since its beginings still follows the same guidlines it has for some 20 years.hardcore will last emo wont. yes hardcore has its fasions, but those fasions are to stay the minority not the majority. to truely be diferent.
Emo= its cool to wear black
hardcore fan= i wear black because its anti mainstream,and shows my dedication to my type of music.