Moshcore--also known as beatdown hardcore, heavy hardcore, and tough guy hardcore--is the most simple form of metalcore. It is mainly characterized by the breakdowns and strong, brutal vocals.

Moshcore is created and played mostly for hardcore dancing in a "mosh pit", which can be a violent activity involving high impact body contact (and some physical risk). The style emerged during the late 1980s in the northeastern United States, with most bands being part of the "NYHC" scene. It is stylistically different from hardcore punk, and is generally "heavier", but often employs a much "friendlier" and much less abrasive musical style than other metalcore fusion and subgenres, such as deathcore. Thick distortion and downtuned guitars are part of the moshcore guitar sound, something which creates a metal effect that further sets moshcore apart from punk rock.



No peace in silence

Bury your dead




Crust punk or Crustcore is a style of hardcore punk. It is an extremely underground form of music and is one of punk's least recognizable forms, however fans of the style are found worldwide and is one of the many extreme evolutions of anarcho-punk and hardcore punk.



Driller killer

Extreme noise terror

His hero is gone


Digital hardcore is a music genre or musical style that, in basic terms, fuses elements of hardcore punk with electronic music. It developed in Germany during the early 1990s.


The list;

Cobra Killer

Atari Teenage riot


Christian hardcore (also known as Christcore) is a form of hardcore and metalcore music and a subgenre of punk rock played by bands where the musicians promote Christian beliefs. The extent to which their lyrics are explicitly Christian varies between bands.

Christian hardcore bands that explicitly state their beliefs and use Christian imagery in their lyrics may be considered a part of the Christian pop music. Traditionally, hardcore has been antipathetic towards Christianity- much like the broader punk rock community- and has often left Christian Hardcore bands alienated on the fringes of both the hardcore and Christian music scenes. Many inside the hardcore music scene view Christianity in a negative light, or feel that Christian hardcore as a genre is a passing fad.


A few bands;

The crucified

The blamed

One - 21

Emo is a style of rock music which describes several independent variations of music with common stylistic roots. As such, use of the term has been the subject of much debate. In the mid-1980s, the term emo described a subgenre of hardcore punk which originated in the Washington, DC music scene. In later years, the term emocore, short for "emotional hardcore", was also used to describe the emotional performances of bands in the Washington DC scene. Starting in the mid-1990s, the term emo began to refer to the indie scene that followed the influences of Fugazi, which itself was an offshoot of the first wave of emo. Bands including Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is the Reason had a more indie rock style of emo, more melodic and less chaotic. The so-called "indie emo" scene survived until the late 1990s, as many of the bands either disbanded or shifted to mainstream styles. As the remaining indie emo bands entered the mainstream, newer bands began to emulate the mainstream style. As a result, the term "emo" became a vaguely defined identifier rather than a specific genre of music.


A few mentioned bands;

Taking back sunday

Cross my heart


From first to last

Funeral for a friend

The used


Metalcore is a fusion of heavy metal and hardcore punk that began in the United States. Defining the metalcore sound is not an easy task: various bands have fused a hardcore sound and attitude with many different types of metal.


Mentioned bands;

A love for enemies

As I lay dying

Blessed by a broken heart

Bloodline calligraphy

Demon hunter

Haste the day

Killswitch engaged

No innocent victim


Coldwave is an American style of industrial music, mainly industrial metal and industrial rock. This style has its roots in acts like the Young Gods, Swamp Terrorists and Ministry as well as the industrial-metal popularity-surge created by Nine Inch Nails' Broken EP, and exploded on the American scene in the early to mid-1990s. Albums like Chemlab’s Burn Out at the Hydrogen Bar exemplified the typical coldwave sound; primarily-sampled hard rock-like guitars with prominent synthesizer accompaniment, frequent use of acid house influences and live or sampled drums. Lyrical content varies, but is typically cyberpunk-oriented in some fashion, often with pop sensibilities. Coldwave record labels had a notoriously short lifespan, and the genre, while quite popular in the industrial scene between 1992 and 1996, is a very small niche market today. With a few notable exceptions like Cyanotic, very few bands today can be described as purely coldwave, or even apply the label to themselves.

For clarity it is worth noting that while not explicitly the same, the terms Coldwave, Cybercore and Synthcore are sometimes interchangeable.



Chainsaws and children

Circle of dust




Hate dept.

Programming the psychodrill

Diffuse obsurity

Funkcore is a fusion of hardcore punk and funk created in the 1980s. Hard, loud and fast guitars are featured, but unlike in most rock music, it does not overpower the bass, which is heavy and driving. Drums are often funk-influenced, but with intense hardcore-styled pounding. Synthesizers or horn sections sometimes make an appearance, although they are not integral. Two examples of funkcore bands are Jungle Fever and Adequate Seven.



Faith no more

Adequate seven

The new imprint


The quartermass experiment

Suicidal tendencies

Martial industrial, also known as martial music, is a music genre originating in late 20th century Europe. It often borrows musically from classical music, neofolk, neoclassical, traditional European marches and from elements of industrial and dark ambient.



A challenge of honour


Blood axis

Dead man's hill

Der Blutharsch

Derniere volonte



Test dept

The moon lay hidden beneath a cloud


Neofolk is a form of folk music-inspired experimental music that emerged from European ideals and post-industrial music circles. Neofolk can either be solely acoustic folk music or a blend of acoustic folk instrumentation aided by varieties of accompanying sounds such as pianos, strings and elements of industrial music and experimental music. The genre encompasses a wide assortment of themes including traditional music, heathenry, romanticism and occultism. Neofolk musicians often have ties to other genres such as neoclassical and martial industrial, or have links with Heathen circles or other countercultural elements.






Fire + Ice


The moon lay hidden beneath a cloud

Unto ashes