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'Math-Core' is just edge kids way of defining bands with really technical riffs and abrasive alterations in melody and timing during songs.

Personally, i'm into quite alot at the moment. Current ipod faves include 94% Burnt by the Dillinger Escape Plan, A Fitting Lie by In Pieces, Under A Killing Moon by Thrice, Vengence Unleashed by Dying Fetus, Hurting and Shoving by Glassjaw (and old fave) and anything by HORSEtheband, Wage Of Sin, Foredirelifesake and Alexisonfire.

All noteworthy.

Alexisonfire is hardly mathcore though is it. But kudos to you for checking In Pieces. One of my fave emocore bands.

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What the fuck does emocore even mean? I can just about figure out what most of the rest probably mean, but emocore? Gibbercore, more like.

(Don't tell me, there is actually gibbercore music.)

I'm not sure but emo crossed with hardcore would be my answer.

Gibbercore is Jesus Built my Hotrod by Ministry ;)

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Alexisonfire is hardly mathcore though is it. But kudos to you for checking In Pieces. One of my fave emocore bands.

What? I didn't say alexis were mathcore. I was just loosely defining Mathcore for Laine.

I was saying that the (metal) bands mentioned are the ones i'm currently into.

Duh!

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And what is emo?

(I assume hardcore is just louder, faster, louder normal metal?)

Hardcore: Emerging in the early '80s, hardcore took the ideals of punk to a new extreme. The music was fast, the vocals were screamed, and the structure was simple.

Emo: I prefer to think of it [emo] as punk rock that’s more melodic and introspective/depressing than hardcore, but still tapping into that primal energy and anger

Got these from a website.

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Hardcore: Emerging in the early '80s, hardcore took the ideals of punk to a new extreme. The music was fast, the vocals were screamed, and the structure was simple.

Emo: I prefer to think of it [emo] as punk rock that’s more melodic and introspective/depressing than hardcore, but still tapping into that primal energy and anger

Got these from a website.

I like to think of emo as american indie-type melodics with a bit of heavy guitar clashing in there at the breakdowns.

To me it's Sunny Day Real Estate, Dashboard, Saves The Day, Hot Rod Circuit and Fairweather.

Post or prog Emo to me is probably early to mid At the Drive-In. Think Vaya, In/Casino/Out. They really turned the tables.

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I like to think of emo as american indie-type melodics with a bit of heavy guitar clashing in there at the breakdowns.

To me it's Sunny Day Real Estate, Dashboard, Saves The Day, Hot Rod Circuit and Fairweather.

Post or prog Emo to me is probably early to mid At the Drive-In. Think Vaya, In/Casino/Out. They really turned the tables.

I really love Relationship of Command, but it gets a bit much if you listen to it too much.

Are the others you mentioned better?

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I really love Relationship of Command, but it gets a bit much if you listen to it too much.

Are the others you mentioned better?

In/Casino/Out hands down beats all their other work, it's number three in my top albums list.

'Transatlantic Foe' is the best (imo) track on that album, and one of the greatest pieces of music i've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

So yeah, the other stuff is pretty good!

Acrobatic tenament is a tad on the rough side, but if you can be arsed to hunt it down, it's well worth a listen.

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Hardcore: Emerging in the early '80s, hardcore took the ideals of punk to a new extreme. The music was fast, the vocals were screamed, and the structure was simple.

Emo: I prefer to think of it [emo] as punk rock that’s more melodic and introspective/depressing than hardcore, but still tapping into that primal energy and anger

Got these from a website.

So emocore would be screaming melodically about the BITCH who dumped you?

DOES NOT COMPUTE

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Around 1995-96 metal bands started writing more introverted, personal lyrics and experimenting with softer, more melodic tunes. Traditional metalheads thought this way gay, and that only hard fast songs about warlocks were true metal. This more personal style of metal was still very heavy but was just more personal. Kind of like an amalgum of grunge and traditional metal. It got labelled 'emotional' metal. Or emo for short.

Over time, and with the help of labels such as revelation and deep elm more bands got lighter and lighter, all the while signed to traditionally metal or hardcore record labels. Bands such as texas is the reason and handsome were pretty much just indie bands, but under the hierarchy of metal labels they were termed 'emo'. therefore the original style of emo, that is melodic & personal yet still very heavy has had to endure the bastard label 'emocore' so as not to appear to be indie, floppy haircutted nonsense.

See skycamefalling, hopesfall and grade for examples of bands that were once called emo but now considered emocore.

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Around 1995-96 metal bands started writing more introverted, personal lyrics and experimenting with softer, more melodic tunes. Traditional metalheads thought this way gay, and that only hard fast songs about warlocks were true metal. This more personal style of metal was still very heavy but was just more personal. Kind of like an amalgum of grunge and traditional metal. It got labelled 'emotional' metal. Or emo for short.

Over time, and with the help of labels such as revelation and deep elm more bands got lighter and lighter, all the while signed to traditionally metal or hardcore record labels. Bands such as texas is the reason and handsome were pretty much just indie bands, but under the hierarchy of metal labels they were termed 'emo'. therefore the original style of emo, that is melodic & personal yet still very heavy has had to endure the bastard label 'emocore' so as not to appear to be indie, floppy haircutted nonsense.

See skycamefalling, hopesfall and grade for examples of bands that were once called emo but now considered emocore.

It's all confusing, even to someone who is into it. I mean I got a hopesfall cd hoping it would be all melodic and mournful, but it's way heavier than that ;)

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Totally. even more confusing is bands like hopefull and cave in. If you buy the satelite years by hopesfall you'll get something melodic. Buy anything before that and it'll be really angry.

I wonder how many XFM listeners heard Cave in's radiohead esque singles being played and went and bought until your heart stops, only to be confronted with blastbeats and gutteral screams

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Totally. even more confusing is bands like hopefull and cave in. If you buy the satelite years by hopesfall you'll get something melodic. Buy anything before that and it'll be really angry.

I wonder how many XFM listeners heard Cave in's radiohead esque singles being played and went and bought until your heart stops, only to be confronted with blastbeats and gutteral screams

That's probably due to the fact that the frontman frequently found himself vomitting blood and mucas after every show during those albums.

Post 'Beyond Hypothermia', Cave-In are generally regognised as experiemental soundscape artists.

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It also pretty much looks like they're gonna be dropped by their label and split up in the next few months. My friend Gemma interviewed em recently and brodsky is sick of the band, sick of touring and sick of the music industry. R.I.P

Last time I saw em they played a tune from until... and crossbearer so i can die happy.

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