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#1
Hi guys. What do you think about using pianos or synthesizers in bands playing hardcore? Is it good, or absolutely unnecesary? I think it ain't so popular, but it can be nice.
#2
Depends on how they're used, but as a whole, I think they're pretty unnecessary to the genre.
#4
So how should they be used? It's easy to use piano in metal, or rock genre like Guns'n'Roses, but such hard to make it in hardcore. I'm asking, 'cause I'm playin' keyboard and I wanna play hardcore genre, but I don't know how should I do it. Do you know any hardcore-band usin' keyboard?
#5
What do you mean by hardcore? I'm gonna assume you mean aggressive metal genres, in which case, Soilwork put keyboards to amazing use.
#6
Well, there is nothing stopping you from adding a keyboard to a song that hasn't any. Fill in the sound and make the song your own. By, these is one band that comes to mind: Bleeding through, although they usually play deathcore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSRZRhGKSwM
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#7
Soilwork is.. too metal. I'm talkin about genre like Rise Against's one. Is it possible to put keyboard to this kind of music good?
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#8
Don't worry, although your English isn't perfect, it's still perfectly understandable, at least to me, I have a lot of foreign friends who speak English a LOT worse :P

If done right and used sparingly enough, I'm sure a keyboard could fit well, it depends on what the song calls for really. I could see keyboard working in "Prayer of the Refugee" for sure. Just think of it as a background instrument in the verses or something.
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#10
Children of Bodom use keyboard in very interesting way . Although it isn't genre that I wanna play, but they have really good ways to use keyboard. Thanks, men, you've really helped me
#11
I'mnot sure if they count as hardcore or not cause I dont really listen to much Hardcore,
but I know Enter Shikari use them, and it sounds epic!
#13
Children of Bodom mentioned as hardcore, damn I love the randoms we get in here.
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Children of Bodom use keyboard in very interesting way . Although it isn't genre that I wanna play, but they have really good ways to use keyboard. Thanks, men, you've really helped me


No they don't, COB use keyboards as if they're another guitar to wank off with.

Keyboards to not fit in hardcore, and when I saw hardcore, I mean hardcore. They work in more "atmospheric" offshoots of it like screamo, and some metalcore bands can pull them off (genghis tron).
#15
This guy is talking about Rise Against. You can add keyboards into a band like that, because they're closer to mainstream rock, or pop punk or whatever, but I can't see keyboards fitting in real hardcore. Maybe it could work to give a real progressive, chill vibe to certain sections, but I don't think it's ever been done before. I think Touché Amoré uses Piano in a few song sections.
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Wow, you strike me as the person that wouldn't like Genghis Tron. Haha, I'm kind of surprised in a good way.


I actually love genghis tron haha.
#19
This band uses piano very well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA72eXHyCpk

This band does too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItoGs0PcZC4th

As for keyboards in actual hardcore bands...no comment.
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#21
Everyone should love Genghis Tron, just saying.
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I don't know if you will consider this as "hardcore" but this should interest you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50s5JGTvLfY

That was ****in horrible.
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#27
Can we make this the Genghis Tron thread?

I love them, I wish they would make more stuff.
#28
I cant help to think about HORSE the band when listening to these Genghis Tron songs.
#29
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sup

dat ambient part in the middle

this one's pretty rad too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7mCGyrOybE

dat good stuff


Also Jay, I feel as this is the appropriate time to tell you that every history class, when I'm on facebook and you're on chat, my friend will point to your picture and remind me that you look like our History prof. Like not even that you look like him, he'll just say "Why do you have McCormick on Facebook?" "That's not McCormick. This guy is brown" "No, that's our teacher you fag"

Just so you know.
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dat good stuff


Also Jay, I feel as this is the appropriate time to tell you that every history class, when I'm on facebook and you're on chat, my friend will point to your picture and remind me that you look like our History prof. Like not even that you look like him, he'll just say "Why do you have McCormick on Facebook?" "That's not McCormick. This guy is brown" "No, that's our teacher you fag"

Just so you know.
what the fuck

It's funny because I'm hardly on chat, I think
#32
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what the fuck

It's funny because I'm hardly on chat, I think

Do you have Facebook on your phone? Maybe you keep on on without knowing, because this as definitely happened more than twice haha
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#38
wouldnt write it off at all. Genghis Tron are my favourite band that do use them, adds another level that seperates them from alot of the other grindy kind of bands like that. but you've also got bands like Rolo Tomassi that use them alot, and that works really well for them. just dont form a crappy metalcore band and put a bit of really poor dubstep in the middle. *cough* Asking Alexandria *cough*
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