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#1
Okay so the scene today hasnt seen to many great days.
We'eve seen a ton of good bands come out.
Whats your whole thought on the scene today?
#3
Lacking originality and diversity these days; seems to be less about raw power and energy as well. But thats not to say that there aren't absolute jems out there, you just got to look.
#4
The scene is lame. Too many deathcore bands, too many tough-guy hardcore bands, too many psuedo-oldschool hardcore bands, not enough bands trying to create their own sound. Obviously some bands that deserve to will emerge out of the murky quagmire which is the local music scene, but for now its just kind of a bummer. I mean, its obvious we all can't be completley original, but we can choose not follow what is popular or what already has been done.
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#5
I love my scene, its really not a stereotypical scene, just alot of cool people and cool bands and we don't try to control who comes and doesent come to shows, but we usualy like em to come up and introduce themselves and whatever. I'd hate some of the scenes down there.
#6
Pretty cool unknown scene here with cool shows with smaller venues etc.

The larger scene with more kids and stuff gets pretty lame at times. But still is good fun.
I guess I can't talk. I'm still not allowed into some of the venues in Melbourne. Hahah.

But I dunno. I like it all. The music is what it's all about I guess :]
#7
stay clear of the crap and you'll be fine.
no one forces me to listen to Job For A Cowboy or go see shitty scene bands.

i love the scene in los angeles.
the fastcore/powerviolence revival is great.
DIY bands like Liberate, Axel Foley, AxAxSx, ACxDC, etc. are all helping keep L.A. punk alive.
#8
The scene is really weird lately in my area... it was a lot of Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried And Me Worship with some actual metalcore a few years ago, and we had our fair share of hardcore and grind bands for a bit, but all of the sudden, there's like one metalcore band and one melodic death band left, and then there's just like... As Blood Runs Black, Hatebreed, and Norma Jean rip-offs... it's horrible. Me and some friends are trying to branch out a bit and stand away from the whole trendy thing, but we're still way too generic.
#9
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stay clear of the crap and you'll be fine.
no one forces me to listen to Job For A Cowboy or go see shitty scene bands.

i love the scene in los angeles.
the fastcore/powerviolence revival is great.
DIY bands like Liberate, Axel Foley, AxAxSx, ACxDC, etc. are all helping keep L.A. punk alive.

Take me to LA! Seriously.
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my breakdowns bring all the crews to the pit
and theyre like, "lets dance to this ****!"
damn right, we dance to this ****
I 2 step, windmill and spinkick.
#10
I think Boston has one of the best scenes today. There aren't a whole lot of shitty metalcore bands around, and we've always got great bands coming out. With bands like Have Heart, Shipwreck, Soul Control, Harder the Fight, Bane, I Rise, and countless others, I don't see this scene dying anytime soon.

I can understand where you're coming from though, hardcore as a whole is often overshadowed by deathcore, shitty metalcore, etc.
#11
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I can understand where you're coming from though, hardcore as a whole is often overshadowed by deathcore, shitty metalcore, etc.

As it should be.
#14
im just s sick and tired of all the mall goth kids thinking that they know whaat its all about.
getting drunk and going to shows? its pretty lame if you ask me.
#15
The scene in my town is shit. Seriously.
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#16
There is no scene in my town, but California is good if you look hard enough.
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#17
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As it should be.


hahahahahaha
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um, yes it is.

sry if you havent heard of it, death metal bands that wear girl jeans = emodeath
#18
Long Island is pretty well known for producing bands for all genres.Alot of them are really good(The Partisan Turbine,The World We Knew,etc.) but alot of bands just do the same "chugchugchugchugchugchuggrowlgrowlbreeeeee" thing and that's just boring.

There are alot of great kids in the scene that make me proud to be from here, but we've had 3 venues close in one week due to kids getting fucked up at shows, and it sort of puts a damper on it all. However most kids I've met at shows are good people and know what respect is. They also know not to spinkick into the crowd:|

Honestly the scene could be worse, but I think it's been needing some improvement.
#19
my town has two good metalcore bands (still remains, the orphan)

and a shitload of deathgrind bands. some of them are alright.

and there is this hardcore band that kicks ass and the kids are only in 8th grade. theyre sweet.
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#20
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The scene is lame. Too many deathcore bands, too many tough-guy hardcore bands


Too fucking right.
#22
I hate my towns scene so much, the bad part is me and my friends somewhat created it but now its over run by scene kids and deuchebags who are there trying to be cool. I hate it really.
#23
Yeah we don't really have a scene here at all, and all the kids that live at the mall in their baggy ass black clothes piss me off. There are some (like 2) good hardcore bands, but everything is mainly country....sooo...yeah...it blows.
#24
sry bout double posting or w/e, but waldorph, I see you are from TN as well. I was just wonderin if you have ever heard of Another Antony; they are from chattanooga and pretty freakin good.
#26
What I really like about the scene in general these days is the revival of Thrash/Fastcore esque music. Furthermore, I'm stoked to see bands like Lion of Judah, Soul Control and Years From Now going back to the Old-School roots and mixing it with a modern day sound.

It's refreshing to see that a lot of newer bands aren't following the standard Chug Chug Bree Bree formula. I'm willing to wait it out for however long it takes.
Quote by LPIndin
our rythym guitarist made up the best rap ever. makes fun of the "milkshake song"

my breakdowns bring all the crews to the pit
and theyre like, "lets dance to this ****!"
damn right, we dance to this ****
I 2 step, windmill and spinkick.
#27
I have to add that it's pretty sweet that this powerviolence/fastcore revival is happening just as I'm starting to discover the genre.

Also, my scene is decent, lots of bands with too many breakdowns, but it's looking up, since there are a couple of good straight-up hardcore bands starting out.
#28
Quote by MasterChadwick
sry bout double posting or w/e, but waldorph, I see you are from TN as well. I was just wonderin if you have ever heard of Another Antony; they are from chattanooga and pretty freakin good.

Nope, never heard of them. I am way over in West TN though, Jackson to be exact.
#29
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/\ what they called?

My town has 0 scene



Hahah Burnley, I cant name one band I know that came from Burnley.


Well I wouldn't know what the London scene is like, I dont have anyone to go to shows with, all my friends like 'clubbing'. So yeah

Laugh if you must.
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#30
Our scene (what's a scene anyway?) has brought forth some good bands, as well as some bad ones. I'm not sure which category my band fits in, but people seem to like us.

I'm sure all those bands drew heavily on things they heard before..mainly because the things they listen to are the things they like and the style they want to make. They're not trying to be the new original band, they'd start growling into a harmonica if they wanted to invent something new. Now they're just enjoying making music they like..
Not only would it disrupt the fabric of time and space, but it would totally ruin the surprise!
#31
The best local hardcore band here broke up a few years ago, now Cam has a weird electronica project, I dunno what Jona and Adam do.
#32
http://www.myspace.com/achilles
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#34
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Hahah Burnley, I cant name one band I know that came from Burnley.


Well I wouldn't know what the London scene is like, I dont have anyone to go to shows with, all my friends like 'clubbing'. So yeah

Laugh if you must.


The London scene is thriving at the moment and has been continuing for a good 5-6 years. Some recommended London bands:

http://www.myspace.com/50caliberlbu
http://www.myspace.com/trchardcore
http://www.myspace.com/knuckledustlbu
http://www.myspace.com/beatdownfury
http://www.myspace.com/bundemoutlbu
http://www.myspace.com/sixftditchukhc
http://www.myspace.com/ninebar
http://www.myspace.com/takingnames

Yeah I dig the LBU bands.
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#35
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im just s sick and tired of all the mall goth kids thinking that they know whaat its all about.
getting drunk and going to shows? its pretty lame if you ask me.



Yeah that's pretty stupid, we have some haters that come to alot of our shows and start fights and crap, but other than that, the scene down here is awesome. We have a few really good punk bands, a little too much metalcore, and a few good hardcore and post-hardcore bands. 90 percent of the people around here are really nice, and we are lucky enough not to have a ton of scene kids, depending on what show you are going to.

Most of the bands around here that are good have alter-ego type bands as well, in which the members all play different instruments, and the band plays a completely different style of music (punk bands make bree bands, hardcore bands make punk bands, etc.)

All and all it's really good down here.
#36
modern day hardcore sucks donkey balls.
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#37
theres some pretty shitty bands where i live.

my band is kinda wierd cuz we sorta try to fuse like unearth with symphny x, its pretty interesting
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#38
mike2: You're not a cocky wanker, are you?
Great.


Music is what you make it.


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