A clean river that flows always makes a lot of noise.
How it sounds
Like furious punks making noise at the same time as some people practice electronic music.
It is essentially a mix of hardcore punk with breakbeat, techno, drum and bass, and a dose of noise music, along with industrial rock.
All this is dressed with a strong socio-political verse.
Why listen to it
Because it is a noisy punk full of anger and with lyrics that are not hidden behind masks, not even behind lyrical metaphors.
With cynicism that honors the punk tradition.
Because you are romantic, you do not accept that reality is thrown in your face and because sometimes it sounds as if your speakers are damaged.
Where we meet it
Germany, especially in Berlin
When did it start
The early 1990s
Who are the pioneers
Undoubtedly Alec Empire together with his band, Atari Teenage Riot, started the genre.
In 1994, he founded the independent record company, Digital Hardcore Recordings, two years after the creation of the band, where he is a frontman.
In a few years, he gathered several bands with a similar sound, establishing the genre with bands outside Berlin and Germany, such as: Gangstar Toons Industry (Paris), Praxis (London), Cross Fade Enter Tainment (Hamburg).
You have to listen
Christoph de Babalon, Cobra Killer, Lolita Storm, Rabbit Junk, Death Grips, Machine Girl.
Days of glory
Apart from some relative individual successes of some bands, it remains an underground movement.
Its characterization as an exponent of the extreme left and in general the underground character and the obsession with the unconventional.
What is it confused with
With Anarcho-punk, electronicore, electropunk, hardcore techno, industrial metal, noise rock, industrial hardcore.
Sometimes the same is confused with the existence of… to be or not to be
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
As if a hardcore punk with a techno fan beating each other and someone recorded it.