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Essential post-hardcore bands?

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentBears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
edited May 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, I'll get the hard part over with: I enjoy listening to bands like Hawthorne Heights, AFI, Further Seems Forever, etc.

I like the blending of melodic and hardcore in their music.


So if this genre is considered post-hardcore like I think it is, what's some other good stuff that I'm missing?


The only Hawthorne album I've heard is The Silence in Black and White, and I really like it. I've only heard AFI's newer stuff, but I really enjoy that too.


I listen to all kinds of music(from System of a Down to Five Iron Frenzy to Dave Matthews), so feel free to suggest just about anything that's good along those lines.

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    there are some pretty good math-core bands that you might like.

    Fall of Troy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7y7B8P60A&feature=related
    for one

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  • wasted pixelswasted pixels Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm not sure if we define "post-hardcore" the same way, but off the top of my head, At the Drive In, Les Savy Fav, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Finch, Thursday, and Alexisonfire might scratch your itch.

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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    At The Drive-In - I would work backwards, but that's just me.

    ATDI - Cosmonaut

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah, I'm not really sure if post-hardcore is the right phrase for it, but I've heard it tossed around on a local indie radio station(WKPX), and it seems to apply to my tastes.

    I guess the alternate classifier is 'emocore'. I've heard some Thursday and liked it.

    Here's another example of what I'm into:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9VMGDW_3zI

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  • TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    At The Drive-In is essential.

    Other less essential bands are Thrice, Glassjaw, Thursday, Fugazi, A Skilit Drive, Saosin, Funeral for a Friend, Alexisonfire, Underoath, mewithoutYou and ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Maybe you'd like some of the heavier screamier stuff like Saetia, Fall Of Troy, Devil Wears Prada, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Iwresteldabearonce, Chiodos or From Autumn to Ashes.

    I think you also may love Say Anything.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxnFz0GsDfM

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  • Portugal.TheMarkPortugal.TheMark Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lklRd0dIovI

    Bear Vs Shark is always a good Post-Hardcore essential

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  • FagatronFagatron Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I enjoy Envy on the Coast, even though they've only got one full album.



    Also Emery is a really good band. Most of their stuff is more like what you're looking for but this is my favorite song by them.




    Also if you end up liking Underoath, their drummer started his own band, The Almost.

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  • The Crowing OneThe Crowing One Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
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  • Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The Blood Brothers? The Dismemberment Plan? None More Black? Polar Bear Club? Protest the Hero? And yeah, HWM is da bomb. Not all of this is technically "post-hardcore" but neither is what you posted so I figure and chuck everything we got at the wall approach is warranted.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Senses Fail - Can't Be Saved
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGlRicAnp7Y

    I'm a huge Senses Fail fan, and if you like the bands you listed in the OP I think you'll like these guys a lot.

    e: Their older stuff is a little harder if you're looking for that. But 187 is one of my favorites from them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuWOm0UZe8Q

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Protest The Hero is good stuff. That's pretty close to what I'm after.


    If the vocalist is singing one moment and screaming his lungs out the next, then it's a great start.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    If you like Further Seems Forever you'll probably like Mineral, Appleseed Cast, Jets to Brazil and One Line Drawing/New End Original. There's more I can give heading in the post-hardcore that became emo and/or general indie rock direction if you're interested in that. Otherwise on the harder side of post-hardcore (I really dislike that term) I always liked GlassJaw.

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  • Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Protest The Hero is good stuff. That's pretty close to what I'm after.


    If the vocalist is singing one moment and screaming his lungs out the next, then it's a great start.

    Then, as another poster already said:
    Alexisonfire
    or maybe some melodic hardcore such as!
    Older Rise Against
    Strike Anywhere

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Excellence. :^: 'Melodic hardcore' sounds like a much better phrase for it.

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  • RubberDuckRubberDuck Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Have you tried In Love and War

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpL0fyop4H4

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  • metaghostmetaghost An intriguing odor A delicate touchRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Just as an aside on the question of "what is post-hardcore?", I think it was originally used to classify a lot of the 2nd wave Baltimore Hardcore bands that started shifting from the more straightforward punk structure and into more extended forms while still being aggressive and abrasive. So something like Moss Icon. This then splintered off into early Emo, which had pretty much nothing to do with what we think of Emo now, and then things started to mutate with the influence of the Chicago rock scene which was itself influenced by the heavy jazz culture (leading to "Math Rock"; i.e. Cap'n Jazz/Owls, Don Caballero), and eventually you got stuff like The Dismemberment Plan and ATDI.


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    Cap'n Jazz -
    The Dismemberment Plan -
    Universal Order of Armageddon -
    Unwound -
    edit - Unwound's "Leaves Turn Inside You" is one of my favorite "Post-Hardcore" albums (going by my definition), and it's an album most people that like rock music can really get into. Strong melodies, great musicianship, and a good balance of lung-shredding screams and singing.

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  • MatthasnopantsMatthasnopants Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    A few good examples of bands that are kind of melodic hardcore that I haven't see yet are:

    Misery Signals:
    Comeback Kid:
    Defeater:

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  • eric.eric. __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    Why hasn't Dance Gavin Dance been mentioned yet?

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  • GavinGavin Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Dance Gavin Dance and The Fall of Troy are the 2 bands I would've suggested.

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  • GavinGavin Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Misery signals sucks. Thursday sucks.

    e: neither of these bands suck.

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  • Portugal.TheMarkPortugal.TheMark Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Gavin wrote: »
    Misery signals sucks. Thursday sucks. Don't waste your time.

    How dare you sir.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Ml3HW0jAs

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  • ToefooToefoo Los Angeles, CARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD6-O_N-uDY

    He Is Legend
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dHAX1tanNM

    Saosin (I dislike their new stuff, but the old EP is gold)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tJnuQkGbYE

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Really liking He Is Legend.

    Sadly I've never heard of most of these bands, but I guess that's to be expected. I wouldn't mind giving an album or two a shot if I could find them.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Have you listened to much 80s hardcore punk? Most notably I'd Husker Du which had a ton of downright pop/melody sensibilities to their music, and the Minutemen which were so eclectic as to be unclassifiable.

    "In A Free Land"

    "The Glory Of Man"

    It's a little bit outside of what you requested in the OP, I hope you enjoy it anyways.

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  • ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Have you tried Pandora radio? I've had some good luck before just plugging in one band I like and seeing what it pops out at me. I got into The Graduate, Saosin, My Epiphany, couple others doing this.

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  • MatthasnopantsMatthasnopants Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Gavin wrote: »
    Misery signals sucks. Thursday sucks. Don't waste your time.

    Dance Gavin Dance are worth checking out but for the love of god ignore this part.

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  • i n c u b u si n c u b u s Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    there are some pretty good math-core bands that you might like.

    Fall of Troy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7y7B8P60A&feature=related
    for one

    I fully endorse this post but would also recommend bands like Chiodos, Underoath, Norma Jean, etc.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    This thread has pretty much just run through my entire list of artists excluding indie rock. Not sure if Blackfield and Fightstar fights here but its pretty much all I have that has not been said.

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