December 8, 2008

Finding the CORE

In this paper we explore the dynamics of how metalcore music comes together through the roots of both hardcore and metal music, as well as the different bands that explore both (but not exclusively influenced by) metal and hardcore. Specifically pointing out local St. Paul hardcore band Husker Du and their association with the 1980's punk/hardcore scene of Minnesota, and Pompano Beach, Florida's Shai Hulud with their connection to the early stages of the recently coined "metalcore" music. Here we will explore what it's like to be apart of an underground music scene and what will become of it in the future.

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