“Post- hardcore is a vague catchall term,” is what people say.
How can a term with so much history and impact be that simple? It has a history strongly connected to the Punk and Hardcore movement and it has grown to become a genre that continues to inhabit both the mainstream and independent music scene. Its impact is responsible for many influential bands and this endeavour in particular.
The genre, emerging in the late-1980s, is young, but encompasses so many subgenres and alternate categories in the musical spectrum due to its expansive influences and experimentation. Its inherent experimental nature is what subjects the genre to its description of being “vague”. The truth of the genre is that the music is heavy, loud and made for the people by the people. In other words, Post-hardcore wouldn’t exist if people didn’t post;
Post their ideas, post their emotions, post their experimentation and expression. That is what brought Punk out of 70s Rock, Hardcore out of Punk, and Post-Hardcore to its current position.
Postposthardcore is a method of documentation. We want to create a modern history book of where this music will go and where it has been. How will it expand, experiment and interrogate its past is up to the people to propose. We are only here to see how it goes.
Thank you and enjoy.