What in hell happened to hardcore? It's right up there with hip-hop in the constant hand-wringing and state-of-the-genre analysis from its fans. The mid-'00s, MySpace, and regrettable haircuts came along and — voila — a genre that was once famous for its no-nonsense rage became a morass of sub-subgenres tangled up in skinny pant legs. Most of what passes for "hardcore" now on the all-ages circuit sounds like weak death metal, bearing little resemblance to punk or even to the meaty-dude form of hardcore as it stood at the end of... More >>>