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Powerviolence Explained

Lack of powerviolent knowledge around these parts. Everyone thinks its either the same thing rras grind or its just really fast punk but they DONT KNOW. Powerviolence is essentially a more rrmodern version of thrashcore (explained below) with the addition of one thing: the tempo rrchange! ErRaTiC and UNPREDICTABLE, this is what makes pv one of the best frikkin genres rout rthere. some bands go real fast, take a breather for a couple milliseconds then go real rfast ragain while others bring it down so slow youre like ?man why didnt i just listen to a rfrikkin sludge record??? Bad move buddy because before you know it more riffs of lightning are rrgetting shoved in and around your butthole
1 Origins


The origins of pv lie in thrashcore, which was basically 80s hardcore sped up and cut short. Thrashcore in its original form is tricky to find nowadays. Youll need to do some serious blog searching to build up a decent catalog (not jokin around). these are some bands that pre-empted pv's first wave and are all essential listens
2Septic Death
Need So Much Attention
3Raw Power
Screams From The Gutter


almost too good
4Siege
Drop Dead
5Cryptic Slaughter
Convicted
6 1st Wave (Late 80's-2000)


PV can be split into two waves mainly due to a large number of the original bands in the genre breaking up prior to or around 2000. Some are still around. Albums listed are my favorites from each band along with suggested listenings from discographies
7 Really Good
8Infest
Slave


the band that made it happen. also: No Man's Slave + Mankind EP
9Crossed Out
Crossed Out


my favorite of the 1st wavers. also: Discography: 1990-1993
10No Comment
Downsided


drummer is way too good. also: Common Senseless + Self-Titled EPs
11Citizens Arrest
Colossus
12Dropdead
2nd LP


so good. adheres more to thrashcore. see them live while you can. also: Complete Discography + split w/Totalitar
13SPAZZ
Crush Kill Destroy


ugh this band owns. created slap a ham records which was the main label for pv in the 90s. also: all their LPs and their split w/Lack Of Interest
14Despise You
Pig Mindset


i prefer this^ ep simply because its over quick but you should just pick up their entire 64-track discog West Side Horizons cause its all great
15Acrid
Eighty-Sixed


pv with dm riffs
16Burned Up Bled Dry
Cloned Slaves... For Slaves


not nearly enough material for such a good band. also: Kill The Body... Kill The Soul... + split with Deadbird
17 Good
18Neanderthal
Fighting Music


the album from the man is the bastard family tree i liked the most
19Hellnation
Your Chaos Days Are Numbered


band seemed to get faster with each release. not much slow these guys stay thrashcore almost the whole time. also: Fucked Up Mess + Cheerleaders For Imperialism
20Gasp
Drome Triler Of Puzzle Zoo People


experimental pv with ambient jamming psyched out interludes
21Lack Of Interest
Trapped Inside


pretty much an infest cover band. used to hate them. also: Take Another Step + split w/Spazz
22Guyana Punch Line
Direkt Aktion


screamo violence with members from In/Humanity (ew). also: Irritainment
23 2nd Wave (Post-2000)
24 Really Good
25Mind Eraser
Conscious Unconscious


best modern pv band. gets real sludgey. also: Cave, Glacial Reign, Prodigal Son, and comp with HS/IL/Scapegoat
26Bucket Full Of Teeth
I, II, III


experimental pv with lots of ambient tinkering. includes members of ampere. also: IV
27Weekend Nachos
Punish And Destroy


a little breakdown heavy at times but you cant hate these guys. also: all their LPs including Torture EP
28Drug Problem
Drug Problem


nz pv with lots of samples and sludge
29Iron Lung
Sexless //No Sex


also: Life. Iron Lung. Death.
30Hatred Surge
Deconstruct


no longer has their lady vocalist :'( also: self titled debut + Collection: 2005-2007
31Extortion
Sick


havent listened to these guys much since that shitbag loose screws album came out but theres no doubting their earlier stuff. also: Degenerate, Control, Terminal Cancer EP
32Vaccine
Human Hatred


most of their output doesnt last 5 mins and thats ok. also: self-titled demo + Crimes In Blood
33 Good
34Scapegoat (Boston)
Scapegoat


im assuming named after a crossed out song. also: aforementioned 4-way comp
35The Endless Blockade
Primitive


bit of man is the bastard influence with noise
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