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1. Fugazi – Waiting Room (1988)
Post-hardcore broke out as a movement in a huge way during the first decade of the s while shaping how people view the genre today. At The Drive-In helped define post-hardcore as a genre, and their last record before a series of breakups and reunions, Relationship Of Command , is one of the best albums of the decade. Boysetsfire brought a much-needed political energy to the post-hardcore scene with After The Eulogy , standing out as a snapshot of the pissed-off noise the band brought in contrast to many of their peers. Thursday are immensely important to the development of post-hardcore, and their sophomore album, Full Collapse , was a turning point for their legacy.
2. Jawbox – Savoury (1994)
Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. The genre expanded in the s and s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi from Washington, D. In the s, bands like Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil , both of which being labeled as post-hardcore, achieved mainstream success. Meanwhile, bands like Title Fight and La Dispute experienced underground popularity. Hardcore punk typically features very fast tempos, loud volume, and heavy bass levels,  as well as a "do-it-yourself" ethic. Additionally, many of these bands' vocalists were just as likely to deliver their lyrics with a whispered croon as they were a maniacal yelp. It has also been noted that since some post-hardcore bands included members that were rooted in the beginnings of hardcore punk, some of them were able to expand their sound as they became more skilled musicians. Groups such as Saccharine Trust ,  Naked Raygun ,    and The Effigies ,  which were active around the early s, are considered to be forerunners to the post-hardcore genre.
Yeah, sure…. Sometimes it does just refer to bands who formed in the wake of the s hardcore boom, boasting more depth, vulnerability and smarts in their armoury. Within all of that you have splinter strands that shoot off into other sub-genres such as metalcore, screamo, indie rock and pretty much every point on the alternative musical spectrum. Your definition is also likely determined by geography and which era you mean when you use this most nebulous of terms.