Top 10 Hardcore Punk Bands
The Top Ten
Black flag are considered the staple hardcore band and for good reason. Their D.I.Y ethics inspired a generation. Their back catalog is the most interesting and varied of all the hardcore bands and their impact on punk and music in general can be still heard to this day. Artistically they were very integral and deep. Honestly calling black flag a hardcore band is undermining them.
Black Flag was the hardcore punk band that made hardcore punk popular.
Black flag were pioneers of Hardcore
My War especially, it's like if Black Sabbath was a Punk band
The combination of political satire and great Hardcore music + great vocals rightfully means DK is the best Hardcore Punk band.
One of the most influential punk bands ever combining sounds from a variety of genres. Political satire included and controversy surrounding made them one of the most punk bands around. They should definitely be top 5
Obvious top 1. Their "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables" (1980) shaped the hardcore punk and it's still the best hardcore punk album ever created.
What the hell? These guys should totally be #1... Or at least top 5
The Misfits are the most complex and experimental artists of the hardcore/horror punk era, and are without a single doubt or competitor, my most favorite band of all time. When I was a little kid, I was blown away by the rawness and ferocity of Glenn Danzig's immortal howl, and as a teen, the bliss and raw emotion of Michale Graves's vocals and lyrics. <3 Jerry, Doyle, and Dr. C.H.U.D. michale Graves for the win
One of my all time favourite bands
My favorite band of all time.
Best band of all time
R you kidding? Should be in top three somewhere with Misfits and Black Flag
Do people not understand what hardcore punk is?
64? These guys should be in the top 5.
What? 23? Um just no...
I love Keith's work in black flag, but in circle jerks his vocals really are incredible.
Better live band than on Lp, 85' with Chuck Biscuits are at their best.
The greatest hardcore band ever-hands down! One of the founding fathers of this style, there wide sphere of influence affects many bands. They're 1986 album I against I arguably invented post-hardcore as well. Equally adept at rock, reggae, funk and whatever else they feel like playing. Shameful they're not higher on this list.
The best punk band of all time I can't believe there at 11 who votes and puts them at 11 have you ever listen to their music come on give me a break the greatest punk band all times love dead kennedys circle jerks black flag but number 11 get real people to vote or listen to more than one song
What why is bad brains is all the way down here? They ARE hardcore punk. Not the only ones but if we're talking hardcore they need to be at least before the sex pistols I mean come on sex pistols? Who are these people? Bunch of posers really.
Should definitely be in the top three, I mean, the Sex Pistols are good and all, but they're not hardcore punk just hardcore. Top three should be, 1.Bad Brains 2. Black Flag 3. Dead Kennedys.
Dudes, NOFX has been my life for awhile. They inspire me and they introduced me to the punk music.
This is a pop band like blink 182, the entire list is a mess
Dude, if NOFX are pop, "like Blink-182", then so are all bands on this list.
Guess this band is debatable for the list.
Fat EP (1981) and Milo Goes to College (1982)... isn't that enough?
Pop Punk. Not hard core
Only one album to go off of. But it's a true punk classic.. Darby crash is/ was punk.
Germs deserve to be in the top 5!
RIP Darby and Lorna
They were essentially the gateway to grunge and alt rock. Without Hüsker Dü there would be no Pixies, no Nirvana, and the landscape of rock music today would be much different.
Their late stuff was pop not hardcore
Best lyrics ever! Come on people intelligent songs no more to say
I dunno if they're hardcore punk or punk rock but they are great awesome punk band
Great band, but they aren't hardcore punk
Doesn't get much better than suffer
Simply the best
Debut album is the best hardcore punk record ever. no question. I shot reagan.
True punk. And anyone that hasnt heard them should they were amazing! THEY SHOULD BE IN TOP 3 at least
The foremost and hardest of them all, live and learn!
Completely underrated band
Fantastic heavy band. Essential listening.
While they did go a bit alt rock(kinda) between 2010-2014, their latest album, wolves, is a reminder these guys made hardcore. All there albums are bangers, black market being the weakest, there earlier stuff are hardcore and then around 2004 - 2008 becoming a lot more melodic, these guys are still a great hardcore band in my opinion. Compared to some of the punk imposers that are big right now, these guys are amazing.
I have listened to a few Hardcore Punk bands and I can definitely say Rise Against is my favourite and to the person who said they're not punk.They are Punk and They are Hardcore Punk.-DarkBoi-X
Rise Against is great band but they aren't punk at all let alone hardcore punk. They're alternative rock
Their early stuff is melodic hardcore punk. Their later stuff is punk rock in the alternative category, like offspring I guess.
For me they should be at least in top three.
Best new/classic hardcore band around! Keith Morris still the man!
D.R.I. is amazing thrash-punk. There's nothing else to describe it as.
Has no one ever heard the Dirty Rotten LP?
Dealing With It,enough said!
Surprised to see them at 34 considering that their sound is the definition of Hardcore Punk.I prefer Dead Kennedys and Rise Against but Anti Flag need to be in the top tens.-DarkBoi-X
Surprised to see them at 34 considering that their sound is the definition of Hardcore Punk.I prefer Dead Kennedys a d Rise Against but Anti Flag need to be in the top tens.-DarkBoi-X
Underrated band. One of the best modern Hardcore bands.
Their early work could be considered hardcore.
Again another debatable one.