Top 10 Hardcore Punk Bands
The Top Ten
Most bands on this list aren't hardcore. Papa Roach aren't even a punk band.
Black flag were pioneers of Hardcore - ryanrimmel
This list is funny. Sex Pistols is good but it's NOT hardcore punk...
Black Flag #1!
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.
The combination of political satire and great Hardcore music + great vocals rightfully means DK is the best Hardcore Punk band. - DarkBoi-X
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
Okay I think I can come to the consensus that whoever makes these lists has no idea what punk rock and hardcore punk are. papa roach above black flag? Are you joking?
One of my all time favourite bands
My favorite band of all time.
Best band of all time
They aren't hardcore punk (but they are good).
Not hardcore punk! - Oliwally
The people who vote on this website and some of the thickest people on the internet!
Bodies begat hardcore.
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.
64? These guys should be in the top 5.
I love the Sex Pistols to bits, but they're about as hardcore as my left testicle. Play it faster!
What? 23? Um just no...
Do people not understand what hardcore punk is?
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.
This is a pop band like blink 182, the entire list is a mess - musicfanguy
Dudes, NOFX has been my life for awhile. They inspire me and they introduced me to the punk music.
Only one album to go off of. But it's a true punk classic.. Darby crash is/ was punk. - larslarsinson
RIP Darby and Lorna
Germs deserve to be in the top 5!
Guess this band is debatable for the list.
Pop Punk. Not hard core
Fat EP (1981) and Milo Goes to College (1982)... isn't that enough?
Great band, but they aren't hardcore punk
Best lyrics ever! Come on people intelligent songs no more to say
Doesn't get much better than suffer
I dunno if they're hardcore punk or punk rock but they are great awesome punk band
Their late stuff was pop not hardcore
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.
Not a hardcore punk band so it does jot belong on this list! Still a great punk band though 10/10
Don't think they're Hardcore though. - DarkBoi-X
They should be in a higher place!
You're always in my heart. stay on the roots
True punk. And anyone that hasnt heard them should they were amazing! THEY SHOULD BE IN TOP 3 at least - larslarsinson
Simply the best
The foremost and hardest of them all, live and learn!
Debut album is the best hardcore punk record ever. no question. I shot reagan.
Completely underrated band
Should be HIGHER!
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.
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. - Oliwally
Best Melodic Hardcore band. - DarkBoi-X
For me they should be at least in top three.
Best new/classic hardcore band around! Keith Morris still the man!
Best punk band of the world
Ok... I love Sum 41, but hardcore punk? Not really... The closest they come is in Does This Look Infected, but that's more melodic hardcore. Chuck is alt metal, and Screaming Bloody Murder is mainstream rock. All of their other work is pop punk (Half Hour of Power, All Killer No Filler, and Underclass Hero) Like I said, I love Sum 41, but I don't think they should have a spot on this list... Even though to comment I voted for them... Whoops.
Ok... I love Sum 41 as much as the next guy, but lets be honest. Sum 41 is not hardcore punk. The closest they get is in Does This Look Infected? But that's more melodic hardcore. Chuck is alternative metal, and Screaming Bloody Murder is mainstream rock. Everything else is pop punk (Half Hour of Power, All Killer No Filler, and Underclass Hero) Like I said, I love Sum 41, but hardcore punk? No...
Underrated band. One of the best modern Hardcore bands. - DarkBoi-X
Their early work could be considered hardcore.
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
D.R.I. is amazing thrash-punk. There's nothing else to describe it as. - ThatoneMetalhead
Has no one ever heard the Dirty Rotten LP?
Dealing With It,enough said!
Again another debatable one.
One of the best bands in the world, but I don't view their music as hardcore punk.
Technically, their first album was a horrorcore album, which is literally just hardcore punk with horror themes. For example, there's the song beheaded. Also, Session from their second album Ignition (among others from that album) is debatable as hardcore punk. However, their stuff now is a lot "poppier", and it should not be considered hardcore punk. - ThatoneMetalhead
One of the Greatest Hardcore bands ever, Six Pistols are Punk Rock not Hardcore, I love Sex Pistols but they are not harcore
How the hell Papa Roach made this list before The Exploited is beyond me. This also goes for Minor Threat, D.R. I, The Casualties, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Ramones, or even Pennywise for that matter. Why these bands did not find place on this list I will never understand. The only thing I can think of is a person who knew absolutely nothing about punk what-so-ever posted their sudden thoughts on what their idea of punk was. Whoever you are, you have a whole lot more evaluating to do.
Should be higher! Punk's not dead and Troops of Tomorrow are nothing but classic.
18? Are you kidding me?
Because they aren't hardcore punk
How are they not number 1
Simply the most inspirational modern HC-band. The "Diamond" record is a milestone in hardcore history.
Hardcore at its finest. They capture inspiration with insane breakdowns, and force the listener to break stuff nearby.
We Are The Crew!
My favorite hardcore band. Hands down!
Not quite sure how one would confuse nu-metal (without punk influences...) for hardcore punk. With some of Slipknot's early stuff like Eeyore, that's kind of punky, but I can't say the same for Papa Roach. - ThatoneMetalhead
Terror is by far the most hardcore band I've ever heard! How they're not within the top 10 on this list beats me. People should listen to more punk before they run out and vote for papa roach as a hardcore punk band like what?!
True hardcore. Solid release after solid release. Few bands stay true to what they're doing (especially in this genre) and still churn out the goods.
Terror's albums Keepers Of The Faith and Live By The Code are the most outstanding hardcorereleases I've ever heard
Wasted youth crew!
Beautiful lyrics, epic instrumentals, and deafening but sick vox