Most Hardcore Punk Bands

The Top Ten

1 Black Flag Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of ...read more.
2 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

The most hardcore progressive punk band.

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3 Minor Threat

Great lyrics, but terrible vocals. I love anti singing and punk, but Ian didn't even try.

STRAIGHT EDGE! these guys MADE Hardcore what it is!

I DON'T WANNA' HEAR IT.

4 Bad Religion Bad Religion Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.
5 The Misfits The Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
6 Fugazi
7 Bad Brains Bad Brains Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members have objected to this term to describe their music.

Favorite hardcore Dead Kennedys most hardcore (genre) Bad Brains

One of the most talented bands in the genre.

8 The Damned
9 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

One of the best bands ever! Thanks for nothing and hell song makes them one of the best hardcore band ever. However their best song is pieces. Surely, whosoever will listen to this song will fall in love with it!

Sum 41 is one if my favorite bands, but they're pop punk. - SmileyStudios

Not bad, but NOT hardcore! Try harder daft modern idjits!

10 Converge

The Contenders

11 The Casualties
12 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.
13 The Distillers
14 The Exploited
15 Underoath Underoath
16 Cheap Sex
17 MxPx MxPx MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene.
18 Direct Effect
19 Menace

If you haven't checked these guys out by now check them out ASAP.

20 Agnostic Front Agnostic Front Agnostic Front is an American hardcore punk band, pioneer of the crossover thrash genre, formed in 1980. The band began playing hardcore punk similar to their contemporaries, and were thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning New York hardcore scene in the mid-1980s with their widely regarded 1984 classic ...read more.

Can't be a hardcore or punk list without them.

21 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

This band needs to be more higher!

22 7 Seconds
23 Biohazard Biohazard Biohazard is an American band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. They are acknowledged as one of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip hop.
24 D.O.A.
25 Gallows
26 F***** Up
27 Sick of It All
28 XBXRX
29 Circle Jerks
30 Every Time I Die Every Time I Die Every Time I Die is an American metalcore band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998. They have garnered acclaim for their energetic and intense live shows.
31 Terror
32 FLAG
33 Stray From the Path
34 Stick to Your Guns
35 Counterparts
36 The Ghost Inside
37 Madball
38 Born Against
39 Screeching Weasel
40 Straight Faced
41 Hot Cross
42 Maximum the Hormone
43 As Friends Rust
44 Shai Hulud
45 Deviance
46 No Warning
47 No Turning Back
48 Strength for a Reason
49 Thick As Blood
50 Defeater
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