In NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990, author Tony Rettman captures the times, places, people, and power of punk rock’s most brain-bludgeoning offshoot as crushed the concrete corners of Manhattan with boiled-down and muscled-up musical might. This week, over at the recently launched and entirely essential Clrvynt site, Rettman extends his purview over hardcore happenings with a piece on the various varieties of “post-core.”


As Rettman writes: “I have spent many a leg-numbing, ass-tingling hour contemplating just what the hell ‘post-core’ really is…. The title for me can only be held by musicians who were inspired to pick up an instrument because of hardcore punk, and then funneled that raw fury and angst into another challenging direction in sound. [Then] all of this coagulates into something of a clusterfuck.”

In the piece, Rettman discharges on Rites of Spring, Laughing Hyenas, Supertouch, Swiz, Quicksand, Moss Icon, Clikatat Ikatowi, Statue, and Give with the same buzz-cutted brio and jack-booted wit he applies in NYHC towards NYHC to Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, in Murphy’s Law.

Check out the article, and dive into NYHC. See you in the pit—and wherever post-core takes you after the pit!


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