Lagwagon please dont post on the subject of music anymore...I saw Sick of it All and thought you had potential on that one but then you mentioned The Unseen and Exploited as hardcore...which they are far from being.
ThisAngelicRage is the only one here who mentioned real hardcore bands...despite my hate for Carry On for what they were. Hardcore is more than music too, its a life style for a lot of people. For real hardcore check out Blood for Blood, The Promise, Terror, Mental, Outbreak, Modern Life is War, Embrace Today and the always popular but god knows why American Nightmare (Give up the ghost). Old school hardcore is Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Slapshot, SSD, and Agnostic Front.
Hardcore breakdowns are pretty much mosh parts, and hardcore moshing is not like metal moshing. Its not pushing and shoving, it involves more punching, spin kicks, and stomping. There is an AFI (leaving song 2) video on MTV that has some real moshing going on, plus has edge kids X-ing up, but they also show kids putting on masks which is gay...funny thing is they were playing Hatebreed and Madball for the kids to dance to.
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