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Mathcore, also known as tech hardcore or chaotic hardcore, is a style of hardcore punk recognized for a high level of technical musicianship. The subgenre has its roots in bands like Rorschach, Deadguy, Converge, Kiss it Goodbye, Training For Utopia, Botch, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Turmoil, Coalesce, Bloodlet, Groundwork, Resurrection, Acme, and Starkweather.

The music is usually filled with discordant, somewhat technical riffing, complex time signatures and song structures, and usually indecipherable lyrics. Songs played by bands of this style tend to vary from mere seconds in length to over 15 minutes and rarely feature a conventional verse-chorus song structure. Other styles of music, such as blues-rock and free jazz have been known to inspire various mathcore bands. Coalesce have been influenced by the former, to the extent of releasing a Led Zeppelin cover EP named 'There is Nothing New Under the Sun', whereas The Dillinger Escape Plan are known to credit the latter.

This style is currently being promoted by bands such as Playing Enemy, Knut, and Daughters.

Other notable bands in this style: As the Sun Sets, Between The Buried And Me, Psyopus, Ion Dissonance, Curl Up and Die, The End, Inner Surge, Candiria, The Power and the Glory, Creation is Crucifixion, Foreign Objects, Into The Moat, The Red Chord, Look What I Did, Chapter 13, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Every Time I Die, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza , Evelynn, Judas Factor, Ambush, Dragbody, Indecision, Shora, Ananda, Carol, and i.m. society.

See also

Hardcore punk | Hardcore punk genres
Christian hardcore - Crust punk - D-beat - Funkcore - Grindcore - Mathcore - Melodic hardcore - Power violence - Ska punk - Skate punk - Straight edge - Thrashcore - Youth crew
Derivative forms: Emo - Math rock - Post-hardcore
Regional scenes: Australia

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