The most influential band i wouldve included, possibly in place of the pistols is the new york dolls who in turn inspired (partly) the pistols, the ramones, the clash, gunsn roses, the smiths, aerosmith, kiss, a whole raft of glam and punk bands not neccesarily cool bands all of them but add together their sales and of course morrissey. Finland produced some influential hardcore bands, including terveet kädet, one of the first hardcore groups to emerge in the country. Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. Post-hardcore began in the 1980s with bands like hüsker dü, and minutemen. yes, neon christ is perhaps the most influential hardcore bands to come from atlanta, georgia. The band did, after all, help invent the chaotic genre of powerviolence, and serve as a first band. the band was one of the first american hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the united kingdom. The combination of political satire and great hardcore music great vocals rightfully means dk is the best hardcore punk band. One of the most influential punk bands ever combining sounds from a variety of genres. All too often, hardcore punk bands think that playing hardcore is simply playing as loud and fast as you can, with little thought to style or musical construction. Many hardcore bands have played with style and skill, and even some of the best that favor playing really loud and really fast developed their own style of doing it. Here, in no uncertain terms, are 20 of the albums that span that gap. If one of your favorite bands didnt make the list, odds are its because everything in it is derived from, learned from or directly ripped off from one of the bands on this list. Splintering off from punk-rock in the 1980s, hardcore took the toughest edges of punk and fashioned them into a bludgeoning device.