Fastcoreis a fast tempo sub-genre of hardcore punk that emerged in the early 1980s. Fastcore is essentially sped-up hardcore punk, with bands often using blast beats. Songs can be very brief, and fastcore is in many ways a less dissonant, less metallic forerunner of grindcore. Like hardcore groups, thrashcore lyrics typically emphasize youthful rebellion or antimilitarism. In some ways, the genre is aligned with skateboarder subculture. Early bands include Larm, The Neos, and the Electro Hippies.

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