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Best Hardcore Band

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2018 Critics Pick: Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

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Abuse of Power
It's no surprise that Abuse of Power is the de facto leader of Atlanta hardcore. The group's View of the Few single, and a cover of Car Vs. Driver's Blame, are understated and message-oriented while avoiding pedantics. Each song defies the lack of diversity that plagues hardcore by the numbers withmore...

It's no surprise that Abuse of Power is the de facto leader of Atlanta hardcore. The group's View of the Few single, and a cover of Car Vs. Driver's Blame, are understated and message-oriented while avoiding pedantics. Each song defies the lack of diversity that plagues hardcore by the numbers with melodic riffs, sluggish/furious breakdowns, and vocals that elicit call-and-response, old-school-pile-on vibes. Such a tight, distinctive sound sets a high precedent for all of their counterparts to follow.

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