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Best Hardcore Band

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Hardcore Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Misanthropic Aggression

Best Hardcore Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Abuse of Power

Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
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.

Photo courtesy of Farrah Skeiky

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Best hardcore band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Bukkake Boys

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