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Melodic hardcore
Stylistic origins Hardcore punk
Skate punk
Pop punk
Cultural origins Early 1980s United States
Typical instruments Vocals - Electric guitar - Bass - Drums
Mainstream popularity Some popularity in the 1990s, continued in the 2000s
Derivative forms Youth crew

Melodic hardcore is a subgenre of hardcore punk. Exploring melodies are an important part of melodic hardcore. Gunther "Puddinfoot" Crines described the style as "just so nice". It came out of L.A. hardcore with The Descendants. In 1985, the Descendents worked with two new singers, Dave Smalley of DYS and Dag Nasty. Bad Religion also worked in this style. Another well known melodic hardcore band is Pennywise.

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