A couple of months back, many of you read (and argued over…and argued over…) Kerrang!’s United States of Metal map, which crowned the best heavy metal band from every U.S. state. Now, the long-running U.K. publication has upped the ante, with a hardcore sequel.
Above is Kerrang!’s definitive, objective, indisputable list of the single best hardcore band from every U.S. state. The map contains many shoe-ins and hardcore bands you would expect, but personally, I’m a hardcore fan and I haven’t even heard a handful of these bands, so I’m anxious to check a few of them out.
Click here for the full size map and full listing and Kerrang!’s Spotify playlist of the featured post.
Kerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music, currently published by Wasted Talent (the same company that owns electronic music publication Mixmag).It was first published on 6 June 1981 as a one-off supplement in the Sounds newspaper.