Some are calling Page’s music ‘hardcore,’ but as Slate points out, it’s important to remember hardcore’s roots are free of such hate — from scene progenitors Bad Brains and Black Flag to explicitly anti-neo-Nazi firebrands Dead Kennedys (e.g. please see ‘Nazi Punks Fuck Off’) — and that any such tag to Page’s bands is a perversion of the term. Better to call it hatecore. Or to call it vile.
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