In the vibrant and ever-evolving world of J-pop, there's a new sub-genre that has been creating waves in recent years - IDOLCORE. Similar in concept to Metalcore, this fusion of "Idol" and "hardcore" music brings together the best of both worlds, combining the sweetness and innocence of idol music with the raw power and intensity of hardcore, metal, punk, grind, and other heavy genres.
At its core, IDOLCORE is all about pushing boundaries and defying expectations. While most idol groups consist of vocalists who sing and dance to pre-recorded tracks, IDOLCORE takes things to the next level by incorporating a false-chord vocalist and live musicians into the mix. This not only adds a unique dimension to the music but also sets these groups apart from mainstream idol units.
One of the most exciting things about IDOLCORE is the sheer diversity of styles and sounds that it encompasses. From the manic energy of NECRONOMIDOL and the brutal heaviness of Broken By The Scream to the experimental avant-garde of BiS and the infectious pop-punk of PassCode, there's truly something for everyone in this sub-genre. While some idol groups may shy away from being defined by genre, IDOLCORE embraces its identity as a sub-genre and wears it proudly. And with a growing number of groups joining the fray, it's clear that IDOLCORE is here to stay.
So whether you're a longtime fan of J-pop or a curious newcomer looking to explore new sounds, be sure to check out the exciting world of IDOLCORE. And who knows, you may just discover your new favorite Japanese group in the process. So head to the top of the page and click on the IDOLCORE menu selection to start your journey today!