There were some dark years during the apex of bad suburban metalcore’s popularity when it seemed like bands of 19-year-old dudes with flat-ironed hair and overpriced hoodies had ruined the whole concept of fusing metal with hardcore, a time-honored tradition extending nearly as far back as the existence of hardcore punk (but which nevertheless appeared to have a definite sell-by date). Recently, though, audiences have displayed renewed interest in seeing artists mix the two, and instead of chunky start-stop rhythms and intricate double kick-drum work, these listeners want bands that fuse metal’s frenetic nihilism to hardcore’s thing for getting a bunch of people together to fuck shit up.