I didn't want to hog up any of the hardcore thread with complaints... that's all that bands do in my area! If I go to a show, at least one of the bands will be hardcore... usually much more. There is a splash of indie here and there... but for the most part hardcore hardcore hardcore... I'm sure some of them are metalcore... but... let me see if I get this Hardcore = metal influenced punk... but don't call a Hardcore guy metal. Metalcore = metal influenced metal influenced punk... but don't call them metal. Right? Anyway, I'm wondering, is that's what all bands around the world are doing? If you go to a local show, what's happening?