I got into punk and hardcore through my friends in high school. Around this time Napster, Limewire, etc were really popular and it made it really easy to listen to bands people recommended. I don’t think I was rebelling or super angry. I liked hardcore just because it was just like a raw emotion. And belonging to a scene was really huge. We all also claimed straight edge. I think of the group, I’m still the only one that’s still going strong.
These days, I’m having a harder time discovering new bands. I’m just not trying as hard as I used to. It was easier when I talked about bands with friends more often, and visited the B9.
Stuff I’ve been listing to lately:
Exit Order - Seed of Hysteria
Krimewatch - Demo 2016
Forced Order - One Last Prayer
Foundation - Turncoat