|Stylistic origins||Hardcore punk | thrashcore | grindcore|
|Cultural origins||Late 1980s, North America|
|Typical instruments||Vocals | bass | guitar | drums|
|Derivative forms||Bandana thrash|
|Crossover thrash | screamo | crust punk|
Powerviolence (sometimes written as power violence) is a raw and dissonant subgenre of hardcore punk. The style is closely related to thrashcore and grindcore. In contrast with grindcore, which is a "crossover" idiom containing musical aspects of heavy metal, powerviolence is just an augmentation of the most challenging qualities of hardcore punk; like its predecessor, it is usually socio-politically charged and iconoclastic.